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Butterfly sympathy card

Wow!  The holidays have kept me from my crafting – I am in withdrawal mode!  I finally found an excuse because my husband’s hairdresser’s father died and he needed a sympathy card to give her.  

I used the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge this week as my jumping off point.

I used Because I Care hostess set, Teeny Tiny Wishes, God’s Blessings, Butterfly punch, solid paper and inks from Stampin Up.  The Squares were cut using Spellbinders dies.  The paper is from The Best of Barb Walton.  After stamping the flower images in Concord Grape ink I colored them in with Copic markers.  After they were colored I inked the flowers with versamark ink and embossed the images with sparkle powder.  The butterfly was made by punching the image in Concord Grape and the patterned paper. Then I applied the versamark ink to the top layer of the butterfly and embossed again with the sparkle powder.  The doily is a Martha Stewart punch.

 

Sympathy Card

I made this sympathy card using the sketch from Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.  I used Antique Linen to ink up my new text it stamps for the background. Then I used my Vintage label #4 stamps for the outline. The flowers are from Stampin Up and the sentiment is from Unity. Finally, I tied a ribbon around the card and sewed a button on (I was afraid the button would fall off if I used adhesive).
It’s simple, but I don’t feel you want a lot of fluff and bling on this type of card.
Thanks for looking!
Candy

Paper butterfly flowers card

Well, I’m not sure why I thought I would find more time to craft once the kids went back to school!?  Anyway, I squeezed in one of the many challenges I wanted to do this week – 2S4Y.  The sketch fit in perfectly for the card I made for my manager whose father died last week.  I used the Stampin Up butterfly punch to make four butterflies.  Then I layed them out on paper towels and got them very wet with a spray bottle.  Then I used blue and orange ink with a waterpen to get the effect.  After letting them dry I curled the edges and overlapped them.  Then I put a brad through the center and added some silver Stickles in the center.  Then attached it to the card with dimensionals.  I learned this from my oh so crafty Stampin Up demonstrator and friend, Carol Fothergil.  I used a Cricut cut from the Storybook cart and ran it through a cuttlebug folder (I had to modify the cut a little to get the shape to line up the way I wanted  in the folder!) .  I also added some Crystal Stickles to the corners of the card on the embossing.  The saying is a Stampin Up stamp on one of their punches, then layered on another punch from Fiskers that I inked around the edges.  I used Bazzill Bling cardstock.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!

Candy

Sympathy Card

Two of my husband’s friend’s fathers died last week.  I thought the Polka Doodles challenge (black and white with one color) was perfect for these cards.

I stamped the white background with a butterfly Unity stamp.  Then embossed it with sparkly powder.  Next, I cut a frame for the card by using Plantin Schoolbook cart and design studio.  After attaching it to the card I rounded the corners of the card with a punch.  Then I tied two ribbons around the card.

I used Nestabilities from Spellbinders to create the layered rectangles.  I used a different Unity butterfly stamp and embossed it with black powder.  The skinny rectangle with sentiment was cut using Plantin Schoolbook cart and design studio again.  Finally, I added three pearls.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for all your kind comments and feedback.

Candy