Hello there friends! Hope you’re having a great week.
It seems, unfortunately, that every time I make another sympathy card, I run out and need to make another…it almost makes me hesitant to create another one to build my stash for the fear of it. But as a card maker, I create with my heart and it’s important for me to share that with others and especially in times like this. I know that those people that know me, understand this.
(This post is dedicated to a family friend that has been around since I can ever remember him. RIP Bill)
Upon knowing that I needed to create a sympathy card, I had seen that the My Favorite Things Summer School had started and their first lesson was about “The Rule of 3” and so with that in my mind, I went to my MFT stash to create this card.
I first started with a piece of Whip Cream cardstock that was cut out with the A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax die and then stamped the large leafy image from the Dandelion Greenery stamp set with Grout Gray ink 3 times. I also stamped the smaller leaf image 3 times over it as well. I took the sentiment from the Deepest Sympathy stamp set and stamped it with the MFT Extreme Black ink. I layered this panel over a top folding A2 sized Grout Gray cardstock base.
The butterflies were cut out with a die set no longer available…but I love them and can’t part with them! I’ve used the Whip Cream cardstock for the outline of the butterflies, black for the middle sections and then I used: Lemon Chiffon, Tickled Pink and Berrylicious cardstocks for the layers behind the butterflies. I glued the centers only down so that the wings would pop out a bit.
Here’s a closer look at the butterflies and you can see on the colored portion of each of the butterflies that there is a bit of a shimmer on the wings. I took my glitter brush pen to go inside each section of them. I’ve also added 3 Ice Sparkle Crystals to the design for a bit more sparkle.
So as you’ve noticed, I took the “rule of 3” quite literally with my design here! It actually helped me to focus on that particular lesson to finish up my card. Sometimes, I’ve noticed it really helps to “challenge myself” with a project so that I have something to focus on when I need to complete a task that would otherwise be difficult if I was just staring at a blank piece of cardstock. Don’t back down from a challenge or anything in particular that helps keep you focused…especially during times like these right now, as it is something that may be of help for you in more ways than you realize! It sure is for me anyway, and I really need it!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that I’ve helped inspire in some way! Be well and happy friends. I’ll see you again soon!
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