Stampin Up “Butterfly Basics” Happy Stampers Blog Hop

I look forward to Thursdays when our talented group of stampers share our blog hop with you.  Today was a sketch challenge that I thought was fun to use.  I decided to ink up my Butterfly Basic stamp set to showcase this sketch.


Here is the sketch:


Stampin Up “Butterfly Basics:

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics card by Kristi @

Here is the recipe for the card:

Card Base: Whisper White   5-1/2 x 8, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Everyday Chic DSP   5-1/2 x 4-1/4

Angled Mat: Tangelo Twist   5-1/2 x 5 cut at  angles

Angled Art Piece: Whisper White 5-1/2 x 5 cut at  angles

Thin Strip: Everyday Chic  1/2 x 3

Sentiment Mat: Everyday Chic DSP   3/4 x 5-1/2 cut with the Triple Banner Punch

Sentiment: Whisper White   1/2 x 4-1/2 cut with the Triple Banner Punch. I used the sentiment from Sheltering Tree stamp set to ink up the verse on the sentiment banner.

The Details:

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics card by Kristi @


The Background:

The fern was inked in old olive and stamped several times using the stamping off technique.  That is where you ink up the stamp and stamp your image once and then stamp it again before re-inking it up.  This gives you a two tone effect that adds more dimension to the background.

The splatters were inked in daffodil delight using Timeless Textures.  Daffodil delight was also used for the postage stamp image also.

The flowers were inked in Staz on Black ink as the first step.  With my blender pen I colored in the flowers using Tangelo Twist ink, repeating the process to deepen the centers of the flowers to give them some shading.  The centers were colored in with my blender pen and daffodil delight ink.

The leaves were also colored in using mossy meadow ink and the blender pen.

The Butterflies:

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics card by Kristi @

Large Butterfly: Basic Black cut out with the Butterfly Thinlits

Small Butterfly:  Tangelo Twist cut out with the Butterfly Thinlit.  Wink of Stella was using to put on some sparkle.

Finishing touches:  I added some thin Metallic Thread behind the butterflies then added some It’s My Party Enamel dots and pearls for the final touch.

Here is our team:

Click the “Go to the next blog” button to direct you through the team blogs.  Enjoy the cards that we have created for you today.

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto


Can I help you?

Do you need products to make this card?  If you do not have a demonstrator I would be happy to help you.  You can click the “shop with me” button on my blog to visit my on-line store or contact me and I would he happy to assist you.

Happy Stamping, Kristi

Here are the products I used to make this card:

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  1. Sandi MacIver says:

    wow Kristi, there are an amazing amount of layers on that card with absolutely stunning results, I love everything about it, the beautiful stamped background and the lovely layered butterflies….truly a work of art.

  2. Jari Francis says:

    I’m with Amy on this one, stunning!! I love your art piece for the background. And all of the layers of DSP really come together perfectly. Just beautiful!

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