Sympathy cards are not something that I sit down to make unless I have a reason, which makes them somewhat difficult to make for me.  I unfortunately needed one recently and I thought I’d share my final result.  

Praying For You
Card Dimensions:  
Sahara Sand card base:  4 1/4″ by 11 1/2″ 
Sahara Sand 3 3/4″ by 5″ 

Tips for creating this card: 

  • Sympathy cards lend themselves to being soft and muted.  Use neutral colors  or colors from the Subtles color family when creating sympathy cards to achieve this result.  I used Sahara Sand for both the base of my card as well as the layering piece.  
  • The Thoughts and Prayers stamp set was created to work perfectly for Sympathy cards.  I used the sayings in combination with the flowers from the Happy Watercolor stamp set.  
  • Add some embossing for elegance.  I used Whisper White Embossing Powder on the flower image as well as the saying for this card.  It really makes it pop when you  emboss on a piece of colored card stock.  
  • Add soft colors.  I went right to my Subtles color family to color in the flowers.  The Stampin’ Write Marker colors used are Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzaz.  
  • Add simple embellishments.  The simple bow on the front of the card using some Wisteria Wonder Ruffle Ribbon adds just enough embellishment for a sympathy card.  

I have a step by step tutorial on making this card to download and print HERE.  You can find other card ideas and tutorials by searching my gallery.  

Be Creative, Kristin

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