Mixed Bunch Butterfly Card

So the other day I showed you a card with a sweet flower from Mixed Bunch.  With a few snips of my Snips I turned one of the bodacious blooms into a beautiful butterfly!  Look!

Mixed Bunch Butterfly Card
Here's a closeup of that butterfly –

Butterfly Card Closeup
Can you see how I cut the flower to make the double wings?  All I had to do was follow the pattern on the flower petals – it was so easy!  Can you see a whole flock of these on a frame or in a scrapbook?  In all different colors?  LOVE!

I used glossy cardstock and just pooled some reinker over the design stamped in Staz-On (so it wouldn't run) and then sort of moved the ink around with an Aquapainter.  I backed the white bloom with some orange colored patterned Designer Series Paper that had been sponged over with some Tangerine Tango.  Then I rolled a loooooong triangle of Basic Black cardstock into a tight coil to form the body, adding two superfine strips, coiled at the ends, for antennae.  Adding this one element over several layers really makes a card that pops, don't you think?

Supply List
Tangerine Tango Cardstock, Item #111349
Old Olive Cardstock, Item #100702
Daffodil Delight Cardstock, Item #119683
Basic Gray Cardstock, Item #121044
Glossy White Cardstock, Item #102599
Basic Black Cardstock, Item #121045
First Edition Designer Series Paper, Item #121878
Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper, Item #122637
Mixed Bunch, Item #125535
Blossom Punch, Item #125603
Big Shot, Item #113439
Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Item #120175
Staz-On Jet Black Ink, Item #101406
Tangerine Tango Classic Ink, Item #111841
Daffodil Delight Classic Ink, Item #119672
So Saffron 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Item #122982
SNAIL Adhesive, Item #104332
Stampin' Dimensionals, Item #104430
Paper Snips, Item #103579

5 Responses to “Mixed Bunch Butterfly Card”

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  1. Annette says:

    Just love your butterfly. It really sets off this bright card.

  2. Cindy E. says:

    Great idea for making the butterfly body and antennae! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges.

  3. Bren says:

    Thanks Annette and Cindy! It’s amazing what you can do when you see a scrap that looks just about right for what you are trying to do!

  4. Heidi Baks says:

    This stamp makes such a beautiful butterfly! I love your detail on the body and antennae! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

  5. Wonderful idea for making the butterfly! I think I may have to go try that later today! Thanks for joining with the SUO Challenge team this time around!

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