Thursday, January 19, 2012

Very Special Butterflies

Polka Dot Silhouettes is the perfect set to create this swarm/rabble/lek of butterflies.  (I looked those words up. Aren't those strange and harsh terms for this beautiful group of butterflies?)


It's so easy to create this very dimensional grouping.  I've also seen it done with snowflakes which is absolutely lovely.  Simply stamp with white ink and another color ink (I went for tone on tone.)  Let it dry.  Then white emboss the top layer. You get so much dimension for these simple steps!

This card is for a very special young lady.  She's in fourth grade and for most of her life she has had to deal with the fact that her little sister has been through three full episodes of chemo.  I have a card for her sister too, but I never want to forget what big sister is experiencing.  The whole family could use your prayers as this time around is particularly intense.

I actually started out in a different direction for this group of butterflies...a single strip on a birthday card.  But in the midst of putting that card together, I realized that the look of the butterflies was EXACTLY what I wanted for this little girl - cute, but not cutesy...and I wanted a bigger group of them for her.  But I do like the first card so wanted to share it also.


FYI - the sentiments are from Love from Rhubarb (You are Special) and from Happy Birthdays.

Kim Singdahlsen
Joyful Creations with Kim

8 comments:

Michele from MS said...

Very cute - love the polka dotted ribbon!

Korin said...

Kim, this is FANTASTIC!!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love this technique idea! Going to try it! And, I have this set and love the way you used it on this great card.

Kim said...

Beautiful Kim!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow both cards are stunning - I really love how that first one came out!!

Lisa Young said...

Beautiful cards!!! Lovely designs!!

Cathymac said...

WOW, Kim! Both cards are gorgeous...what a fabulous technique that I will definitely have to try!

Madeleen said...

Both cards are just beautiful Kim! I love the tone on tone with the embossing - how clever!