Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sympathy Card

I made this Sympathy card this afternoon to send to Mrs. Hotoke, the widow of Mr. Shigero Hotoke who was my former choir director at Kailua High School. I've used this card layout before. I cut a piece of burgundy cardstock 5 1/2" by 4 1/4". It is just one layer. Then I cut the white layer 4" by 10 1/2 inches and scored that piece at 5 1/4". It is adhered to the top of the burgundy layer. The cherry blossom stamp is by Stampendous. I used Copic markers RV13 Tender Pink and R11 Pink to color the cherry blossoms; E15 Dark Suntan for the stems and YG23 New Leaf for the leaves. After I colored the flowers, I used a clear gel glitter pen and went over them for a little sparkle. It doesn't show up very well. The sentiment stamp is a generic one. I used a small Marvey scallop oval punch (yellow) for the sentiment and then edged it with Rouge Chalk ink. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch. I used a scrap of designer cardstock to punch it out. I used a pop dot for the sentiment and a tiny piece of foam tape for the butterfly to pop both of them up. The wings of the butterfly are folded up too so it looks like it is in flight. Then the ribbon is some that I got from Ellen Hudson LLC in Seattle, WA. Whenever an order is placed, she includes some ribbon. It is a beautiful burgundy satin ribbon.

I love the way the card came out and I hope Mrs. Hotoke likes it.


jalna said...

She is going to love it.

Betty Townsend said...

Thank you, Jalna!!