Sympathy Card- No Time to Stamp Challenge #128

Sadly, I had to make a sympathy card today for a friend whose close Aunt passed away last week from cancer. I was reading the challenges and saw that No Time to Stamp had one for sympathy cards (which are always difficult to create). I like using this memories verse from Cloud 9 Stamps on my sympathy cards as I feel it really expresses how you might remember someone's life.

The "scallop oval edging and flowers" is an unmounted stamp from Pez-a-Doodle Stamps that I embossed with gold EP on K&Co paper. Here's the link:

I used a Spellbinders Oval Nestie to cut out the center to make a window card. The edge of the oval is embossed, but hard to see in the pic. The butterfly is cut with a Spellbinders die from embossed vellum. Sheer ribbon, primas, and pearls for dimension. I also embossed a smaller butterfly and group of flowers on the inside of card.

*See other challenges below


Clearly I Stamp Challenge #8 (CIC8)Hip to be Square - Any size of square card. Mine is 5-1/4" square

Character Cafe Feature Friday #14 - Monochromatic

Saturday Spotlight Challenge #20 - CAS, or clean paper and edges


  1. Oh this is beautiful!! Such a wonderful verse! So perfect!
    Hugs, Tammy

  2. Oh wow...this is absolutely stunning.

  3. I missed this post last night . Really like how you did this card --so elegant . Love that verse too and the butterfly adds that extra touch .
    Thanks for the card so pretty.

  4. How beautiful. Just a lovely card!! Thank you for playing in the Clearly Inspired Challenge!

  5. Very sorry for your friend, but your card is lovely and will cheer her I'm sure. Thanks for playing over at CIC ;)

  6. Beautiful Sympathy card Sharon! Love the Verse.

  7. What a beautiful card, love that verse, although am happy if it never has to come my way. Very comforting and warm feel. Thanks for joining us at TCC this week!

  8. WOWZER!! This is sooo elegant and just gorgeous!! What a beautiful card!! thanks so much for joining with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

  9. Gorgeous card -- the muted colors and vintage feel are perfect for condolences. Thanks for playing in this week's Saturday Spotlight challenge!!

  10. What a beautiful card... thanks for joining us at Clearly iStamp this week.