Embossed Arum Lilies Sympathy Card

Embossed Arum Lilies Sympathy Card

I debated whether I should even post this card as I feel I didn’t do very much to make it…

I find sympathy cards so hard to make, but this embossing folder is perfect for creating a simple but beautiful card that could be made quickly when the need arises.

The 3D embossing folder is called “Arums” by Nellie’s Choice and makes a really deep impression. Because it is pretty thick, you may need to play around with the sandwich for your machine. And spritzing a little water on your card stock before embossing helps prevent the paper from cracking.

The embossing folder is 4″ x 5 1/2″ so my card is not exactly an A2 size; my finished card is 4 1/4″ x 5 3/4″. You can get it on a (slightly narrower) A2 base which will fit comfortably in an A2 envelope if you don’t have any of the card base showing as a border. (I made a slightly larger envelope for my card as I liked the look of the border.)

I used a sheet from the Recollections Shimmer Silver and Champagne card stock pack (never sure which one is which; both gorgeous!) and a Kraft card base. The stamp is from the “The Simple Things” set by Gina K Designs (retired) and was stamped with Stampin’ Up Tip Top Taupe ink (retired).

Here’s a view showing more of the shimmer…

Thanks for checking out my card project!

11 thoughts on “Embossed Arum Lilies Sympathy Card

  1. Stunning card. The embossing folder is simply beautiful especially using the shimmer cardstock. Thanks for sharing the link to that embossing folder and enabling me once again!


  2. This is a stunning sympathy card and the shimmer makes it really special. It doesn’t matter if it came together quickly, it deserves to be seen.


  3. Love this, Lisa! I have some shimmer cardstock that I have been wondering what to do with. I have a beautiful magnolia 3D folder that will provide a similar effect. But I have to say, I love that embossed frame…it finishes it beautifully! I also agree on wanting that border of the kraft around the outside. I’m so glad you posted this! 🙂


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