Monday, April 29, 2013

Butterfly Triple Step Card

Today I have a card that I made with a new stamp I got from Stampin' Up. It's a swallowtail butterfly and it is just gorgeous.

The first card I made was black and white. I love the contrast. It's so striking. I even added a little butterfly to the inside of the card to finish it off.

After making the black one I wanted to try another color. I used Brilliant Blue from Stampin' Up for the cardstock and the ink.

The sentiment on the right lower side of the butterfly was stamped first and then covered up with a post it note so that the butterfly didn't stamp on that area. I then pulled off the post it note and voila! You could use any sentiment you want or no sentiment at all.

The way I created the layers was to cut the white cardstock at 5 1/4"x4", 4 1/4"x3" and 3 1/4"x2".  The blue or black cardstock should be cut at 8 1/2"x5 1/2" (this piece will be folded in half to create the card base), 4 1/2"x3 1/4" and 3 1/2"x2 1/4".

Stack the white pieces on top of each other with a temporary adhesive.

After stacking the white pieces you will stamp your image.

After stamping you will then take the pieces apart and layer them on top of the colored cardstock.
I also used pop dots in between the layers to give them a little more dimension. That's it.


  1. what amazing look you get when stamping it on the three layers. very pretty. I love the blue.

  2. wow, love your card. Ill have to try that technique sometime, love the look. TFS!

  3. Cindy both cards are absolutely beautiful. Love how you used the stamp - so clever!

  4. Gorgeous cards -- and great tutorial -- thanks!!

  5. Cindy,
    I know of three people who ordered this stamp after seeing your cards. They are just beautiful.
    Elizabeth a/k/a dansgg

  6. I'm so glad I got to see this card in's AMAZING!!! I think my favorite version is the black one with no sentiment on the outside : ) , great job!!


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