Butterfly Future

Hi friends!  I'm popping in today to change up the scenery.  I've had this graduation card sitting on my desk for a few weeks and I finally remembered to take a photo of it.  It's now one step closer to actually getting in the mail!

Anyhow, it's been so long, I don't remember my exact process, but I know I used distress inks on some neutral patterned papers, embossing with a butterfly embossing folder and then splattering watered down gesso all around.  I added the Flourished Trim Die to the bottom of my background, accenting with liquid pearls.   The Eleanor Roosevelt quote from Sparkly Dreams is stamped in archival black, and I added a bit of pumice stone and black soot inks to give it a little depth.  The butterfly stamp was inked up with distress markers and then stamped for a variegated effect. I cut it with the coordinating Butterfly Dreams Die Set and then added some glossy glaze and glitter.

I embellished the bottom of the sentiment panel with two of the leaf images in the Butterfly Dreams Die Set and added an enamel star to the center.  I finished by masking off a stamp so that just the Graduation stamped, then added the 2015 using the Calendar Countdown  set.

Well, that's all for me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Sparkly Dreams, Calendar Countdown (Verve Stamps)
Paper: back to basics (basicgrey), basic black (SU!), white (neenah)
Ink: mowed lawn, peacock feathers, tumbled grass, vintage photo, pumice stone, black soot distress, black archival (Ranger)
Accessories: Butterfly Dreams Die Set, Flourished Trim Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), corner rounder, glossy glaze, glitter, liquid pearls, enamel star, butterfly embossing folder (Darice), gesso


  1. Ohhhh, this is beautiful. I love the colors and all the distressing. Such a nice sentiment too. TFS

  2. love the colours and this sentiment!

  3. Gorgeous green and turquoise colour combo and love the texture in the bg along with pops of black for some zip. Lovely as always :) Hope you survived your first day of the boys at pre-school okay ((hugs))

  4. Oh, man! This card is some more kind of beautiful! I just love the background you've created, pairs perfectly with the stamping and black/white. LOVELY!


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