Friday, January 26, 2018

Joyful Butterflies.....

Hello everyone: It's still a looooong time until we see any butterflies up here in the Northern States and that's why I made this card to at least see some in paper, I can't wait to see them fluttering around in my flower beds.

This images are from a retired Stampin' Up! set called "Papillon Potpourri", one of my favorite sets.
I stamped the butterflies on a strip of watercolor paper with Stazon black ink and colored with Sakura Koy watercolors. I added some gold gel pen to the spots on their wings then, I punched all of them with the coordinating punch.
The embossed background is done with a Birch Trees embossing folder, the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set called "Orchids".

This is a picture of the finish inside of my card, I've been doing this for over a year now and believe me, besides the card looking very nice, it saves me time when I mail them.

Both the sentiment and the butterfly are from the same sets I used in the front panel.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.

Moving Along With The Times Challenge #63 "CAS"

Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate them more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Wendy L said...

So gorgeous, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

Jonnece Putu said...

Butterflies are my favourite. Prefect colours. Thanks for joining us at ‘If you give a crafter a cookie’. Jonnece DT

Brian King said...

The butterflies are PERFECT for this sketch. What a bright, Springy card, Maria!

donna mikasa said...

Love the colorful butterflies--great take on the sketch!

Leigh Penner said...

Super pretty butterflies! Those were a great idea for this sketch!

Mary Fish said...

Feels like spring. Lovely colors to pop against white!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at If you give a Crafter a Cookie, good luck!!! Amy DT

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, pretty pretty with all those gorgeous, colorful butterflies! And a matching punch? Perfect! Love this! I never would have thought to use the butterflies for this sketch. Brilliant!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper