I’ve been having to make way too many sympathy cards lately. And when I need a sympathy card, I usually need it right then, which means it has to be a card than I can create in a jiffy.
After all, these are one of those type of cards that I like to spend more time on the inside than the outside.
For some reason, while I was making this card – which includes 1 embossing folder, 1 sentiment stamp, 1 Designer Paper and 1 ink pad — an old song “Butterflies are Free” was running through my head. I can’t for the life of me remember where I heard that song (can anyone enlighten me? Leave a comment below and help a girl out!)
This card went together very quickly – here’s the recipe:
- Basic Gray Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and 4″ x 5-1/4″)
- Basic Black Cardstock (1″ x 5-1/4″)
- Timeless Elegance Designer Paper (2″ x 5-1/4″)
- Other: 4″ of ribbon, Scrap of Vanilla & Black for punches
- Optional: 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the inside of the card.
- Run the Basic Gray mat (4″ x 5-1/4″) through the Big Shot using the Fluttering Embossing Folder & layer onto folded card.
- Layer the Designer Paper onto the strip of Basic Black cardstock, leaving just a 1/4″ showing. Layer this onto the left side of the embossed mat.
- Stamp the sentiment onto the scrap of vanilla cardstock using Black Memento ink. Punch out using the Scallop Oval punch.
- Punch out an oval from the scrap of Basic Black cardstock using the Scallop Oval punch; cut length-wise (“hot dog” style) and layer each piece behind the Vanilla punched piece.
- Hand-cut a “tail” from each end of the Vanilla ribbon & adhere the ribbon to the back of the oval. Add Dimensionals and adhere to the card to finish.