Wednesday, September 9, 2020

A Masculine Card & A Sympathy Card

Hello my crafty friends! I'm not sure where the months are going, but they sure are zipping by fast. Hope you all are having a great end of the summer season/Labor Day!! We had a quiet Monday, but I sat around a fire Sunday night and had a S'more. Was a beautiful crisp evening, perfect for a fire.

I have a masculine card to share today. I need to work on my ink blending, I think it looks good until I see a photo of it and then realize it doesn't look as good as I though. lol Still, I thought the card came out decent and it is good for a guy. 

My second card is a sympathy card. I did my sentiment on the Cricut (which I had seen on Pinterest I think) and printed it onto my card panel. I wish I had used a few different greens for with my stencil, but I didn't. Will try different colors of greens on the next one as I made a few panels with this sentiment on it. 

So that is it for me. I want to thank you for stopping by and visiting a spell with me. I appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to stop by as I know we are all busy. Especially in the summer months. I enjoy your comments and they bring me much joy and sunshine. I will be stopping by to visit you as well very soon! 

Crafty Hugs,

Card Recipe:
Deer Card:
Distress Oxide Inks
AliEpress Die
I can't remember the circle die-think it was hemline stitch or something to that effect
My Creative Time for the sentiment

Sympathy Card:
Distress Oxide Inks
Not sure who does the stencil either, so sorry


Carol L said...

I think your ink blending looks perfect! That's a great masculine card with the silhouette image! the sympathy card is gorgeous and so delicate with those ferns and lovely sentiment. So glad you're taking time to craft and yet still enjoy a s'more as a nod to fall! Sounds yummy :)

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards!
have a great day!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Brenda, your shading is gorgeous as is the design. Love your masculine card. Your sympathy card is gentle and so meaningful and I love the greens you used, I Love it. I'm glad you had a good Labour Day, I know it's a big holiday for you all over the pond :)
Faith x

Tina Campbell said...

The blending looks fantastic Brenda! Sweet sympathy card too :) Hope all is well in your area as we are enjoying this cooler weather here in our area just in need of rain. Hugs my friend, Tina

Brenda in IN said...

Your sky is lovely and the scene is wonderful for a masculine card. I love ink blending, especially now that there are brushes. I could never do it well with sponges or blending tools. You are so good with your Cricut and that sentiment is wonderful. The ferns look great too. Hard to believe it is time to enjoy a fire in these cooler days.

I Card Everyone said...

I'd have loved to share a s'more with you by that fire, Brenda! Especially if we had this gorgeous twilight sky to view... you've blended it beautifully!
I love the varied shades of the same green on these gorgeous ferns, my friend! xx

Di said...

Two fabulous cards Brenda - wonderful blending as well. Stay safe my lovely friend!


Di xx

Bonnie said...

Your ink blending looks great to me, Brenda! What a wonderful masculine card! You've found a perfect sympathy sentiment and I love the font! Your stenciled ferns are so lovely and look watercolored! So good to see your creations!

Nstiz said...

You do such a beautiful job of design! I really need to come for Cricut lessons to see if I can't live without one! Love both cards and love the sentiments you created too. Beautifully done!

kiwimeskreations said...

Lovely cards Brenda - life has been busy for me as I am sorting and purging and packing as I am both moving and downsizing... quite a marathon. It's come to a grinding halt at the moment as I had a carpel tunnel release today - no heavy lifting for four weeks!!
Stay safe

Mac Mable said...

The ink blending on the masculine looks great Brenda and I particularly love the colour combination. The black silhouette die cuts and the circle make this card a very special and creative masculine card x.
Your sympathy card is so atmospheric and the light tone of the green is perfect and so wispy, delicate and just gorgeous x.
Yes time zipping by my end too....x

Jules said...

Hi Brenda

Your ink blending looks wonderful to me! Love the colours you worked with and the sentiment on your sympathy card is so lovely and thoughtful. I find the shade of green you used just perfect.

Hope all is well with you.

Love Jules xx

Anita in France said...

That evening sky ink blending looks just like our evening skies here, Brenda ... so I'd say it was pretty near perfectly done! How dramatic and bold those silhouettes are against it ... a fabulous masculine card! Your condolence card is lovely ... delicate and soft ... and I think the single green (rather than different ones) is just right for such a card ... simple and understated! Hugs, Anita :)

Gail said...

Love the silhouette card very much - 2 great makes! Keep up the good work!

Loll said...

Two AMAZING cards Brenda! I LOVE how you've blended the sky for your first card. Not easy to blend those colours --- you did great work! LOVE it with the black silhouettes. Gorgeous!

Your second card ... WOW! Talk about the most perfect sympathy card I've ever seen. Love the gorgeous stenciled ferns in the soft greens. So beautiful and ethereal looking. Wonderful sentiment.

A s'more by the fire sounds good Brenda, two s'mores would be even better. :) Love, Loll