Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sympathy Butterfly Card

My friend Barb lost her dad last week and I wanted to send her a card. I wanted a more subtle way of coloring, so I decided to airbrush the butterfly. Ever since I got my Copics, I gave away all of my other coloring mediums. I first tried coloring one in and thought it was too vibrant.

Thought to myself...should I take pictures of white background cards with colored paper behind it? Do you think it gets too washed out?

Paper: Basic Grey Kioshi
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, sentiment is A muse
Friskars Border Punch, Twine, Copics, and Rhinestones


I know many think it's a bad omen to pre-make sympathy cards, but I've been wanting to make a set. A few people have asked me for some lately and depending on the situation, I don't always have the time to make cards. So I made a set of 8 to have on hand. It's a nice way to use up your scraps.

I hope you all have a great hump day! I will be back on Friday with my card for TGF Farm Fresh Friday.

38 comments:

  1. your butterfly is beautiful! I love that border punch as well...need to try and find that one!

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  2. This is a really pretty card Sparkle. I love the subtle airbrushing of the butterfly. I'm sure your friend will appreciate it very much.

    On a different note, I think the white background is fine. It would stand out a bit more with a light color behind it, but either way, the image is good.

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  3. It's a really elegant card Sparkle.
    Love the butterfly!

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  4. This is a really stunning card Sparkle!

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  5. So elegant....I love it!!!

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  6. What a lovely card, Sparkle. I know Barb will really appreciate it.

    Your cards look great no matter what, I think! *Ü*

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  7. this is so pretty. I love what you did with the butterfly and that DP is so lovely. this is a great sympathy card. sorry that your friend lost her dad. I know how that feels. I think it's great you make a few. I have to...these are hard to make. happy hump day!

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  8. Sorry to hear of your friend's loss; this is a gorgeous card to send her. The butterfly is stunning with your airbrush coloring and really stands out in that layout and against the crisp white!

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  9. Beautiful, Sparkle. The butterfly is perfect.

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  10. This is gorgeous Sparkle. The butterfly looks great. I think it's a great idea to have some sympathy cards on hand. You never know when you're going to need one.

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  11. I think it is beautiful! Perfect!

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  12. Beautiful, I think it is a perfect sympathy card.

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  13. BEAUTIFUL card Sparkle!!! I think its perfect. So sorry for your friends loss.

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  14. This is beautiful, Sparkle! Sympathy cards are no fun to make, but this will definitely mean a lot to the recipient! I think the white background looks fabulous and I wouldn't change it:)

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  15. I agree - sympathy cards are NOT easy... but they're so much appreciated. This card is so beautiful! I love how you airbrushed the butterfly - I need to get better at it.

    You should enter your card at the Embellish challenge since this week's challenge is for butterflies! http://embellishmagazine.com/blog/2010/05/embellish-butterflies-color-challenge-sponsored-by-skipping-stones-design/

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  16. What a beautiful card, Sparkle! Your butterfly is gorgeous...and it helps that it's my favorite color, too! *wink*

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  17. beautiful! and who cares about bad omens anyway, lol. I keep a stash of simple, elegant notecards for things like get well, sympathy, or congrats when I don't have time to make one when they're needed. :)

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  18. This is gorgeous, Sparkle! I never have sympathy cards when I need them either.. they are never fun to make, but it's nice to have them when you need them.

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  19. Beautiful card, the butterfly is awesome!

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  20. This is just lovely, Sparkle. And I personally always try to keep simple sympathy cards on hand as I find it too difficult to make them when I actually need them.

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  21. This is different for you....and I like it! Very elegant and simple.

    I've often thought about the white on white photos. Maybe a muted coordinating color to help the white card stand out.

    I have a stash of sympathy cards. Good thing I don't believe in omens!

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  22. This is so pretty Sparkle, and in death, I think butterflies have a very special meaning, so I really love this card! Sadly, we all need these cards at one time or another, I'd rather have a pretty one like this! Sorry for your friend's loss.......xoxo

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  23. The airbrushing came out lovely! It's such a pretty card. I've never heard of premaking sympathy cards as a bad omen, I'm sure it's fine ;) As for the white on white, I don't think it's washed out, however sometimes it's fun to use a pattern or other colored background. I find it much fun anyway!

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  24. your airbrushing is just wonderful. love the composition of this. i don't think you need a colored background. i think the white on white makes it more dramatic.

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  25. This is beautiful and airbrushing adds just the right touch.

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  26. Unfortunately we often need cards like this at the last moment so at least you've had some proper time to create a gorgeous card.

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  27. Sparkle, this is so elegant. Love it !

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  28. This is a gorgeous card, i dont think the white background washes out the card, when i take pictures of cards that are predominantly white - i do use a different coloured background like brown, however i think it is personal taste.

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  29. oh wow, just stunning Sparkle, so perfect! hugs Debx

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  30. Oh my gosh this is gorgeous! Wow... I hope your friend is well. Beth

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  31. Beautiful! Great job on the butterfly!

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  32. Oh wow, not nice to have to pass this on in such not nice circumstances, but I love the clean look of this. The twine is a nice touch.

    :) Marcia

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  33. it's a beautiful card and is very tastefully done. I think the card photographs just fine!

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  34. Sympathy cards areso hard to do but this is so beautiful and tasteful, its wonderful
    love tasha xx

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  35. Beautiful! I love that butterfly! And I think it's a good idea to have some sympathy cards on hand so you don't have to think about making one when they are needed.

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