I cut the die first with green card stock and then again cut it with yellow. To make the red/orange center I used Galaxy Markers to color it in. I also used a fine Bic Mark-It to add some petal lines too.
The background was made with the Sheena Douglas Graphic Equalizer decorative stencil which I purchased at Crafter's Companion. I moved it slightly over and re-inked the stencil to make more lines in the design. The sentiment is from Rubberstamp Avenue.
Here is the inspirational photo we were to use.
And here is the die I used for the focal image of my card design.
Now this can be used for either a man or a woman in my opinion so I will consider it a more neutral sympathy card. I saw that beautiful die and since I am a great lover of sunflowers I was surprised to see there was even a winter one around. I even looked online to see what colors were correct for it and it resembled more of a red center then the brown ones I see in our neck of the woods.
Well, time to call it a day for crafting and make my evening meal. It is going to be another chilly night I think and last night we had the wood furnace burning all night long which kept us nice and cozy warm. If you are in the colder climate, I wish you a nice warm night too.