I must say that I have never made a sympathy card before or tried a theme challenge so it was a little bit daunting at first.
As my new pack of Stampin' Up! neutrals collection card stock had only just arrived I thought I'd try a neutral colour scheme. I'm not sure if you can tell in the photo or not, but the very vanilla background has been embossed with the En Francais stamp. This card really was out of my comfort zone but I'm really happy with how it turned out.
Here it is-
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Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Occasional Quotes (level 3 hostess set), En Francias
Card stock - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Other - Embossing powder, heat gun, snail, dimensionals, sponge dauber, linen thread, black button