It’s Monday the 21st & celebrating President’s Day! WooHoo! It’s a 3-day weekend so folks can travel someplace fun for a couple of days. No mail delivery, no school, etc. Quiet day, maybe.

My last post was a sympathy card ‘cuz one of our church staff members passed away unexpectedly. Today’s card is for a man on staff who worked closely with the deceased. While it doesn’t look masculine, it is… The blues and other coloring are subtle & gentle – offering solace. Here it is…

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Using Granny Apple Green, Misty Moonlight & Pacific Point inks and a Blending Brush, I colored a piece of Thick Basic White card stock, overlapping colors as I liked. Then I used the Brilliant Wings Dies to cut several butterflies. Let me say here, that I have two sets of these dies… one cut apart & one left as it came – whole. For this project I used the cut apart dies so I could place them in strategic places on the inked card stock. 🙂 The next step was to run a panel of Basic White through the Hive 3D Embossing Folder. I love the deepness of embossing this creates. I adhered this with liquid glue directly to the Misty Moonlight card base. Next I stamped the woodgrain ‘log’ with Basic Gray ink then die cut it with the Horizon Dies. I stamped the sentiment using the On the Horizon stamp set and Pacific Point ink on the ‘log’. This I put on dimensionals and adhered to the card front, leaving room for the butterfly. The butterfly has dimensionals only under the body. I added a Misty Moonlight/ Silver bow from the Flowers for Every Season pack with a glue dot. This is such a great combination of ribbons! Then I added 3 Adhesive-Backed Hexagons to the ‘log’ and the card front was complete.

On the Horizon w/ Brilliant Wings Dies Sympathy. inside

On the inside I stamped the silhouette of a leaf pattern using the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set in Granny Apple Green on a panel of Basic White card stock. I stamped the sentiment using the Inspired Thoughts stamp set (one of my favs!) in Misty Moonlight ink. This panel was adhered direcvtly to the inside of the card – and done!

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For the envelope, I used the ‘silhouette’ of two butterflies that I had die cut from the Basic White piece, then used the Blending Brush, Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point inks to color it. L-O-V-E!

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