Clean & Classic Sympathy Card


Stampin Up Clean & Classic Sympathy Cards Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

Sympathy cards are not the most enjoyable to make but make a big difference to those who receive them.  I always like to have a few on hand because these are the cards you don’t plan on sending.  I also think they should be somewhat simple and subtle.  But that doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful as well.  A simple way for me to keep a card “quiet yet elegant” is to make it monochromatic.

Here’s the details

  • The card base is Very Vanilla thick card stock with a mat of Very Vanilla card stock cut 1/8″ smaller and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A piece of Very Vanilla card stock is cut at 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ and a mat of gold foil paper is cut 1/8″ smaller.
  • Before adhering these two pieces together, I stamped the floral image from Touches of Texture stamp set and the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases stamp set in Versa Mark ink and heat embossed them in gold embossing powder.

Stampin Up Clean & Classic Sympathy Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern

  • A small piece of 1/8″ gold ribbon is wrapped around the sentiment layer and a small bow attached.
  • This layer is popped on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Clean & Classic Sympathy Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The inside sentiment is also from Flourishing Phrases stamp set and coordinates with the sentiment on the front of the card.
  • I stamped it in Soft Suede ink, which is surprisingly close to gold.
  • To give the inside a little more detail, I trimmed the sides of the sentiment layer with some Year of Cheer Washi Tape.  It was so simple to do and created a very classic effect.

Stampin Up Clean & Classic Sympathy Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The front of the envelope is embellished with more Year of Cheer Washi Tape.

This sympathy card was very simple to make and I think makes the perfect statement. And it was easy to make a few to have on hand.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care,


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  1. Elegant and beautiful, Rosanne!

  2. Very special card. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing

  3. Hi Rosanne, I love this beautiful card. I just found it on Pinterest when searching for a sympathy. It is so elegant in the gold and Very Vanilla. Have a great day!

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