Sympathy cards are always so tough and I never seem to have any made ahead of time.  Every time I need one, I think, I really should make a few to have on hand so it won’t be so hard to do.  Still haven’t done it.  Yet again, I tell myself I should have.

I used the CPS sketch #123 for some direction on this card.  Again, I love the straight lines and boxes on this sketch.  I also like the simplicity of it and felt it would make a good sympathy card.  I’m also submitting it to the Timeless Tuesday Challenge at Flourishes since I cut the stamped butterfly out and popped it up.

This card is as simple as it gets… the most complicated part was the embossing.  I ended up embossing 4 different butterflies (I think, that was all).  I must have some sort of embossing imp messing with me, because I was having all sorts of trouble with this card and my miracle card.  My miracle card I actually burnt the paper.  BURNT the paper, I have never burnt the paper.  So frustrating.  At least I didn’t burn the butterflies, but I couldn’t quite get the image to turn out with the embossing powder. So I tried different butterflies and love the look of this combo.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Stamps: Unity Stamp Company

Ink: Versafine

Other: ribbon, embossing powder


Comments are always welcomed and appreciated.  Thanks for the love!


  1. Dana

    Great card Lisa! The color combo and simple, clean design is perfect for sympathy cards.

  2. Terri E.

    Stunning and great black accents. Way to rock the CPS sketch this week.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

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