Recently my friend’s mother passed away and I needed to make a sympathy card. She’s a dear friend and I was saddened to hear of the news. I wanted my card to be elegant and to also let her know I was thinking about her and wished her comfort. I wanted my card to be mostly neutral with a hint of color. So Saffron was perfect. I used a butterfly image because I think when our time here on earth is over our soul or energy, like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, we transform into something else. The butterfly image I used is retired Stipple Butterfly.
I stamped the butterfly image with Versamark and Basic Black ink then embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I then used a yellow watercolor pencil with a blender pen to color the wings. The embossing powder adds just a bit of shimmer. Click on the image below to see the shimmer. I embossed the background and the envelope flap with the Vintage Wallpaper folder then sponged with So Saffron ink. See card recipe below for more details.
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Size: 5.50″ h x 4.25″ w
Stamps: retired Stipple Butterfly, Thanks for Caring Digital stamps
Paper: CS: Silver, So Saffron, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: So Saffron, Basic Black, Versamark, Yellow Watercolor pencil, Blender Pen
Accessories: My Digital Studio, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Scallop Oval punch, Corner Rounder punch, Basic Pearls, non-SU edge punch, non- SU ribbon
Technique: Embossing, Watercolor, Die cutting