Sunday, 21 September 2014

Masculine sympathy card

Hi, I needed a masculine sympathy card and thought this simple image and sentiment
  would fit the bill nicely.

I'm linking up to the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday
 where the theme is to rock the technique. I used the resist technique of stamping and embossing then sponging ink over the top.

I wanted the edge to stand out without having to add too many layers so I swiped it with versamark ink, dipped it into gold embossing powder and set it with a heat tool. It was my first time trying this technique and I'm happy with the result.

I'm also linking up to the challenge at CASology where the theme is grass.

Ink: Versafine onyx black; antique linen distress; versamark.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink sympathy.
Other: embossing powder-clear and gold.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. Lovely card Cathy sorry I haven't been commenting but its been a rough time here...lots of huggles Sue xxx

  2. It's a perfect masculine sympathy card with a wonderful serene image! beautiful!

  3. That's a great sympathy card! Love the gold edge and the saying!

  4. Cathy, this is so elegant and could be for either gender too. Love the texture of the background but the embossed edges on your focal piece are just wonderful. That's a grand job with that technique, as I first thought it was the 'lined' pieces of outline stickers. I can never get those edges so pristine & even. This is just so lovely. TFS - Happy Sunday

  5. Hello Cathy

    A beautiful Sympathy card, so soft and just perfect the the occasion.


  6. Serene, calm, elegant, Cathy .. love the sponged edges that highlight the lovely image! Anita :)

  7. Perfect masculine card. Love the technique, too. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  8. Very appropriate for a sympathy card - love the simple design.

  9. What a lovely serene design! Love the CAS design an how the simple elegance is perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

  10. Beautiful sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology!

  11. Gorgeous card, Cathy! Love the image and the soft inking - a lovely CAS design.

  12. Love the sentiment and elegance of this card !

  13. Great masculine card. That is a neat way to make the gold outlline and it really adds so much to the card. I love the verse.

  14. This is such a classy sympathy card for a man or woman! The bit of embossed gold adds a touch of elegance!


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