Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sympathy Butterflies

My friend Pam challenged me to do the color challenge. We learned today that a friend of ours, mother passed away. We both wanted to make a sympathy card. I wasn't sure if I was going to like the colors for a sympathy card, but Pam said, that is why it is called a challenge. 
My biggest challenge was finding a piece of teal cardstock. Since it is one of my favorite colors, I have used most of it up in my stash. I did find a piece of plain teal. I decided to emboss with "watering can" embossing powder and a Unity background stamp that looks like a brick wall. I tried to find it on their website and couldn't so maybe it has been discontinued. I don't know. After I heat embossed it on the teal. I ran it through my script embossing folder. I  used silver inka gold to go over the raised areas.  I also used Unity HERE TODAY HERE TOMORROW butterflies and sentiment on inside.
 The center panel is bigger than the sketch, but I had too hard of a time cutting it down because I really liked it.
 Close up of the butterflies. I painted the butterflies with gray and teal markers.


  1. This is gorgeous! A sad reason for a card but it's lovely.

  2. Seriously, you must have needed to stop chatting and get down to business or was it walking away that made this beauty come together. I so cherish our friendship and the two of us challenging one another. I believe it has helped to make me a better artist. Hugs.

  3. MariLynn this is absolutely gorgeous - love your use of the colours and the card as a whole is beautiful - I am sure it will be appreciated.

  4. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I really love the effect of both types of embossing!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  5. Beautiful sympathy cards are always appreciated. hanks for using our sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches!