Monday, January 25, 2016

With Sympathy

I recently learned that a friend of mine lost her oldest son in a car accident.  Here is the card I made for her.

I started with white card stock cut and folded to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base.  I cut a black mat at 4 1/8" X 5 3/8". Finally I cut another white mat at 4" X 5 1/4".  I embossed that mat with the Maltese Anna Griffin embossing folder.  It is one of my favorite embossing folders.

Next I used some distress inks, abandon coral, squeezed lemonade, and peacock feathers, to create a background of my butterfly.  Using a set of Memory Box dies I cut the background of the butterfly out of the distressed paper and cut the overlay out of black.  I used my wink of stella pen in clear to go over the entire black layer before adhering it to the front of the butterfly.  I added a black ribbon and stamped my sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black ink.  I am pleased how it turned out.


  1. So sorry to hear about your friend's loss of her son... you made a beautiful card I'm sure she will treasure.

  2. Your card is beautiful! The butterfly says so much. I'm so sorry for your friend's loss.
    Thanks for sharing,

  3. Your card is beautiful, Deanna.

  4. So sorry for your friends loss....
    A beautiful card.
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M