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Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Bold and Beautiful Butterflies (by Judith)

Hello everyone, I am sharing more butterfly cards with you, following on from my last post. Butterflies are such a universally popular image, and I hope that you will enjoy what I have to share with you today.

I created my first card using the Just Butterflies and Butterfly Blush stamp sets. I coloured a piece of drawing cartridge using Distress Oxides and then stamped some of the butterflies from Butterfly Blush using Versafine Clair. I added some white dots using charcoal through a stencil, however, you could achieve a very similar look by using white paint and one of the dotty stamps from Make Your Mark.

I added some texture paste to a piece of MDF, and once it was dry added some paint and gilding wax. I stamped and embossed the butterflies, cut them out and layered them up onto the panel. The sentiment from Butterfly Mind was stamped onto a spare piece of background.

The following two cards are older projects, but once again, I hope that you do not mind me sharing them with you. I masked off  the edges of the cards, and added Distress Ink in the centre of the cards. I was aiming for aurora borealis effect, and hopefully achieved that feeling in these cards. I added water splatters, and then stamped the foliage from Briar Rose Butterfly along the bottom using black ink. The butterflies were stamped onto sparkly acetate using Archival Ink and I added coloured vellum to the back, but you could just stamp them onto card, colour them as normal and use a sparkly pen over the top to achieve a similar look. The sentiments come from the Birthday Words stamp set.

By changing the colours and foliage, you can create a completely different look, these are really pretty and would make a nice set to give as a gift as well.


Thanks for stopping by, stay safe and take care,

Judith xx


  1. Super inspiration from these cards Judith, thank you. These are just gorgeous.
    Faith x

  2. Three fantastic butterfly cards Judith and love the bright and pretty ink blended background with the silhouette butterflies and then the patterned ones looking great over the top, then the second and third with the masked strip across the middle and more beautiful ink blending and two different super foliage stamps and more gorgeous butterflies. x

  3. Oh my!!! Such wonderful cards, all so sweet and impressive!! Love so much each one, and especially the second one, really vibrant!!! The first one catches my eyes too, it has a very delicate feel! Those butterflies are just amazing!

  4. Very pretty cards Judith. I especially like your second card, I think because the colours are so warm and I adore the butterflies too x


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