Elegant Sympathy Card

By | January 1, 2014

Unfortunately, we all need them.  Sympathy cards.  I have had to use too many in the past few months!  I hope that you are not in the same boat!  I needed to re-stock my pile of Sympathy cards and created this one.  It is pretty easy and straight forward, so let me show you what it looks like.

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I cut my Basic Black cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and folded it in half.  Next, I used a piece of the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper and cut it to 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.  I adhered it to the right hand side of the card.  I felt like it needed some texture with all that blank space, so I ran the card through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.

Okay, now to add a little more depth.  I cut Black cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 1 3/4″ and layered it over the Modern Medley DSP. Next was Very Vanilla cut to 5 1/2″ x 1 5/8″.  Next, came the sentiment from the Stamp Set Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Stamp that on the bottom of the Very Vanilla.

Now take a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and wipe it down with an Embossing Buddy.  Stamp the circle stamp from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set in Versamark ink.  Pour Black Embossing Powder over the ink and shake off the excess.  Heat set this by using your Heat Tool.  You will see the powder melt and merge together.

Take your 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and punch out the stamped image.  Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the card and pop it up a little bit.  It needs a tiny bit more.. don’t you think?

Let’s put some Pearls onto the stamped image.  Now it looks complete.  But let’s open the card up.

Oh, Hello

Let’s not leave the card blank.  Cut a piece of Very Vanilla to 5 1/4″ 4 and adhere it to the inside of the card.   Stamp the  sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set.  It needs just a touch more, so add the flower from the Oh, Hello stamp set.  Don’t forget to add a stamp to your envelope too!  NOW it looks complete!   You will see the list of supplies below.

Stampin’ Up Supplies:

Stamp Sets:


  • Basic Black
  • Very Vanilla
  • Modern Medley


  • Versamark
  • Black StazOn


  • Pearls
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals
  • Big Shot
  • 1 3/8″ Circle Punch
  • Square Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Embossing Buddy

 Want to print the directions to take with you? SURE- grab ’em below!

Elegant Sympathy Card



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One thought on “Elegant Sympathy Card

  1. Katrina

    love this card…with the exception of Oh Hello set I have everything to make it…will find a flower from another set…


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