A Sympathy Card using Falling Flowers Stamp Set
As I’ve grown older, I’ve found myself needing more and more sympathy cards. The difficulty with a Sympathy card is that when you need one, you need it right away. So being able to create one quickly is important.
This card certainly fits the bill. By using neutral colors, the whimsical images found in the Stampin’ Up! Falling Flowers Stamp Set become elegant and calming.
An added benefit of this card is that it comes with a coordinating Big Shot die so the flowers can be easily cut out and added to the card for more depth. (If you don’t have a Big Shot machine, they’re also fairly easy to fussy-cut out by hand.)
Here’s how I made this card:
- Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. Score at 4-1/4″ and fold in half to create your base card.
- Cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to use at mat on the front of your card. If desired, cut a second piece the same size and adhere to the inside of your card to write your condolences.
- Using Crumb Cake ink, stamp the large floral image from the bottom left to upper right corner.
- Stamp the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Kindness & Compassion Stamp Set in the lower right corner using Basic Black ink. Stamp the small flower randomly around the large floral image using Basic Black ink.
- Cut a 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic Black cardstock and mount it onto a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Crumb Cake cardstock. Adhere to the Very Vanilla mat just above the stamped sentiment.
- On a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the large petal flower in Crumb Cake and the small flower in Black ink. Cut out using the coordinating May Flowers Big Shot Dies, or hand-cut out.
- Adhere the cut flowers on the left side of card using Dimensionals.
- If desired, adhere Pearls randomly on the card.