I wish that I didn't have to make these type of cards, but that is the way of life. My husband's former boss' mother passed away last weekend and I wanted to send my condolences.
I used Thoughts and Prayers stamp set (Item# 113252 Price: $25.95) Card stock is Old Olive, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla. I used a retired wheel to make the dots on the bottom of the card, but you can substitute another current stamp or wheel. I scored lines 1/4" apart on the top to add texture.
Tip: To color the tree easily, I inked up the whole image with Old Olive Classic Ink and then used the Soft Suede marker to color the trunk and branches.