Saturday, September 4, 2021

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Sympathy Card

 

Sympathy cards are not my favorite cards to make.  They make me sad.  However, in cases like this one where I am making a card for a specific family, in remembrance of someone I knew and loved, it is nice to be able to remember that person, their smile, that twinkle in their eye, and memories created over decades while I am creating.  

The layout for this card was inspired by Tuesday Morning Sketches #621.


MEASUREMENTS
Night of Navy Card Base ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Blushing Bride Cardstock ~ 4-1/8" x 5-3/8"
Gray Granite Cardstock ~ 2-1/4" x 4"
In Good Taste Designer Series Paper ~ 3" x 4"
Basic White Cardstock ~ 5" x 7" and 4" x 5-1/4" (inside)

  • Stamp the butterflies using Tuxedo Black ink, on Basic White CS.  Using the Stamparatus will enable you to stamp multiple times to get a nice, dark image. 
  • Use the Brilliant Wings dies to cut out the butterflies.
  • Color the largest butterfly using Night of Navy Blends
  • Stamp the sentiment on the Gray Granite CS, using Night of Navy ink 
  • Position the Gray Granite CS equally distanced from the top and sides before adhering to the Blushing Bride CS.
  • Adhere the In Good Taste DSP to the Blushing Bride CS, just under the Gray Granite CS.
  • Place a strip of ribbon over the place where the Gray Granite and In Good Taste meet.  Secure on the back of the Blushing Bride CS with Glue Dots. 
  • Attach the Blushing Bride CS to the Night of Navy Card Base with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the butterfly over the ribbon, slightly angled.

For the inside of the card, add a piece of Basic White CS.  Color one of the smaller butterflies with the Night of Navy Blends.  Then, adhere that butterfly to the corner, as shown. 


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6 comments:

  1. Your card is wonderful and the blue butterfly is so pretty! Making a handmade sympathy card has become part of the healing process for me. I'm glad you shared your creation with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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  2. Gorgeous card!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie - TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

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  3. Gorgeous sympathy card! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

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    1. Thank you Melissa. I always find inspiration from Tuesday Morning Sketches! :)

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