DIY Sympathy Card Idea

by Justine Hovey
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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!
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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

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10 comments

Claudia Vignola October 12, 2019 - 11:22 am

Great idea and technique. Will be able to get more from my inks pads! Thank you for sharing and the card was beautiful!

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Justine Hovey October 24, 2019 - 3:01 am

Thanks so much for watching 🙂

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Linda Gorman October 12, 2019 - 3:45 pm

Great video! I love all of your techniques! I didn’t know that you had moved. Where is your new craft room? Also glad to see you have a new Gemini Jr. Thanks for all the great info!

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Justine Hovey October 24, 2019 - 3:01 am

I will be doing a new craftroom tour when it’s completed and my stuff arrives from overseas. Sometime in the new year. It is a corner between the kitchen and dining room this time. It’s a great little space.

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Veronica mcvicker October 12, 2019 - 7:37 pm

Love Altenew stamps, they layer so beautifully. Your sympathy card was great.

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Justine Hovey October 24, 2019 - 3:00 am

Me too! I have way too many of these sets but they are seriously gorgeous!

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Katie October 13, 2019 - 1:59 am

Hi Justine,
Love you videos. Just wondering where you’ve moved to?

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Justine Hovey October 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

I moved to Germany.

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Lynn October 17, 2019 - 5:26 am

Visiting your blog to see who the winners of the 50 for 50 giveaway. Did I miss it?
BTW your sympathy card is lovely.

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Justine Hovey October 24, 2019 - 2:59 am

I announced it on a status update on YouTube and notified the winners by replying to their comments (it automatically sends an email over).

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