Butterfly Brilliance – Follow Your Dreams

Shall we have a play date?  Several challenges are coming due, so I am trying to catch up.  Enjoy!

Tic Tac Toe (#195) for the Butterfly, TGIF (#406) for the Color, Paper Players (#626) for the Music and Sunday Stamps (#302) for the Sketch.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock dry-embossed with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder.
    • The Music Notes were lightly highlighted using a Blending Brush and Smoky Slate ink.
  • Circle Element – Wreath: (4¼” x 4¼”) Vellum die-cut with the Leafy Wreath die from the Natural Prints Dies set.
  • Focal Image – Butterflies: Basic White cardstock scrap.
    • Two of the Butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set were stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with Silver Embossing Powder.
    • The Butterflies were water-colored with Tahitian Tide and Gorgeous Grape ink using the Fine-Tipped Water Painter Brush.
    • The Butterflies were then die-cut using the coordinating Butterfly dies from the Brilliant Wings Dies set.
  • Sentiment Label: Smoky Slate cardstock scrap.
    • The sentiment, Follow Your Dreams, from the Though It Together stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.
    • The sentiment was die-cut with one of the Label dies from the Sending Dies set.

All elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch and the Butterflies were popped up with Dimensionals

Be still my heart as I chase those pretty Butterflies.. 

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

8 thoughts on “Butterfly Brilliance – Follow Your Dreams

  1. Jolanda, What a lovely card. The colorful butterflies pop off the background. The vellum die cuts add great texture. Thanks for taking part in The Paper Players challenge. Suzy

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  2. Such a pretty card! I love that you took vellum and made a wreath for the circle in the sketch! Very creative. Thanks for sharing with us at SUNDAY STAMPS!

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  3. Oh, beautiful, Jolanda! LOVE those butterflies, such delicate coloring, and so happy to see that emboss out and about! How clever with the vellum, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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