A co-worker recently lost her father and I tried to do something a little masculine in a sympathy card. This card has a Chocolate Chip base and the front panel is River Rock. I use the images from My Friend and the sentiment is from a recently retired set (I think). When I stamped the silhouette image in Chocolate Chip on the River Rock cs it didn't cover completely so I took my SU marker and added some more color and then blended that together gently with my blender pen. You can't really tell from the picture, but it gave the image a someone suede look. The droplets were colored in with a white pencil.
Another friend lost her mother-in-law recently and I put this together to send to them. The base is Calypso Coral and there are a few stamp sets that I used with this one - Clearly for You, Pocket Silhouettes, Elements of Style and Teeny Tiny Wishes for the sentiment. I framed the Clearly for you image in strips of Lucky Limeade paper. The Very Vanilla oval that I stamped the Pocket Silhouette image on was framed with a split scalloped oval of Blush Blossom. The flowers were punched from Calypso Coral and I added sticky pearls in the centers. The butterfly embosslit provided the butterflies in Pink Pirouette. I like this combination and may use it again changing the sentiment to almost anything.