Stampin' Up!'s Thoughts and Prayers stamp set is really my go-to stamp set when I need sympathy cards. My mother-in-law placed an "order" for some, so I made up a dozen while I was at the stamping retreat last weekend.
I picked the Nouveau Chic designer paper to use because it uses Basic Gray. I thought the Sage Shadow was toned down enough to really compliment this stamp set, too. It really is the perfect designer paper for Sympathy cards!
I started with a base card of Sage Shadow and layered on Basic Gray cardstock. I added a strip of Nouveau Chic Designer Paper. I inked up the tree with my Stampin' Write Markers in Going Gray and Sage Shadow and stamped on Whisper White. I added Sharing in Your Sorrow with Basic Gray Classic Ink. I layered the Whisper White on Sage Shadow cardstock and placed it on the front of the card. Pretty basic and simple, but I think it has a lot of impact for a Sympathy card! Hope she likes them!
I'm so excited. We just purchased a bedroom set for the empty bedroom. Our youngest took his bedroom set with him to college and the room had a spare sofa bed in it for a couple years. Last year when he moved to his new apartment, he took the sofa bed with him and the room has been empty. They delivered it yesterday and I went shopping yesterday for a new comforter and sheets. I found a really bright and pretty comforter, but now I need new sheets (expensive!) and some pictures, etc. Isn't it funny how one new thing can spark a whole new bunch of shopping? lol!