Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sympathy ~ SSS212

Yesterday I made two background pieces by using a doily as a mask, then using my spray pen to create the design on the card stock.  One was made into a card and the other was sitting on my table this afternoon next to a piece of Sweet Leaf paper that had been used to cut a circle.  I'm a scrap piece saver...and suddenly I saw that the green could be cut into a frame for the remaining doily design.  Then it began to look like a sketch I'd seen this morning.  Sometimes my creative mess and hording scraps helps me out.
I didn't want to cover up the dainty design, so instead I chose a panel of vellum.  The sentiment tag did not look right on top though, and so I did that in vellum as well.  The butterfly is a retired Close To My Heart stamp that I stamped in Versamark and embossed with Stampalicious  transparent Crystal.  The black butterfly beneath it is a Martha Stewart punch. For balance, I added the CTMH black pearl embellishments.

This card is for the Sweet Stop Sketch #212.


  1. Very pretty Dena. Love the beautiful butterfly and the vellum. Very elegant. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

  2. Your doily background is so delicate and pretty, Dena! Love the velum layer on your butterfly! Beautiful card creation with this sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

  3. Sympathy cards are so hard to get right, but you have made an amazingly beautiful card. The vellum is a super touch and the butterfly detail is lovely. Thanks so much for playing at The Sweet Stop. X

  4. So pretty and what great work. Truly an elegant and delicate card.