I will be doing a class with this simple technique next month. No coloring - speedy and simple with a clean look and feel. I've mentioned it before: it is an interesting yet sad fact that I create and sell more sympathy cards than any other type of card. More folks, myself included, are prone to send a card as it sends a message: I care. I am thinking of you in your time of grief. I am grieving with you. For this card, my very dear friend Loretta lost her mother, and I wanted to make a card and think of her and her wonderful family while I was making it, versus sending one from my stash. I think making a card while thinking of the recipient makes it more special, and I wanted this one to be special. Image and verse were stamped onto a scrap of Stampers Select white cardstock, then punched and embossed with a Nestability die. Added two gold brads. Mat was also punched & embossed. Adhered brown cardstock mat to card base, then ribbon, then stamped image was adhered with dimensionals. I would call this a standard Valerie Stangle style and layout - due to the clean look and feel to it. Wishing you the very best ~ today and in the New Year ~ Lockhart Cottage Flowers, Penny Black sentiment, Memory Box card base in Hyacinth, Stamper's Select white cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Latte Adirondack ink and Coffee Archival ink (Ranger); 5/8" May Arts sheer gold ribbon with gold edge; Nestabilities; gold brads; dimensionals.