Sympathy Card with SSS Center Cut Heart

Simple Meaningful Sympathy Cards

Hello and thanks for stopping by today. I have simple, quick, beautiful and meaningful handmade sympathy cards to share with you in a very short post because I did not have much time to document my process on these cards.

I recently learned that we lost someone very close to our family. My mom called and shared the very sad news with me. This was a great shock, because no one expects someone, who has been healthy all their life, to pass at such a young age of 55. It took me few days to take the information in, get over the shock and figure out how I was going to live with the news. My parents are in Europe and so was this very close friend, who I vividly remember from my childhood, and then my adulthood. I am not able to book a flight and take time off work on such short notice to attend the funeral. So the last few days I have been mentally trying to arrive at a place that will help me find closure with time. In my mind, the first step to this process has to be to let her husband know that he is in my prayers and in my heart and even though he feels alone now, he’s not alone.

After returning from my last work trip, I decided to spend my evening in my craft room and come up with a sympathy card that is beautiful, meaningful and quick (because currently there is more to do than there are hours in the days where I am home).

I am sharing the ideas my mind produced with the supplies I had on hand. The supplies I have used are listed below. I included a brief description with details how I made this card underneath each photo.


  • Embossing Magic and VersaMark Ink
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Black Memento Ink
  • White and Black Card Stock
  • Adhesive
  • Copic Markers: V12, V04, C1, C3, C5 and C7
  • Bright and Merry Stamp Set by Gina K
  • Stippled Flowers Stamp Set by Gina K
  • Scripty Sayings 1 by Gina K
  • Center Cut Heart Stamp by Simon Say StampCards:
Sympathy Card with Gina K Merry & Bright Stamp Set
Sympathy Card made with Gina K’s “Merry & Bright” Stamp Set. I used Gold Embossing Powder to emboss the trees and the sentiment from the “Stippled Flowers” Stamp Set by Gina K.

Here is another version of the same card with a different sentiment:

Sympathy card made with the Merry & Bright Stamp Set by Gina K
Sympathy Card made with Gina K’s “Merry & Bright” Stamp Set. I used Gold Embossing Powder to emboss the trees and the sentiment from the “Scripty Sayings 1” Stamp Set by Gina K.

My last card, which was inspired by Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge (check out The Daily Marker for more details) to get my coloring fix for the day.

Sympathy Card with SSS Center Cut Heart
This card was created with Simon Says Stamp’s “Center Cut Heart” Stamp set. I stamped the background with memento ink and used copic markers to color. The colors I used were V12, V04, C1, C3, C5 and C7. The sentiment is from AlteNew “Build-A-Flower: Sakura Blossom” and was embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing this experience with me. Also, I have made a dozen cards last weekend, which I have yet been able to post for you. I am hoping to get it all together by tomorrow. If you come back tomorrow, I will have it posted.

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