Black & White Sympathy…

This card was inspired by one of Kylie Bertucci’s that was found on Pinterest.  You can check out her blog here.

Sympathy cards are not my speciality, but when you need one it is nice to have them on hand.  I think Kylie’s card was Crumb Cake and she used different stamps in the background, but the white flower in the foreground was what really caught my eye…

and a close up…


Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for this card…


  • Paper:  Basic Grey, Smoky Slate, Thick Whisper White and Basic Black
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Birthday Blooms,  Butterfly Basics
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Don’t faint…None!


  • The Basic Grey base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Basic Black layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Smoky Slate layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Stamp sentiment, ferns and other background stamps.  Stamp rose on scrap Thick Whisper White and “fussy cut”.  Carefully breakdown paper with bone folder so flower will curl slightly.  Add to card front with lots of dimensionals.
  • Inside there is a layer of Basic Black 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • On top of that layer add a Thick Whisper White layer 4″ x 5-1/4″ with SNAIL.  The sentiment “For some things there are just no words” is stamped in Basic Black at top leaving plenty of room for a personal message.

Just to set the record straight, I did also make a hot air balloon for the second “little”, but since I had posted a similar one a few weeks ago, didn’t show his.  But here it is …

I think he will like this one…more his colors!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

Stay inky…be HaPpY!



  1. None of us like to need a sympathy card, but this is a very lovely one. I like the slate with the black and white flowers. It’s very sedate and the inside sentiment is very heartfelt.

    Jameson’s piece is perfect for a boy. I love these colors for him. He will be thrilled with it.

    I agree that there are times when we need to just forget about it and eat a cookie or two. Cute!!
    Have a great weekend.

    • We have made it to Florida Hilda in time to have dinner with “the littles” and celebrate Sweetums birthday. How fun is that?…B!

    • That is a perfect day in my book. Happy Birthday to Sweetums! Have a wonderful dinner together. Enjoy the weekend. It is cold and it’s going to stay that way for the next week. Brrrr!

    • Hey Hilda…how’s the weather up there? It was in the 80s in Florida over the weekend. Then we come home to really cold temps and rain…ugh! WE had a great time with “the littles” just too short!…B!

  2. Love your cards. You inspire me to keep trying. I started making cards later in life and I am having so much fun. Thanks for the help you give me.

    • It doesn’t matter4 when we start June, but that we love what we do. I’m so glad you are finding joy in your art!…B!

  3. This is a great card! I read before to make a sympathy card more reserved; avoid glitter and too much sparkle because they are mourning. I also know of people who like the glitter for that type of card. My cousin liked it on her mother’s because when we would be making cards together her mom would watch and tell us ,”it needs more glitter”! Your card is perfect for most occasions like this!

    • Why thank you Laura. Actually I think with a different sentiment this would make a perfect wedding card too! I love bling so the more flitter the better!…B!