I created this card for the current Ways to Use It Challenge (use embossing), and the two-part challenge at Sunny Challenges and Creations (use the provided sketch with a sympathy theme).
I embossed a panel of Night of Navy card stock with a Texturz Plate in my Big Shot. I inked the lower section of the panel with layers of Memento Tuxedo Black and Faded Jeans Distress inks, which created a subtly different shade for the lower half of the card. I applied the ink one layer at a time, stopping between each layer to remove the excess ink by rubbing with an old, soft cloth. Once I had the shade I wanted, I set it aside for a moment to dry. I inked my sentiment stamp with layers of Night of Navy Classic and Faded Jeans Distress inks, then stamped it on a die cut label of white card stock. I wrapped a piece of white grosgrain ribbon around the large panel, adhered the tag over the ribbon, and attached the entire panel to a white card base.
While I will usually stamp "With Sympathy" or a similar sentiment on the front of the card and save the message stamp for the inside, I decided to do the reverse for this card. I think the quote works well on the front for this one.