Friday, September 1, 2017

Masculine Praying Sympathy

Welcome

It's good to be back - my sabbatical was spent firstly visiting family 'over the ditch' in Australia. While there I was able to contact, and spend some time, with  Alicia, who is a lovely, talented and very generous fellow crafter. I then visited the fabulous Lovely Linda who made me most welcome and I had a wonderful four days with her and her family - a real blessing!!   I headed home totally broke, with several kilo's more luggage, most of which was craft supplies!  

This card was a commissioned one, and the customer wanted a masculine sympathy card.


I concentrated on using texture on a simple layout, embossing the white layer with the Argyle folder.


The sentiment from ODBD Praying For You set was gold embossed, and cut with a Spellbinders classic oval die, sponged, and mounted over a S/B scalloped oval cut in a subdued gold paper.


This was mounted over some burlap ribbon, then onto the embossed layer, then the red base card. The final details were the gold rhinestones.


The inside sentiment was stamped in the Espresso ink used for the sponging - the verse is from the same ODBD used on the front of the card.

I am linking this to:
(The stamps, ink and embossing folder are all years old)



27 comments:

  1. A very thoughtful card Maxine. Glad you had a good trip to Aussie... I'm off there next Thursday for 5 days - just a long weekend really, to visit the parentals. Dad is turning 80 on the 10th,

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  2. Super that you had such a great time! Always good to see family and so great to have fun with blogfriends/stampmates!
    Your card looks so light; just what you want for that occassion... Hope you have a good weekend planned!

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  3. Beautiful card Maxine, wish I'd known you were over this way would have caught up.xx
    Enjoy the weekend.
    [aNNie]

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  4. Great to hear that you enjoyed a lovely time!
    This card is fabulous! You really got a masculine touch !
    oxo Susi

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  5. Stylish and love the texture...perfect card x Glad you enjoyed your break away and came back with more crafty goodies x

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  6. Sounds like a lovely trip Maxine and nice hearing visits to names that are familiar. A very stylish card today.

    B x

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  7. Maxine, I'm just so glad that your trip was such fun and safe. Sounds like you had a blast and are refreshed and renewed. What a beautiful card to start your crafting sessions with! Hugs, Autumn

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  8. Wonderful, and love that embossing, nicely done. Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.
    Leanne DT/4CC

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  9. well done maxine. Not an easy commission. This card is perfect and I like the scripture verse stamps you have used.
    I am glad you enjoyed your time away, met lovely people, and did some crafty shopping. Blessings. Kate x

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  10. Yay! So good to see you back, Maxine! I was so worried that you were having health issues so I'm relieved to find you were off visiting family and crafty buddies (so fun!!) and filling up on craft supplies! Wonderful! Your masculine sympathy card is perfection! I love all the amazing texture!! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Still loving bloggy look sis, and these are well captured shots show true beauty of this clever card. Well done, BTW always welcome here over the ditch too!!! hugs Shaz.xxx

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  12. Fantastic sympathy card and awesome design ...thank you for joining us at AUD SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

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  13. Lovely masculine sympathy card, Maxine. Great mix of neutrals and lots of textured.

    So happy you are back and sounds like you had a wonderful time. Lots of new craft supplies?? what could be better??!! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with using your new toys. xx

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  14. sweet card, awesome ink sponging! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  15. This is beautiful Maxine - love the shading and of course your signature embossing! Hugs!

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  16. Wow, this is amazing!! I love the dies you used!! The colors are so beautiful and the details are fabulous!! I love, love this, my friend!! Thank you for joining the Anything Goes Challenge over at Scrapy Land. Hugs Ola

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  17. Beautifully done Maxine. Thanks for sharing your elegant and lovely sympathy card with us at Southern Girls this fortnight for our 'Retro~Use Old Stash' challenge. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT

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  18. This is such an elegant and perfectly completed sympathy card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  19. The combination of the texture and the gold embossing is so awesome. The earth tones are a great color choice with the white.

    Thank you for playing along at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything goes challenge.

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  20. This is such a striking design. The bit of burlap is a nice touch of texture.

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  21. Lovely masculine sympathy card!Thank you for sharing your talent with us this week over at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again next week!
    Hugs
    Kleri DT
    http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://kefartworx.co.uk/ (My blog)

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  22. Hi Maxine - lovely to see you back and so pleased to hear that you were away spending time with friends and your money on more craft stash! This is a lovely card for a male recipient on a sad occasion - so tasteful. x Anne

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  23. This is gorgeous, Maxine. I'm sure it will be a blessing and a comfort. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet card with us. It always makes me smile to have you play along. Hope you're having a great week!
    karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  24. Such a lovely sympathy card Maxine love the ones you have used and the texture! Simply stunning! :) Hope you have settled in at home again! :)

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  25. Honestly, I never thought about a masculine sympathy card but of course. Like everyone, I don't like to make them and you know, most of the time I buy sympathy cards because I never enjoy making them... it's always a sad time. I should do some ahead when I am not thinking in terms of an upcoming funeral but I never do.
    This card is perfect and yes, it is masculine. I especially like the burlap... it kind of 'guys it up'.

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  26. It's a lovely card Maxine. I think it's just perfect for the sad occasion. So glad you had a lovely time way with your friend. Barbxx

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