Thinking of You

The daughter of a person I work with passed away last week, and I decided to make a card. I have not really dabbled in sympathy or paying respects cards so this was a new experience for me. Very telling, I might add, because I learned a lot about myself in the process. For instance, I used my Copics to add new green buds to the branch. I really felt it important to demonstrate that the cycle of life continues even when we loose a loved one. In this case, the person was young and I felt the butterfly was a great representation of the beauty of life even when the life is short. Finally, the empty nest spoke to me because I am sending this to the mother who lost her child. I know, pretty heavy stuff, but sometimes it goes way beyond use of white space and finding just the right embellie.
I "loosely" based this card on this weeks 2Sketches4You challenge. I rotated the sketch, used the bulk of the branch as the large element across the whole card and the lower branch to represent the half scallop. Our Creative Corner challenged everyone to use butterflies and Papertrey Peeps challenge #6 is to add some bling. While it is subtle, the butterfly is covered with glitter. All told, this is a triple whammy!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question.

Happy Day!

Our Creative Corner
Papertrey Peeps


Stamps: Grow-a-Garden (Basic Grey), Glitter Starter Stamp Kit (Martha Stewart), Autumn Abundance (PTI)

Ink: Dark Chocolate Perfect Match, Chai Blend, Chamomile (PTI)

Paper: White card blank (Michaels)

Copics: R (24), Y (15,13,19), G (28,24)

Other: Crystal Fine Glitter (Martha Stewart), Xyron Sticker Maker


  1. This is beautiful, and all of the symbolism put into it is very moving.

  2. What a lovely and thoughtful card. I always think of the butterfly as a symbol of rebirth. The glitter is subtle and tasteful. Well done and thank you for joining in the Papertrey Peeps challenge.

  3. wow!! What a perfectly stunning card!!

  4. That butterfly is Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week!

  5. Simply stunning!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  6. Very sweet card! Love your butterfly! :)

  7. This is so pretty! Thank you so much for playing along w/us this week @2S4Y! :)

  8. Very nicely thought out! Wow, really packs a punch...great job!


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