Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sending Wishes Your Way

Hi everyone! I've been playing again and am super stoked to share a watercolor note card that I created with several stamps from the Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics stamp set! Oh, what fun this was! I love, love, love this stamp set because it's so versatile and can be used for a variety of occasions. I left the inside of this one blank to use as a note card but it could easily be tailored for birthday, anniversary or get well.

I embossed the flower in white embossing powder on watercolor cardstock. I used several distress inks and a Niji water brush to 'paint' the image, and then slathered ink-tinged water in a diagonal fashion across the background. I hit it with a heat tool for a few seconds to dry it.

I stamped the small butterfly in Cajun Craze ink on a white scrap and punched it out with the Bitty Butterfly punch, then stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze. I layered the panel with Stampin' Dimensionals on a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock, then adhered it to the Whisper White card base. That's literally it! Super easy! ;)

I'd love to enter this watercolor note card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White (#100730), Cajun Craze (#119684), Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor cardstock
  • Stamps: Butterfly Basics (#137154)
  • Ink: Cajun Craze (#126965); Ranger Distress Ink- Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Rusty Hinge and Dried Marigold
  • Accessories: Bitty Butterfly Punch (#129406), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430), Hero Arts white embossing powder, Niji Water Brush

I hope you've enjoyed this project using stamps from the amaaazing Butterfly Basics stamp set! Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. Love your card, the colours are fab, and I love the washed background, really makes your flowers pop :-) Thanks for joining in with our "Things With Wings" challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more - good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Hugs, Sue xx

  2. I love this stamp set. It's so pretty.
    Great card!

  3. Beautiful card, love the delicate watercolour look you've achieved, thanks for joining us at A gem of a Challenge xx

  4. I love the watercolour effect, hun - great background too. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  5. Beautiful design, Leslie - love the way you've used the white embossing.

    Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

    Helen x

  6. This is a lovey card! Love how you put the colours with watercolor effect.Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays! - Esther

  7. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges! Wish you good luck!

    Rossi (DT)


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