Swallowtail Sympathy Card – Stampin’ Up!

Today’s project is a clean and simple sympathy card featuring the Swallowtail stamp from Stampin’ Up!  This card was created in honor of my dear friend who passed away last week.  My thoughts and prayers go out to her husband and the rest of her family.  I hope that this card will bring a small moment of comfort to them as they deal with their loss.

Swallowtail Sympathy Card (5 of 5)I started this card by adhering a panel of Blackberry Bliss to a Rich Razzleberry card base.  You can’t see that very well in the picture, but in person the blackberry bliss mat for the butterfly panel adds a little extra contrast.  next I stamped the Swallowtail image on a panel of Whisper White card stock using Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

Swallowtail Sympathy Card (4 of 5)I used the resist technique to sponge over my embossed design with Rich Razzleberry ink.  Then I wiped the embossed image with a paper towel to remove the ink that had stuck to the embossing.  Next, I stamped the “With Sympathy” sentiment from the Bloom with Hope stamp set (hostess reward) in Blackberry Bliss ink.

Swallowtail Sympathy Card (3 of 5)

Finally, I tied a bow with Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ cotton ribbon around my white panel and adhered it to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Swallowtail Sympathy Card (6 of 5)

For the inside of my card, I stamped the sentiment from Bloom with Hope in Blackbery Bliss ink.  Then I added some butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set in Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss ink.  I used the same stamps to add some butterflies to the envelope too.

Swallowtail Sympathy Card (7 of 5)

I think the image of a butterfly is perfect for a sympathy card.  Butterflies are a symbol of transformation.  This card brings me a little peace as I think about the passage from this life into the next.  I know my friend is in a place of love and serenity now.

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Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

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Card Stock Cuts

Card Base: Rich Razzleberry – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″

Panels:  Blackberry Bliss – 4″ x 5-1/4″; Whisper White – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front of card), 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside of card)


2 thoughts on “Swallowtail Sympathy Card – Stampin’ Up!

  1. Hi Heather,

    I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your friend and my thoughts go out to you. I love reading your blog and I am always inspired when I see your beautiful creations. Your ‘sympathy’ card is absolutely lovely. Wendy x


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