I think sympathy cards are some of the hardest to make. I try to keep the card simple so that the focus is on the sentiment. I used this new set from Altenew. You can see it here . This is becoming one of my new favorite sets. I use it to create soft backgrounds for my characters to stand in or infront of.
On this card I used a really old bird from SU. It has long been retired. I did find a similar one and it is linked below. I used a black and white gel pen to add some details to the bird. There is a close up below.
Leaves used: Altenew
Similar bird: Bird