Monday, October 19, 2015

All White Sympathy (Kathy Berger)

All White Sympathy
by Kathy Berger

My husband lost two of his cousins in just over a week, and I am making Sympathy cards like a fiend, in between taking two days of Copic classes and working for the National Lab, and drawing the January die and stamp release. I probably should be making something more simple, but I saw this card in my mind's eye, and I had to make it.

For this card I used the Coved Labels and the Elementals #7- Coved Labels dies to cut a window in the card and to make the frame for the front of the card. I used the Vine Card Panel to fill the space in the window, and then I embellished the vine with the Petite Layering Posies that I had shaped with a stylus. Tiny pearls in the center of each blossom finished the card front.

I used a folded panel of vellum on the inside of the card, using tiny blossoms to hide the dots of glue to hold the insert in place. I stamped the inside with an appropriate Sympathy phrase, softened by the vellum layer.

Here is a closeup view of the front of the card.

I hope you like my card, but I sincerely hope you don't have a need to CASE it.

*** Materials for this project available at


  1. This is gorgeous. Great sympathy cards.

  2. Kathy this is simply stunning. What an absolutely beautiful card. I haven't seen a card to make me stop and say oh like this in some time.

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    1. Thanks. It is always challenging to make sympathy cards, but I needed one that was a bit special. I think I managed that...

  4. Anonymous5:01 AM

    Beautiful card. Sympathy cards are so difficult for me that I try to have a few made up and on hand so when those occasions arise, I'm prepared. I just cannot get the creative juices flowing when I'm sad. At my age, it seems the need for sympathy cards comes all too often. TFS your card. Really lovely. Jan D., FL

    1. Thanks, Jan. It is hard for me to get things flowing, too, but I can't seem to get my head into making them when I don't have to, either. Even though I am sad and have a hard time getting started when I have to make the card, thinking about the person who passed does help me to make the card more suited to that person...somehow.

  5. Anonymous6:14 AM

    A beautiful card and so delicate! I think at such times, people really appreciate the time, care and love spent to produce a unique and personal card. Especially one as lovely as this. Sorry for your loss.