Impression Obsession has a very nice saying stamp for sympathy cards and I used that stamp as the starting point for my card that I recently had to make for a fellow parishioner who lost her young husband.
I made a frame with the Spellbinders Labels Two and stamped the saying inside of it. I layered it on card stock that I embossed with the new embossing folder from Crafts-Too and then decorated around the frame with flowers and leaves. The last touch was the Cheery Lynn butterfly and of course a bit of stickles strategically placed. Oh yes, I also used Viva Decor pearl pens to make pearls for the centers of the flowers and the body of the butterfly.
You may be surprised that this is a sympathy card, but not all sympathy cards have to be of a dark color palette. Dark colors sometimes make the card look a bit too sad and most of the time I try to stay away from them. Hope this gives you some inspiration for these sometimes difficult cards to make.
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