Monday, April 6, 2009

Monarch Butterfly

Hey gang! Today I have a Northwoods card to show you. My daughter, unfortunately, was in need of a sympathy card for her boyfriend's family. They lost their "Poppa" (grandfather) this week. :(



This pretty Northwoods Monarch Butterfly stamp and the Kaiser Craft Pearls can be found at Stamper's Dream. The black matted panel with the cornice edge is up on Dimensionals.

We thought it would be nice to somehow incorporate the name "poppa" on the card. I used my JustRite Trompe Lowercase Font and Rectangle Stamper to make the sentiment, stamped on Neenah Natural White. Then I stamped his name on Pale Plum and punched out the butterfly, which is up on Dimensionals.



SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: JustRite Lowercase Trompe Font, Northwoods Monarch Butterfly
Paper: Pale Plum, Basic Black, Neenah Natural White, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black; Marigold Morning and Soft Sky Reinkers; Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, and Apricot Appeal Watercolor Wonder Crayons
Accessories: Kaiser Craft Pearls, Martha Stewart Cornice Edge Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, SU Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder
Technique: Watercoloring


Thanks for stopping by!

28 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Denise, this is beautiful but I'm sorry you had to make it :(

I really like how you added Poppa in the butterfly.

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

So sorry you were in need of a sympathy card, but this beauty is sure to give someone a smile even if only for a moment.

Your coloring is amazing, as always! And I love the addition of his name and the sentiment with the JustRite font!

Terri said...

Such an eyecatching card, Denise. Sympathy cards are sometimes hard to make...you expressed this one beautifully!

dana said...

I'm in a flux. My card area looks like a bomb went off between the tv and the computer and it's NOT an incentive to be creative. But I was thinking of using that same monarch butterfly stamp on acetate, and coloring it in with iridescent paint. I need to do that before I torch everything.

Renée said...

How beautiful, Denise! It's too bad you had to make a sympathy card ... it's a gorgeous image.

Riet said...

ohh wowww Denise,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colour.

hugs Riet.x

Jeanette - said...

Denise - this is such a beautiful and peaceful card. I'm sure they will appreciate it! I love how you included "Poppa" in your card. Very sweet!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your gorgeous, detailed card is sure to bring comfort to a family in need. I love how you added the name to the butterfly to personalize it, and your coloring is outstanding!

Danni said...

Sorry for the circumstances you had to make this card but it's just stunning! Wow!

Joan Ervin said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your DD's boyfriends Poppa. Your lovely card will lift their spirits especially the way you personalized it with the butterfly...beautiful job, Denise!!!

Lynda Benden said...

WOW Denise, your coloring is AMAZING! You make that butterfly look real!

I'm sorry that you had make a sympathy card although I am sure their family will appreciate such a gorgeous and thoughtful card!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh the personal touch on this is so heartfelt Denise. A beautiful addition to a lovely card.

Joanne said...

what a beauty.....gorgeous

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Im so sorry your daughter needed this sympathy card but its gorgeous Denise! Love how you stamped his name on the butterfly!

Joan said...

Oh Wow...beautiful card, beautiful colouring. I love the little pearls along that fabulous border too.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

I am so sorry for their loss. I love the colors you chose and the fact that you personalized it. Super job.

Silke Ledlow said...

Denise - this is a beautiful Sympathy card!!! Your coloring is exquisite!!!

Sorry to hear that they lost their grandfather :(!!! The family will appreciate your thoughts and this beautiful card!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Incredible, Denise. Love how you personalized this. Sorry for the family's loss.

Alex said...

This is really beautiful Denise although I am sorry for the reason you had to make it!!

Your coloring ROCKS and I love how you added his name in the butterfly, makes for a very personal touch! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Wonderful image and fabulous coloring. Her BF family will appreciate this heartfelt card.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Such a beautiful card although I am so sorry that it had to be a sympathy card. My thoughts are with the family.

Jetstudio Designs said...

Denise, this sympathy card is so pretty. I never know what to use for these kinds of cards, but I like how you used the flowers and butterfly.

Sandy Knecht said...

Beautiful card. I'm sure they were cherish it!

Makiko Jones said...

What a beautiful sympathy card! Your coloring is just breathtaking. I love how you personalized the inside, too.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hey Denise!! Your creation is so stunning! Love that image and your coloring is fabulous!! :)

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

blows my mind!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful sympathy card!!

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