Butterfly thank you


Last week my daughters played in a benefit concert for the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.  It was quite a big deal, and it attracted quite a bit of attention in the local medai resulting in a sell out and a wonderful fundraising result.  After such an event there are always many people to thank so I designed a card which I could mass produce without too much trouble.  ( I have since decided that if I want to mass produce I shouldn’t include embossing and watercolouring!)

The logo of the Royal Ottawa is a butterfly and the benefit was called Bows for Butterflies so I chose a butterfly for the  card.  I made them business size so individual letters could be slipped inside.  As you can imagine I didn’t make them identical.  All had the same butterfly stamp on the left but to keep myself from getting bored I used a different sentiment, different colours and made them on Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Watercolour cardstock.  To do the watercolouring I used a blender pen dipped into the ink left  on the lid of a stamp pad when the pad is pressed down.


Stamps: Ageless Adornment, All Year Cheer
Inks: Versamark, selection of classic stamp pads
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Also: Gold e.p, blender pen

4 Comments on “Butterfly thank you”

  1. What a beautiful card! So clean and simple and perfect!

    I hear you on the mass production. I once thought of making 80 Christmas cards with a big Merry Christmas stamp embossed on white, layered on red cs, with a little red bow. Cute card, but by the 30th or so, I HATED it. So tedious and boring to emboss again and again and again. Can’t imagine all that watercoloring. Go, you, for a good cause!

  2. Pauline says:

    Beautiful card for a worthy cause too. I don’t think I’ve ever made more than 4 of the same card, so I can’t imagine 30 or more!! :o)

  3. Doris says:

    I do 100 Christmas cards every year, so to keep from getting bored I start in the summer. Usually, I wind up with 4 or 5 different designs before I’m through–can’t take the boredom of repetition either!

    Your card is simple, but beautiful!

  4. Oh, how wonderful it is to see this set in use! I bought it when it was on the retired list and, you know…I’ve never used it. I admire it so much, though. You made it look brand new. It truly is ageless. This is gorgeous! I do the same when mas producing — change any little something just to relieve the boredom. Of course, for me, anything over two cards is considered mass production.

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