Monday, April 18, 2016

Butterfly Beauty card with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about Butterfly Beauty.  Simply include a butterfly somewhere on your project!

Butterflies are the most beautiful insects in my opion, they are really gorgeous, fluttering merrily through the air and the wings have amazingcolors. I'm always happy when I see butterflies. The most beautiful butterfly stamp that I have is the butterfly from Perspective stamp set by Tim Holtz. It's a big and bold stamp that I've used as a starting point for my card.


After I stamp it, I stamped the butterfly on some masking sticky tape, cut it out, and placed it over the stamped image. With Texture Paste that I colored with paint Vibrant Turquiose and Diamond Circles stencil I applied some texture around the butterfly. Immediately after applying, I've removed the mask. If the Texture Paste begins to dry, the mask won't come off nicely.


While the Texture Paste was drying, I once again stamped the butterfly on masking sticky tape and cut it out. The first one was no longer usable. By then the Texture Paste was dry and I've applied the mask again to do some random stamping and make some splashes.


The coloring I've done with Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Markers and a water brush. What a beautiful combination those two colors give. I've made an envelop to match the card too.

For the whole process of making this card see the video below.


To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, the butterfly is stunning and I love the shades of teal, my fave colour, and the matching envelope is fabulous too! LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Macarena said...

Yuupiii! It's Monday again :-) I love your card and this mix of strong turquoise and black. Amazing effect. And of course I'm in love with your videos :-) Hugs, Marzena

WaldfrauAlexa said...

wow. fantastic !!!


Stephanie Leykauf said...

OH! You used my favorite color :) This project really packs a punch! Love the contrast against the black and white!

Simon Says Stamp!

ßeulah ßee said...

Really nice, Sandra (I wish I had that stamp) and proof of how effective a simple color scheme can be. Sadly, here in my part of the US butterflies are seldom seen (plenty of moths at night, though). I remember seeing a lot more of them when I was a child--have they disappeared, or have I stopped noticing them?

Anita Houston said...
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Anita Houston said...

LOVE the blue! LOVE the music in your video too!

Anna-Karin said...

I love the tone-on-tone colour scheme here, and it is so effective with the big butterfly. Hug!

Maura Hibbitts said...

Sandra, I love how you focused on the one huge butterfly, and your turquoise color is amazing!

Catherine said...

This is amazing, Sandra! I love that butterfly and the beautiful colors of the entire piece. Cathie <3

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful butterfly, Sandra. The colors are fabulous. :)

Barbara Schiassi said...

Sandra the card and the envelope are fabulous, the colors are fabulous, the design is fabulous! Your videos are a fixed appointment for me! I love them! Barbara

Kath Stewart said...

wow wow wow such a stunning the textured background and the butterfly is too beautiful for words...hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

Another fabulous video and LOVE your card! The background looks stunning and is the perfect backdrop for that gorgeous butterfly...beautiful! Hugs <3

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is a wonderful piece! The way you blended the bright blue background into the white bottom portion is genius. And that butterfly is a show-stopper! Really lovely work!

Marlena M. said...

I had to see if I already commented on this masterpiece~it takes my breath away every time I come across it!

Sandy said...

This looks so wonderful - now I am going to have to go watch your video. I will probably have to buy something that you used thinking I can do what you do! Ha!!! Fat chance.
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

I loved this video and yes I watched it yesterday -- I love the song you played about the secret and will definitely be using the words come Halloween. Keep those videos coming!!!!!
sandy xx