The sympathy card we send to his wife needs to be relatively flat to survive the rigors of the Indian postal system, which is far from speedy. Here's what I came up with:
I used a soft gold metallic cardstock, some die-cut leaves for (flat) flair, and a simple stamped frame and image (all but the base -- Papertrey Ink). The focal point was originally stamped on white cardstock, but that proved to be far too bright, so I grabbed some distress stain in antique linen and blotted it on to tone it down a bit and give a softly mottled look.
Since the base is a bit smaller than a standard A2 card, it'll still fit in a regular envelope even with the leaves. I sure hope it survives the long trip! This is also the first week I've played along with Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenges -- this week's challenge is to make a sympathy card.
In other news, Saturday's roller derby bout went really well -- pretty exciting stuff, excellent skating, no injuries...and it was a lot of fun. My NSO (non-skating official) team did a great job, too! In other other news, d'you like my new blog header?
Have a delightful day.
Supplies: Round and Round set, Mat Stack 1 die, Turning a New Leaf dies (Papertrey Ink); Night of Navy, Tangerine Tango, and Old Olive inks, Old Olive cardstock (Stampin' Up); Distress Stain (Ranger); Gold brushed-metallic cardstock.