One of our friends had a death in her family recently. Sadly, it was her adult son, and no mother should lose a child, no matter what age.
I made this card for her using some of the new products from the Occasions catalog. There’s a gorgeous set called “Butterfly Basics,” and coordinating “Butterflies” thinlits. Only one of the thinlits matches the butterfly in the set, but you can use the other two as layers – which is what I did.
I stamped the ferns in Wild Wasabi ink. Then I stamped the flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Blendabilities. I used Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder and the new Wild Wasabi and Pink Pirouette.
I stamped the Swallowtail stamp on vellum cardstock in Wisteria Wonder ink, cut it out. and layered one of the die cut butterflies, also from vellum cardstock, over it. I love the way it turned out. One of the other Occasions products is the Sahara Sand trim peeking out from behind the butterfly. The sentiment is a retired set – “Brighter Tomorrow.”
You can order from the Occasions catalog beginning January 6. And that means you only have a few more weeks to order from the Holiday catalog! Don’t miss the Holiday Home and White Christmas sets – among other products.
One last word about the thinlits dies. The butterflies are very intricate and detailed, so you’ll probably need to use a shim with them. Play around with how thick it needs to be with your machine. My first try didn’t cut well at all, so I added a shim. It was a little better, but still didn’t cut all the way through. I added another layer and – perfect!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!