Card #15 – Sympathy Card – {31 Days of Cards}

Cards for 2015 InstagramBefore we get to Card #15, the winner of yesterdays daily giveaway is: Ed who said, “Nice card. Would make a nice Birthday card, hint, hint. Feb. 7 is very close.”.

Thank you for your kind words and Congratulations Ed!

I hope you enjoy your card.


Don’t forget to leave a comment on this post for today’s card. Remember each day you leave a comment, you are entered into the drawing for the Grand Giveaway for all 31 cards. Easy, peasy.

Card #15 –  Sympathy Card

I started by assembling all my supplies.

Card 15 Supply LayoutAs a rule, I’m not a fan of sympathy cards, but I do think it’s important to let people know that I’m thinking of and praying for them during difficult times.

I wanted the card to be clean, simple, beautiful and also respectful.


I used yellow textured cardstock (4 1/4″ X 11″) for my base, purple textured cardstock (3″ X 3″) for the border circle and white cardstock for the backing.

Front panel embossed with polka dotsScallop die cut edgingI first placed the front panel into my polka dot embossing folder.  I love the dimension the mini polka dots give.  I then used my scallop die to create a scalloped edging.  I ran the yellow panel through my die cut machine once more to punch the circle window.

Die cut border ringDie cutting border ringTo create the circle border, I placed two circle dies on the purple textured cardstock and ran them through the die cut machine.  This gave me a circle with a stitched edging that fit perfectly around the circle window on the front panel of the card.

I glued the border circle around the circle window and attached white cardstock to the back of the front panel.

white embossed vellum colored with distress markersMessy coloringOnce I was finished die cutting the front panel, I went to work on the embellishments.  I chose to white emboss scribbled flowers and leaves on vellum and then color them with my Distress markers.  I love this technique because I can color OUTSIDE the lines and not mess anything up.  I selected different shades of yellows, purples and greens and colored away.  I dried them briefly with my heat gun and cut them out along the embossing lines.  Because they’re colored on vellum, the flowers and leaves have a soft, gentle look.

Card 15 2I chose a coordinating ink to stamp my sentiment in the middle of the circle window.  I then glued down the flowers and leaves in two sections along the circle.  I finished the card by placing three pearl embellishments in the center of each flower.



Here is the finished card.

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Remember to leave a comment below and be entered to win this card today and possibly the Grand Giveaway of all 31 cards on February 1, 2015.

Until tomorrow,






When someone’s sad, I think it’s really important to be available for hugs, be a good listener and let my fur get a little wet from their tears.



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8 Responses to Card #15 – Sympathy Card – {31 Days of Cards}

  1. Tammy says:

    My favorite so far!
    Your instructions are always so wonderful!

  2. Marjorie C says:

    Just lovely!

  3. Mary Jane Lawson says:


  4. Ed Lawson says:

    Beautiful card. We have a friend who just lost her mother and this card says it all.

  5. Pam Robertson says:

    Love it! I would love to see your paper collection :o)

  6. Cathy Powell says:

    Beautiful card!

  7. Michelle says:

    So pretty I love the design!!

  8. Neil says:

    Beautiful card.

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