Bright Fresh Butterfly


Super quick post for the Card Concept #53:

Here’s my Clean and Layered card:


This card is extra special to me because I made it for my friend, Cindy, while she was here visiting me in Germany from Tennessee.  She came for 10 days just to visit me! She and I belong to a card challenge which she started years ago. Cindy, Joy, Gerie, Sue and I are spread all over the place. We are in Tennesse, Virginia, Alaska, Pennsylvania and Germany, but we have fun sending each other our challenge cards every month. For our monthly challenge, we make 2 different cards according to a chosen theme. We make an identical pair for each member of the challenge, so 4 of each card. This month’s theme was ‘Spring.’ I can’t seem to make 4 cards that are exactly alike, so I should say that I made 3 more very similar cards to this one! 🙂


My friend, Sue, asked me to explain how I made this card. So here are some instructions. 🙂

I stamped on the card base with:

Summer Silhouettes Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Then, I stamped the butterfly with this SU set on a small piece of cs: (I used the 3 large images, stamping in Melon Mambo, Melon Mambo again and then black)

Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!


Next, I partially die cut the butterfly using this die from SU: (bottom left die)Butterflies Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!

I did not photograph the partial die cutting, so if you have not tried this before please try doing an internet search for “partial die cutting Butterflies Thinlits dies” or ” partial die cutting” and I think you’ll find some great video tutorials.


Then I turned the partially cut butterfly around sideways and then partially ran it through my embossing machine again. This time I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Mega Dies, Labels 17.

Spellbinders Nestabilities Mega Dies, Labels 17

I added the sentiment and some little dots (to disguise a smudge on this card) and the ribbon. The ribbon was very fussy, so I think that this was the only 1 out of the 4 that got ribbon. (Ric Rac from Really Reasonable Ribbon)


That’s about it. 🙂


Thanks for stopping by
Grace & Peace,

I’d like to play this along at Creative with Stamps for their very first challenge! 🙂

UPDATED: I am very happy to share that this card was chosen by Mackie for a win at the Card Concept!


Here’s what Mackie had to say: “I love Melissa’s beautiful butterfly on this gorgeous card!”

Thanks so much, Mackie!

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19 thoughts on “Bright Fresh Butterfly

  1. your butterfly is really bright and the color wooooww
    I never seen some kind color of the butterfly but yours is adorable love the black splatter there on the wings
    many thanks for joining our first challenge at Creative with Stamps # Butterfly challenge and happy sunday Melissa
    Monika (CO Creator)

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  2. Hi Melissa
    Found your blog on SSS challenge and I am amazed by the CAS style you created in the gallery. It’s my favorite style but sometimes I’m still struggling what to, or not to add in the card. I especially like the flourish banner used in between the butterfly and stamped background, it looks so neat and gives great dimension for the whole card. (P.S. The ribbon just super cute!!) Love it!
    ~ Stampurr

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  3. How very cool! You have utilized the patterns, colors and shapes superbly, Melissa! I love the layering and use of white space! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Make It Girlie” Challenge!

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