A place where I can show my creative side. I love to be artsy and crafty... Things I enjoy: scrapbooking, making cards, stamping, painting, sewing, playing the piano and singing. I've posted photos of some of my past creations and will continue to post more as I make them. Put your feet up and stay awhile.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
None of us ever want to need a reason to have a sympathy card but in reality we will know someone who loses a loved one so it's always good to keep one or two on hand. I like to have my sympathy cards convey a soft and comforting feeling. Butterflies are often used for sympathy cards as a symbol that the loved one has emerged from a cocoon and is flying as free as a butterfly in heaven. Sadly a dear friend of mine's daughter passed away so I made this card for her. She has some rough times ahead of her but I'll be there for her especially since it's a road I am continuing to travel.
I used Basis Pink for the background and embossed it with QuicKutz Frame embossing folder. I stamped the image onto Cryogen White and colored the image with copics. I used Magenta Vellumfor the frame behind the image and the butterflies. I used one fabric rosette and made the leaves out of Mica/MetallicEmerald. I LOVE this paper! I frequently use it for making leaves.
Quick hint: Cut out the center of the vellum before adhering to the back of the image. You can use that vellum for other projects or to punch out butterflies like I did.
I love how that fabric rosette looks on the card. I also bent the butterflies in the center before I adhered them to the card so they look like they are flying. The mini pearl centers are a nice touch.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Copics = RV00, R81, R83, R85, YG63, G24
Image = Stampin Up's Apothecary Art
Sentiment = My Cute Stamps: Ashley's Blossoms
Fabric flower = The Paper Studio's Pink Large Rosette
Martha Stewart Punches = butterflies and leaves