I will never forget

your kindness


3/3/20243 min read

This card was created for the optional monthly challenge over at 613 Avenue Create :  the challenge this month is Diamonds and Pearls:   hop on over and check out the awesome entries - and while you’re there,  feel free to share a card and grow the creativity!                            

Let’s get Started:

Card Base: 4.25 x 11, scored and folded at 5.5

Card Face: 4.25 x 5.5

Card Face:

  • I placed the card face onto my Grip Mat.

  • I used 3 stencils and 3 colours (soft shades of green, blue and orange) randomly on the card face, creating a mish-mash of pattern.

  • I inked up a stone wall background stamp with soft grey ink, stamped off once and then laid the card face on top of this (inked side down).  

  • I put a piece of copy paper over this and used one hand to hold everything still. Then I ran my hand over the surface until I was satisfied that I had good contact everywhere.  (The stamp is larger than the card face, so I do this to prevent getting ink on my hand and accidentally transferring it to the card face.  I learned the hard way!)

  • I liked the result,  but the background colours were so soft that the pattern in the background had disappeared -  I was left with colour.  Oh well, moving on ….

  • I used my stamp positioner and Memento ink to add the three stamped images one at a time, determining placement as I went along.

  • I coloured the small flowers with alcohol markers.


  • I die-cut the butterfly from a gel print.

  • Using scraps from the same print,  I cut a ⅛” strip about 4” long and then cut this in half.

  • I looked in my Ready to Go * binder and found a sentiment that would work.  (I wanted this to be a Thank You card,  the sentiment I found was longer -  I simply trimmed it down. Who says I have to use things exactly the way they were created?)

*See Ready to Go binder under Techniques to learn how I use this tool to save both time and money


  • I glued the card face to the card base.

  • I glued tiny, tiny rhinestones to the center of each flower.

  • I glued the body of the butterfly to the lower left, allowing one wing to extend beyond the edge.  (Some of the rhinestones are covered by the wings but can still be seen if the recipient cares to look closely.)

  • I trimmed the wing on the left, making it even with the edge of the card.

  • I cut slivers of dimensional foam and popped up the wings here and there.

  • I played with the two thin strips of the gel print to determine placement and length,  and then glued them in place.

  • I put a bit of dimensional foam on the back of the sentiment, and put it in place as shown.

Final Thoughts:

This card is outside my norm,  and I am always happy when I succeed with a new style.  I find that the butterfly in the center catches my eye, and I feel that it is distracting -  this stamp is more solid than the other two and so has more impact.  If I was replicating this I would try stamping that one in a dark gray to see if that balanced the end result more.

Overall though,  I’m happy with this.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

   I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.


    Flowers and Butterflies Grunge, Studio Light, Ecstasy Crafts

    Stone Wall, Stampin’ Up! (retired)

Die: Waterwings, Stampin’ Up! (retired)

Stamp Positioner: Misti, Spellbinders

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5, Scrapbook.com

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up! 

 Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers:

    Stampin’ Blends: Stampin’ Up!

     Copics:  Wallacks

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base & Card Face: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

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