Monday, March 14, 2011

Big Butterfly

Well, here we are at the start of a new week. Time is flying right by and I can't believe it is the middle of March already. I guess I'm going to have to get our taxes done pretty soon. I know the tax break works for most people but, unfortunately, not for us. Anyway, today Jon comes home for a week visit. We haven't seen him in four months and I'm so excited! Do you have something fun planned for this week?

Today's card is a very simple card that I made for a friend. Her FIL is in the final days of his earthly life so I knew I would need a sympathy card. While I was in Wisconsin Todd's mom took me to a neat scrapbook store in Madison and when we saw the butterfly die (from Quickutz) and embossing folder (from Sixxiz) we knew we had to have them. Actually Todd's mom bought mine for me. So sweet! Anyway, I just embossed the butterfly background on some shimmery white cardstock then printed the sentiment on it. I ran the butterfly through my Big Shot (in several combinations and then decided this was the one) and attached it with some quick dry glue. I added some pearls to the big butterfly and some black dots with smooch to the smaller butterflies. That is about it.

As I do with this sentiment I printed the inside on some more shimmery white cardstock, cut it with a nestie and adhered it inside the card. Simple but the sentiment and butterfly really make this card.

I want to send a out to my M5D design team sister, Michelle. I hope you have an amazing day today!

13 comments that make my day!:

JenR said...

This is beautiful, Lorie! Very exciting Jon gets to come home!

Donna said...

I think black and white cards are so elegant. You did a wonderful job. I'm sure your friend will really appreciate it! Have a fun week with Jon.

resmith said...

Lorie, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the butterfly! I am sure it will be a comfort to your friend.
Enjoy your week with Jon!!!!

Kari Webster said...

I love love butterflies Lorie!! Where can I find this die and embossing folder??
Thanks.

Missy said...

beautiful card. I love teh black and white theme and teh butterfly just works with this kind of card.

Tana said...

This is great Lorie!!! Soak up your time with Jon!

Rhonda said...

beautiful card Lorie. enjoy your visit with Jon!

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely card. I love that they match each other. Very classy!

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

WOW Lorie...this card is absolutely beautiful!!! That big butterfly is gorgeous and I love how you put the black pearls on it then the black dots on the smaller ones. Too cute!! But, my favorite part of the card are the words...amazing! Love this!! I know your friend will surely appreciate this. Have a fabulous week with Jon... WOO HOO!!

Dani said...

Gorgeous card! Wonderful job. :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Lorie. Love the B&W look. :o)

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful butterfly and I love the embossed background

Kristine said...

OH WOWIE WOWIE!! Love that card and the big GORGEOUS butterfly!! OH man, I'm so bummed I missed this! My 'puter caught a virus and was in the shop the last few days :( I'll swing by now. Thanks Lorie!