Clearly Butterflies

Hi! I have two cards to share with you today. One is a mixed media card; the other is CAS. For both, I used my brand new butterfly dies from Happy Little Stampers. If you’ve visited Honeybee’s Butterfly Conservatory, you’ll already know how excited I am about these dies. 🙂

This first card was inspired by CASology’s Cue Card:


 I stamped (with Butterfly Birthday) and then heat embossed with white on acetate. I’m going to add this to my new CAS gallery and Honeybee Loves Butterflies pages. If you have time, I’d be very happy if you’d go over and take a peek.


I have had the butterfly stamp set for a few months now and I am very much enjoying using it.



I love these dies!

Butterfly DiesThe sentiment is also HLS, Thinking of You.


For the inside panel, I watercolor painted with these         

on this  .Slide08You can see the panel through the clear window, but you’d never guess that there was so much color awaiting you on the inside of the card. CAS AND surprisingly bright and bold!Slide06

Slide03This card makes me smile!

My second, mixed media card, is also very cheerful. These lovelies and are going to flutter over to the Conservatory and the Mixed Media Gallery.



I used the same water color paints (for the rainbow) on water color paper, white embossing powder, Faber-Castell Gelatos (for the butterflies) and did some ink blending for the ‘sky’.

Faber-Castell FBR770169 FaberCastell Gelatos Set - BrightsZing! Opaque Embossing Powder, 1-Ounce, White


How I made this card:

  1. I used the butterfly dies on the previously water colored rainbow panel.
  2. Next I used the panel as a template to stamp the butterflies in embossing ink.
  3. After heat embossing the butterflies on the card front and then masking them off, I sponged on the blue bg.
  4. Then I water colored the insides of the butterflies.
  5. I also fussy cut the rainbow panel and attached it by popping it up with foam tape.
  6. Added the sentiment. (HLS Whimsical Friends)


I’d like to play this card at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog: Best Friends,

SSS Wednesday Challenge Blog’s: Create with Critters and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #218: Anything Goes.Slide11I hope that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for stopping by!

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16 thoughts on “Clearly Butterflies

  1. oth cards are really cool
    and see woow you have gansai tambi too yeeah
    its my fav water color ever..and I waited for 3 month till it was coming to my home in Germany hehehe
    lovely colors and great LO too Melissa
    see you around teammate

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  2. This is stunning, Melissa. I love the way you photographed the light shining through with the butterfly. Amazing artwork. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I always LOVE having you play along in our challenges.
    Word Art Wednesday

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  3. So pretty, Melissa! I love how you watercolored the inside to create a pop of color on the card front! Butterflies are such beautiful creatures!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us again over at CASology! 🙂

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  4. Melissa your clear butterfly card is great! I loovvvveee the way you photographed it; that shadow on the inside definitely shows the essence of the card design! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week 🙂

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