My husband needed a sympathy card for a co-worker. Since he is really not much help in deciding what he would like, I used the current challenge at BBTB2, which is summer trees, to inspire me to create something for him.
The card is 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and made of dark brown card stock. I cut an olive green mat at 5 3/8"x4 1/8" and a brown polka dot mat at 5 1/4"x4." The polka dot mat is embossed with the Cuttlebug embossing folder Birds and Swirls.
The tree is from the "ZooBalloo" cartridge. The tree is actually just an outline, so I cut it three times, each time hiding contours to get the color to show through where I wanted.
The banner and sentiment are both from My Craft Spot.