Elegant Sympathy Card

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!

When I learned that my sweet neighbor’s dad passed away last week, I wanted to make her a special sympathy card.  A card seems like such a small gesture, but I know from personal experience just how much it means to receive one.  Just to know that others are thinking of you and care about your loss is very comforting.  So I created this elegant sympathy card to let her know that I am here for her if she needs me.

Kathy by Design/Sympathy Card

Kathy by Design/Sympathy Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

I stitched together lots and lots of layers of paper, then added a stamped focal sentiment.  The elegant sherry satin ribbon with gold edges was exactly the finishing touch this card needed. I topped it with a delicate looped bow made from metallic gold string and a fancy button from my stash.  This picks up on the gold embossing in the card focal.

RRR Sympathy Card May 17 2015 03The papers are from the Noted Paper Collection.  I stamped the sentiment from Fiskars retired stamp set, and then decorated it using stamps from the Artful Collection.  The wooden butterfly was embossed with gold embossing powder then tapped with Aged Mahogany Distress Paint.

RRR Sympathy Card May 17 2015 04The interior of the card uses the same papers along with sentiments from a stamp set called Heartfelt Greetings.

Thanks for stopping by!



12 thoughts on “Elegant Sympathy Card

  1. thecobweboriumemporium

    This is really beautiful, Kathy. ‘In Sympathy’ cards can be so difficult to make, but you’ve got it 100% with this card. Just the look of it looks filled with respect, and the sentiments are so heartfelt and sincere. It’s a truly wonderful card.
    (praying for your neighbour to be helped to carry the heartache and sadness at this time).
    ~ Cobs. x

  2. barb macaskill

    This is a beautiful and thoughtful card!! I bet your neighbor will cherish it!

  3. carol

    A thoughtful card from a thoughtful and caring lady. I am sure your neighbour will appreciate your words of comfort. X

  4. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, this is a lovely card for such a sad occasion. I am sure your neighbor will find comfort in receiving this thoughtful sympathy card.

    I love that you sewed on the papers…I think stitching always adds such a special touch. And everything is so artfully arranged. Butterfly???? LOVE it!

    Thinking of you…I hope you had some good weather on your vacation!
    Sara Emily

  5. smithgfb

    How sweet you are and so thoughtful! I love all the wonderful layers and the stitching in the background. It is quite elegant in a calming sort of way and so perfect for your neighbor. Well done!

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