Oct 10 2021

Sorry For Your Loss – by Esther Asbury

Published by at 7 45 am under Uncategorized

We all need to make sympathy cards, sadly, all too often. Personally, I know I need to get busy and work on increasing my stash of sympathy cards on hand. Often we don’t have much advance notice when we need one. Esther is sharing a fabulous masculine sympathy card today in a fall theme with a lot of texture and rich, deep fall colors.

This is such a perfect masculine card that could serve so many different purposes with a simple swap of sentiments.

That rich woodgrain background was dry embossed with Lumber by Tim Holtz – 10% OFF NOW!

TIP: Esther tells us how she achieved that gorgeous woodgrain look.

The background is kraft card stock embossed with the 3D Lumber folder and then inked over with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain distress ink. I spritzed a bit of water onto it to get the color to run, and then heat set it.

The leaves are cut using Skeleton Leaves by Tim Holtz (Sizzix) – 10% OFF NOW!

They are resting atop a tag cut with Tag Collection by Tim Holtz (Sizzix) – 10% OFF NOW!

The sentiment is from Sympathy Sentiments Set 2 by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.

The sentiment is cut with a die from Standard Circles by Spellbinders.

Esther used VersaFine Clair ink in Fallen Leaves.

Thanks so much, Esther, for this very lovely and inspirational masculine/fall sympathy card.

You can find Esther’s post on her blog here.


These are all three sets in our Sympathy Series of stamps.

Esther used the third set shown – Sympathy Sentiments Set 2.

You will be covered with this series in hand. The third set even contains a sentiment for pets, and when combined with any of the other sentiments, you will have a myriad of options for pet sympathy cards.

Find all stamps and dies by Stamp Simply here.

Skeleton Leaves by Tim Holtz (Sizzix) – 10% OFF NOW!

Gorgous leaves!

Tag Collection by Tim Holtz (Sizzix)

Tag Collection by Tim Holtz (Sizzix) – 10% OFF NOW!

A fabulous set of tag dies in a variey of sizes!

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Lumber by Tim Holtz – 10% OFF NOW!

Create your own woodgrain so easily with this folder!

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Find our fall themed stamps and dies here.

Find a variety of fall themed items here.


Pastor and Ministry Appreciation Stamp Sets

Remember to acknowledge your Pastor as well as anyone who spends their time in service to others!

A card of appreciation will mean more to them than you might realize!


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Wishing you a Blessed Sunday.

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