Apr 01 2009

Masculine Silk Sympathy

Published by at 8 52 pm under Sympathy Cards,Verve Visual

Today I made a masculine sympathy card using silk ribbon and I think it works perfectly! I combined SU’s Kraft paper with retired Soft Sky and my Taupe Silk Ribbon by May Arts is a perfect compliment and, I think, very suitable for a sympathy card for a man. Here it is:


I used 2 Verve sets, Serenity and one of the Plain Jane sentiments, and I followed the sketch for the Sketch Challenge over at SCS today. Fun one as I always love panels placed askew! See my background stamping on the Kraft? It is done with a new ink pad called Castaway — sort of a bleached effect but done with this ink pad. After stampingyou iron it with your iron and the bleachy effect occurs — fun!!! This is my first use of this pad, but I think I’m going to like it! Using 3/8″ Gingham Ribbon I made a little hanger for my sentiment panel. The 1.5″ Silk Ribbon knots so easily and if you get your tails kind of *wrong* — LOL — you can easily manipulate them with this ultra fine Silk Ribbon. And that’s a good thing!

Stamps: Serenity and Plain Jane Matthew 11:28 by Verve; retired Warmest Regards by SU

Paper: SU Kraft, retired Soft Sky, Black, White

Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black, Castaway by Jacquard, retired SU Soft Sky

Accessories: May Arts Ribbons from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Brad, Spellbinders Rectangle Nestabilities, Glue Glider, Mounting Tape


The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (above my blog header) has these, as well as other, May Arts Ribbons.

Joan’s Garden has products used by Spellbinders, Glue Glider and the mounting squares, as well as this Castaway ink pad.

Thanks much for stopping in again — truly appreciate your visits! We are still battling crummy, chilly weather — not much sign of spring — but it WILL come!!! Thursday evening I will be posting our Stamp Simply Challenge for this week, and to give you a hint, let’s just say it is *appropriate* for the season and something anyone can play (with just a bit of imagination!) Hope you come back to check it out! Thanks everyone and see you soon!

19 responses so far

19 Responses to “Masculine Silk Sympathy”

  1. Kathie says:

    Nice Card!! I have had a castway ink pad for probably two years and have never used it, but now I will dig it out as I like the effect! Hope it is not all dried out!! Thanks again for your inspiration!

  2. Heather says:

    Very cool effect with the new inkpad and a great masculine feel to the card.

  3. Anita says:

    This is beautiful. How do you mail your cards with the wide ribbon?

  4. Ann says:

    Very nice. Great colors and a wonderful sentiment for a sympathy card.

  5. CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    A fabulous masculine card…love the verse image for a man.

  6. Deb Saaranen says:

    Very handsome– that silk ribbon matches the Kraft perfectly!!! hmmm….gonna have to do some more ribbon shopping!

  7. Jill Haddad says:

    This is so beautiful and one of my favorite color combos.

  8. Elena says:

    Gorgeous card! I love how bleached technique turned out!

  9. Beautiful card Sharon, I love the colors on both of your sympathy cards.
    Love the look of the castaway ink pad.
    I must check that out.
    BTW, I am celebrating my 2nd blogoversary
    and giving away some candy, I have a sketch, if anyone wants to play along.
    Check it out here.

  10. Amy Sheffer says:

    Amazing, Sharon! So wonderfully masculine!

  11. Tosh says:

    Beautiful Sharon! Love your bg!! And the colors and sketch are FABULOUS!

  12. Diane Stader says:

    Perfect masculine sympathy- and they are so difficult to create. Love that new ink and the beautiful ribbon.

  13. Ad K. says:

    Another lovely card, Sharon. The Plain Jane is just perfect on this. I really love all the beautiful ribbon you have been using. I need to save up and buy a bundle. I want them all!

  14. Carolen says:

    Love both ribbon treatments on the card.
    And, the card is beautiful!

  15. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, great card! The castaway Ink Pad certainly gives a nice and different look. I must try mine! I love the kraft paper with the blue. Very nicely done!!


  16. Jerri Kay says:

    A fabulous masculine sympathy card Sharon, that silk is gorgeous!

  17. Stunning! I LOVE this one! What beautiful colors and the ribbon is perfect! 🙂

  18. evette says:

    I too love things that are not straight! Loved this card and your use of the new technique with the iron/ink pad. Now I have to get one of these pads myself…oh dear….never will I have a savings account. The ribbon is fab…love the effect of clear ribbons. Kraft cs is one of my favorites. Ya hit this on the head for me. Thanks so much. God bless. ekc

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