Well, well the day I knew was coming finally arrived. My colleague passed away. I know that it's for the best because he was not doing well, but it's never easy. I needed a card for his family so I went back to my Pinterest board for some inspiration, which, as happens a lot, I found in a card by Rita of Rita's Creations. This was one posted for challenge #91 on Freshly Made Sketches. I really do love her style.
Lately, I've really been drawn to pink. I don't know why because I'm not really a girly girl and pink has never really been a color I've favored. But I really like how it looks with the black. For the sentiment, I pulled out the Sympathy4you set by The Stamps of Life for the sentiment. I stamped it with some Versafine ink on some white linen card stock, then cut the edges into banner. I secured it under the butterflies I created on the Silhouette using an Echo Park cut and the pink Authentique paper from the Lively 6x6 pad I used in a card I made a few days ago. By using the two sides of the paper, I was able to the right look for the card. I cut the front of the card about .375 of an inch shorter than the back and added a scalloped border punched with my Stampin' Up border punch. I then finished it off with some scattered rhinestones added with my Irock.
For the inside, I stamped another sentiment from that same set with the Versafine. I thought it still needed something, so I inked up the butterfly from the Teresa Collins Spring Fling set, but decided to stamp it off one so it wouldn't be so stark on the inside. With that, I called the card done.