Here is how it turned out:
Here is a close up of the rosette and leaf:
The rosette is made with Tim Holtz rosette mini die. The leaf is made from water color paper and I used three different colors of distress inks as watercolors by just pressing each of the ink pads on my craft mat and spritzing with water. I then pressed the paper in the three different colors until I was happy with they way it looked and I used a paint brush to fill in a few places. I then spritzed the paper with Perfect Pearls mixed with water. I then inked the edges of the leaf with Walnut Stain distress ink before ahereing it to the rosette.
I love the look of banners and had fun picking out the papers for them. The banners were all made from scraps from making other fall cards. I decided to go with pattern paper as a mat.
For the sentiment I chose vanilla paper that I stamped with a flourish stamp using Versa Mark ink. I then went over the paper with Antique Linen distress ink. I distressed the edges then inked them with Walnut Stain distress ink. I also used Walnut Stain to stamp the sentiment too. I used pop up dots to adhere it to the card.
I then glued the rosette onto the sentiment. I thought the card still looked like it needed a little something else so I added the jute bow in the corner and inked the outside edge of the card with Walnut Stain and called it good.
I do not like making sympathy cards so I was wondering if any of you find it hard too?