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Friday, February 28, 2014

Simple Sympathy Card

 
 
Hi, everyone!  So sorry I haven't posted in a few days.  It's been a busy week of preparing for card buffets, but it's always worth it when I see how much the ladies enjoy card making!
 
This card is another of my attempts to keep things simple.  It would be so easy to change it up to any color you have on hand.
 
I'm really enjoying making clean and simple cards, and it seems my stampers are, too.  They're just a great way to have fun crafting, but you don't have to pull out loads and loads of supplies. 
 
Here's a tip about how to make your butterfly wings stand out.  I place a tiny dimensional (have to cut them down) on the top portion of each wing.  Go ahead and remove the backings.  Next, place a tiny bit of glue on the center of the "body."  When you adhere the butterfly to the card, press and hold the center until it sticks.  Now your butterfly wings won't get smooshed in the mail!
 
How about one more tip for using dimensionals?  Sometimes it can be a little difficult to remove the backing especially when you've cut them down.  Once you place them on the paper, press down on the center of the backing with your fingernail.  I find it really helpful in getting the backing to release enough to be able to grab an edge and pull it off.
 
Here's everything I used:
 
Stamps:
Happy Watercolor (2014 Occasions)
Love and Sympathy
 
Paper:
Pool Party Card Stock
     8-1/2x5-1/2 Card Base
Basic Black Card Stock
     2-3/4x4-1/2 Layer
Whisper White Card Stock
     2-1/2x4-1/4 Main Image
Sweet Sorbet DSP (2014 Sale-A-Bration)
     Scrap for Butterfly
 
Ink:
Black Stazon Stamp Pad
Pool Party Stamp Pad
Blender Pens
 
Accessories:
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Rhinestones
Stampin' Dimensionals
 
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Thanks for stopping by,
Beth

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