This is Lori from ScrappinMyStressAway and I am so happy to be the Guest Designer today at The Bug Bytes.
I found out this week that a friend passed away. I met Frank and his wife Dawn Marie 15 years ago. Dawn Marie and I were in the same Daycare Provider Group until I moved to a near by town. Frank was a great father and husband and wonderful person! He loved children and dresses as Santa and came to several of my daycare Christmas Parties in full costume. He was a special man and will be greatly missed!
I wanted to make a special card for Dawn Marie and her family.
I saw a card on Pinterest that sparked an idea. I grabbed my Gypsy and created this hexagon card. I took a hexagon from My Quiet Book and sized it to 4 inches. I copied a second hexagon and rotated it -61 and welded it to the first hexagon to create my card base.
I put two more hexagons on my mat sized to 3.76 inches.
I opened another layer and found this tree on Jolly Holidays. I left the first layer visible to help me size the tree. I sized it to 2.65 and cut it out in brown cardstock.
I cut out the card in a green patterned cardstock and the smaller hexagon in a blue shimmer cardstock.
I adhered the layers together and added the tree.
I used my Martha Stewart Butterfly punch to cut out some tiny butterflies in pink cardstock.
I used mini glue dots to adhere the folded butterflies to my card.
I inked the edges of the card with a blue stamp pad.
I really like how this card turned out. I did not use the extra blue hexagon on the inside as the back of the green patterned cardstock is light green.
I find it hard to make sympathy cards, but whenever I see a butterfly I think of my mom. She passed away in 1989 and every time I see a butterfly I feel comforted. This is the first sympathy card I have made using a butterfly and it just felt right!
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