We always need masculine cards but they can be hard to create. I’ve got a distinguished masculine sympathy card you can make in 5 minutes! Don’t need a sympathy card? Change the greeting on this DIY card to suite whatever occasion you need!

I also have an easy card making technique to share with you today- a simple watercolor wash.  It’s a very crisp, clean, and simple card. Aqua painters are the key to today’s distinguished masculine sympathy card.

Oh, and I have a card for the ladies too so check it out!


Distinguished Masculine Sympathy Card Video Tutorial:

If you need a simple DIY card, a distinguished masculine sympathy card, or want to learn an easy card making technique this video tutorial packs it all! Sympathy card ideas can be difficult to come up with…especially masculine cards of sympathy so I think you’ll really appreciate today’s card design idea.


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A distinguished masculine card


This watercolor wash technique makes for a simple card


A completed distinguished masculine card made in 5 minutes


  • Sahara Sand – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
  • Mossy Meadow – 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛”
  • Very Vanilla – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • Linen Thread – small bow


Here are the supplies you will need to create the card. Short and sweet! I know you like that! Need something you don’t have? Click a pic to start your order! 


Here is a feminine version of the card. I changed up the colors to Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose, and Pear Pizzazz.

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  • Seaside Spray – 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
  • Rococo Rose – 3 ⅞” x 5 ⅛”
  • Whisper White – 3 ¾” x 5″
  • Linen Thread – small bow


Here are the supplies I used on my feminine version of the card. Click a pic to choose any of these products. 

Why Rubbing Alcohol instead of Water?

I have a quick video from a couple of years ago explaining why I prefer rubbing alcohol over water.

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YouTube Live Link – https://youtu.be/KxYVjZ38Ul0

Make your calendars so we can stamp together!! Make plans to join me for a YouTube LIVE (yes, a LIVE), on Thursday, February 6th at

  • 5pm pacific time
  • 6pm mountain time
  • 7pm central time
  • 8pm eastern time

YouTube Live Link – https://youtu.be/KxYVjZ38Ul0

We are going to create a FUN Andes Mint Matchbox TOGETHER. Yep, this one will be interactive. I even have a FREE written tutorial with diagrams for you – https://bit.ly/37oir9p

Want to create along with me? Here’s what you need:

  • From My Heart Designer Series Paper – 6″ x 6″
  • Real Red Cardstock – 6 ⅜” x 8 ½” and 2 ¾” x 6 ⅛”
  • Whisper White – 2 ¾” x 6 ⅛”, 1 ¾” x 6″, and a small scrap about 2” x 2” or more
  • Heart Punches in Real Red (scallop) and Rose Glimmer (solid)
  • Real Red Ribbon – 22″
  • Real Red ink pad
  • 1 ½” circle punch
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Andes Mint box

I can’t wait to stamp LIVE with you! YouTube Live Link – https://youtu.be/KxYVjZ38Ul0


It is always my hope that the cards I share inspire you to create something on your own. Whether you create the card exactly as I did or you change things up with your favorite colors and stamp sets, it’s all about getting creative with stamps, ink, and paper.

I do love how today’s card could come together so quickly. Watercolor washes make any stamped image just POP, don’t you think?

Thank you thank you thank you for joining me this past week! I truly appreciate you! Hey, if you haven’t subscribed to my blog, take a minute to do that. I would love to have you as a subscriber. I share a new video 3 times a week so I promise not to bombard your email box with lots of stuff. CLICK HERE to subscribe!

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