a flurry of butterflies

Hello crafty friends. It’s been a lovely active week for me here in Japan. I’ve been trying to exercise every day, and the weather is absolutely perfect for getting out and about. I have a set of two butterfly cards to share with you today. And yes, we have butterflies here even in Tokyo itself. (especially down by the river)

These cards both feature a die called Flurry of Butterflies, once with mostly the negative space, and once using the butterflies themselves. I’ve made a video of the making of both cards. My YouTube channel has been gaining so many followers this month- it’s lovely to see that community growing and enjoying each other.

For the first card, I cut the Flurry of Butterflies from a white card panel. I then taped off the edges of an a2 card, and Ink blended a rainbow using Citrine ink from Simon Says Stamp, Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide, and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide behind where the butterflies would be. I cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die, and stamped the word Congratulations from the Tulips Stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black Ink, before attaching the panel to the ink blended card. Finally, I added back some of the white butterflies, glueing only the centres, so the wings could fly free.

The next card is a slimline shaker card. I used the Flurry of Butterflies to cut a LOT of butterflies from a piece of card that was actually a failed alcohol ink background that I didn’t want to waste. I then used the Slimline 7 Circle Strip die cut a row of circles from a panel, and a slimline stitched rectangle die for the outside. I made some shaker windows on the inside (check out the video to see the process), and sorted the butterflies by colour. The hello comes from a little stamp set called Hello Thanks, and I heat embossed that in Wow gold embossing powder after stamping it in Versamark ink.

Once the card was all put together, I added a few extra butterflies on top. The white space on this card gives me a lot of pleasure!

Until next time, may you see butterflies wherever you go.

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.
My Sweet Petunia MISTI
My Sweet Petunia MISTI
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Paper Rose Stitched Rectangle Die Australian
Paper Rose Stitched Rectangle Die Australian
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Paper Rose Nesting Slimline Rectangles dies
Paper Rose Nesting Slimline Rectangles dies
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Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
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Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry
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Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
Distress Oxide Salty Ocean
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Simon Says Stamp Citrine ink
Simon Says Stamp Citrine ink
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Paper Rose tulips stamp
Paper Rose tulips stamp
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Paper Rose Flurry of Butterflies die
Paper Rose Flurry of Butterflies die
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Paper Rose Slimline Stitched Rectangle dies
Paper Rose Slimline Stitched Rectangle dies
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Paper Rose Studio Slimline 7 Circle Strip die
Paper Rose Studio Slimline 7 Circle Strip die
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Paper Rose Studio Hello Thanks Stamp
Paper Rose Studio Hello Thanks Stamp
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Wow! Gold Embossing Powder
Wow! Gold Embossing Powder
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Paper Rose White Card bases AU size
Paper Rose White Card bases AU size
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Paper Rose White Card fronts AU size
Paper Rose White Card fronts AU size
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Paper Rose Blending Brush no Cap
Paper Rose Blending Brush no Cap
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Paper Rose Blending Brush with Cap
Paper Rose Blending Brush with Cap
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