I also have a guest stamper, Lindsey. She's made two beautiful cards that will definitely inspire you.
Here's how I made it.
Here's Lindsey's techniques:
"The first one I embossed with a Cuttlebug leaves folder and then sanded to reveal the white core. For the sentiment on both cards I just used my computer to type out the sentiment as I don’t have any Sympathy sentiment stamps and then used the Center point feature on the Cricut to center it on the cut. The cut was from Art Philosophy."
"The second one I used some of my leftover Olive green DCWV cardstock to make a standard A2 card then used some My Minds Eye paper for the layer. I inked around it with Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink. I used Art Philosophy for the scalloped circles. Now the stamp is a digital stamp, I don’t have any really detailed stamps suitable for a sympathy card, mainly just fun type daisies in my stamps. So I found this image free on the net and I printed it onto watercolor paper. I used my watercolor pencils to color. I’m very happy with it as I feel I’m getting better at my watercoloring : )"