For sympathy cards I like to keep the colours muted and tonal, so I choose to use Antique Linen distress ink and then some background paper which matched in well.
I cut out a leaf from some white card using my papertrey leaf dies and then embossed with CB script folder to give it some texture. After a quick sponge with the distress ink and some basic matt and layers I stamped the sentiment underneath in more antique linen ink.
This card is actually really versatile, and I made it again but just changed the sentiment.
I think this card would work in various different colour ways too to give it a more upbeat look. I think I'll definitely make it in green and some autumn colours!