Saturday, 7 June 2014

Masculine Sympathy


Hi, it's a long weekend here in Australia to celebrate the Queen's birthday.
I'm so looking forward to the break. No special plans, just hoping to catch up on some sewing and card making. 

 I needed a male sympathy card and saw this gorgeous card on pinterest. I've used the image for happy occasions but hadn't thought to use it on a sympathy card, so thank you for the inspiration Blindstamper at Splitcoaststampers.

I'm linking up to a few challenges.
Inkspirational has a clean and simple theme, and
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge has a father's day or masculine theme.

 I masked the white border and inked the panel in a few blue distress inks. I'm always amazed at the clean area that appears when you lift up a mask. I think it fits the theme at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where the theme is magic.

Materials used:
Penny Black Dreamy stamp; distress inks; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

22 comments:

  1. A beautiful card Cathy, your background is amazing with stunning colours, and just perfect for a sympathy card.
    luv
    irene

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  2. A perfect sympathy card . Hugs Mrs A.

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  3. Very beautiful card! Love that the sponged background is lighter in the middle! Enjoy your long weekend!

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  4. this is just beautiful Cathy - love this stamp xx

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  5. The dark silhouette is stunning against the gorgeous background, Cathy ... a beautiful sympathy card! Anita :)

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  6. This is just so pretty, I am in love with the inking :)

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  7. Your card is simply stunning - love the blue and white contrast!! Very well done!!

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  8. This is really elegant Cathy and perfect for a sympathy card..enjoy your time off! huggles Sue x

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  9. You have showcased this image so beautifully! I love the blue and inking!

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  10. This is gorgeous! And your right...using masking *IS* like magic!! Thank you for sharing this card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

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  11. Great card for a guy in fact I think this card would be perfect for anyone, it's very stylish and I love it!!:D Gay x

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  12. Beautiful, very serene card. I love your sponging. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  13. Beautiful image, looks striking against the smoky blue panel. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

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  14. This is magical, Cathy! What a beautiful card!

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  15. Beautiful image and your sponged panel is so pretty! Loll xx

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  16. You've created a lovely sympathy card with the beautiful silhouette and shades-of-blue background. So pretty! Thank you for joining your clean and simple card with us at Inkspirational Challenges.
    c

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  17. This is such a pretty card. I just purchased that stamp and I love it. You paired it with such a beautiful background.

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  18. Beautiful card Caty, so elegant and pretty.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  19. This is so very pretty. Love the "light spot" behind the bloom.

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