Butterfly Sympathy Card

Hello friends. Sympathy cards are never easy to make, so I prefer to make them at times when I don’t have need for them, and have one or two on hand. Today’s hero is the Helena Floral Butterfly Stamp from Paper Rose Studio, and I kept the stamp in front of me at all times while I was making the card, to use as reference.

Today’s card is made in layers. First, ink blending. I used Grape, Bubblegum and Pool inks from Paper Rose Studio, and blended them onto a card front. I then spattered the card with inks from the same ink pads mixed with water, as well as some darker colours, which I used some Altenew Brush markers to make, blending the pens until the shades were right.

I stamped the butterfly image in a pale ink first. I wanted the colour to disappear when I heat embossed it later, but in hindsight I could have used a slightly darker colour, as I did lose sight of the image a couple of times! The reason for this two step process for the colouring is that I’ve heard that embossing powder can damage your Copics, and much as I like to experiment, those babies are expensive!!!

I’ve made a video of the process which you can see below. Feel free to pop over to my YouTube Channel here and subscribe if you’d like to see more videos.

Once I had the image stamped, I chose slightly darker Copics than the blended colours, and coloured the gaps in the image. On the flower side, the lines are thinner and I needed to take more care, but on the other side, I was just colouring very loosely, as I knew that the embossing powder would hide a multitude of sins!

I then popped the panel back into my MISTI, right where it was before, and re stamped, this time with Versamark clear ink, then I sprinkled on and heat set some Gold embossing powder.

Finally, I mounted the panel onto a piece of Gold Shimmer Cardstock, and added some sentiments from the So Extra Black sentiment pack from Paper Rose Studio. I hope that this card will bring some comfort when the time comes to use it.

Until next time, may all your cards be for happy occasions,

Blessings,
Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.
My Sweet Petunia MISTI
My Sweet Petunia MISTI
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Altenew Watercolor Markers - Spring
Altenew Watercolor Markers – Spring
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ALT
Copic Markers 36 set
Copic Markers 36 set
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Altenew Metallic Watercolour set
Altenew Metallic Watercolour set
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Memento Ink Desert Sand
Memento Ink Desert Sand
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Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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Paper Rose Ink Bubblegum
Paper Rose Ink Bubblegum
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PRS
Paper Rose Ink Pool
Paper Rose Ink Pool
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Paper Rose Ink Grape
Paper Rose Ink Grape
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Paper Rose Helena Floral Butterfly stamp
Paper Rose Helena Floral Butterfly stamp
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Wow! Gold Embossing Powder
Wow! Gold Embossing Powder
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Paper Rose Gold Shimmer Cardstock
Paper Rose Gold Shimmer Cardstock
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Paper Rose So extra supporting sentiments black
Paper Rose So extra supporting sentiments black
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Paper Rose White Card bases AU size
Paper Rose White Card bases AU size
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Paper Rose White Card fronts AU size
Paper Rose White Card fronts AU size
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Paper Rose Blending Brush without Cap
Paper Rose Blending Brush without Cap
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Paper Rose Blending Brush with Cap
Paper Rose Blending Brush with Cap
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