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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14 comments:

  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.

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

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  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!!

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

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    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.

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  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!
    Blessings!
    ❤️carmen

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

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