Embossed Vellum Sympathy Card

I recently needed a sympathy card and wanted something that was comforting, not busy, and without bold colors.  This is the design I decided to go with.

I used the Positive Thoughts stamp set for images and outer sentiment.  I used the Peaceful Moments for the inside sentiment.  I decided to go monochromatic and used Soft Seafoam.

All of the images were stamped using Versamark ink and heat embossed using White Embossing Powder. The main image is the large greenery image.

The sentiment was stamped in the upper right hand corner.

The beautiful butterfly was embossed on a scrap piece of vellum and then die cut out using the Nature’s Thoughts dies.  The butterfly’s wings were gently lifted to give the card some nice dimension and also cast a shadow onto the vellum.  I just love the way the butterfly looks on the card!

The vellum was attached to a frame made using the Rectangle Stitched dies and was then attached to the card using foam adhesive strips.  I found that using Stampin’ Dimensionals did not give the same effect I was going for.  The frame really needed to be lifted all along the four sides.

The inside sentiment comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and was also inked in Soft Seafoam to keep the color the same throughout the entire project.

To see how this card was made, click on the video below. NOTE:  if the video does not appear below, you can see it by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions about this project or any of the products used, please let me know.  A list of all products used is below.

Happy Stampin’!


Soft Seafoam – 4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2

Vellum – 3 1/4 x 4 1/2

Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4

Product List 

Positive Thoughts Cling Stamp Set


Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set (English)


Nature's Thoughts Dies


Stitched Rectangle Dies


Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Versamark Pad


White Stampin' Emboss Powder


Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' Pad


Versamark Refill


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