Friday, September 13, 2013

Butterfly Sympathy

Last month I held a stamp-a-stack for my customers and it was requested that one of the card designs be a sympathy card.  No one ever wants to sit down and make one of those.  It's always easier just to have one ready to go.  I know I never have much creativity in me when I have to sit down and make one.  I'd much rather have it designed and stamped before I need it.

 Each person made 4 of these and I also has some get well and generic thinking of you sentiments out that they could use instead of sympathy.

  The base is Naturals White and then a layer of Pear Pizzazz.  Another layer of Naturals White with a an embossed strip of Early Espresso Core'dinations tied with a Whisper White taffeta ribbon.  We used the Modern Mosaic embossing folder and then lightly sanded the raised pattern.

  Before adhering the top layer of Naturals White we used the small butterfly punch and punched through the edge of the Early Espresso layer so the Pear Pizzazz shows through the negative space.  We added some pearls for the body and then a few more punch Pear Pizzazz butterflies.  To make the butterflies have some dimension just adhere the centers and bend up the wings a bit.  For the flight paths of the butterflies just use a paper piercer and free hand the the pattern.  Trust me it's easy!

  I hope you have fun things planned for the weekend.  Don't forget to have some stamping time too!  =)

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers

Ink: Early Espresso

Paper: Naturals White, Early Espresso Core'dinations, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories: small butterfly punch, Modern Mosaic e.f., pearls, paper piercer, taffeta ribbon


1 comment:

  1. Very pretty, Amanda. I totally agree about sympathy cards. So difficult to design one when the need is there. Thanks for sharing! Wish I lived close enough to craft with you!


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