Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #221 - Butterflies

Welcome to the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge! This week yours truly is the hostess, and my challenge is BUTTERFLIES - FTTC #221. Easy enough for a challenge, so grab some Flourishes stamps and play along! You can find all the details of the challenge on the Flourishes Blog!

Check out what the team came up with for
FTTC#221 Butterflies Challenge:
 Leaving the daisies white makes this a pretty quick card to color and make!  I used Flourishes Gerber Daisies Stamp set. The set has two butterflies in it... one butterfly faces left , the other faces right. having the two butterflies in different directions allows for more creativity when planning your card!

 I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I positioned the Nestie to cut out the portion I wanted. I stamped a second butterfly to cut a wing out and pop up.

I wanted to leave the daisies white. Adding a little background color helps them stand out from the white background. I used BG90 in the background. The G20 is in the center of the flowers for a little highlight. 

Adding a little more color to the center of the flowers. I used the Y000 on s few of the petals just adding a smidgen of yellow. 

Here you can see the butterfly and the second wing too. I used the G85 and G82 for the stems all the other colors were for the butterfly. I used the yellow last on the butterfly, applying it over the entire wing areas, brightening it up a bit. 

I used a sentiment from the From the Garden stamp set on the inside liner of my card. 

Here's the close up. I added a little Crackle Accents to the flower centers, giving it a little shine but too glassy looking. The butterfly wing I curved and popped up with Dimensional Silicone. Finished card is 4 1/4" x 5" and opens at the bottom, tent style. 
  • Stamps by Flourishes: Gerber Daisies, From the Garden
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black (sentiment on the inside)
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Brown, Orange DP from Bo Bunny's Mama-razzi2 6x6 paper pad
  • Other: Dimensional Silicone on the the butterfly wing, Bow Easy Tool, Spellbinder's Fleur de Lis Rectangle Nesties, Copics, Misc. Ribbon, Ranger's Crackle Accents, Perfect Layer Rulers, Copics, Foam Tape


  1. What a GORGEOUS card, Jenny! The coloring is perfection and I love the layout!!

  2. You do such a beautiful job with everything you color. Thanks for all the great photo tutorials. :)

  3. Wow, Jenny, your coloring always amazes and delights me! Thanks for sharing the steps and showing the colors! What a gorgeous delighted you are on the DT!!

  4. What can I everything! Thanks for your sweet comments and support

  5. Jenny, I am always in awe of your coloring and card layouts! This is quite a beauty and I LOVE that you left the daisies white! Just perfect! :)

  6. Absolutely fabulous Jenny! Great step by step too - I know people love that! Stunning card creation this week!

  7. Jenny, this is gorgeous! And I love how you give a tutorial, it is so helpful.

  8. Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday.
    Berni, GDT

  9. Francie in MontrealJune 11, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    Just as pretty as a picture! Love everything about your card.

  10. Jenny - this is stunning. I love your colouring tutorials...I feel like the card beautifully unfolds to me when I see them.

  11. HI JENNY!!!!!!
    LOOKING for the post for 6-11-13! I LOVE THIS POST & GORGEOUS CARD!!!!!!! :) HOPE ALL IS WELL with you!!!!!! :) CAN'T WAIT to see what you've done with the NEW SET they're showing today!!!!! :)

  12. This card is great! Thanks for the tutorial!

  13. The white daisies are fab. Using a light background to highlight them a wonderful idea. thanks for the tutorial. I will give it a try.