Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Angels are Near

Today I'm sharing two Sympathy cards I recently made.  Although never fun to make when things are so sad, but they are so meaningful to those receiving them.

This one I made first after finding the 'Angels Are Near' die that a special friend had added to my stamp order.  I was so saddened when I went to message her my thanks, to find her husband had passed just days before.  What a way to lead me to know she needed a card full of love!

The second one, below, I created this past weekend for another dear friend who lost her support dog of over ten years. She too needed to know how much she is loved during this difficult time.  

This image is from a google search for Cardinals.  I do not know the manufacture for the words as it was gifted.

The flowers and cardinal are colored with Copic markers and the words are die cut out of red cardstock.  Both cards have a 1/8" black liner before mounting on different pink patterned papers, and then on 4" x 6" card bases.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site - "Not Just Scraps' on Facebook - where you can purchase my cards.  

I will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Word Art Wednesday ~ 557-558 

Moving Along with the Times ~ August 

Craft Rocket ~ Challenge 95 ~ Flowers 

Crafty Fingers ~ Challenge 237 

Sweet Stampin' ~ Firsts ~ (first time using new die) 

We Love Stamping (UK) - In the Garden 

The Corrosive Challenge ~ August 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Challenge 188 

Avenue 613 ~ August

Pam's Pearls



Cardinal: R37, R29, R35, R17, Beak: YR24, YR27, Dogwood: R81, RV0000, Y28, Leaves: G21, G24, YG67, Branch: E37




  1. These Sympathy cards are beautiful, such lovely images. As you say, they're never easy to make but hopefully will bring comfort to their recipients. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin'

  2. They are gorgeous and a very thoughtful sentiment, thanks for joining us at the MAWTT challenge xx

  3. Beautiful cards for difficult occasions Pam

  4. A beautifully design card, sad c but sure it will be well received, thanks so much for joining us at We Love Stamping August challenge.

    B x

  5. Lovely composition! Thanks for hanging out on our front porch at 613 Avenue Create !
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  6. A gorgeous creation Pam for a very sad time in someone's life. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.