Wednesday, June 15, 2016

SNS Butterfly Sympathy

Hi there,

Well, unfortunately I'm back today with yet another sympathy card. .... and even more unfortunate, is that it is for the same person. After losing her older sister just three week's prior, a dear friend has now lost her father. Absolutely devastating for her mother and the remaining family. This is what I came up with for my friend.

Using the Poppy Stamps Clara Corner die, I die cut and embossed two of the corners out of white cardstock. I inked one of the corner pieces with Memento London Fog ink. They were placed kitty corner to one another on a black cardstock square, popping up the center flower with a foam square, for a little dimension.

The sentiment (from Sympathy Set 579) was stamped in the top left corner with Versamark and then heat embossed with White Detail. The butterfly was die cut using the Memory Box Lunette Butterfly die from white cardstock. I applied Versamark to the antenna and heat embossed with Belgian Cream. The butterfly body was applied with Versamark and then heat embossed with Black Detail. More Versamark was applied and then I heat embossed from underneath the piece with Magic Speckle to give the mosaic look.

A piece of sheer, white ribbon was attached to the left hand side, before being layered to the white card base and the butterfly was added to the bottom corner with a foam square for more dimension. I decided to leave the card just like that, simple and clean.

I also made a card using the same Corner die, for my friend's mother. I used silver butterfly stickers for this one, and the sentiment is from the same Sympathy Set 579.

That concludes my share for today. I am trying to get several cards taken care of, before we leave on Friday for Scotland. We have my eldest son, Struan's graduation next week in St. Andrews and then David and Calum and I are headed to Italy for a week, back to Scotland for a few more days and then home the 4th of July. I'm going to try to schedule another blog for next Thursday, then you won't hear much else from me 'till my return.

Till then,

Enjoy the beginning of summer,

Big hugs,



  1. Such beautiful cards. I am so sorry you needed another sympathy card but I guess those are something we all use I am sure a lot. As to your trip, you have a wonderful time. Enjoy it to the max!

  2. Beautiful cards, perfect for the occasion. So sad to hear that a second card was needed for the same person.

    Have a wonderful trip. xx

  3. Both of these cards are beautiful. I am sure the families will appreciate the thoughtfulness of these cards. Have a fun time back home and stay safe on your travels.

  4. Such beautiful cards for such a very sad occasion Shona, how awful for your friend. I love what you have done with the embossing, makes for an interesting texture and effect.
    Have a good trip and a great time in Scotland seeing family etc. AND your wonderful trip to Italy.
    Look forward to your next projects

  5. So sorry you had the need for these 2 beautiful cards. I really like how you've done the corners, and the color of that butterfly is just lovely. (It looks like a blue patina on my monitor). Those corners are so pretty and what a different effect the elements created on card #2. So much texture on each. Congratulations on the big graduation, and have a wonderful trip. I know you'll enjoy being in Scotland - and Italy. (lucky you!) Be safe, have fun, & best wishes for your son! TFS & Hugs

  6. Indeed, how devastating for the family, Shona. Your cards are beautiful and very elegant. The recipients will cherish your kindness and appreciate these handmade masterpieces for the created prayers they are. Love, de

  7. Stunning and such elegant sympathy creations Shona. Loving the black and white.
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  8. Wonderful card, Shona - so hard to make these cards, but this one is sure to bring comfort to the family. How devastating indeed to lose two family members so close together. Hugs to you! ♥

  9. This card is serene, comforting, and beautiful! So sorry for your dear friend. Hugs and love to all. Be well. You are a good friend.

  10. So sorry to hear of these back-to-back losses but the cards you have made are lovely and will certainly be meaningful to the families.


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