Edited to Add: As suggested by Katina, this also fits into the latest "Less is More" challenge, where the sentiment takes centre stage.
The Brief: A Sympathy card that doesn't use flowers or trees.
I have just noticed that this image does have leaves....sorry, an oversight. This card design is an adaptation of one that I have done many times for people though usually 2 layers on navy cardstock (love that stuff). Fairly happy with the result on 1 layer.
What you need
Cardstock - SU white
Stamps - SU Baroque Motifs; My Sentiments Exactly
Ink and Marker - SU Night of Navy
Pearls - Kaisercraft