This was the card I created and I love it! I love the simplicity. I love the strength it portrays. I love the message and I love the warmth in the colour scheme.
I chose to work with the Rooted in Nature Suite as well as use up the last piece of a background I had created using embossing paste and re-inkers (I promise a video on this technique soon!). Both pieces of DSP are from the Nature's Poem pack. I used the Stitched Shape Framelits for both the oval and the square tilted on it's side. I used three different Stampin' Write Markers to achieve the colour scheme on the tree. I LOVE the markers and use them continuously, even with the introduction of the Stampin' Blends. I used Early Espresso for the trunk and branches and then Pear Pizzaz and Pumpkin Pie to create the fall foliage. Both the sentiment and tree are from Rooted in Nature as well as the Framelits to cut the tree out.
I felt this would be a perfect sympathy card for a male recipient. In the end though I sent it to a dear colleague who lost her son. I felt it was more appropriate than an overly flowery card.
The Rooted in Nature bundle is a bit of an investment as far as cost goes but I guarantee that you won't regret this bigger purchase. Or why not add it to your Christmas list for your loved ones. I know that's what I always used to do with bigger sets I really wanted (until I became a demo that is!)