Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sympathy card #2 for a male...

This is the second of the sympathy cards I've been working on.  It's one of my favorite flowers for bringing in the house for its scent. The image is by Just Inklined Digital Stamps; and was one of the images I received for making a contribution to the "Help For Katie" fund.  I love magnolias as long as they are away from the house because anything you might want to plant under them will die.  Also the trees lose their leaves in the summer, when you wouldn't normally be raking leaves.

The papers are K&Co and just plain card stock.  I took the brown and ran it through my cuttlebug using a plaid folder by Sizzix.  After I embossed it, I dusted it with copper Perfect Pearls powder and then sprayed it with a gloss sealer.  I distressed the paper frame around the magnolia.  Then I added buttons and the lace raffia.

This is the inside of the card and the sentiment I stamped.  It is from one of the sheets of clear messages I purchased about "Memories".  On the back of the card I used a Scripture I find comforting from Revelation 21: 4, that says: "and he (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Works Co - sketch
I Love Promarkers - for a male & color with Promarkers
Paper Pretties - for a male
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything
Paper Play Challenges - embossing
Paper Cutz Challenge - anything
Totally Paper Crafts - buttons
Charisma Cardz Challenges - dies
CES Challenges - song - Sweet Magnolia Blossom
Sugar Creek Hollow - anything
Totally Gorjuss - buttons
The Crafty Pad - digi
One Stitch at a Time - for the boys
Cardmadfairy - nature
Gingerloft Challenges - dies
Catered Crop -  recipe - buttons, dies, flowers, stitching

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will make a comment.



Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Hi dj,
a very pretty card in decent "man-ly" colors... the Scripture is one of my favourites!

Tine said...

Hi DJ, great colours for a male card and you have kept a good mixture of interest/decoration without over doing it. I am sure the sentiment & the Scripture inside will be much appreciated. Thanks for joining us again at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Merry said...

This is such a pretty image..that you have coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

Marianne said...

Beautiful card on the in- and outside!
Great colors for a masculine card!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT,

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great card Debbie! Love the image and the rafia! The plaid embossing is cool too! I thought it was more mesh until you described the process.

Dorcas said...

It's gorgeous Debbie!!

Cec said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card for a man with the brown colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Gillian said...

What a lovely card it has a very masculine feel which is not always easy to do. Thanks for joining in at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days.

Lola said...

So beautiful! Love all the texture!

Heike said...

Wonderful card, thanks so much for joining us at Totally Gorjuss challenge this week.


Isabelle said...

thanks for joining us for the PWCO sketch, i hope to see you join us again! your card is beautiful!

Gemma said...

lovely creation! Thanks for joining in this weeks Die Cuts challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

Dorcas said...

Hey! Just saw you won at goinggraywithscrapcreations. Congratulations! :-)

My name is Wynneth said...

Ideal floral image for a Sympathy card. Thanks for joining us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is an excellent card for a sympathy alone without adding for a male! Well done to pull off both so perfectly! I really love the earthy feel to this. Thank you for playing in our Use A Digi Challenge this week at The Crafty Pad. Wishing you luck in the random draw and hope to see you Sunday for a new challenge.

Alicia said...

This is such a lovely card. I love your embossing. Thanks for playing along at Paper Play this week.
Alicia xx

Tracy said...

Your image is so pretty and I love the papers you paired it with. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

aqualeiga said...

A beautiful card for such a sad occasion. I struggle with these let alone having to do it for a male.....hats off to you, you've done a wonderful job. Thanks for sharing it with us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

Linda w said...

Beautiful card, love the image and the colours you've used. I have to make another sympathy, always sad isn't it. Love those buttons too. Hugs lin

Marion E. said...

Beautiful male card you made! How thoughtful to make a sympathy card for a man like this! Thanks for playing along this week at Totally papercraft Challenge. Hope you will be back next week. Hugs Marion

Marjo said...

Great card, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Marjo

crafty amy said...

This is so pretty and I love how you have decorated the inside too.
Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck. Don't forget to check tomorrow to see if you have won and to see our new challenge.


Amy xx

Annemaritta said...

This is warm and beautiful.
(Sorry being so short of words, but mojo is just trying to sneak back in...)