Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Male Room Challenge # 23

The challenge at The Male Room this week is "remembrance or sympathy". Sympathy cards, wow they are difficult in the best of times, but when you need it for a guy, well you have just ratcheted up the degree of difficulty. I wanted to avoid flowers so I went rummaging through my stamps and came across this old HA stamp. Some how I even have two!


I stamped it in a dark blue ink and white embossed the sentiment. What is hard to see in the photo is that I punched out many small holes to create a star field and layered glitter paper behind it, to give it a shimmer and depth to the night sky.

With the dark blue ink against the white cardstock, this card just feels peaceful and soothing to the spirit.

A very good male friend's mother just passed away unexpectedly and I was happy that this card was made and was perfect for him.

I hope you will join us at the Male Room this week.


*Vicki* said...

What a really gorgeous wintry scene on your card! The sentiment goes perfectly with your design and the challenge. I love it! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

What a fantastic card!

Jane said...

This is one fantastic card! The scene is so beautiful and the sentiment quote is really moving.

Rocky said...

Absolutely gorgeous! A perfect male sympathy card, love it.

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the restful scene and the sentiment is just perfect. I do like the detail with the stitched rectangles too. Great work. xx

Mac Mable said...

I can see the punched out dots and this is such a creative idea. I do so love the colours, the white against the blue and what a breath taking sentiment. For such an 'awkward' subject the card is perfect and so very beautiful x

Louise van Vuren said...

This is beautiful and I'm sure that your friend will appreciate this card at this sad time. The attention to detail is amazing, the stars and the paper piercing...gorgeous and masculine!
Louise xx