Aug 26 2015

Watercolor Wings

I really have been working hard in my studio using lots of the new products in the Holiday Catalog…unfortunately they are for swaps and future classes so I can’t show them off yet!  Soon, I hope!  So…I finally sat down and played with the colors to make a Monarch looking butterfly with Watercolor Wings for my Stamp Club last month.  Here’s a card I made with a leftover butterfly!


Watercolor Wings

Here are the details on how to recreate this card:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Thick Whisper White, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5-1/4 layer of Pool Party was embossed across the top 2/3s with the Elegant Dots Embossing folder.  A strip of Cherry on Top Washi Tape is placed under the embossed area.
  • The 2 x 4-3/4 Whisper White was punched with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch, then Calypso Coral Seam Binding was placed thru the hole with Daffodil Delight Baker’s Twine tied in a bow.
  • You are so kind from Watercolor Wings was stamped with Hello Honey Ink at the bottom of the tag.  A 1/8 x 2-1/2 strip of Calypso Coral cardstock was added to the tag, and then a Perfect White Accent added on it.  The tag is popped up on the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The Watercolor Wings butterfly was stamped with Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Watercolor Wonder Inks and cut with the new Bold Butterfly Thinlets.  A Basic Black outline butterfly from Butterfly Thinlets was cut and adhered over top.  I love how both sets of butterfly framelits work with each other!  I added the butterfly to the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

OK…love it!  Hope you are inspired, too!  Those butterflies are so much fun to make!


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August 2015 collageA mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects (full step-by-step tutorials for THREE card sets and TWO 3D items)

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4 People have left comments on this post

Aug 26, 2015 - 11:08:51

What a great idea – this is the best image of a Monarch that I’ve seen. I’ve tried to stamp a Monarch with this stamp set, but never thought about topping the image with a black “cut-out”. I’m definitely going to try this.

Aug 26, 2015 - 04:08:59
Stephanie said:

Lovely color combo and great mix of textures!

Aug 26, 2015 - 10:08:26
Carol Carriveau said:

Very sweet and colorful!

Oct 16, 2015 - 06:10:58

Hi Connie I have come from Kylie Bertucci’s site in Australia where I saw your card, just love how you have included a tag on your card with the butterfly. Just love it. Ange