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Sunday, January 2, 2011


Happy New Year, everyone!  I'm excited to get back to stamping after the holidays, unfortunately, my first card of the year is a sympathy card.  My friend's dad recently passed away and I wanted to let him know that I'm thinking of him and his family.  I used a beautifully written quote that I found online from Flavia Weedn.  In yesterday's post, I shared that my dad passed away in 2010, and I miss him dearly...has anyone left any footprints on your heart?
To start, a computer generated quote was printed on Neenah Solar White card stock and set aside.  Next, a butterfly from the CC Designs Butterfly set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on a scrap of Neenah then colored with Copic markers.  After it was colored, paper snips were used to cut it out.  When it comes to cutting abilities, my skill level is right there with a kindergartner (no offense to kindergartners!).  I'm sure everyone already knows...after you cut out your image, take a black marker and quickly go over the cut edge.  It will give it a nice, crisp finish to your cut image and won't draw attention to your cutting skills (hmmm...maybe I should just speak for myself?  Ha!).

The butterfly was set aside and the background layers were sponged.  All three layers use the same colors in the same order starting in the center and working towards the outside edge:  Barely Banana, So Saffron, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie (to tone down the yellows).  Next the branch stamp in the Hang in There set from Gina K Designs was used to stamp the leaves on two of the panels.  They were stamped with Pumpkin Pie multiple times for added depth.  The Basic Black and sponged layers were adhered to the card front, a scrap of black ribbon was tied in a knot and the main panel and butterfly were popped up on Dimensionals.

Copic coloring:

Butterfly:  Y19, Y17, Y15, YR16, YR14  Outline:  110  Shadow (inside of card):  C3, C2, C1, C0

I've gotten really lazy about completing the inside of the card unless I'm giving it away.  I did an inside to this one though.  The butterfly is from the same CC Designs set and stamped then colored the same way as the card front.  The Thinking of You sentiment is also from the Butterfly set.

This card includes the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog ~ The Letter C (C is for cherished memories)
Crafts and Me Challenges ~ Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges ~ Anything Goes
Frosted Designs ~ Use a Quote
Just Us Girls Challenge ~ Sketch
Little Red Wagon ~ Leftovers (I used a scrap of ribbon from my stash)
Mark's Finest Papers ~ Use Something New (I used my new photo printer for the quote)
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Get Embellishing (I used ribbon)

Thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS:  CC Designs Butterfly; Gina K Designs Hang in There
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; SU Basic Black
INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Barely Banana, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie
ACCESSORIES:  Copic markers; PC/printer; sponges; paper snips; ribbon from my stash; Dimensionals


Gale Varland said...

Tammie both the card and the sentiment are beautiful. This will mean alot to your friend

CraftyGirl said...

What a beautiful card! I find making sympathy cards so difficult but you make it look so easy! The butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks for taking on our quote challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
Barb :)

Becky said...

Stunning card, beautiful colors and shading. Thanks for joining Speedy's Friends this week and best wishes for an awesome 2011!

Virgo5 said...

WOW, Stunning card!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Bev Gerard said...

Such a beautiful expression of sympathy!
Butterfly images are so appropriate.'

Happy New Year!

Andrea M said...

Absolutely STUNNING card!!! Love the fabulous colors and lovely butterfly!!! I'm sure it will mean so much to you friend!
I got lazy about completing the inside of cards too but know I try to finish them when I finish a card - I still have about 6 on my desk that need to be finished though!
Wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!!!

Kathryn B said...

This is absolutely beautiful Tammie. Your colors and the shading along with that butterfly are just WOW! Thanks so much for getting sketchy with JUGS this week!

amazonmother said...

Very pretty. Love the tip about coloring the cut edges- no, its not "just you"... ;)

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a gorgeous butterfly, and fab colouring, thanks for joining us at CCC hugs xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful and I am sure he will appreciate it!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Deanna said...

Turned out beautiful!
Thanks for playing!
Dee - LRW DT

Joanne Travis said...

I love your card! the butterfly looks so realistic.
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week.

Kathryn said...

What a lovely sympathy card, I am sure it was received with feeling. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, K x

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, inside and out. Thank you for playing with Spreedy's Friends.

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