Sunday 7 March 2021

Butterfly bouquet

Hello, crafting friends!

I'm so happy  to have been invited to guest design today with the talented ladies at the Day Of The Month Card Club challenge where they're celebrating their second birthday with prizes!  This month, the theme is Learn About Butterflies Day and since spring seems to arrived early in my little corner of the world, it's easy for me to imagine a garden glowing with flowers and alive with fluttering butterflies!

To create a background for my butterflies, I stamped one of the bouquets from Stampin' Up's Wrapped Bouquet directly onto a card base then, turning the card round 180 degrees, stamped it again beneath the first. The flowers were coloured with coloured pencils.

To cover the join, I chose a banner style sentiment from an older SU set called Banners for you. It was stamped, shaded with yellow pencils and fussy cut. And then it was time to introduce the stars of the show, the butterflies!

My pair of pretty butterflies came from an even older SU set Painted Glass. They were stamped, coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut. I attached them to the background with dimensional pads.

And now it's your turn! Are you already thinking about which butterflies you can use? Do pop over to the Day of the Month Card Club blog and enjoy the amazing samples the team have made for you, and you can link your card up there too when you're ready.

I'm linking this card up at Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge where she'd like to see Spring Colours; Also Simon Says Stamp where Beautiful Blossoms are the theme; and also at Marsha's Occasions challenge at Watercooler Wednesday

Because the title of the Day of The Month Card Club Challenge was Learn about Butterflies Day, I thought I'd look them up and learn something new. I found out some extraordinary things: their wings are actually transparent for example - they're made up of tiny scales and the amazing colours we see are just reflections we see through the scales. They don't live for very long - between two to four weeks on average. They taste with their feet! How mad is that?! They can't fly when they're cold... Oh butterflies, I am so with you on that one! When is the real spring coming?

Sending hugs,


  1. A wonderful layout,the floral stamp is beautifully coloured,the butterflies the perfect finishing touch

  2. Lovely vibrant bouquet, and pretty flutterbys, interesting facts too! Xxx

  3. Well now, that's a simply beautiful thank you card in gorgeous colours. Thanks for the butterfly factoids too. Didn't know about their transparent wings.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Such a beautiful technique Vicky with wonderful Spring colours, love the banner and the 3D butterflies. Aren't they wonderful facts, something I did know about, however it was at the back of my mind and as I read it I thought - of course. haha
    keep safe
    Faith x

  5. Oh Vicky, your card is so very lovely. And I love the butterfly intel at the end of your post. I love the floral and butterfly images you used, and I love the placement of the banner. Just a beautiful, hopeful composition.

  6. This is spectacular, Vicky! I love how you created your beautiful floral design and the butterflies love it, too! Congrats on guest designing for DotMC and thanks for the new-to-me info about butter flies!! I hope you are keeping well! Hugs, Darnell

  7. This definitely has the WOW factor, great images, colours and design, just love it.

    Kath x

  8. Beautiful! I saw this on Instagram and I had to checkout how you made the background, it looks perfect. You've inspired me to give my colored pencils some attention!

  9. What bright and beautiful flowers for your butterflies to perch on, Vicky! We are all ready for spring and to see those beauties flitting about! Wonderful inspiration for your Guest Designer spot!

  10. Love this! So beautiful with the pretty colors and wonderful design!
    Thank you so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  11. Gorgeous Vicky - I love those sunny florals and the pop of blue from the butterflies. Another clever way to use this stamp set too!

  12. Not only have you made an adorable card, you've also learned so much about butterflies. Some things were new to me too.
    Thank you for supporting us as a guest designer this month. Gundi

  13. What a bright and colorful card, Vicky! I love these delicate little flowers, and these fragile butterflies that come to drink their delicious nectar. Really super interesting what you found out about butterflies - I didn't know that they taste with their feet!!!!
    Thank you so much for being our guest designer this month at DotMCC. Hugs, Rosi

  14. Love the effect of the doubled bouquet Vicky and those blue butterflies look lovely against the warm colours of the flowers!

  15. Wonderful card, Vicky. The flowers with the butterflies are so beautiful, fantastic design and pretty colours.



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