Thursday, February 23, 2012

Masculine Sympathy Card

My uncle, my dad's only brother, passed away in the wee hours Tuesday morning. He and my dad were very close. They loved the West, and backpacking out in the back country. I just got this stamp set called In Wilderness and thought it would be appropriate. I used the Michelle Zindorf brayered sky technique. I masked the circle and bison and brayered So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, and Rich Razzleberry at the top, and So Saffron and Old Olive at the bottom. I stamped the trees, from Lovely as a Tree. I then removed the masks, sponged a little Pumpkin Pie on the (sun? moon? not sure what I was going for there) and colored the bison with blender pens and my old retired Close to Cocoa ink pad and sponged around the edges with Chocolate Chip. I added some hardware and "rope" and layered it onto Really Rust and a Crumb Cake card base.

I think my dad will like it--he always likes my cards, no matter how they look! Thanks for stopping by today. Rest in peace, Uncle Dick.


Banu said...

Amy, I am sorry to hear about your uncle. My condolences to you and your family. The card is just perfect. The setting sun effect and the love of west between the brothers. Very nice.

Chris said...

so sorry to hear about your uncle ! this card is amazing!! love that background!

Angela said...

Sorry to hear about your uncle, Amy. I bet he would appreciate the work you put into this...the theme and the brayering (gorgeous!).