Quick and easy for Freshly Made Sketches #120

Well, I say this is a quick and easy card, and it should have been, but only after a couple trials and errors to get on the right path.  Let’s just say I had visions of the butterflys being much bigger, and leave it at that.

IMG_1535and here is the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches is used to create this card

About my card
1.  See what I mean about the way bigger Butterfly.  I thought, oh, cool, I can stamp the butterfly using the Swallowtail background stamp, maybe even snip it out, color it in, mount it on dimenstional with some curl to the wings so it has the illusion of flight.  All that was in the plans.  Until I put them to paper.  I stamped, I embossed, I colored, I snipped, I layered.  And it was horrible. Ok, Plan B

Now, really, about my card
1. I still wanted butterflys and loved my color combination of pink pirouette with cherry cobbler and crumb cake so I pulled out Best of Butterflies stamp set and selected the one that coordinates with the butterfly punch.  Perfect.  The stamp on the flag is from Morning meadow.  I had to have something to draw the attention of the butterflies, otherwise they wouldn’t have landed in just the exact right spot on my card.

2. A little bit of texture.  Notice the texture in the crumb cake layer.  That is actually an embossing folder from The Paper Studio.  I purchased that before I’d even heard of Stampin Up so I don’t currently own the fancy fan embossing folder but it would totally work here.  I also selected the pattern of the pink pirrouette paper for the flag to coordinate with the embossing.

3.  Gotta love the Candy Dots.  The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake.  I cut it down to just about the size of the sentiment and rounded the corners, but it looked a bit empty above the Happy.  So candy dots to the rescue.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you liked my butterflies, even little ones.


What I used

Banners Framelits Dies

Best Of Butterflies Clear-mount Stamp Set

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad

Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2X11 Card Stock

Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock

Pink Pirouette 8-1/2X11 Card Stock

Cherry Cobbler 1/2 Inch Seam Binding Ribbon

Crumb Cake 8-1/2X11 Card Stock

Baked Brown Sugar 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock

Morning Meadow

Bring On The Cake – Clear-Mount Stamp

Regals Candy Dots

Elegant Butterfly Punch
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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Lynn. I love your card! As I was half awake today and dreaming up how I would use this sketch I also thought of Swallowtail. It’s funny to hear your story. I can’t wait to see your swallowtail on another creation. I love the offset banner!

  2. Lynn – I love this writeup and love this card. I often times sit down with ideas that don’t pan out because the images are not the size I imagined them to be. 🙂 Beautiful card with a great use of the sketch!

  3. Lynn, this is beautiful…it caught my eye and my attention for quite a while;) Lovely design and use of stamps- will be locking it away for future inspiration. TFS!

  4. Beautiful card, Lynn! I love the texture of the embossing folder and those butterflies are set just right. The color combo is great too! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love how you used the sketch! Really a fabulous card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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