Simply Heartfelt

Good Morning!!  This month Our Daily Bread Designs had the tremendous insight to reveal three new designs which are Sympathy sets; With Deepest Sympathy, Praying for You, and With Heartfelt Sympathy.  Did she read our minds?  I can’t tell you how often someone at our church experiences a loss, a friend loses a family member, someone at work is mourning – it seems to always happen in clusters.  I was tickled to see this offering, because it seems that sympathy stamps are hard to find.  I particularly like to make sympathy cards, because it gives me an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on a life.  On occasions where I have sent handmade sympathy cards, I frequently get a call of thanks that so much time and care was taken to respect a passing.

I selected a sentiment from the With Heartfelt Sympathy set and left the inside blank and when the card is sent I’ll select the scripture I feel would be appropriate from one of the three new sets. My card today uses a regal embossed background from the Cuttlebug Damask Frame set.  The set gave me the background, the frame and the accent pieces used with the pearls.  I try my best to keep sympathy cards towards the elegant side and in my mind they always call for a big bow.   I stacked two layers of mauve and offset it with an old gold textured paper.    This came together very easily and makes me know that I have no excuse for not having a card ready; this layout will work with any of the sentiments offered in the three new sets. 

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – With Heartfelt Sympathy
Paper:  Bazzill, The Paper Company
Ink:  Versafine Black Onyx and Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Damask Frame Set, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals, Pearls, Ribbon

 Be blessed my friends!

  • SheriOctober 13, 2009 - 6:13 am

    That card made me a little weepy. I just lost my mom on Sept. 29 so it is very close to my heart right now. Beautiful card, my friendReplyCancel

  • Karen WOctober 13, 2009 - 6:25 am

    Beautiful and I love the new sets also.ReplyCancel

  • connieOctober 13, 2009 - 6:50 am

    Beautiful card! I love the layers and really need this set.ReplyCancel

  • americaOctober 13, 2009 - 7:03 am

    Another beauty! Love all the Gold and the Becca Bow business and the signature pearl treatments on your cards!! You go GF!!ReplyCancel

  • BettyOctober 13, 2009 - 7:29 am

    Becca, this is stunning!!! I love the framing, textures, and warm tones!!! Beautifully done!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Denise (peanutbee)October 13, 2009 - 7:46 am


  • KellrickOctober 13, 2009 - 7:58 am

    I wish I could read your mnd..LOL! What are you thinking now? I am thinking that this card is so beautiful, so elegant!ReplyCancel

  • ToshOctober 13, 2009 - 8:15 am

    So beautiful and elegant Becca!! Love all the layers!!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda H. JonesOctober 13, 2009 - 8:33 am

    Thanks for showing us the wonderful sympathy cards. I’ve made cards for years and always struggled with sympathy ones. I appreciate your statement of how you reflect on and celebrate a life. Isn’t it wonderful that we can celebrate the life of God’s children rather than only mourn their passing.ReplyCancel

  • JanineOctober 13, 2009 - 8:52 am

    Beautiful Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn KingOctober 13, 2009 - 9:16 am

    elegant and lovely!ReplyCancel

  • MarisaOctober 13, 2009 - 9:18 am

    Wonderfully done! love the frame and the soft bow.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa D. Atha (inspired by purple)October 13, 2009 - 10:54 am


    Wow, this is especially elegant today. I love the colors that you used, and the layout.


    Lisa AthaReplyCancel

  • Margaret ThompsonOctober 13, 2009 - 11:54 am

    What a beautiful card! Not only does it say “With Heartfelt Sympathy” but it shows that you really do care about the person who suffered the loss by sending your condolences in such a beautiful card and one that you have taken the time to make just for them.
    Thank you for sharing it and thank you for sharing all of your beautiful art work.

  • Marilyn ClarkOctober 13, 2009 - 2:33 pm

    The card shows how much you care.ReplyCancel

  • DianeOctober 13, 2009 - 2:46 pm

    Beautiful creation once again.


  • Barb gOctober 13, 2009 - 9:44 pm

    Stunning and Elegant…love the papers and colors together…the embossing is beautiful!

  • lois skiathitisOctober 14, 2009 - 3:55 am

    Simply stated this is stunning. TFS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy DunavenOctober 14, 2009 - 12:54 pm

    Thanks Becca for the creation of this card. It will give me inspiration for the cards I make for our church family. Gorgeous!ReplyCancel