With Sympathy Card


Hi bloggers! I’m pleased to be back this Sunday morning with a Simon favorite, the fabulous, Jess Larsen! Be sure to watch her video below to see how she made this pretty card!

From the designer:

Back in June, when Simon had their awesome Summer School event, I was so inspired by Shari Carroll’s card. She die cut some clouds from her card front and used patterned paper behind the die cut portion. The look was awesome and I couldn’t wait to try it out myself!


For today’s card, I grabbed the Paulina and Chrissy Butterfly dies both from Simon Says Stamp. Before I ran them through the Big Shot, I traced around them using my white gel pen. This is such an easy way to add a bit of detail and interest to a card!  After die-cutting them, I added some gradient grey chevron paper in the negative space. To embellish around the butterflies, I used Simon’s Flower Friends stamp and die set to create five little flowers. The flowers were stamped, using an assortment of Hero Arts Shadow Inks, while the leaves were all stamped using Hero Arts Mint Julep. This is such a pretty green! It’s soft, minty and pairs perfectly with pastel, summery colors. To finish everything off, I added some enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.  To see everything come together, check out the start to finish video I created!

Watch the video:


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  1. very pretty. perfect colors. that mint julep is a must have for me. green is my fav color and thats just gorgeous.
    thats really neat how you outlined those dies thanks for that tip. I’ll have to give that a try

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