Friday, April 27, 2012

Unity- Friends With Flair


 It is Friday and time for FWF at Unity.  I needed to make a sympathy card this week for a deer friend who has lost her sister.  They have been very close and this loss will be difficult for her and I want her to know that she has people who care.







 I like the image of the butterfly because it is so delicate and beautiful but also that butterflies through their transformations from caterpillars is a symbol of hope for things to come.  I chose to make this card very clean and simple.  I used With Sympathy, by Unity and scallop rectangle Spellbinders dies.  I used a bit of organza ribbon for a bit of elegance.

This was a second version of the card.  I chose to add a little color and add dimension with the little butterfly (it is difficult to see in this photo, but his wings pop up).  I used a clear bookplate over the bottom image with some black brads.  The base is a black glossy cardstock, which made taking photos difficult due to the glare.  I punched some flowers with SU! flower trio punch from orange DCWV cardstock and added three dots with black pearl pen.  I colored every other flower with Copic markers for more depth.  Thank you for stopping by for a look and enjoy viewing other FWF projects.  Have a great weekend.

12 comments:

  1. Very pretty cards. Love the colours.

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  2. Wow, I love the black glossy card stock! They are both awesome!

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  3. Hi Chere, both these cards are so pretty!! Love the butterfly! It's never easy to make sympathy cards, your turned out so lovely. And I'm sure it brings comfort to your dear friend. Have a great weekend, Chere!

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  4. LOVE both cards - but the color combo on the first one especially caught my eye! BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  5. Your cards are stunning. Do you min if I card lift the first one? I make sympathy cards for a card ministry and would like to use your design.

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  6. Both are so beautiful!

    I totally love the contrast of the 2nd card. It's so nice.

    And the grey / pink combo is always a fav or mine (I went through a period where I wore that combo a lot and it also inspired quite a lot of my cards too!)

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  7. Two beautiful cards. The 2nd one has such great contrast!

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  8. Both of these are really pretty - quite striking.

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  9. Both very pretty sympathy cards!

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