Most of the time, I create cards using challenges because I can always put them in my stash for later if it's not something I can use right away. Today, I need a sympathy card and none of the challenges were "speaking" to me. What was speaking to me was purple. So I used a double vellum technique I learned at Summer Card Camp 2 for this:
The background stamps are CTMH, the sentiment is Stampin' Up. All of them have long retired. Also from CTMH: Slate ribbon, white waxy flax, Pansy Purple and Petal ink, Mirror Platinum embossing powder.
The sentiment says, "What the heart as once owned and had, it shall never lose ~Henry Ward Beecher". In one, short sentence, Beecher sums up both the joy and pain of loss while managing to convey hope.
Until next time,