This three-tree image from PTI's new Through the Trees set is beautiful. It's also a bit big and busy, making it a bit harder for me to use cleanly. I challenged myself to use Brilliance pearlescent olive ink, which usually reminds me of a color I've only ever seen in diapers and on goose droppings, on the hope that even ugly colors can be beautiful if used properly. Pairing it with a StampinUp old olive card base and brown matte helps take the poo edge off nicely, I thought. But I still regret buying this color. Sigh.
The dark card base, rustic twine, and button add warmth to the card. I was worried they would clash with the slight shimmer of the ink, but they actually work nicely together. This would be a perfect sympathy card for a man.
Hope you like it and find some inspiration to fill out your stash of sympathy cards. These are so hard to make, but it's worse when you HAVE to make them on short notice.
If you've never experienced this for yourself: trust me. Go make some sympathy cards today for your stash. You won't regret it.