I keep some stamps on hand just for sympathy cards. It's unfortunate when you have to make one, but it's nice that you can do so, as I think you're sharing part of yourself with the recipient. Guess that's true for all hand-made cards! Anyway, I needed a card for my cousin whose father passed away. I didn't want anything too flashy -- something nice but dignified. Here's the result:
All products used are from Stampin Up!, and the dark color is the new Blackberry Bliss. Luscious! The stamp set is Love and Sympathy -- a bargain set ($11.95 for clear mount) that fortunately has not been retired!