Stained Glass Butterflies Encouragement Card | Beautiful Day Stamp Set by Simon Says Stamp

January 31, 2019

Hello everyone, today I'm sharing a  super simple encouragement card using images and sentiments from "Beautiful Day stamp set" by Simon Says Stamp.

This card measure 4-1/2" x 6" inches but you can make it slightly smaller or slightly larger to fit USA or UK standard C6 envelopes.
Beautiful Day stamp set includes 22 individual stamps .  8 butterflies, 9 sentiments to mix and match to create papercraft projects for different occasions.
I love the stained glass style butterflies and I had different ideas to use them for my blog post today. However, once I sat to craft I got stuck in one idea and the idea evolved to be super simple and easy.

So first, I wanted to use my craft knife to partially cut the butterfly wings as shown in the picture below.

Hmmm,  I'm not an expert with the craft knife and I couldn't stamp various butterflies close to each other to do this so the things got tricky.   I rescued the panel above from the papercraft heaven (bin)  just to show you what I mean.

 So I decided to keep it simple.

I stamped all the butterflies on Bristol Smooth Paper using the Tim Holz platform and Versafine Onix Ink, then I applied colours using water-based markers: Zigs and Arteza.

I fussy cut the butterflies and  I glued them on a panel using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

It took me a while to decide how to add the sentiments, the challenge was keeping the design clean and simple so I made small banners to add them underneath the butterfly wings. Nailed it!

I heat embossed the tiny sentiments from the stamp set on black smooth cardstock using Clear Ink and  Nuvo White  Fine Detail Embossing Powder.  I like this embossing powder as I always get crisp and sharp sentiments regardless of the size of the stamped fonts.

You can do it.. stay strong! it is a beautiful message to send to friends and family when they are facing a challenge.

 I also used a Nuvo Shimmer Pen and  Nuvo drops here and there to embellish.

I added a panel of purple glitter paper and I  glued the panel on a white card base. Done!

That's all for today ... Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions. I  always read your comments and I'm happy to answer any query.

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Many hugs  and happy crafting


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  1. oh how funny, I just got that stamp set too, haha, absolutely STUNNING card my friend, with a great message of support

  2. Papercraft heaven is getting lots of visitors this month lol. Glad you showed us it. Like how you for those sentiments in on the banners. I love butterflies.

  3. What a beautiful card. Great job


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