Sympathy Butterfly

Hello Art Neko fans, Kia here with you today to share this sympathy card.

I think we all need to have a few sympathy cards in our stash, which is what inspired this card.  I love using butterflies in general, but also think they are perfect for sympathy cards.

For the butterflies I wanted the background to have some movement, so I did my background using a foam brush and a sweeping motion across the paper using alcohol inks on glossy paper.  I used dark blues, turquoise and a lighter blue along with a hint of pinks, which show up better in real life. I then stamped the butterfly from the Butterflies and Dragonflies Plate A199 and the Sympathy sentiment on acetate and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. The detail in the butterfly shows beautifully done in the silver. I attached the acetate with vellum tape to my alcohol background. For the frame I used the negative left from die cutting another frame, which I think frames the piece nicely.

To finish I added a few sequins in the silver and blue and as I was gluing on acetate I used glossy accents.

Thank you for joining us here at Art Neko today. I will see you next time.

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3 Responses to Sympathy Butterfly

  1. Sabrina F August 23, 2017 at 8:43 am #

    Wow, Kia, that background is amazing! It looks like velvet, almost. I love that it shows through the delicate butterfly outline.

  2. Holly Brown August 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

    Wow! I loooooove that gorgeous blue windswept background! It’s the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous butterfly!

  3. 4hetty August 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    Beautiful card, Kia. Great background and it sets of the butterfly and the sentiment just lovely.

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