Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Simple but beautiful butterfly card

I am really loving the butterfly stamp from the 'Dreams du Jour' set right now.  I love the fact that it is an outline stamp, so if you want to colour it in, like I did for this Kristina Challenge card, you can.  I also love the fact that there is enough fine detail in that outline, that if you want to, you can just stamp it out in a single colour and it still looks fantastic - especially if you have a few in different colours:

For this card I really wanted the focus to be on those butterflies, and originally set out to have just some stamping on a single piece of white card.  Unfortunately the white card, while perfect for stamping on, is not the heaviest, and the card seemed a bit too flimsy.  Instead I trimmed it up and attached it to a teal card base, to match that teal sentiment.  I was pleased with the finished look - having the teal didn't take away from the butterflies at all, and I think I ended up with a more balanced card.

The colour combination of taken with teal, real red, and apricot appeal came straight from the latest Stamping 411 colour inspiration challenge.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to get everything positioned just where I wanted it, but other than that, this card was super simple, and I now I think I love those butterflies even more!


  1. This is gorgeous. It's the perfect "clean and simple" card. I also adore that butterfly!!

    Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 Color Challenge.

  2. Oi Tracee, tudo Bem??
    Muito lindo os teus trabalhos, parabéns!
    Amei esse cartão com as borboletas, posso liftar?
    Já sou tua seguidora.

  3. Thanks for your kind comment Mara - of course you can copy it!