Monday, October 10, 2011

Sympathy cards

Hello all!  Today I had to make two sympathy cards for co-workers who lost family members.  I used the same colors and cuts, but made them a little different.  The butterfly was cut at 2" from the Ashlynn's Alphabet cart, which was the first cartridge I bought at a Black Friday Wal-Mart sale years ago and don't really use very often.

I used basic A2 card bases and re-folded one into a gate fold.  I covered the inside entirely so you can't tell from the inside.  I embossed both butterflies.  The second butterfly I really like how it turned out, it is much prettier in person.  I cut the second butterfly from the same pattern paper I used for the base.  I then used the "stencil" part of the cut so I would know where the image would cut on the paper and inked over the pattern paper and also added accents in yet a second shade of ink.  I then embossed both butterflies with clear embossing powder three times to add some weight to them.  I don't have the extra thick embossing powder (yet) so I used extra layers and it works similarly.  Everything was inked in a dark purple for some highlights.

thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!!


jessica said...

Sorry you had to make these but they are beautiful!!

girlia said...

Beautiful cards, but sorry for the occasion.

readysetstamp said...

Hi Liz-
Sorry that you had to make the sympathy cards. I know your co-workers are really going to appreciate your thoughtfulness. Speaking of thoughtfulness, thank you so very much for leaving a comment on the Verity Mom blog for the contest that I entered. I really appreciate it! Have a great rest of your week! XOXO, Julie. :0)

DebC said...

Great job Liz they are very pretty!
Deb Crowder

Patti Ross said...

Beautiful cards. They are so hard to make - I always try to make an extra to have on hand. I'm hopping htrough the action wobble blog hop - so glad to meet you and become a new follower! Love your frazzled mom pic...I can so relate!!!

Patti Ross

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