I needed to make two sympathy cards today. One for a co-worker who lost her dad and one for my husband's co-worker who lost his mom. They are never my favourite type of cards to make, so I find I keep them rather simple. I made a oval using the largest oval Nestabilitie that I had in some scrap paper and used it as a mask to make the background. I used a combination of Going Grey ink and Basic Black ink with a sponge to create the smokey background. I also masked the bottom 1/3 of the oval with another scrap of paper to create the horizon line. I then stamped the trees from Stampin' Up's "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set, in Basic Black. I finished of the card with some black organza ribbon and a simple with sympathy stamp.
Here is the inside of the card.
I was able to enter my card at the ABC Challenge blog. Their theme this week was N is for Neutrals, it also worked for last weeks theme N is for Nesties too!