Friday, February 13, 2015

Butterfly Sympathy

Butterfly Sympathy card made for a friend

I've been working a lot with black lately - as the background (in chalkboard cards and other fun projects), and as the foreground on another color. I made this card for a friend whose mom passed away recently, and I decided to work with a black background and lighten it up with some pink, lilac, and teal - very calming and uplifting. Hard to tell here, but the colors in the border really do match the butterfly colors. Stamping on black (especially when the card stock is textured as this is) can be tricky; I have found that chalk inks work pretty well. (Dye inks do not, as they seep into the paper and disappear.) I like using butterflies on sympathy cards - I think they bring a certain peace and lightness at a difficult time.
I used My Favorite Things Sketch 215 as a basis for my card. The double-layered butterfly was cut with a Martha Stewart punch and colored with Memento Dew Drops - Angel Pink, Lilac Posies, and Teal Zeal. The stamped butterflies and sentiment were inked with Prima Fluid Chalk Inks - Hydrangea and Teal Damask. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up. Bling provided by Studio G and Stickles.


  1. Margaret, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment! I am excited to find out that you also live in Alaska and you also scrapbook! I have never been on Kodiak, but hopefully one day I will visit the island. I am from Soldotna, Kenai peninsula.

  2. Sympathy cards are the absolute hardest thing for me to make--but you have done it do well here Margaret :). (Alaska! I bet you do have awesome scenery ;) ) Thanks for joining us on the MFT Sketch Challenge! ;)