Patriotic Butterflies

Hi friends!  It's the first Friday in July and that means it's my turn to host the first sketch in our July series of Viva la Verve sketches.  Come play along for your chance to win some Verve!

I wanted to make some patriotic butterflies, so I stamped the butterfly from Sparkly Dreams two times in archival black and then colored with copics and a white gel pen.  I cut these out with the Butterfly Dreams die set and then layered them onto black die cuts for the antennae and accented with some black pearls.

All the layers of paper are sponged with antique linen and then vintage photo, and I stamped the dream big sentiment in night of navy ink and cut with a stitched circle die cut.  I wrapped some linen thread around my papers and then layered everything together.

That's all from me today.  I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Viva la Verve July Week 1 Sketch
Enabler's List
Stamps: Sparkly Dreams (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Liberty Collection (Bo Bunny, cream (Neenah)
Ink: antique linen, vintage photo distress, black archival (Ranger), night of navy (SU!), copic markers, white gel pen
Accessories: Butterfly Dreams Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), pinking circles nestabilites (Spellbinders), linen thread, black pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty)


  1. Oh, I love your gorgeous patriotic butterflies and card. Perfection.

  2. Julee this is just gorgeous and filled with patriotic goodness. Have a happy 4th of July!

  3. Fabulous Americana card!! Love it :) Happy 4th of July a day early.

  4. Gorgeous card, love the butterflies!

  5. The patriotic butterflies are amazing! This card is absolutely fabulous!

  6. This is gorgeous Julee! I especially love the butterflies! I think I will pull out my patriotic paper today!

  7. Wow your cards never cease to amaze me, love these new butterflies and cannot wait for them to arrive :)

  8. Beautiful card! I love love love those awesome butterflies!

  9. Julee, you have such amazing talent! The more I see your work, the more awed I become. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  10. Oh I loVe how your butterflies turned out. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.
    Crafy hugs,

  11. Wow, this is stunning! I "need" those butterflies! Love the depth of colour and all of the layers, Julee!


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