Am I the only one who finds it nearly impossible to come up with a masculine sympathy card? Masculine cards are difficult enough, but masculine sympathy? Goodness! That's a tough one! So, Allen springs this one on me this morning. He asked if I had a sympathy card, or a stamp to make a sympathy card for one of the drivers who lost his father to cancer a couple of days ago. He did go on to tell me that Ken's dad enjoyed fishing, and I immediately thought of this stamp that was a part of my blog candy win from Lauri Ingram at Paperville. These Dog Gone stamps are so much fun to watercolor, and this one was certainly no exception. I knew I didn't want to use ribbon on this card (too feminine), so I though for a while, and decided on the frayed twill tape, because it reminds me of frayed rope, or net. I'm pleased with the result, and I hope Ken will like it too. He's such a nice guy, and I know he's going through a difficult time with the loss of his dad. I hope it will give him some comfort to receive this card signed by all his co-workers letting him know that he's in their thoughts, and prayers.
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, retired SU DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, various SU inks for watercoloring, chocolate chip
Stamps: Fisher Man from Dog Gone Stamps, SU Thoughts & Prayers
Accessories: SU Wide Oval Punch, twill tape, antique brass brads
Thanks for dropping by today. I always love to have ya, and I hope your day is blessed with good things! Happy stamping!!
This is GORGEOUS! Your coloring is out of this world!!! I love this card and what a wonderful way to use this image! So glad you are enjoying these stamps!
Get outta town Lorie!!!! Why did you not apply to be on this team?!? If you don't mind, I want to post a link back to your card in the Doggone Stamps PCP page because I think the ladies will adore this! :D Your watercoloring is magnificent!
Sorry Lorie!! I was too excited and posted it already! :D Forgive me?? Here's the link:
Thanks so much, Sandra, and I don't mind at all! The encouragement and praise means a lot coming from you, because in my book, you are the coloring master. I'm drawing on my old tole painting days. I had no idea this could be done with paper and ink, as I had only worked with acrylics on wood and canvas. I'm having a blast, and learning a lot in the process!
Thanks to you too, Lauri. I am enjoying the stamps!!
Lorie, This is absolutely beautiful. Can a masculine card be beautiful? I love all of the elements you incorporated into this card and your coloring is awesome.
Lorie this is brilliant! I can't get over how stunning this card is. I'm sure it will mean a lot to the recipient. Girlie, you got mad skills...I see a DT in your future!!
OH THIS IS JUST GORGEOUS!!!!
This is the perfect card, I think, for the circumstance. I'm totally with you on the twill tape, and think it is the perfect touch! Your coloring is beautiful, and I love the pattern paper you used for the background.
Lorie, where on earth do you get all the energy to be so productive, caring and just plain wonderful??? You're an angel!
You have such a knack for picking the right elements for a card -- image, colors, embellishments. And the COLORING!! He will treasure the thought that went into making this card and all the sentiments from his coworkers too.
Lori, This card is just beautiful. I love the way all the eliments came together. Your coloring is perfect and I think the DP fits just great. I'm so please with the way you show cased our Fisher Man stamp.
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Great card! You did a wonderful job (:
This is truly fabulous!! Everything about it, is perfect! Thanks for sharing.
Lorie this is fabulous. Everything about it is just spectacular. Your coloring is just Wow! You need to be on a DT.
He is too cute Lorie!
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