Today’s card came together quickly. I love it when that happens!

By Su Mohr for tgifc194; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Botanical Butterfly DSP, Rectangle Stitched dies, Layering Circle dies, Floral Romance dies, Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, Butterfly Duet Punch; #sympathycards #handmadecards #diy #papercrafts #textureoncards #rectanglestitcheddies #cardchallenges #cardsketches

Butterfly Sympathy


My inspiration was from the sketch at TGIF.


I began with a Thick Whisper White card base, a “when-in-doubt-go-to” choice. There was some experimentation, though, by embossing the entire, folded card base with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. It turned out nicely with front, back, and inside texture.

Then, using the Rectangle Stitched dies, I cut a rectangle from Pear Pizzazz cardstock, and a slightly smaller rectangle from dotted, Botanical Butterfly DSP. I tied our Occasions Old Olive Linen Thread around the bottom, according to the TGIF sketch, and glued these layers to the card base.


My leafy circle was cut from the beautiful, Floral Romance DSP with a Layering Circle die. It was layered for thickness, and placed on dimensionals.

Isn’t my butterfly pretty? It was cut with the Butterfly Duet Punch from Botanical Butterfly DSP that is black and white. I colored the butterfly with two Stampin’ Blends: Light Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight. The shadowing is there, so it’s very easy to color. The butterfly was happy to be popped on dimensionals on the leafy, green circle. 


Last but not least, the sentiment. The smallest Rectangle Stitched die was the perfect size for the sketch, and the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings fit the space and mood of the card. I like having sympathy cards on hand when needed, rather than making them at a sad time.


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