Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Sympathy - Butterflies
I started with a kraft card and stamped it with SU Itty Bitty Background in Starfruit. I cut my 12x12 Karen Foster Lime Twist scrapbook paper into nine 4 inch squares. I ripped the square into uneven pieces ensuring that I did not have a white ripped edge. I adhered them to the right and left edges of the wide card. I cut a butterfly with one of the Sizzix Winged Beauties dies which I adhered over the gap between the SCP pieces. I then added an oval color printed greeting which I ran the same ink pad around the edge to create a bit of contrast. I mounted the greeting with 3D foam tape.
I made some cards for her because this is a time when folks are helping and pitching in and it's always nice to respond with a token of appreciation but shopping is not the priority. I made these tall with the basic same layout as the sympathy card. With no greeting, they can be used as needed. I selected 2 colors from the scrapbook paper in the deep red orange and the deep blue green. The butterflies were cut from textured pearl card stock.