I hate making sympathy cards, but I've had to make a handful over the last month. It really sucks to have to make these types of cards, so I don't normally post them. Just wanted to share my favorite stamp which makes making sympathy cards quick, easy and painless. The sentiment is by Paper Inspirations and is a great focal point for the card. I distressed both cards using my Ranger Distress Inks and then just accented the cards using my fern stamps.
Don't know if you can tell, but images were stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder then distressed. Just stamped the sentiment directly over the embossed image and it seemed to work fine. Paper Inspirations makes all different types of sentiments using this layout. I love them all since it makes making a card fast and easy.