nichol magouirk · May 13, 2015

"With Sympathy" Pet Sympathy Cards (video)

When I stumble across a particular card design that is easy to replicate multiple times I like to make several at a time to have on hand. Unfortunately today's cards aren't my favorite to create but necessary: sympathy cards. I've had several friends lose pets recently and so these cards have been mailed out to let them know I'm thinking of them.

To create the tone-on-tone background for the cards, I stamped the SSS Diagonal Stripe Background on a SSS Fog Cardstock card base with the MISTI Stamping Tool using SSS Fog Ink.

I die cut a rectangle from SSS Fog Cardstock and smooth white cardstock using the SSS Stitched Rectangle Dies. I die cut the paw prints from SSS Smoke Cardstock and the SSS Fog Cardstock die cut rectangle using the SSS Paws Dies (these are on sale for half price right now!).

I adhered the die cut rectangle to the white die cut rectangle and replaced the die cut paw prints with the SSS Smoke Cardstock paw prints for a smooth inlay design.

Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the Hero Arts With Deepest Sympathy greeting wood block stamp using Mama Elephant Dark Storm Pigment Ink along the bottom of each die cut paw print panel.

I colored each paw print with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen for subtle sparkle.

I die cut hearts from SSS Schoolhouse Red Cardstock using the SSS Mini Hearts die. I adhered the hearts to the card and added a layer of Glossy Accents for glossy dimension.

I finished the inside of each card with stamped greetings using the SSS Paw Prints On Our Hearts Stamp Set.

To watch the creation of these pet sympathy cards from start to finish, click

HERE or watch below:

The letters below the thumbnails below link to stores where you can purchase the products shown in this post and video: SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson AZ = to purchase from Amazon. Affiliate links used.

Hero Arts Rubber Stamp WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY G6072

Hero Arts Wood Block Stamp, With Deepest Sympathy

Simon Says Clear Stamps PAWPRINTS ON OUR HEARTS sss101425 This is the Life

Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp DIAGONAL STRIPES sss101532 Falling For You

Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad FOG Gray

Mama Elephant Creative Color Ink Pad, Dark Storm

Mama Elephant Creative Color DARK STORM Ink Pad

ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker

Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Tip Marker

Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG Gray

Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SMOKE Gray

Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 25 pk

Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Powder Blue & Teal @simon

Sizzix Big Shot Cutting and Embossing Die-Cut Machine

Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES Wafer Dies sssd111455 In Stitches

Simon Says Stamp PAWS Craft Dies sssd111398 Stamptember

Simon Says Stamp MINI HEARTS SET Craft DIE @simon

EK Success STAMP-A-MA-JIG Stamp Positioner EKSTP02

Simon Says Stamp Card Stock

Glossy Accents


3M Scotch 1/2-Inch by 36-Yard Double-Sided Foam Tape

Lifestyle Crafts QUICKSTIK Precision Pickup and Placement Tool

We R Memory Keepers QuickStik Craft Tool



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