Many years ago, my sister (-in-law), Judy, Retired2stamp, invited me to a Stampin' Up Party. I was drawn to the 6X6 recipe card swap our local group was doing and had wanted to scrapbook too. I wasn't really interested in card making because I had witnessed my brother (in-law) Ed fold up a handmade card and put it in his pocket. I almost fainted and I didn't even make the card. But after a few parties, I was hooked and now make more cards than I had ever thought I would. My most recent passions are ATCs, tags & altered art. As you look through my blog I hope you can see how I've grown in my crafting ability!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Butterfly Sympathy

This was my shoebox project for a recent Splitcoaststampers get together in Ilion, NY.  I got the idea from a card I saw on Pinterest by Patsy Collins.  The layout is the same but I used a different stencil, colors, & I stamped a flower instead of using a die cut.  I thought it was a very pretty card & decided on using a sympathy sentiment & verse instead of making a birthday card.  The photo doesn't do it justice either!

To make the background, I used a little trick I saw Jennifer McGuire do by putting Glad Press 'n Seal around a small bread board with the sticky side up.  This will keep the cardstock in place without having to hold it or use adhesive.

The SU Whisper White background was done by blending Cracked Pistachio in the center of Tim Holtz's Latticework Stencil then adding Antique Linen, around the outside of the cracked pistachio & a little in the middle.

Next using my Misti, I stamped a flower from Tim Holtz Wildflowers using Peeled Paint & Dried Marigold Markers & a sentiment from SU Love & Sympathy set with a VersaFine Onyx Black Mini Ink Pad.

The dots are from SU Gorgeous Grunge & randomly stamped in Antique Linen.

I decided to use one of the butterflies from Tim Holtz's Mini Detailed Butterfly Dies cut in SU Whisper White with SU Vellum underneath.  I added a Zva Mini Taupe Pearl on the butterfly.

It was a quick & easy card...hope you give it a try.  TFL!