What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the master calls a butterfly.
I think the butterfly saying above can be interpreted in different ways. In my mind, it relates to transformation...a sign of hope during times of change and uncertainty.
This quote from Richard Bach is part of 11014SC Brushed Calligraphy #3 Clear Set:
It reminded me of when Beverly Sizemore mentioned that her older daughter graduated from college last year and now lives in Dallas, where she is research assistant.
"I made my first road trip to Dallas in May to visit her," she says. "I was proud of the fact I drove in Dallas and survived!! (Remember my three traffic light town.)"
Beverly's younger daughter will be a senior in high school when school resumes in the fall. "She is the only girl trombone player in the band and is quite good!" exclaims Beverly, who has been married nearly 36 years.
It sounds like her and her husband's transformation to empty nesters may be happening in the near future, although they will still have four fur babies in the house (three cats and a dog).
Beverly's lovely card features the sentiment in this stamp set, along with one of the small butterfly images:
She heat embossed the images with white powder on light coral, rose pink, and celery green cardstock strips:
The saying was also heat embossed with the same powder, on a dark gray cardstock base:
A butterfly punch was used to create a multi-layered, dimensional accent:
Once the elements were all put together, this beautiful butterfly card emerged from the various pieces, its transformation complete:
Ink Pad: Watermark - Clearsnap
Paper: Various - Diecuts With A View
Accessories: White Fine Detail Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Embossing Gloss - Clearsnap, Brads - Basic Grey, Butterfly Punch - EK Success
1. Trim dark gray cardstock for card base.
2. Heat emboss sentiment in lower right corner of base with white embossing powder.
3. Trim light coral, rose pink and celery green cardstock into strips. Heat emboss small butterfly image on each as shown. Adhere strips above sentiment. Attach matching brads at ends of each strip.
4. Punch three butterflies from light coral, rose pink and celery green cardstock. Apply embossing gloss down center of light coral butterfly and sprinkle white embossing powder over it. Tap off excess and heat set. Adhere butterflies together and attach small brads down center. Secure to lower left corner beside sentiment.