I started off by making a background. Firstly, I used the tree canopy from the Stampin' Up, Beautiful Branches set in a pale green to create an all over leaf pattern. Then, from the same set I stamped a small leafy branch in a darker shade.
Once I had done this I made two cards, one using the sentiment from Stampin' Up "Heartfelt Sympathy" stamp set. (I don't recall who made the "Deepest Sympathy" stamp on the other card).