Simon Says Stamp | Flickering Butterfly Circle

Simon Says Flickering Butterfly Circle. Cards by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #sss #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard #papercrafts

Hi friends,

Have Spring arrived to you yet? I see many people still sharing snow in their feeds :) I would love to have snow as well. I’m always for snow, any day of a year lol. We just have a cool weather (a bit colder than you would expect in April).

Nevertheless, if you enjoy the weather it waiting impatiently for real Spring – I believe you will enjoy seeing new release from Simon Says Stamp – Fluttering By.
I was lucky to play with a fun die from the new release Flickering Butterfly Circle and want to share two cards made using it. They both are very simple and we’re fun to make.

GRAY LOVE

For my first card I created a colorful butterfly wreath.

Colorful butterfly circle on dark gray background. Simon Says Flickering Butterfly Circle. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #sss #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard #papercrafts

I die cut this shape out of a white cardstock, placed it onto a white panel and lightly traced all elements with a pencil. Next I colored all elements using yellow, blue and violet COPICs. And by “colored” I mean “scribbled color down”. Only with butterflies I tried to create some kind of shading, very basic though.

Colorful butterfly circle on dark gray background. Simon Says Flickering Butterfly Circle. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #sss #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard #papercrafts

Also I should note that I used a quite thin (80lb) cardstock to color on. I’ll explain a bit later why I did this.

Initially I planned to use the white die-cut to place above the colored panel, but decided to try a gray one before committing to white. And as you can see I ended up committing to gray lol.

Colorful butterfly circle on dark gray background. Simon Says Flickering Butterfly Circle. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #sss #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard #papercrafts

I adhered the gray panel on top of the white, colored one. Followed by white embossing a sentiment from SSS Big Greetings Stamp Set in the middle of the wreath.

Next I tied a blue hemp twine around the panel and foam mounted it onto a white card base.

Colorful butterfly circle on dark gray background. Simon Says Flickering Butterfly Circle. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #sss #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard #papercrafts

I mentioned above that used 80lb cardstock for COPIC colored part and here is why. As I knew that would adhere this panel under the front one which would be foam mounted after that. And I didn’t want to add bulk with a thicker cardstock. Another reason is that thinner cardstock is cheaper. I’m a big fan of thick cardstock, but whenever I can save and use 80lb one – I do it ;)

USE THOSE PATTERN PAPERS

But I still had a white panel with die cut Flickering Butterfly Circle. Who would discard such a wonderful die-cut? So I quickly made another card.

Simon Says Flickering Butterfly Circle. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #sss #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard #papercrafts

For which I used some pattern paper (o_O). I posses tons of pattern paper and use it very rare. And every time I use it – it’s a shock for me lol. Although looking at this card I should make a mental note to remember such paper as one of the resources for a card. Besides satisfaction of using up one of those such paper usually make the time needed to create a card much shorter.

 

Simon Says Flickering Butterfly Circle. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #sss #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard #papercrafts

I decided to go with a square card. I almost don’t make such format, but recently I was inspired by cards from Cathy Zielske, who is a genius of CAS style and evidently likes making square cards. Which also look very cute ;)

Simon Says Flickering Butterfly Circle. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #sss #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard #papercrafts

I used a patterned paper to adhere onto a card base, foam mounted the white panel on the top. And I used a pattern paper to die-cut a word love for the sentiment, using a die from SSS Love Die Set.

Simon Says Flickering Butterfly Circle. Card by @craftwalks. #card #cardmaking #sss #simonsaysstamp #handmadecard #papercrafts

As finishing touches I added several clear drops.

SUPPLIES

If you’re interested in the supplies I’ve used – they’re listed below. Where available I use compensated affiliate links (which means if you make a purchase I will get a small commission with no additional cost for you). Click on the letters below to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Studio Katia (SK), Altenew (AN), Amazon (AZ), Spellbinders (SB), etc.
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8 Comments

  1. Reply

    Denise Bryant

    April 11, 2018

    Such beautiful cards! This is the item that’s my favorite from the release! Definitely on my wish list!

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    Tara Prince

    April 11, 2018

    Pretty cards! I love the multi colored butterfly one!!

  3. Reply

    Michelle V

    April 11, 2018

    Amazing.. as always!

  4. Reply

    Tracey Magner

    April 11, 2018

    Hi, Ohh, Such Beautiful cards, SSS always has such great releases. Love your 2 cards, I like how you used the negative to do your second card. I just love reading your blog, I seem to always laugh while I am reading it, I love that about you, your fun personality comes thru while reading your blog. I have to tell you that I still take a double take when I see your profile pic, it’s like I think I clicked on the wrong blog for a quick second, lol. I do love your new picture, your adorable.

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    mjmarmo

    April 11, 2018

    Such pretty cards! Love the colors!

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    Linda BL

    April 11, 2018

    Love the flickering butterfly circle cards, especially the one on gray card stock. Love the bright colors you used. I agree with you, I like to save on things when I can. I save small pieces of cardstock to use for die cut sentiments. I also use Neenah bright white card stock– so much cheaper than solar white.

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    Pia Larsen

    April 12, 2018

    Ohh, love both of them. And yes, spring has finally arrived in Denmark.

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    lorraine turner

    May 29, 2018

    Svitlana, thank you for posting this video tutorial; I feel that it is great because any crafter could achieve it because the first just needs colour medium and the second needs some patterned paper. What fabulous cards with a great impact. Thank you for sharing them with us crafters. :O)

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