After a few days of sunshine, more warmth and less rain we are back to wet and windy again.  So to cheer up a dismal dark and damp day here are some bright butterflies and a hint of sunshine in the background.



Materials Used:
white and yellow card
Clarity butterfly stamp
Clarity sunshine stencil
Spectrum Noir pens
Adirodack inks – lemonade, butterscotch
Distress ink – scattered straw

I made a 19cm square card base and distressed the edges with scattered straw. On a piece of the Clarity gelli plate card I used the sunshine stencil and the yellow inks to stencil the background, darker in the middle and lighter on the edges. With what ink was left on the bush I swept around the sun to lightly ink the white card. I then matted this onto piece of yellow card, and then attached to the card base.

Using the butterscotch ink I then stamped the butterflies around the card in a circle and anther set of butterflies on another piece of white card. This second set of butterflies I coloured in with the Spectrum Noir pens before cutting out and attaching on top of the card using 3d foam pads and raising the wings slightly to add some dimension.

This card fulfils the criteria for both the Clarity challenge this month, which is monochrome, and the Butterfly challenge which is yellow so I shall be heading off to both shortly to link my little offering.

Thanks for popping in. Have a good day and take care.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Clarity Challenge 14
Butterfly Challenge Spring Time At Last



About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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7 Responses to Flutterby

  1. Mrs A. says:

    Wow. Your card is so vibrant . I love it. What a gorgeous butterfly stamp that is too. One more for my wish list!! Love the way you have arranged the tails to form the flower shape in the centre of the card. Thank you for fluttering by #4. hugs Mrs A. (butterfly challenge).

    • Pippa says:

      Thank you Mrs A. I forgot to mention the flower effect in the middle, at one point I thought of calling it ‘Futterflower’ or maybe ‘Flowerfly’ but decided that was just being silly!

  2. Lovely bright card and so summery

  3. Jane Telford says:

    Wow this is lovely and bright! A real reminder that summer is hopefully just around the corner! Thanks for entering and good luck in the Clarity Challenge.

  4. Nikki Acton says:

    What a fantastic idea and so well executed – love it Pippa! Nikki

  5. Amanda Branston says:

    Beautiful card, thank you for entering it in to the Claritystamp Challenge… Good luck, Mandy x

  6. Yvonne says:

    Wow, bright and sunny. Thank you for entering our Claritystamp Challenge.

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