April 18, 2023


This is one of those cards  that looks so much better in real life than it does in the photos. The stunning combination of an embossed gold metallic piece, flecks of gold in the ribbon, the shiny gold pearl and the beautiful teal color of Just Jade is very nice to look at.

The sort of abstract silhouette of a butterfly in flight adds to the prettiness of the card.

Tilting the photo gives a better impression of the gold and the embossiing:

Unfortunately the cool stamp set, Amaziing Silhouettes will be retiring with the end of this Annual Catalog. However, I am happy to report that the beautiful embossing folder that I used on the gold metallic cardstock, Elegant Eucalyptus, is sticking around. Yay!

White cardstock
Just Jade cardstock (retired)
Gold Foil Cardstock

Just Jade ink (retired)

Amazing Silhouettes stamp set (retiring)

Die Cutting/Embossing Machine
Layering Circles dies
Elegant Eucalyptus Embossing Folder (page 168 in the upcoming Annual Catalog)
Just Jade trim with gold flecks
Gold Pearl (page 140 in the upcoming Annual Catalog)

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

Cut a piece of white cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4". Add a 3 1/4" x 4" piece of retired Just Jade cardstock to the top of this white layer.

Cut a 2 1/4" x 4" piece of Gold Foiled Paper. Emboss it with the Elegant Eucalyptus Embossing Folder.

Adhere the embossed piece to the bottom of the white layer. This will probably overlap the Just Jade a bit. Don't worry. The ribbon will cover it.

Take a length of Just Jade trim with gold flecks in it. Cover where the two papers meet, and tape the ends on the back.

Adhere this completed layer to the white card base.

On a 3" x 3" piece of white cardstock, stamp the butterfly silhouette in Just Jade ink. Die cut this into a circle that measures 2 5/8" in diameter.

From the Gold Foil Cardstock, die cut a scalloped edge circle that measures 2 3/4" in diameter. Adhere the butterfly circle to this.

Add a gold pearl to the top of the butterfly's head.

Attach this to the card front wih Stampin' Dimensionals a little raised from the ribbon.

Butterflies are nature’s angels. 
They remind us what a gift it is to be alive.
- Robyn Nola -




  1. How pretty Linda, I love the way the gold pops with the green!

  2. Your cards are always stunning. My birthday is in less than 3 weeks! <>
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2023/04/the-last-of-quilts.html

    1. Thanks, Sue! Let me know when your birthday is and I will send you a card!

  3. Thank you for sharing this post in the Talent Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 62.

    1. Thank you, Carol, for letting me share each week!

  4. Dear Linda
    Sorry to trouble you, but I am busy designing and creating a database of your Instagram and Facebook links and handles as you share your links with SSPS.
    Please will you be so kind as to let me know your IG and FB information then I can add and easily tag you when you're in the top 5 and I promote your post.
    Thanks in advance.
    Esmé - EsmeSalon

    1. Esme, so sorry I didn't see this until now, months later. You can find me at Instagram under paperseedlings. The same with Facebook for my business page.