Saturday, September 16, 2017

Butterfly Sympathy

I recently found out through a Facebook group I'm in that a lineman was killed in Victoria, TX, while working to restore power to the residents there after Hurricane Harvey went through. The group member who posted included his grandmother's name & address, so I made this sympathy card to send to her.

I began by cutting a panel of Strathmore Smooth Bristol paper to 4.25x5.5". I marked the vertical center of the panel, and adhered a mask that I'd die cut from a full-sticky Post It note using one of the "Flutter of Butterflies - Solid" dies from My Favorite Things. I also cut a piece of copy paper to the same size as my panel, and tore an oval shape from the area that corresponded with where the butterfly was on my panel. I used repositionable adhesive to stick that mask to my panel, and stamped through the opening with My Favorite Things' "Romantic Script Background" stamp, inked with Pumice Stone Distress ink. Before removing either mask, I also lightly inked inside the oval with Pumice Stone.

For the greeting, I pulled one from My Favorite Things' "Get Well Wishes" (discountinued). I stamped that with Hero Arts Wet Cement ink, centered on my panel below the butterfly area.

To give the panel a more finished look, I marked on the back 1/8" from each side at the corners. Then I used my scoring board & a stylus to score a frame 1/8" in, just to those marks at the corners. I also felt there was a bit of a disconnect between the image area & the greeting. So I colored various size dots with a Tombow marker, and covered each with Morning Dew Nuvo Crystal Drops. That gave the perfect finishing touch!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

My Favorite Things' 2017 Card Design Superstar Contest: "Clean & Simple Genius" category
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: "Clean and Simple"
613 Avenue Create #201: "Anything Goes"


  1. this is gorgeous, luv the CAS design! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  2. Congratulations you are one of this week’s Top Rockers at 613 Avenue Create - don’t forget to pick up your badge from the Top Rocker page.

  3. Absolutely Beautiful sympathy card and congrats on making Top Rocker-----Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x


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