Beautiful butterfly…

In the words of Number 5 from the movie Short Circuit… “beau-ti-ful butt-er-fly…” 🙂



This lovely butterfly image is from the Strength & Hope stamp set from Stampin Up (you can find more information about this set by following the link here or on the righthand sidebar).   I used the rock-and-roll technique to stamp the butterflies in two shades of blue ink and added some dazzling diamonds to make their wings sparkle.  A single pearl to each one completed them. 



I love the way the single row of stamped stitching down the side looked – it makes a perfect border.   


I noticed that the Less is More challenge this week is to make a card with a butterfly or butterflies on it… I’ve never entered this challenge before, or indeed any challenge  :-), but by fate I’d made a butterfly card so I thought I’d enter it …I just hope it meets their brief 🙂 


Stampin Up supplies used:

Cardstock: whisper white, marina mist; Stamp sets: strength & hope, in stitches, occasional quotes; Inks: marina mist, bashful blue; Punch: scallop trim border; Accessories: dazzling diamonds, basic pearls.


Thanks for dropping by today

15 Comments to “Beautiful butterfly…”

  1. It’s perfect for the challenge, and so pretty!! Love the punched borders, and the coloring on the butterflies looks great!

  2. Welcome to your first challenge! A fantastic submission and i love the colours you have chosen. A very elegant and yet contemporary card. Great job:-)

  3. Beautiful design Gill, I love the blue!
    We’ve seen a lot of this butterfly already this week, all so different
    Thank you for your loyalty
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  4. This is a beautiful card, so delicate. Jo

  5. Very delicate. I like it a lot. Sue x

  6. I love your version using this butterfly especially the stitching down the side, so pretty. Peg x

  7. This is soft and pretty, and that butterfly stamp is gorgeous!

  8. Gill, this is such a lovely card! I’m a big fan of dazzling diamonds, and the way you used it here is perfect. Great entry to your first challenge!

  9. Lovely graceful card the turquoise is perfect for this XOXO Zoe

  10. The butterflies look so pretty set in a row and love the colour choice. x

  11. Now this is gorgeous, so pretty in the blue & I love the rock and roll technique!
    Stacey x

  12. Love the stitching Gill – did you unmount your wheel too? It looks lovely with the punched border! Vx

  13. Fabulous butterfly card. Just right for your first foray into the very addictive Less is More challenge.
    Lynne xxx

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