Friday, September 21, 2012

Butterflies Are Always Easy

My friend Linda and I always talk about how we love making cards with butterflies. I am not sure why they seem to be such a great subject but we have always looked for paper, stamps, punches and anything else that have butterflies. I saw this layout of the card on Pintrest but there the Stampin Up owl punch was used instead of a butterfly.

Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 paper
Various Pattern Paper
Stampin Up Punches
EK Success Punches
Grosgrain Ribbon
Queen & Co. Pearls
Colorbox Chalk Ink
Stampin Up Markers

I couldn't think of any sentiment for this card so I didn't use any. I did add some extra embellishment for the inside of the card to make up for it. I had just punched out some extra butteflies at first and glued them to the inside and while it was a nice look it didn't seem enough. I inked over it with some pink to give a glow behind it.

Once again that didn't quite seem enough so I used some re-positionable adhesive and put down a punched out butterfly and inked over it and then removed it.  This might be a technique I try again because I like the effect it gave the card.

I used graduated scallop circle punches because the pink one just seemed to small and just the gray seemed to bland but once together then it seemed to work well. The circle punch is a 1 3/8". The butterfly punch is by Martha Stewart, which is actually EK Success. I seriously doubt good ol Martha even knows this punch exists!


  1. Very pretty card Okie!!!!
    Really like the "ghost" butterfly on the inside!

    I like using butterflies also but I like to layer them.

    My Sister is my critic on my cards and she always likes the ones with the butterflies.

  2. So pretty...great patterns!! Lee-Ann :)

  3. Love your card. Thanks for sharing. Have a good and safe weekend.

  4. Glad you posted this one--I didn't see it on Pinterest and it's definitely one I'll scraplift for OWH!

    Really like the papers you chose and the inked idea is great for sprucing up the interior of a blank card.

  5. beautiful