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Tearful Sympathy Cards

Two pretty quick Tearful Themed Sympathy cards to share.  One friend lost her mother and the other lost her brother.

My first card is a case of this week's Featured Stamper on, RaeBobcat.  I chose this Featured Stamper for the challenge because I loved THIS card (plus a lot of her other cards as well). 

I loved Rae's blue and green sponged background so I kept that and her Sympathy theme. I sponged my background inks onto SU! Crumbcake (kraft) and then stamped some folliage from the SU! Forever Fern set.  Then I water distressed the panel (I love doing that on sympathy cards - reminds me of tears).  For the top panel, I took a scrap of Stamperia Forest DP and sponged on a bit of the colors I used on the background panel.  The words are from SU! Rooted in Nature. 

The little flower tucked in by the words on the bottom is from my parent's grave.  We were going to throw them away but I thought I might use them on a few journal pages and cards.

My next sympathy card was made using all DRS Designs images.  The panels were done with the Ink/Spray/Smash technique using green, then Vintage Photo.  When the bottom base was done, I stamped on the Script Font Background (my favorite stamp) and then I water distressed it (again going for the tears look).

Then I stamped the Large Stained Glass image with Expresso to resemble crackle (I folded the image like a taco so none of the frame would show and stamped it multiple times).  On the top panel, I used Vintage Photo for the crackle and only did the edges.  The main word stamp is Condolences, and I used the trees from the Mountains and Treeline 2-in-1 image on the bottom. 

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  




  1. Both cards are beautiful and tasteful, very well made. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. Two beautiful sympathy cards Nancy, lovely natural colours and details - a wonderful verse on the second one - they are both perfect for such sad occasions.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. Two beautiful sympathy cards, they are always the toughest to make ♥

  4. They are the hardest to make, but you've done it with grace and beauty. Hugs, Autumn

  5. Such beautiful cards Nancy, I'm sure they brought some comfort.
    Alison xx


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