Brilliant Butterflies

Brilliant Butterflies

Hi Crafty Friends,

Lisa Tilson is sharing an awesome card design using the More Brilliant Butterflies stamp set by My Favorite Things. We are completely awestruck by the simple beauty of this design. It’s simply amazing and oh, so beautiful!

Take a look below and check out how she created this gorgeous card. Then, pop over to her blog for oodles more inspiration!


Hi everyone, Lisa here today to share a super clean and simple card using My Favorite Things More Brilliant Butterflies.  This set is one of MFT’s larger sets and is a follow up to an earlier Brilliant Butterflies set that they released, which had smaller images. So, for this card, I have used just one of the four images you have to choose from and made it the star of the show.

The images have two parts to them – the more detailed lacy section and then the solid stamp which coordinates with it. I found when stamping them out that it was easiest to stamp the detailed lacy section first, die-cut that and then add the solid stamped part afterwards.  I began by taking the lacy section and stamping it onto Neenah 110lb cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I die cut it with the coordinating die-namics and then for the solid stamped areas I popped the die cut back into the MISTI, lined the solid stamps up and inked them with Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse and Limeade inks.

I took a piece of neutral grey cardstock and dry embossed it using the MFT Radiating Rays Stencil.  This stencil has a circular section in the middle which I didn’t want showing behind my butterfly so I simply took a Hero Arts Circle Infinity Die and die cut it out – this way I could put some colour behind it. On a small piece of white cardstock, I took my Versamark Ink pad and smooshed it down a few times before adding WOW Pearl Gold Sparkle embossing powder and heat setting. 

To assemble the card, I took the gold glitter embossed piece and adhered it down onto an A2 top folding base card so that it would show behind the circle window. I then added the stencilled panel on top using double-sided tape. I added some foam tape to the centre of the back of the butterfly and adhered that on top of the glitter. The wings are free for you to lift up for more dimension. The sentiment is from MFT Bitty Thanks and Gratitude and was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto the same grey cardstock. I trimmed it down and added some foam tape to the back.

To embellish the card I found some coordinating mustard/gold enamel dots and added them around the image. Although this card is definitely clean and simple, I thought the rays and glitter circle would add some extra interest. I hope that you like the card! I will be back next week with another way of using this set, and another clean and simple card. See you then!


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