Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Masculine Sympathy Card and a Bonus Card

Hi Dreamers!
I have been busy in the craft studio making cards all week.  I have decided to make some more charity cards.  I am making cards for two charities this month---More on that in later posts.

Last week I, unfortunately, needed a sympathy card for a good friend whose mother passed away.  I wanted it to be masculine,of course.  I picked some dark decorative paper and did a little stamping on it.  And, added a die cut with sentiment.    I made a second card with my working sample.  I thought I wanted a tree on this card, but I did not like the tree.  The piece with a tree, however did make a nice smaller card (at the bottom of this post).

CS: Gray
Decorative Paper: Brown (K&Company), Stripe, textured medium and light gray (the solids were on the reverse of the stripe)
Stamps: all from Stampin' Up


  • Make a 5 x7 inch card from gray CS
  • Add a strip of the striped DP
  • On dark brown DP stamped the diamond background stamp with a dark brown ink

  • Die cut two labels from the textured DP
  • Stamp the sentiment on the light gray label
  • Layer the labels on top of each other and add to the card front

Bonus Card:
This is the card I made with my sample.  I added a tree stamp as well as the diamond background stamping.
CS used: teal -Bazzill; Chocolate Chip and Black - Stampin' Up.  So, a nice litttle bonus card from the left overs.

613 Avenue: anythign goes + use your stash
Fashionalbe Stamping: anything goes
That Craft Place: anything goes
Cards 4 Guyz: nature
Bloggers challenge: sympathy

Next time I will have a shabby chic card for you!!  Stayed tuned for that.  Hope you are having a great day.  See you soon.  Love ya.


  1. I like the card you made with the left overs and adding the tree makes it perfect for our Nature challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  2. These are both lovely cards Karen.
    Always nice to use up those scraps for another card.

  3. Lovely masculine Sympathy card! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  4. LOVE it,
    Thanks for joining us at FSC !
    xxx Ellie xxx

  5. Very classic card, Great job! Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Amy A.,DT

  6. A great card - perfect for our nature challenge.

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  7. Great guy cards, Karen. :) You've got a perfect blend of masculinity and elegance.

    So nice of you to pop over to my blog today! I'm waving my arm at you wildly....helllooooo!

  8. lovely cards...Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place..Hugz Gayle xx


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