It is most unfortunate when we have to make a sympathy card. One of my friends, a bunko buddy, passed away this past month. I was shocked and saddened about her passing, even though I knew she had some serious heart problems. I was in Florida at the time and had no sympathy card supplies with me (I should know better and be prepared for anything).
I made a sympathy card for her husband and two grown daughters:
I thought this beautiful DSP would be perfect for a more masculine sympathy card. Sometimes it's hard to find that perfect paper.
I cut the base at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2". The DSP was 5 1/4" x 4". I used scraps of Merry Merlot and Basic White to cut out the diecuts. I used a larger piece of basic white to make an insert for the note inside.