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Watercolor Butterfly Basics ~ Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek

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Hi Stampers!  I want to share another Sneak Peek with you today!  This card uses several fabulous products from the new 2015 Occasions Catalog!

I started with dry embossing a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of watercolor paper with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder.  This is one of two new and very cute embossing folders in the new catalog!

Spring Flowers Embossing Folder

I used watercolor paper so that I could color in the depressed part of the paper and add some POP.  The flowers are painted with Pink Pirouette and the leaves with Pistachio Pudding to keep the colors of this card nice and subtle.

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The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and is stamped in Wild Wasabi.  I then used my Big Shot and the Ovals Framelits to cut it out.  The Butterfly Basics stamp set also includes a small honeycomb pattern.  I inked up the stamp with Pink Pirouette then stamped off before adding a very subtle detail to the Happy Birthday tag.

Butterfly Basics Stamp Set

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Of course the butterflies are the focal point of this card!!  These were cut out using the AMAZING new Butterfly Framelits.  These framelits and the Butterfly Basics stamp set are part of a bundle in the new catalog, which we all love!!

The Framelits set comes with a large butterfly, medium butterfly, and a coordinating small butterfly made to cut the butterfly from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.

Butterfly Thinlits


I used pink and green vellum to cut out 2 butterflies for the front of the card using the medium butterfly framelit.

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The light colored vellum butterflies looks perfectly subtle to match the watercolor embossed background.  A few pearls and a white ribbon behind the sentiment add the perfect amount of accent for this beautiful card.

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I used a Pistachio Pudding Card base to tie everything together.  As always, I put a matte on the inside of the card (you can’t forget about that important final detail).

I used a cut out butterfly as a mask and sponged with Pink Pirouette to add a nice detail to the corner of the interior matte.

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The Occasions Catalog will be open for orders on Tuesday! There are so many fabulous products I know you’ll want to order right away!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card.  Thanks for stopping by!




  1. April 19, 2015    

    Hi Anna,

    For this project I used watercolor paper and used the inverse side after it was embossed. Watercolor paper allows the ink to absorb only where the paper is wet so I used a non-inked brush and just wet the stems and leaves (In a small area of the paper). Next I came back with watered down Ink on my brush and just lightly touched the area where I wanted the color. The ink only spread to the areas that were pre-wet. I just used a basic cheap thin brush to do this, nothing special. I hope these additional instructions help you finish your cards for all of those deserving mothers!


  2. Anna's Gravatar Anna
    April 18, 2015    

    Hi love this card and trying to do something similar for Mothers at my church. I am not having much luck at all with the leaves and stems. I’ve used water based ink and a dried up blender pen. Could you please tell me what you used? Thanks so much

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