I think one of the best stamp sets to use when making a card like this is Stampin' Up Lovely As A Tree - its an oldie but a goodie! I think this set is also one perfect for the "reflection technique". I first die cut a piece of white card stock from my go to dies right now - the stitched frame from Femme Frames by Mama Elephant. I then stamped out the set of trees from the stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamped the image again on some clear acetate and turned the acetate over and upside down and "transferred" the ink from the acetate onto my card stock. I, then grabbed a couple of my Distress Inks in Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, and Iced Spruce, and inked around my trees to bring this scene to life!
I, then trimmed a piece of vellum card stock, and black heat embossed my With Sympathy sentiment which comes from SSS - Handwritten Sentiments. I wanted to used vellum because I didn't want to cover up my reflection scene.
And, here is the inside of the card, which I rarely show. I thought the inside was finished off nicely by stamping just part of that same stamp. I used the same black ink but stamped off once to give a softer image.
Hope this will inspire you to be able to take some of these ideas when it comes to Sympathy cards.
See you soon!