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05/30/2016

Mon 30

Mini Stamps Blog Blitz - Ornamental Butterflies
by JJ Bolton

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Hi guys! I'm continuing the Mini Stamp Blog Blitz with two cards using the Ornamental Butterflies stamp set and coordinating die set!  I have a soft spot for butterflies, so I was so happy to see these sets!  For my first card, I used the butterfly die to create a negative die cut that I backed with an ink-blended background.  

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For a little added detail, I heat embossed in clear the swirly design inside the butterfly.  Here's a close up of the embossing...  

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I also made another quickie card using all of the butterfly dies and a piece of watercolored paper that I had saved for a rainy day project.  

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When I have my watercolors out, sometimes I make four or five sheets at a time.  This rainbow piece fit perfectly behind the die cut butterflies.  I put the sentiment on a piece of vellum so it would not cover up much.  So easy!

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The Mini Stamp Blog Blitz will continue tomorrow, so don't forget to stop by!  And don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win one of the new stamp sets!  (Yes, you CAN comment on each post!)  You have until June 2, 12:00 midnight US EST to leave comments. Winners will be announced June 4th!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful week!

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Comments

I love your beautiful, colorful cards!!

Butterflies always make for a beautiful card!

Oh these are AWESOME! Love the beautiful colors with the fantastic butterflies ♥

Love the dimension and colors on these beautiful butterfly cards! Awesome stamps and dies! Love the Ornamental Butterflies!

Great cards! Great colors! The orange butterfly is my favorite.

Hi JJ, two amazing cards love the rainbow card with the watercolours behind the cut out of butterflies, thank you for the inspiration... Megan

Love the wonderful colors!

GORGEOUS cards JJ!!!
LOVE your butterflies ... they're INKY WINDOWS OF AWESOMENESS!!!
THANK YOU for sharing these BEAUTIFUL designs, I'm INSPIRED to give this a try :)

Love the unique cards! So pretty!

A stunning card the colours are so vibrant xx

Wonderful cards !Colorful butterflies with lots of white space Awesome :)

So beautiful!!! Colours and butterflies are fabulous.

What great cards!

Two stunning cards, love them.
Lydia

Lovely cards! The butterflies are really nice, and the sentiments in that set are fab!

Fanrastic cards, love the gorgeous backgrounds. Cathy x

I love how you did your coloring. Beautiful. Love the butterflies.

Accenting with butterflies is one of my favorites! I love this new stamp set and particularly the font used for the sentiment. A gorgeous card with the vibrant watercolor background for the butterflies.

Such a beautiful background and lovely butterfly cut as well fabulous die - and card creations - TFS

I love these cards, simple and clean yet
so elegant.


Beautiful cards. Thanks for the background tips. The embossed butterfly is a terrific too. Thank you!

Wow...what bold and striking colors. LOVE the butterflies. Such a cool layout. Nicely done!

thanks for sharing your art and using the wonderful Memory Box stamps and dies...well done, M'Dear. great projects.

oops, i mean Poppy .the memory box poppy stamp? has always confused me..love the cards..

I look forward each day to your posts on facebook. Thanks for always having great ideas for those of us who love your products.

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