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Ombre Butterfly

September 11, 2023

Hello crafty friends, it’s Summer Hills-Painter here on the blog today. The Bee dies set in the new Bugs and Butterflies collection is so adorable. I could not wait to play with it.


Cut two sets of wings and the wing overlay out of colored cardstock from the Butterflies die set. From black cardstock, cut the butterfly body and antennae. Cut the word “happy birthday” from Everyday Words die set out of patterned cardstock. Cut the “happy birthday” shadow layer from Everyday Words die set out of black cardstock. Cut one strip from black cardstock measuring 1 1/4″ x 5 3/4″. Cut another strip from patterned cardstock measuring 1″ x 5 3/4″.

Using dark purple ink, ink the edges of one set of butterfly wings. For the second set of wings, ink using using blue, medium purple, and dark purple inks in an ombre pattern. For added depth, you can ink the edges with black ink. Using the same blue ink, ink the overlay pieces. The colors I used were Villainous Potion, Wilted Violet, and Salty Ocean Distress Inks.

For added shimmer, spray the overlay pieces with a shimmer spray. For mine, I used Distress Mica Spray Stain.

Adhere the overlay pieces to the ombre pieces. Then use a foam dot on one end of the wing and glue on the end of the other end, adhere the wings together

Using a Sakura Souffle gel pen and white gel pen, add pen details to the butterfly body. I also chose to cut off the legs. Adhere “happy birthday” to the shadow layer.

Adhere the body to the wings. Adhere the antennae to the body. I chose to use a clear Sakura Glaze pen on the antennae and a red Sakura Glaze pen on the mouth.

Adhere the patterned cardstock strip to the black cardstock strip

Adhere the strip piece to the card panel and then trim off any excess

Adhere the butterfly and the “happy birthday” sentiment to the font of the card.

Use the honeycomb as a stencil and ink the honeycomb patterned cardstock that measures 2 3/4″ x 4″

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