I simply can't see to keep sympathy or thinking of you cards in my stash these days. So, when I saw the current Virginia's View challenge I had an idea. I only have a couple of stencils so I pulled out my PTI cover plate. I always think trees are pretty for sympathy cards as they represent life to me versus a bouqet of flowers that will eventually die. I used the die to ink up the tree with a few different distress inks. The colors are a bit softer in real life but I'm pleased with the end result. How about you? Do you own a lot of stencils? What types of patterns are your favorite?