Sympathy Card

This morning I completed a sympathy card for my best friend Wendy whose mother recently passed. She was a very special lady - an English War bride, actively involved with the Veterans and Boys Scouts Canada. 

I used the sketch for the current challenge at Eat, Sleep, Stamp and turned it lengthwise.

All printed papers used are from K&Co "Life's Journey". On the pink flowered, Spellbinders Tear Drop Circle layer I spritzed Perfect Pearl Mist Biscotti, and sponged edges with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink. This is layered with a circle from the same background paper, and a cream tag cut from Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two, sponged with Tea Dye. The beige/teal rectangle layer is embossed with Cuttlebug Damask folder and edged with Tea Dye. Blue background rose flowered layer is edged with Tim Holtz Iced Spruce distress ink.  Verse is from a sympathy set by "My Sentiments Exactly".

Two different ribbons - cream faux silk and vintage lace, along with a pink rose and greenery (Martha Stewart punch) and three cream pearls completes the card.



Eat, Sleep, Stamp #157 Sketch- Turned sketch lengthwise

Cropstop #54 - A Bit Old, You Said (distressing, vintage)

Little Red Wagon #115 - Two different ribbons

The Pink Elephant TPE# 131 - Favourite colours (teal, pink, cream)

My Mum's Craft Shop #40- Favourite colour combo (teal, pink, cream)


  1. Beautiful vintage feel!
    Thanks for playing with us at LRW!

  2. Beautiful sympathy card Sharon love all the elements and texture on this card . I'm sure Wendy will really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

  3. Oh Sharon, this is stunning! Perfect vintage feel and details. Love it. Thanks for joining our CropStop Challenge Blog!

  4. So so so pretty!! Thank you for joining in the fun at

  5. Such a lovely vintage sympathy card for your friend. I'm sure she will appreciate it! Take care and have a wonderful week!

  6. WOW, this is Really Beautiful, I love the layout and the colours, thanks so much for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT :)

  7. This is just breath-taking beautiful! Love the way you framed this wonderful Flowers and your colors is fabulous. A gorgeous card.

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Card Printing

  8. Sharon this is simply stunning. I'm sorry to hear about your friend losing her mom. She is so lucky to have you as a friend. I absolutely love the vintage look & feel of your card. Your attention to details is amazing. Thank you for playing along with Sketchy Thursday!

  9. Your card is stunning and so gorgeous! I'm sure your friend Wendy will cherish it. Sorry for her loss. Thank you for joining in our CropStop Challenge. Hugs, Rosie

  10. Awesome thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog

  11. Awesome thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog

  12. Gorgeous card! What a lovely and sophisticated design!