Tuesday, December 8, 2020

A Handmade Masculine Style Sympathy Card

Last month I had to say goodby to a very old friend who died of cancer.  It was a devastating loss.  She was such a beautiful woman; always smiling, always helping people.  She left behind her husband of thirty two years.  It was a hard funeral, and even harder to see her loving husband deal with the magnitude of his loss.  But being people of faith, he said "I won't be far behind her.  I will see her again soon!".  I replied back "I think we all will, as I know Jesus is coming back soon!"  

I handmade a sympathy card for my friend's husband.  I wanted to keep it clean and simple, yet elegant and masculine at the same time.

To make the card, I chose neutral, masculine colors.  The card base is "Creamy Caramel". I stamped a retired Stampin' Up! background stamp called "Scrolls" in Versamark on the caramel card stock then sprinkled gold embossing powder on it and heat set it using a heat gun.

The sentiment was stamped the same way, but on white card stock.  The image is from retired Stampin' Up! "Brighter Tomorrow".  I put in two eyelets on each short end and ran an iridescent gold ribbon through.  I edged the sentiment panel with a gold gel pen.

I used a corner punch to round two of the corners then edged the Creamy Caramel panel with a gold gel pen too.

 Have A Great Day!  Amy

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  1. That card look very beautiful and luxurious. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. That is such a beautiful card, but I am so sorry to read about the loss of your friend.

  3. I'm so sorry for the loss of your longtime friend!
    The card is beautiful and fitting for the occasion!

  4. Beautiful card, and so sorry for your loss. Your friend sounds just like a dear old friend I have who is battling ovarian cancer right now. and I agree hubby and I both and many others we know believe the Lord is coming soon.....am sure hoping we are right!!

  5. Perfect. How do you stamp so flawlessly? This color palette is perfect. Love the addition of the ribbon.

    1. Thank you! I don't always stamp flawlessly, and often something has to be tossed because not enough ink or too much ink got on the stamp.

  6. Lovely card that will be a special keepsake for your friend because you made it yourself with love!

    "Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted." Matthew 5:4

    Our faith is in Jesus!

    1. thank you! And thanks for sharing the beautiful Bible verse.


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