I know I just posted a butterfly-themed card, but I love this stamp set and ended up making another one, so I am posting it.

I don’t know if you can tell from the photo, but the butterfly has 3 layers. The bottom layer was die cut from Butterfly Bijou designer series paper; the 2nd layer was cut from gold foil paper and the top layer was cut from basic white cardstock and then sponge daubed with Balmy Blue and Pool Party, then edged using a Krylon 18K Gold Leafing Pen.

The gold hoops are unfortunately on the retiring list and since I had two left, I used one for this card.

The gold background leaves are from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty paper (on page 152 of the 2020-2021 catalog). The paper consists of pre-cut card fronts and greenery accents that you just pop out and adhere to your project. This specialty paper is gorgeous. Unfortunately it’s set to retire when the new catalog is released. If you don’t have this paper, I encourage you to get it now, because once it’s retired, it will only be available while supplies last. And I have a feeling people will snatch it up.

The background layer is embossed with Painted Texture 3D embossing folder and sponge daubed with Balmy Blue and Pool Party.  

Supplies

  • Butterfly Brilliance Bundle
  • Forever Fern Bundle
  • Strong & Beautiful stamp set (for the sentiment)
  • Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder
  • Large Circle from Stitched Shapes dies
  • Coastal Cabana cardstock
  • Basic White Thick cardstock
  • Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper
  • Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
  • Gold Foil Sheets
  • Pool Party Classic Stampin pad
  • Balmy Blue Classic Stampin pad
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Hold Hoop embellishments
  • Adhesive-backed Metallic Pearls
  • Lovely Labels Pick A Punch (for sentiment label)
  • Krylon 18K Gold Leafing Pen

Instructions

  • Cut Coastal Cabana card base 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and score at 4 1/4″. Burnish fold using bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Cut a 2nd piece 5″ x 3 3/4″ – Emboss with Painted Texture embossing folder.
  • Use sponge daubers to color the embossed layer using Balmy Blue and Pool Party and blend them together.
  • I then trimmed the edges of the embossed layer with a Krylon 18K gold leafing pen that I bought on Amazon. However, you can skip this step if you don’t have one.
  • Adhere the embossed layer to the white layer and then to the card base
  • Select a precut embellishment from the Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper similar to the one in the photo below and adhere it to the embossed layer. Just apply adhesive to the hexagon, not to the leaves.
  • Cut a large circle from the Stitched Shapes dies large enough to cover the entire hexagon in the center.
  • Stamp greenery from Forever Fern stamp set twice using Pool Party ink and die cut.
  • Also die cut one piece without stamping (see below).
  • I snipped off the long tails of the greenery because I found them to be too long.
  • Hold off gluing down the greenery until you have the butterfly done, so you can see where you want them to go.
  • Below is a photo of the completed butterfly layers.
  • As you can see, the bottom layer is cut from Butterfly Bijou DSP (designer series paper) using an outline die (not a detailed die).
  • The top 2 layers were cut using a larger and medium butterfly die.
  • Cut the larger butterfly (should be the same size as the base layer) from a gold foil sheet using a detailed die.
  • Then die cut a slightly smaller butterfly from white cardstock using a detailed die and sponge daub with Balmy Blue and Pool Party. Then edge it with a gold leafing pen (if you have one).
  • Adhere all layers together only at the center – apply adhesive along the butterfly’s body only so that the wings lift. Then adhere three gold metallic pearls along the body.
  • Lay all of your embellishments pieces on the card to see where you want them to go. The leaves will be adhered down first. The gold hoop will go down next, but will be held in place by the butterfly. I have never had any luck tacking down the hoop with any adhesive. Maybe Stampin’ Seal+ would work. I didn’t try it. The butterfly seems to hold it in place so if you don’t have any Stampin’ Seal+ you will still be fine.
  • The Happy Mother’s Day sentiment came from the Strong & Beautiful stamp set which is retiring. I stamped it on a strip of white cardstock and trimmed the edges with the gold leafing pen, then cut the ends using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, and popped it up on dimensionals.

So there you have it. The pale blues give it a soft effect and the gold gives it a little elegance.

Below is a complete list of the products used to make this card. You will want to purchase any that you don’t have because some won’t be available for long.

Product List