Sometimes my fingers get really inky, like for instance, while making this background.  But it was totally worth it because sponging is such fun, and I love the effect!!


One of the fern stems was stamped on acetate and then pressed onto the cardstock so it would bend the other way.


The solid butterfly was made by using the negative cutout of the top butterfly as a template and then fussy cutting.  By using the inside of the cutout rather than tracing around the actually butterfly, the solid/bottom piece is slightly smaller than the top.  I think it just looks better not to have any overhang of the bottom butterfly.


*Insert random discovery here*Smiley.GnomeAni
Yeah this is completely random, but when I was playing around with the SU Summer Sun (retired?) cardstock, I noticed that the Copic Y35 marker is a perfect match.  Just an fyi.  (Oh and the Copic is colored on PTI Select White cardstock.)


Okay back to the card… It is entered into the following challenges:

Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge #483: “Great Big Canvas”

Butterfly On Catmint Flowers

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: “Anything Girly/Feminine”

Papertake Weekly Challenge: “Anything Goes”

Stamp and Create March Challenge: “Is It Spring Yet?”

Sister Act Card Challenge #96: “Anything Goes”

The Card Concept Challenge #30: “{Thinking of You}” – Card is Mixed Media… I think!

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU “Butterfly Basics”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream and Royal Velvet; SU Summer Sun

Inks: SU Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Summer Sun and Basic Black; Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: SU Butterflies Thinlits Die; Rhinestones

19 Responses to “Sending Butterfly Wishes”

  1. Simply beautiful Susan.

  2. This is stunning and jaw-dropping gorgeous. Love the inky background and stamping. Perfect backdrop for the beautiful butterfly, Susan!

  3. I love this – your card is beautiful.

  4. stunning, I adore the design! I am thrilled you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  5. Gorgeous card Rainy. Thanks for the tip on the butterfly. I agree the smaller size looks a much better fit. Love the play of colors as well as their bright boldness and the fern facing in both directions. Much more natural with the fern facing in many directions and levels.

  6. This is just lovely, and who knew you could reverse an image by stamping on acetate and transferring it?! What a clever little trick to get extra mileage from your stamps! The butterfly looks amazing, and the Copic match is perfect!!

  7. The sponging is beautiful….and the butterfly is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  8. Oh, my! Your background with the ferns is gorgeous! Love your idea for the acetate stamping to turn the fern, as well as your idea for creating the solid butterfly piece. Clever! You’re not kidding the Y35 is a perfect match. I still have Summer Sun cardstock and ink, too.

  9. That is a very Gorgeous background, so many neat techniques on this one, love your idea for the fern going the other way, love the pretty softness it gives and great idea for the butterfly too!!

  10. This is seriously gorgeous! The sponging, and the die cut over a solid layer!
    *and yes, Summer Sun is retired…

  11. I think your card was totally worth you getting all inky lol! That is a gorgeous background, and the butterfly?! WOW love it! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept 🙂

  12. This is such a pretty card…and Thanks so much for showing how you did the solid butterfly…I must try that…do you cut it out with a scissors after?

  13. Beautiful! I love getting all inky, especially doing backgrounds, not that I’m trying to, it always just happens. Lovely card! TFS.

  14. I love your sponged background and the fern in the different directions- it looks fabulous!!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept 🙂

  15. this is a beautiful card! I’m a BIG fan of blues and orange together 🙂

  16. I LOVE your card; just beautiful! TFS!

  17. Absolutely Stunning! Gorgeous butterfly on the beautiful scene. Thanks for playing with us at the Card Concept!

  18. So beautiful. I love this card. Thank you for sharing.

  19. Beautiful card, Susan, and I love these colors!! Saw this on SCS already and commented, but I had to leave one here! And I’m so glad I’m not the only one who uses Copics to “make” card stock match!! Haha!! It’s perfect and a totally stunning card! Hugs!

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