I love love love this card for so many reasons – the beautiful colors, the bright butterflies, the rustic wooden background, a little gold bling, and the greeting reminding me of My Amazing Mother!!!! You could always change up the greeting for any occasion! Let’s get started on this beauty!
I started with a Crumb Cake card base and I stamped the Hardwood Stamp on the background in Crumb Cake ink! Then I took scrap cardstock of Hello Honey, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder and Calypso Coral and punched out the butterfly with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. Be sure to punch away from the edges so you can then punch out the circle. Once the butterfly is punched, take the 2″ Circle Punch and center the butterfly (hole) in the middle of the punch! This will create all of those rings shown above. I have you punch out the butterfly first because it would be hard to center the already punched circle into the butterfly punch! Next up, you will need 2 Whisper White 2″ Circles and 2 Designer Series Paper 2″ Circle. I used some neutral striped paper from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I stamped the large butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set in the middle of the white circles in Delightful Dijon and Calypso Coral. If you stamp the butterfly in the middle as best you can, it should line up that the butterfly is in the punched portion of the coordinating color. If it doesn’t line up, you can always line it up and trim the access. So now your Delightful Dijon and Calypso Coral butterflies are all done.
For the other two, I stamped the smaller butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set onto scrap white paper in Hello Honey and Watermelon Wonder. Then I punched them out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch. Then I took some Gold Thread and wrapped it around three of my fingers 10-15 times. When I pulled the loops off of my fingers, I twisted them in the center and placed the center on the back of the Bitty Butterflies and stuck a 1/2 of a Stampin’ Dimensional (or some of the border piece) over the top of the thread. This will hold the thread in place and stick the butterfly to the project. Once your butterflies are ready, you will adhere the Designer Series Paper to the back of the butterfly frames and then place the bitty butterfly in the middle of the punched butterfly. I hope all of this hasn’t completely confused you and if it has, check out the Video Tutorial below! 🙂 Now you have all of your butterfly decoration complete and you can add them to your card front. From Left Top to Right Bottom – Hello Honey, Delightful Dijon, Calypso Coral, and Watermelon Wonder! For the greeting on the bottom, I stamped the image from Greatest Greetings onto scrap white cardstock in Watermelon Wonder. I cut the little banner ends and added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals! If you are wondering what to do with the 4 Elegant Butterflies that you punched out, you can always decorate the inside of the card!
And if you are super lost on the directions above or if you just like to see it all in action, check out the Video Tutorial below or click here! Don’t forget to give it a Thumbs Up if you liked it and be sure to Subscribe if you are new! The New Catalog Product Reveal Video is coming soon but I’m not sure when…..make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss it! 🙂
What occasion would you use this card for? Birthday, Wedding, Just Because, Mother’s Day, Sympathy? Let me know in the comments below! I can’t wait to give this card to my mom. I super love it and I love her so I’m excited! 🙂
Happy Stampin’ and Happy Mother’s to all of the women out there who have given birth to a child, wish to give birth to a child, have a fur baby or are motherly to those they meet! You are all amazing and should celebrate this special day! Hugs!