Category Archives: Sympathy

Orchid Sympathy Card

  • Stamps –
    • Flourishes “Orchids”
    • Technique Tuesday “Pansy Stamp Set”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug Decorative Tile
  • Patterned paper – BoBunny “Secret Garden – Lovely”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Zig Clean Color markers/waterbrush

For this simple card, the main attraction is the orchid. This is such a beautiful stamp set from Flourishes! I stamped it and then went in with Zig Clean Color markers and a waterbrush to color the image. I added the sentiment, still keeping it simple and elegant. I layered the main image with a subtle patterned paper and a simple embossed white layer, then adhered the whole shebang onto pink cardstock. I made this card for a close friend who recently lost her husband. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Happy Little Stampers August Watercolor Challenge




Watercolor Sympathy Card


  • Stamps – Altenew – Fresh Freesia
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug – Kassie’s Brocade
  • Zig Clean Color watercolor markers
  • Cardstock – BoBunny Violet Dot and Paper Accents Lavender Twilight

I stamped this pretty freesia on watercolor paper and colored it with Zig markers and a waterbrush. After I was finished watercoloring, I stamped the sentiment which is from the same Altenew clear stamp set. I used my Misti to get a nice, dark image. I’m a big fan of that tool! I wanted the card to be simple and elegant, so I used an embossed layer and offset it a bit to make the brocade embossing more visible. The Addicted to CAS challenge #89 – Petals is a current challenge and this is pretty clean and simple, so I’ll toss my hat in the ring. Thanks for stopping by.

Fuschia Sympathy Card

fushcia-sympathy card

  • Stamps –
    • Technique Tuesday “Greenhouse Society: Fuschia”
    • Avery Elle “Oh Happy Day”
  • Dies –
    • Technique Tuesday “Greenhouse Society: Fuschia”
    • Simon Says Stamp – “Stitched Rectangles”
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous – Violet
  • Sequins – Simon Says Stamp – Assorted Moonshine
  • Ribbon
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and WorldWin

I enjoyed using my Zig Clean Color markers and waterbrush to watercolor this fuschia image. I popped up the die cut fuchsia on layers of cardstock, adding a few sequins around the flowers. I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #235 as inspiration for this card. Thanks for stopping by.


Freesia Sympathy


  • Stamps – Altnew “Fresh Freesia”
  • Corner punch – Fiskars “Spiral”
  • Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers
  • Cardstock – Worldwin
  • Watercolor paper – Canson Aquarelle 140 lb. cold press

This clean and simple, one-layer card features the lovely Altenew Freesia stamps. I’ll be giving this card to a friend who recently lost her mother. The coloring is done with Zig Clean Color markers and a water brush. It is so fun to watercolor with these–the results are actually quite remarkable (bad pun–sorry!). Thanks for visiting.

Rosette Sympathy Card


  • Stamps – Inkadinkado “Rosette” and My Sentiments Exactly “Sympathy”
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Floral Doily Motifs” and “Standard Circles Large”
  • Patterned papers – Lawn Fawn “Bright Side” 6 X 6” paper collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Rhinestone – Queen and Company “Iridescent”

I’ve had to make too many sympathy cards lately. For this one, I used a stamp set I’ve had for a long time to create the “rosette.”  I stamped the two pieces on a couple of different tone-on-tone patterned papers and then cut out and popped up the pieces in different layers. It made the design a lot more interesting. I then edged everything with some purple chalk ink  to tie the pieces together. Thanks for visiting.

Sympathy with Rose


  • Rose die cut – K & Company Susan Winget Botanical Layered Accents
  • Stamp – My Sentiments Exactly
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and American Crafts
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Decorative Tile Set”
  • Border punch – EK Success “English Ivy”

I needed to make a sympathy card and thought using one of the floral die cuts I’d been saving would be a nice option. I tried to keep it simple with several layers with mostly solid color cardstock. Thanks for visiting today.

White-on-White Sympathy Card

  • Stamp – from Flourishes “Orchids” set
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Embossing folder – Cuttlebug “Kassie’s Brocade”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Wausau Bright White Cover
  • Trim – Basic Grey

This card is mostly layers of white with a little accent of light blue and the image is stamped in black ink. I edged the white die cut with pale blue chalk ink. I kept it simple and have a sympathy sentiment inside. This card is for a coworker who just lost his grandmother. Thank you for visiting.

Butterfly Collage

  • Stamp – Crafty Individuals “Butterflies Collage Quad”
  • Die cut – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacy Squares”
  • Jewels – Hero Arts Hero Hues
  • Ribbon – May Arts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Embossed paper – source unknown

I clear embossed the butterfly image and then applied different colors of ColorBox Chalk inks direct to paper and blended. This card is a sympathy card for a friend whose sister just passed away.

With Sympathy – Butterflies


  • Stamps – “With Sympathy” by My Sentiments Exactly and “Fancy Labels” by Our Daily Bread
  • Paper – Color Me Swirls – Hot Off The Press – sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Twilight)
  • Die cuts – made from Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Seventeen
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder “Swiss Dots”
  • Lace – Hero Arts
  • Butterflies – Felt cut with Spellbinders Shapeabilities “Butterflies) dies
  • Buttons – “Lace Inspirations” distributed by Bluemental Lansing Co.

This is a card for the family of my husband’s aunt, who just passed at the age of 96. My inspiration was based on one of the assignments for the My Creative Classroom course I am currently taking, taught by Catherine Scanlon. I wanted this card to be special. Thanks for visiting.