I love the Fog cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I use it on all kinds of cards - I've even been using it as a base for rich fall-colored cards and bright, cheerful birthday cards. I love the way it sets off the colors. For this card, I happened to have my package of Fog out and my package of Stampin' Up So Saffron and I loved the soft and gentle look. To stay with the idea of gentleness, I pulled out this beautiful feather from Clearly Besotted Stamps.
My final card is for the husband of a friend who lost her battle to cancer two years ago. We are far away and I have not seen him since her death, but I always want to let him know that I remember. This card most definitely had to be clean, masculine and no bling. Jeff is a firefighter, he helps with his father's cattle, and he lives on a tiny square of private property in the middle of the Black Hills National Forest where he rock climbs and rides his quad.
GOLDEN POPPY SYMPATHY
WITH SYMPATHY - The wheat stamp is Hero Arts Tall Wheat which I could only find on EBay.