I try to anticipate the need when it comes to sympathy cards. When I need one, and don’t have one, I seem lost for inspiration. Yesterday I saw the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and it helped me come up with this card using the soon to be retired Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set.

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Here’s the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. FMS333

Design Notes for Heartfelt Sympathy Card:

It seems like I had not done heat embossing in a while. How could that be? Heat embossing is one of my favorite things to do!I decided to go with the Copper Embossing Powder, gold or silver both seemed too flashy. I carried the copper theme through with the Copper Foil layer behind the Night of Navy and the Copper Trim bow.

Supply List for Heartfelt Sympathy Card:


Retiring Stamp Sets:

As you probably know, there are many things retiring soon – stamps, inkds, papers, accessories. Today I featured the heartfelt Sympathy stamp set which is set to retire. Here are the other stamp sets that will be retiring. When you are ready to order, don’t for get to use this month’s Host Code (BDPHTPDQ) when you order.