Unfortunately, I have had to create a few sad occasion (sympathy, get well, thinking of you) cards recently. Here's a sympathy card I created with the Love & Sympathy Set, an ombre effect, and some lacy touches.
Uses Love & Sympathy Clear-Mount Set plus Clear-Mount Block C, Clear-Mount Block I, Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin' Pad, Perfect Plum Classic Stampin' Pad, Elegant Eggplant Classic Stampin' Pad, Wisteria Wonder Card Stock, Elegant Eggplant Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Wisteria Wonder Baker's Twine, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Delicate Details Lace Tape, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Stamping Sponges, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Craft Scissors, and Extra-Large Oval Punch.
The ombre effect was created by rubbing the three colors of purple ink onto a rectangle of white card stock using a Stamping Sponge. I worked from the top down starting with the lighter purple, Wisteria Wonder, first and finishing with the darker purple, Elegant Eggplant. I also rubbed a little ink onto the piece of Paper Doily and the strip of Lace Trip and wiped off the excess ink with a clean tissue before adhering them. This softened the stark white color a little.