This sympathy card is for the grandmother of our niece and nephew on their mother’s side. I wanted to make a card that was simple yet elegant. I started with 10″ x 7″ white 110 pound cardstock scored on the 10″ length at 5″. The sentiment came from Creative Times and is from a set called Floral Sayings. I used Distress Ink Antique Linen ink pad and ran it over the front of the card until the paper was completely covered in the ink. I used light yellow handmade paper that I got from A.C. Moore and cut a strip that was about an inch high and seven inches long and used distressing scissors so the edges weren’t straight. I put gold speckled washi tape in the center of the yellow paper and attached them to the inside below the sentiment. I dried the front paper because the ink hadn’t dried and then I cut the yellow handmade paper into squares. Two that were 2 1/4″ across and I used a patterned paper cut in a square that was 2″ square. I glued them together centering the patterned paper on the yellow paper with Art Glitter Glue. The center piece of patterned paper is 3″ and the yellow paper is 3 1/4″ square. I put a piece of fun foam under the patterned paper using tear tape to adhere it and used the yellow handmade 3 1/4″ piece in the center of the card. I did not glue the patterned paper down. Before I put the center yellow piece down, I glued the smaller squares on the top left corner about 1/16″ from the top and left corner) and the bottom right corner (same distance from the edges) with a Stampin’ Up glue stick. I used the bow jig with yellow ribbon that had a brown edge that matched my patterned paper and created a bow that was about 2″ across. I ran the excess ribbon around the back of the 3″ patterned paper and glued it to the back. I put tear tape on the back of more ribbon and put strips of it on the front of the card. I used the same gold speckled washi tape on the flap of the envelope. I hope you like this card. It’s simple yet elegant.