Butterflies and Flowers for Handmade Cards

If you love butterflies and flowers for handmade cards, you’ll love Watercolor Wings and Awesomely Artistic stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  I showed you one sample last week using these two sets that you can see in this post:  Watercolor Wings and Awesomely Artistic.

Today’s all-occasions card has a very different color scheme than last week, and you can see the layered colors on the bottom butterfly better in this card.  Watercolor Wings is a 3-step stamp set, which means you can create some spectacular shading and patterns on your butterflies.

Handmade all-occasions card from Stamping Madly made with Watercolor Wings and Awesomely Artistic stamp sets

You’ll have a great time layering butterflies in all sorts of combinations when you get the Bold Butterfly Framelits, which comes bundled with Watercolor Wings for a savings of 15%.  The dies include a Framelit for cutting out the larger butterfly on this card and a Thinilit for cutting the smaller butterfly.

Click here to order the Watercolor Wings and Bold Butterfly Bundle from Stampin' Up!  Available in photopolymer only.

Watercolor Wings and Bold Butterfly Framelits Bundle (photopolymer 140232)

This bundle complements the Butterfly Basics Bundle which was first seen in the spring Occasions Catalog, and carried over into the new Annual Catalog.  Remember, when you order a bundle, you save 15% off the price of ordering the items separately.  What stamper doesn’t love saving money?!!

Click here to order the Butterfly Basics Bundle in photopolymer from Stampin' Up!  Also available in wood mount and clear mount rubber stamps

Butterfly Basics and Butterflies Thinlits Bundle (wood mount 139322, clear mount 139323, photopolymer 138865)

The smallest and middle-size butterflies in the Butterflies Thinlits set are the same size as the two butterflies in the Bold Butterfly set.  Which means you can layer the intricate Thinlits-cut butterflies with the Framelits-cut butterflies for striking results.

The new In Color, Delightful Dijon, is featured in this card.  Don’t you just love how the So Saffron complements the Dijon?  The background stamping was done with Awesomely Artistic, both on the Saffron background as well as the Early Espresso piece cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits.

I love the Awesomely Artistic stamp set for backgrounds. The flowers can be stamped tone-on-tone (as on the Early Espresso layer) or in light colors (see Watercolor Wings post).  This will create subtle yet striking backgrounds that won’t detract from your focal point.  The So Saffron layer was lightly stamped with the fern leaves from the set.  (They show up better in the first photo.)

Detail of Watercolor Wings and Awesomely Artistic in handmade card from Stamping Madly

I rarely use Designer Series Paper anymore, as I usually find the patterns too busy and bold for the kind of cards I make.  They don’t stay in the background, and can make a card way too busy.  So I’m always on the lookout for stamp sets I can use to make my own background patterns.  Awesomely Artistic is my new favorite!!  If you like subtle backgrounds, this set can be one of your favorites, too!

Click here to order Awesomely Artistic stamp set (clear mount) from Stampin' Up!  Also available in wood mount

Awesomely Artistic (wood mount 138694, clear mount 139950)

Of course Awesomely Artistic doesn’t always have to be in the background!  You can see a card with the focal point created with the flowers in this post:  Awesomely Artistic Cards.

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If you love butterflies and flowers on your handmade cards, you’ll love Watercolor Wings, Bold Butterfly Framelits, and Awesomely Artistic!

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8 Responses to Butterflies and Flowers for Handmade Cards

  1. Mary July 21, 2015 at 4:37 pm #

    Beautiful card Sage!

    • Sage July 22, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

      Thanks, Mary. I love this new Watercolor Wings set!

  2. Mary Sue July 22, 2015 at 7:06 am #

    Beautiful card

    • Sage July 22, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

      Thanks, Mary Sue.

  3. Julia July 22, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

    I think I want this set, but would still like to see it in action in a video. I can only see two layers in the photos of the stamped images. Also need to know what order you use them in. Would be pretty in shades of blue or purple I think. I just love flutterbys! 🙂

    • Sage July 22, 2015 at 5:57 pm #

      I’m planning to do the video this weekend. 😀

  4. bernice August 1, 2015 at 10:27 am #

    Thanks, Sage this was great. I like to cut the largest butterfly from solid paper , then out of real busy paper ( the middle one). Placing this over the 1st, making a wonderful card front. Sometimes I snip off the large ones bottom piece , as I don’t have but one swallow stamp or die, yet ! lol. Thank you for sharing.

    • Sage August 1, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

      Great idea, Bernice, cutting busy paper with the Thinlits for one layer. I’ve also been playing with cutting the tails off the largest butterfly, mostly so they’ll fit on a card better!

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