Saturday, 14 November 2015

A male sympathy card

With the terrible events in Paris today, it seems very appropriate to post a sympathy card, and I made this one as my entry to the current challenge at The Male Room, which is Remembrance or Sympathy.

I find sympathy cards the hardest of all to make, and harder still for men as my usual themes of lilies or butterflies can seem a bit too feminine. I do think a very CAS style is called for, it isn't a time for anything too elaborate or fussy, unless you know the person well and know it is what they would appreciate. So I've kept it very, very simple and made a one layer card by stamping this leaf image (sorry, it's a very old unmounted stamp and I can't remember  the manufacturer)  first in grey and then at an angle in black, so the grey looks like a shadow, then adding the sentiment which is an Anna Griffin stamp.

With such a simple one layer card, positioning of the images can really make or mar the design, so I use a stamp positioner for accurate placement. It has the added advantage of helping you to see what each image would look like in various places - by stamping the text on the clear positioning sheet, I was able to get a good idea what it would look like in various places on the card before choosing to place it where I did.

4 comments:

  1. This is elegant, very CAS and an appropriate design for a sympathy card. Really beautiful.

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  2. So simple but says it all, love it! Thank you for sharing it with us at TMR.

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  3. Such a perfect CAS design!! Love it! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at The Male Room! – Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki* - November Guest Designer

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  4. Clean, crisp and perfectly CAS. I think this is a perfect sympathy card. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

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