Today I created a DIY video tutorial on how to create a sympathy card using Beloved Daisy Stamp & Die & Mask Stencil Bundle ( ALTN ) and new inks from The Stamp Market Full Ink Collection ( THS ). I love this card because it truly pulls together the focal point of the card using the golden frames from the Altenew Fine Frames Cover Dies ( SBC | ALTN | ELH | SSS ).
In the video tutorial I cover many techniques but I think the best one is how to layer layering stamps using just ONE ink pad! Each time you stamp overtop of a previously stamped image, your image will automatically darken. You make not get the amazing contrast as three ink pads but it's pretty close!
Ideas for Writing a Sympathy Card
Sometimes you don't know what to say when someone passes away and we often fear we will write the wrong thing. There is never a perfect way to word a sympathy message during these hard times but here are some ideas on what to write in a sympathy card:
- a favourite memory or story about the person that has passed
- a poem, quote or song lyric that suits the occasion
- assure the person of a follow-up (ex. I will call you in a few days to check in or I will stop by next week) and make sure you follow through with it!
You can also write a standard sympathy message. You will find tons of ideas by using a search engine. I enjoyed the 40 heartfelt messages from lovepopcards. Here are some of my generic go-tos:
- Thinking of you during this difficult time
- I'm so sorry for the loss of _____________
- My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family