Aug 11 2009

CAS Masculine Sympathy

I often think clean and simple is the way to go with sympathy cards, and even moreso when it needs to be a masculine sympathy card.  That’s what I did here today — clean and simple, black and white.


This card is a favorite size of mine of late – 5.25″ x 7.75″.  I have envelopes to fit, so all is well!  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and added just one tiny black pearl for the bird’s eye.  My sentiment is from the Thinking of You set by JustRite, which is a sympathy set I just love and I know I’ll get tons of use out of it for years to come — and that’s exactly why I chose to carry it in the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store — it’s a keeper in my book!  I stamped my image with Versa Fine Onyx Black ink, which has long been my favorite ink for crisp, true black images.  I cut the image with my Classic Oval Nestabilites by Spellbinders.  My bottom border is THE most sumptuous Velvet Zig Zag ribbon by May Arts — just love it — another new find and now included in the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


The Stamp Simply Ribon Store carries these items to make this card:  Thinking of You Set, 2 1/4″ x 3 1/16″ Oval Stamper, both by JustRite, Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink, May Arts Black Zig Zag Ribbon, Scor-It.

Thank you so much for stopping in today.  We have out of town relatives visiting and have been busy with them.  It’s so fun to see everyone, and we are enjoying nice warm summer weather as well!  Hope you are enjoying some pleasant summer weather and fun activities as well!!!  See you soon!!!

19 responses so far

19 Responses to “CAS Masculine Sympathy”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    A very beautiful sympathy card Sharon, I love that new JR set!

  2. Debbie Nelson says:

    Very pretty!

  3. Bev J. says:

    Beautiful! I have that embossing folder but hadn’t thought of using it for a sympathy card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Kathie says:

    This card is all around perfect!! Love it! TFS

  5. DeeDee says:

    wow, you did a awesome job on cards for me that are very hard to make…it is beautiful

  6. Norine says:

    love this card so hard to do male cards you nailed it

  7. Marisa says:

    Fabulous card! Always love B & W cards.

  8. Karen H says:

    Your CAS card is perfect for the occasion.

  9. Deb Saaranen says:

    Fabulous sympathy card Sharon! I love that it has peaceful colors and a feeling of restfulness! (is that a word?–it is now!)

  10. Janine says:

    Just simply beautiful Sharon!!!

  11. Heather says:

    I love the calm look of the black and white. I think the dry embossed panel adds to the feel as well.

  12. Charlene says:

    Beautiful, Sharon..utter simplicity and elegance.

  13. StampinCathy says:

    This is perfect for a manly man card. I just love the cuttlebug folder you used and the sentiment is just perfect. Great colors too.
    Love your new look.

  14. Mary Friederichsen says:

    Beautiful card Sharon and perfect timing, as I need to do a sympathy card for a friend of our who lost his father last week.
    I had been kind of stumbling around with it, so this gives me much inspiration!
    Thank you for sharing, especially being busy with company!

  15. Rose Ann says:

    This is so striking and gorgeous, Sharon!! I love the black and white, embossing, and rick rack!!

  16. janet mack says:

    This is a great card for anyone really. I love this Justrite set. I didn’t like this cuttlebug at first but I see so many neat card ideas using it. Guess I have to get one.

  17. Wonderful … you always have such great ideas!!

  18. Billie says:

    gorgeous love the details and thanks for sharing your idea

  19. Colleen Horner says:

    If the card is 7.75 where do you get card stock the is 15.5 inches? cased the card and then realized my card was not nearly as tall as yours and it needs to be.


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