Simple Saturday Embossed Sympathy Card

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Sympathy card ideas - Mary FishA sympathy card is often needed quickly.   Today’s card is easy to create (I suggest having more than one on hand) and beautifully understated.

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The Floral Affection Embossing Folder is the perfect centerpiece to share your condolences. This card was created by my Stampin’ Pretty Design Group.

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  • The combination of Whisper White and Soft Sky make for a soft and soothing backdrop to the embossed layer.
  • The Floral Affection Embossing Folder meaures 4 1/2″ x 2 7/8″.  For perfectly centered embossing, cut a piece of Whisper White to 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″.

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  • For a bit more detail, use the Simply Scored Scoring Tool to create a subtle frame.
  • It’s the little things!  A few tiny Pearl Basic Jewels enhance the embossing.
  • The sentiments in the Flourishing Phrases stamp are such a beautiful font.  The sentiment for my sympathy card is stamped in Pool Party ink.
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  1. Barbara Roberts

    love this card!!! but do you have any tips for not getting cs cracks with the embossing folder? I have tried it with WW … heavy weight WW …. turned it both ways on big shot platform….used a warped plate on the top….always getting a paper crack at the top … two actually about an inch apart!

    would love to not have this happen with the WW!!

    • Hi Barbara: I use designated cutting pads for embossing (even label them) so that they are straight (more so than those I have cut with). Here are suggestions from Stampin’ Up!

      Have her try misting the cardstock lightly with water and using straight cutting pads. If that doesn’t work she could also try adding a piece of plain typing paper to the sandwich. She would just want to cover the closed embossing folder with the typing paper before she puts the straight cutting pad on top of it.

  2. Gloria kaufmann

    Just finished casing this. What a lovely “wow ” card.

  3. I love the simplicity and peacefulness of this card. How big is the card? I’ve made a test card and seems too big

  4. I love these embossing folders!!

  5. Mary, you did it again. I love the quietness of the colors you chose and the elegant fuss-free uncluttered design as you always do.

  6. Perfect card to make for my church! Thanks so much for sharing it! Simple is really good sometime.

  7. Nancy Farrell

    Very nice Mary. Love this card.

  8. Robbye Hamilton

    Beautiful card Mary. The colors you chose are perfect.

  9. I really love the simplicity of this card.

  10. So lovely, Mary, and a PERFECT Sympathy card. Saving it to use. HUGS
    Colors are excellant – soft and soothing!

  11. Sue Mac Donald

    . Enjoying the simple cards you post………..keep up the great work!

  12. Oh Mary, this is just simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Such wonderful comments. Thank you!

  14. tammy fletcher

    Mary, you do the best job of clean and simple, yet elegant…thanks for sharing.

  15. Simply beautiful, Mary. I love those EF and have put them on my wish list. I love Soft Sky for sympathy cards. Have a great Saturday!

  16. Ramsey Alexander

    I totally agree with all the above comments! Simple elegance and not to fussy. Perfect! Now, I sure hope you get some sleep!?

  17. Patricia Owens

    Lovely! So simple and elegant! Would make great thank you cards too.

  18. Thank you for your sweet comments. Makes my Saturday morning (at 3:45 a.m.) even more delightful! Coffee time!

  19. Maleta Fischer

    Beautiful! For sure another “Mary Fish” that I will add to my “will do” stash. Would not have thought of the sky blue and pool party combo. The perfect simple, but beautiful card to have on hand.
    THANK YOU again for your talents. Off to see what I “need” to order.

  20. Sympathy cards are the most difficult to make, you want to convey your message without any unnecessary fuss.
    This card is one of the best examples of that, as CAS as can be, the sentiment looks perfect surrounded by this lovely embossing.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Off to pinning!!

  21. This is a wonderful simple card which will be very useful when more “fussy” cards would be inappropriate

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