Sympathy cards are one of the hardest for me to make. I always worry that my card will look too "happy" or too "cute", but then again, I don't want it to look "sad". For this card I used Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic paper pad and a color magic butterfly. I think the soft colors of the papers keep this card perfectly acceptable as a sympathy card.
In addition to Heidi's paper products I used a Kraft card base, nestabilities, washi tape and some pearls.
On the inside I put a poem that I read at a recent funeral, I think it's perfect for a card. Here is a copy of the poem. Feel free to use it on your next sympathy card.
By Ellen Brenneman
Don't think of him as gone away--
his journey's just begun
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost--
and he was loved so much.