Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The Quieter You Become

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card I recently made using Inky Antics 'Fishing Favorites'.

When my husband came home from work and asked me to make a sympathy card for him for work, I of course wanted to know about the person he needed it for.   He replied it was for a salesman that he didn't know well but really liked and he had just lost his wife suddenly.  

So this image popped up when I did a masculine search in my Evernote and looked like it would work well.  

After printing on Neenah 110# cardstock, I used my Copic markers for coloring,   I love using plaid papers for masculine cards, and die cut the edges with the Memory Box Matinee Rectangle die.

I used a standard size A2 Kraft card base.  Before adding the layers to the base, I secured them together and then did a double wrap of brown twine on the left side.  At the knot I added the little fish hook charm.  Then I secured this grouping to the Kraft card base to complete the card. 

The Rest of the Story... The next time the salesman came to my husband's office, he told him how much the handmade card meant to him. The two were able to chat and my husband was able to share how he knew exactly what this guy was going through having lost his first wife suddenly.  You just never know where one of your cards are going to end up and how it may truly help someone through a difficult time.   What joy that brings to me and to you I'm sure. 

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog. I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to 'Follow' my blog and to visit my site - "Not Just Scraps' on Facebook - where you can purchase my cards. 

I will be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Through the Craftroom Door  ~ August 30th Challenge  

Try it On Tuesday ~ Keep it Simple 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ~ Challenge 188 

Alphabet Challenge - K=Kraft Card

Pam's Pearls


Grass: YG61, YG67, YG63, Water: BG02, B00, BG01, BG13, B01, BG66, BG13, Rope: E17, E19, Pier: E70, E71, E74,  Boat: B00, B06, inside W4, W6, Boat Seat: E17




  1. A beautiful masculine card for a sad occasion,thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

  2. A wonderful card Pam, and thank you for sharing the 'rest of the story'.

  3. Beautiful card. The sentiment is perfect. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door this month. Hope to see you back here again soon.

  4. This is so lovely and I'm sure it was appreciated. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x