Friday, September 26, 2014

Masculine Sympathy Card

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Masculine sympathy cards are not easy to make...  I used this week's Viva La Verve sketch by Stacey, and the 1 Peter 5:7 verse from Faith Medley.  After humming and hawing for a while, I finally decided to go non-traditional with the colours and added some spiral clips I found in my stash.

My friend lost his father, who he was very close to, and though there is great sorrow at losing his presence here on earth, I know he takes comfort in the fact he will one day see him again in Heaven.   Yet amidst the comfort of that knowledge, there are always times of deep, emotional, heart ache when one misses having your parent to walk through life with, call for advice etc.  My prayer is that this verse will comfort him during those times.

A busy weekend ahead as we celebrate all the September family birthdays, along with a soccer game and my son reffing two games too.  Our schedules are in full swing now, and I think we will have a very low key Sunday to enjoy some down time!

Wishing you a fabulous day!

Challenges:  Simon Says - Anything Goes

What's In It?
Stamps:  Faith Medley (Verve Stamps)
Paper:   Kraft, Real Red, Night of Navy, Cool Caribbean (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen, Costco DP Pack
Ink:  Black    
Accessories:  Starry Die (A Cut Above by Verve),
Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Crimper (Fiskars), Chicken Wire Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Black Half Pearls, Spiral Clips, Dimensionals


Lynn said...

I hope you have gorgeous weather to enjoy all the weekend activities. I need to make more masculine birthday cards. This will definitely provide comfort to your friend.

Danni said...

This is just such a fabulous card. I struggle so much with masculine and sympathy cards and here you combined them together so wonderfully!!

Enjoy your weekend! It's my daughter's birthday tomorrow so we're celebrating a birthday too!

Alanna said...

I just found your blog and am looking forward to peeking around some more.

Your card is gorgeous. I love the verse and the colors you used.

Benzi said...

A wonderful, comforting card for your friend, Marisa.
I love the design, stripes, and those clips. I especially like the verse.

Tracey McNeely said...

Marisa what a beautiful card, masculine cards of any kind are so difficult to make. Have fun running around Saturday and enjoy your Sunday downtime!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I'm so sorry for your friend. You're right about the times he will miss his dad being herr to help him walk through life. I miss my dad. He has been gone since 1995, and never met my kids. We will meet again though. :)

Love your card, Marisa. It is so handsome, and will surely be a comfort to your pal.

Vicki Dutcher said...

That paper is awesome, along with the clips! Fabulous card I am sure your friend will appreciate!

Virginia Lu said...

This truly is an uplifting card, Marisa! I love the use of colors, pattern paper and clip/enamel elements..the sentiment is simply perfect for an encouragement card! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Pam W Merwin said...

Beautiful card! Love the scripture and your design.

cm said...

What a gorgeous sympathy card, Marisa; your friend will treasure it for its beauty as well as the thoughtfulness and heart-warming message you've infused it with. Your weekend sounds busy; much like mine: officiating a cyclo-cross race (freezing and windy! I had so many layers on to buffer the wind that I looked like the Marshmallow Man!), my mom's birthday, playing with the kids, drives there and back and, of course, another wee shopping spree! Back at work tired and sad...three more weeks and we'll be heading to Edmonton again! Yayyy...

Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
Cindy from

Kim S said...

It is all so true - the joy and comfort of heaven mixed with the heart ache of loss. Your card captures it perfectly. It is elegant and meaningful but the elements like the clips give it a lighter feeling.

a1983alaskan said...

Thank you so much for this inspiring card. It is so hard to find and/or make maculine cards of any kind-- but sympathy cards seem to be at the top of this list. This is lovely and perfect!

nwilliams6 said...

Just saw the new Left Behind movie last night and reading this verse really brought back the feelings I had when I watched it. Lovely card and I really love the verse!!! Hugz!