Hello Butterflies

Happy Wednesday!
Just popping in quick to share a fun card with you.  I made it last week, but held off sharing it because I debated on remaking it...and I still might.  But decided to share it anyhow.
It was a really fun card to make!  And took me several days.  I sort of built it up by each layer...making one layer and then setting it all aside to ponder what to do next while I worked on other projects.

Ultimately I think it turned out really cute because I've tried a lot of new stuff on it and love how it all came together.  But my fabulous husband made me second guess myself :)

See that sweet little string behind the big butterfly?  I've seen a lot of people using string/thread on their cards lately.  It always looks so dainty and elegant and I thought it would be perfect behind the butterfly, sort of give it some whimsy.  But bless his heart, my husbands first response was "why is the butterfly caught in a web?"....sigh...guess it wasn't all that cute after all :)  I'll have to keep trying to see if I can get better at the placement of my strings now.

But besides the string, the rest is super cute!  I tried out the letterpress technique that I learned from my online card class last month.  It looks so awesome, and I've learned that it works best on colored cardstock so the white will show up better.  The circles were stamped with the Lots of Dots set from Simon Says Stamp.

I also used the big scripty Hello stamp from Winnie & Walter's The Big, The Bold & The Happy.  I love that the white pigment ink dots sort of peak through the letters so the word is a bit polka dotted itself.

And I tried out some more washi tape!  My selection isn't all that great and I never seem to use it on any of my projects...so I pulled out a few that I felt matched relatively well.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Penny's Paper Crafty #178-Spots and/or Stripes
    Winnie & Walter Join in to Win
    Viva la Verve-Week #1 Sketch
    Work it Wednesday-Patterned Paper

Thanks for stopping by!! <3


  1. This is just beautifully delightful. Loving the candy floss colours.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. Your card is full of beauty perfect just how it is :)

  3. Super cute card! Love all of the elements....trust yourself :) Thanks for linking up on the Join in to Win page.

  4. If you remake it, I'll have this one! Love! x

  5. so stunning emily.really gorgeous design and i love your pretty colours and butterflies ;D

    xx coops xx

  6. This is beautiful, Emily!! I really love the colors & that lovely butterfly!!

  7. A fabulous card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "spots and/or stripes” challenge.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)