dearest friend butterfly card

Hello friends. It’s Donna here, and I have a butterfly card for you today that uses the gorgeous big butterfly of the Dearest Friend stamp set. This butterfly is big enough to cover a whole card, which makes for stunning cards.

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I have made a quick video of the card making process, which you can see here.

I first stamped the butterfly onto some Bristol Smooth Cardstock, using Versamark clear ink, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder from Hero Arts. I then used blue Distress Inks to blend over the butterfly and off the edges, using my Mini Ergonomic Blending Brush from Pink and Main. I followed the inner markings of the butterfly when deciding where to put the colours, but continued them off the edge, fading out towards the sides of the panel. The colours I chose were Broken China Distress Ink and Faded Jeans in Distress Oxide. Although one was an Oxide, and one an ink, they blended beautifully.

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I then laid a little of the ink onto a stamping block by pressing the stamp pad onto the block. I picked the paper up with my paintbrush and spattered them over the panel before cutting it with the largest Stitched Rectangles 2 die. I also spattered the panel with clean water and then patted it off with a paper towel to give the lighter spatters. The sentiment comes from the same Dearest Friend stamp set. I heat embossed this in white, then moved the stamp just a smidge (the technical measurement) and stamped again in clear ink, which gave my sentiment a clear shadow.

This beautiful stamp really does the work for you, and it needs very little effort to make stunning cards!

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Until next time, stay safe, my friends.

Blessings,

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.
Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 2
Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 2
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI
My Sweet Petunia MISTI
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Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb card
Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 80lb card
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Pink and Main Layered Rectangle A2 Dies
Pink and Main Layered Rectangle A2 Dies
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Pink and Main mini Ergonomic Blender Brush
Pink and Main mini Ergonomic Blender Brush
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder Fine Detail
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SBC | SSS
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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Distress oxide Faded Jeans
Distress oxide Faded Jeans
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Distress Ink Broken China
Distress Ink Broken China
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Pink and Main Dearest Friend stamp set
Pink and Main Dearest Friend stamp set
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
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EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool
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