Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Butterfly Sympathy Card

A friend of mine from my Bible Study Fellowship class lost her mother last week, and I wanted to make her a sympathy card. We had prayed for her mom a few months ago when she had to have surgery, but complications from the surgery led to her death last week. Because her mom put her faith in Jesus as her Savior, my friend has the comfort of knowing her mom is with the Lord in heaven now, and she will see her again one day. I chose John 11:25 for the verse inside the card because it is such a beautiful reminder that Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. 
The card base is a 5x7 inch Kraft card. I followed the sketch over at Your Next Stamp for the card design and used a couple of Spellbinder dies for the little butterflies on the front of the card. 
For the sentiment, I die cut some of the same paper I used on the card front using a Sue Wilson die. Then I stamped it with a clear stamp from JustRite Papercrafts' "Easter Blessings" set. 
Here are a couple of close up photos of the beautiful paper I used. I just love the fibers and textures here! 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Retarte 2W, E3 - #81 - Anything Goes (Week 1) 
A Gem of a Challenge  2W  #173 - Let's Get Krafty (use Kraft CS) (W1 of 2)
Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #28 - For the Girls
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #91 Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #94 Always Anything Goes/ optional twist of Ribbons and/or Bows (Week 1 of 2) 
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (M, P1, E3) Anything Goes (extra entry if you use sponsor image)
Petal Lu (M, P15, E3) #17 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft  (2W,  P1/15, E3) #23 -  Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards (M, P11, F) #34 - Always Anything Goes
Paradise of Stamps (2W, P1/15, E3, F) #45 - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges 2W,3E #19 ANything Goes (W1 of 2)  
Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3 - (Week 2) Anything Goes  
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog 2W, 3E - (Week 2) Anything goes with option of Butterflies
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Flora and/or Fauna
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - M, E2, SIO - (July) Always Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 32 (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - W, 3E  - No.146 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – W, E2 - No. 206 - Monochrome
Cut it Up- 2W, 1E, Must have Die Cuts - No. 100 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
YNS Challenges - 2W , SIR (Top Pick) SIO, (Winner and Stand out) - No.43 - (W1 of 2) - Sketch* and Inspirational Photo* use either the sketch or the photo or use  both


  1. Beautiful card! Lovely colors thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#81
    Alexandra Dt

  2. Wow! How gorgeous the texture is on that paper, Carrie! Carrie, thanks so much for your recent visit to my blog and becoming a follower. I so appreciate that - I was already a follower on your amazing blog - and am very grateful to you for leaving such a sweet comment! hugs, de

  3. Such an artistic take on the sketch. It all works so well together. Thanks for joining in YNS challenge #43.

  4. Lovely card and thank you so much for playing along with us and for sharing your project over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  5. Lovely card :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Jo's Scrap Shack-Funday Friday Challenges
    Tina (DT)