Butterfly Friends - Sami Stamps Release

Happy Friday!!!
Lots to do today before we head out for camping this weekend!  But first to share with you our newest release from Sami Stamps!
Oh what an gorgeous release it is this time around!  It's all about butterflies!  Does it get any prettier?

I had to play with 2 of the images this week - Butterfly 3 and Butterfly Flower.  The idea just popped into my head as soon as I saw the images and I had to give it a shot.
It's not exactly what I had in mind, but extremely close.  Matthew helped me out a bit with the placement of the flowers.  I really wanted it to be like looking at a flower bed with all the different flowers weaving together.  I couldn't get them lined up quite right, but Matthew read my mind and pulled it all together :)

Then I sat down with my markers and just started coloring.  Took me a little bit of time, but fortunately the World Cup soccer games were playing, so I had all the time in the world  :)

I love the 2 tone coloring on the flowers.  I get a little nervous trying to blend 2 different colors, but I think they came together perfectly here.  Once I finished the flowers, I knew I had to make the butterflies Monarchs.  It brought me back to middle school when my mom had a huge garden and several butterfly bushes.  And the monarchs would just swarm there.  I think we even did the jar thing with a few of the cocoons.  They were just so beautiful!

Once I had the image all colored up, I fussed around with it for a few days trying to get the right card layout designed around it.  I really wanted the image to take center stage, but didn't want the rest of the card to be completely empty.  After fussing, and fussing, and fussing some more, I finally just mounted and walked away.  Yeah, I feel it still needs something, but I can't put my finger on it and I don't want to ruin how beautiful it already is.

Anyhow, be sure to stop by Sami Stamps to check out this gorgeous release!  And be sure to join in our fun Stripes challenge running this month!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Fussy and Fancy #116-Things with Wings
    Send a Smile 4 Kids-For the Girls
    Word Art Wednesday #137-Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting! <3


  1. Absolutely stunning. Loving the butterflies off the edge.
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  2. Oh this is beautiful Emily!! Such a LOVELY image...wonderful colour choice and beautifully coloured!!! Thanks for sharing with us Fussy and Fancy "Things with Wings"!!

  3. This is a beautiful card, Emily! I love your blending of the colors--absolutely gorgeous! Don't change a thing, it looks just right!

  4. This is gorgeous! I just adore how you've combined all this wonderful colour! Beautiful sentiment to! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!