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.

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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  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.

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

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