June 19, 2021


Butterflies and summer. Perfect, right? And a yellow, red and  black card honoring them is really nice. Right? 

A little bit of texture. A beautiful die cut.

If you adhere the diecut butterfly to its mount by only adding adhesive 
to the belly area, you can make him really POP!

Do you notice the lovely embossing on the red background?

Here is a tutorial on making a card like this:

Bright yellow cardstock (a dear friend gifted this lovely yellow to me!)
Real Red cardstock
Black cardstock

Small sentiment

Black ink

Brilliant Wings dies (page 158, Annual Catalog)
Layering Circles dies (page 163, Annual Catalog)
Ornate Labels dies (page 164, Annual Catalog)
Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Painted Textures embossing folder (page 155, Annual Catalog)
Stampin Dimensionals

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of yellow cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Real Red cardstock. Run it through the embossing machine inside the Painted Texture Embossing Folder. Don't you LOVE that texture?

From the circles dies, cut one circle from black cardstock that measures 3 1/4" in diameter, and one from yellow cardstock that measures 2 3/4" in diameter. Adhere these two circles together.

From Real Red cardstock, cut the large butterfly using the die. Adhere the butterfly to the circles by adding adhesive to only the center body strip. Gently bend the wings upwards without actually creasing them.

Adhere the circle portion to the card, leaving even margins at the top and the sides, with Stampin' Dimensionals.

In black ink, stamp a sentiment onto yellow cardstock. Cut the sentiment with one of the Ornate Frames dies.

Add the sentiment to the bottom of the card with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals.



  1. I love the popped out butterfly!

  2. That is a beautiful popped butterfly. I often adhere just the body and fold the wings for a bit of dimension.

    1. Thanks, Joanne! Yes, I love doing that with a butterfly or dragonfly! Such a cool look!

  3. Replies
    1. Julie, that is the beauty of dies. It does all the beautiful, delicate work for you!

  4. The card is so pretty . I love the 3d effect. I am happy to feature your sweet butterfly card at Love Your Creativity on Sunday.

  5. Beautiful, that butterfly really pops! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  6. That bit of glue in the right place really made all the difference. Thanks for sharing the techniques at the FWF party.