Beautiful Butterflies


Today I created a card for the Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge: Butterfly Beauty.

I recently received the new Tim Holtz Butterflies dies and I have been looking forward to working with them.

I had some Distress stains on my desk and put some Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet on watercolor paper. I added some water and dried with my heat gun. Then I sprayed the paper with a purple Mica spray from Dylusions. It was very subtle but very pretty.

I die cut 2 butterflies and a helpful tip is to use wax paper or die release paper . I prefer Kaisercraft Die Release Paper that I found online at Joann’s. It works really well and it is pretty, too! It works great with intricate dies like these.

I stamped a sentiment in the middle and stopped there. It took me a while to make a final decision on how to finish the card. I thought about water coloring the sentiment with an orange/yellow wash to add some warmth to the coolness of the butterflies. I left to go pick up my children from school and when I returned I decided to just add some watercolor splatter and attach them.

These dies are so stunning by themselves and I wanted to use them to frame the sentiment.

I finished by adding 3 bubble bling from Queen & Co.

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  1. Aileen Ryan

    Wow these are beautiful, love the colours they have turned out. Beautiful die cuts.

  2. Isabelle Siry

    Very beautiful butterflies ! I love the colors and the simple layout you chose. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Kath Stewart

    gorgeous card…those butterfly dies are amazing…thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge…hugs kath xxx

  4. Macarena

    I love the butterflies. They are so soft and elegant. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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