Minimalist Sympathy Card

I rarely make the same card twice. I prefer all of my creations to be unique. With that said, I am always looking for unique ways to use my stamps. Sadly, I think the Floral Borders & Sentiments stamp set has been my most used set this year. I have created many cards with this set in a variety of mediums. While this set is the perfect set for sympathy cards, it does include a variety of sentiments for more festive occasions as well. Here is a look at the complete set-

I have found that I love this particular layout for my sympathy cards and have just been changing up my coloring or lack thereof to make each card unique. I stamped my images in black pigment ink and heat embossed in clear. I then went in and added “color” with a white Prismacolor pencil. I cut the completed panel with a stitched panel die and mounted onto a black base with 3-D foam tape for added dimension. A few black enamel dots finish off the card.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

  • D2018 Floral Borders & Sentiments Stamp Set (retiring August 31, 2021)
  • X6047 Black Cardstock
  • X5950 Toffee Cardstock
  • Z8000 Black Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad
  • Z2008 Clear Embossing Powder
  • White Pencil-Prismacolor
  • Stitched Panel Die-MFT
  • Z3314 Black & White Enamel Dots

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

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