Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed your weekend … I know, I was AWOL … Missing in Action … I was taking a break and spending some time with my Great Grandsons. I haven’t seen them in almost 2 years so it was a very special time, and the weather here was great!

Today I have a sweet birthday card to share with you that features the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set … I am ready to see my yard filled with butterflies! This card was created by fellow demonstrator Charlet Brooks Mallett. I hope you are enjoyed the “Tutorial Week” … this will be the last (since I missed Saturday) … but I’ll be back with my own creations and some sneak peeks for you this week!

Let’s check out Charlet’s Butterfly Brilliance card ….


  • Card Base: Basic White 4.25 x 11” folded to 4.25” x 5.5”
  • Layer #2: Fluid 100 Watercolor paper 3.25” x 4.5”


  • Cut and score card base. Fold in half.
  • Emboss front half of card base using Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing folder.
  • Wet a 3.25” x 4.5” piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor paper.
  • Using a water brush lay in So Saffron ink on top half of Fluid 100 paper.
  • Using a water brush lay in Soft Sea Foam ink on bottom half of Fluid 100 paper. Let two ink bleed/blend together. Let dry.
  • Stamp the butterfly background onto the dry watercolor paper using Soft Sea Foam ink.
  • Center and mount to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp butterfly image in Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White Cardstock. Die cut butterflies using die. Pull aside medium butterfly image. See card to see exact butterfly.
  • Color medium butterfly using So Saffron Stampin’ Blends.
  • Add Wink of Stella to So Saffron butterfly wings.
  • Take a 4” piece of gold elegant trim. Fold in half, unravel ends of trim and adhere to back of butterfly. See card for detail view.
  • Adhere assembled butterfly to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Align on top of stamped butterfly that is on watercolor paper.
  • Stamp Happy Birthday on ½” x 2.5” piece of Basic White Cardstock in Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Tuck greeting under right butterfly wing and adhere to cardfront using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add three gold sequins to card front. See card for placement.

Thank you so much for coming back to join me today.

Have a wonderful day ~

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