This week Susan's challenge is to make a one-layer sympathy card without using trees or flowers. You can see her challenge post by clicking on my post title.
One-layer challenges always make me really work!
I tried embossing with a Nestability label... and found it is very difficult to get the dye straight on the card stock, but finally got one that was acceptable. I inked the bird with Heavenly blue, stamped on scrap paper and then rolled the stamp in Grey Flannel ink before stamping on the card stock. Soft and just a touch of pale blue beneath the grey. That grey wasn't dark enough for the sentiment though, and I used a second generation with Black ink. I used a mask cut-out, and sponged a bit of Heavenly Blue around the inside edges of the embossed frame.
It was super tough to photograph because it is so subtle in color....after several tries I put it in the scanner and that didn't work at all :-( So this is the best I do do. I really want a photo box.