Painted Butterflies – Sunday Stamps 101

Hello there, my stamping friends! Welcome to my second post of the day, this one is a card I designed for the Sunday Stamps design team, which I am very excited to announce that I am now a member of!!

I’m looking forward to this next year’s journey with the Sunday Stamps Challenge Blog, they have wonderful challenges so I hope you will check them out and play along!

Today’s challenge is a color challenge! And just look at these fun colors!!:


I know, you totally want to play along, right?? I know I did! Here’s what I came up with:

SKP Watermarked Photos3-085I was in a butterfly mood and thought that these colors would work really well for this new (to me) stamp set called Painted Butterflies by Altenew. Aren’t they gorgeous?? Each butterfly has three stamps to be layered together to create the final image…thank heavens for the MISTI!! I’m not sure I would attempt so much layering without it!

Wouldn’t it be fun to make a whole bunch of these cards in different colors for gift sets? Just change out the sentiment…easy peasy!

SKP Watermarked Photos3-086And if you’re wondering where the grey color is…it’s in the ink splatters in the background! I used Stampin’ Up!’s Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the ink splatters…it’s my go to stamp for that sort of thing. I also stamped off once before stamping onto my cardstock to create a soft splatter effect.

And there you have it! I used Mama Elephant’s Femme Frames to die cut the scallop layer as well as the interior rectangle, and then used the interior rectangle again to die cut my white cardstock and inlaid it to keep the layers minimal for mailing 🙂

I hope you will hop over and check out the inspiration from the rest of the Sunday Stamps design team and I hope to see you over there!!

Wishing you joy and blessings!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Vintage Cream by Papertrey Ink; Island Indigo by Stampin’ Up!

Pattern Paper: Lost & Found: Portabello Road by My Mind’s Eye

Ink: Tuxedo Black by Memento Ink; Basic Grey, Island Indigo and Pool Party by Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:   Painted Butterflies by Altenew; Inside & Out: Well Wishes by Papertrey Ink

Dies: Femme Frames by Mama Elephant and Envelope Liner Die by Stampin’ Up!

Tools:  MISTI by My Sweet Petunia

Embellishments: 4mm Marshmallow Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh


  1. Monika Reeck says:

    Hi Shannon….congrats on being DT…so happy can be together on the same team with you…your butterfly n color combo is adorable..great DT card as debut…see you soon on my DT post too..
    Love to get encouragement from other DT too 🙂

  2. Annette says:

    A lovely card creation! Looking forward to working with you on SSC! Paper hugs, and Happy Mother’s Day!

  3. LeAnne says:

    Oh my goodness, this is stunning! Just looking at that inspiration photo makes me want to STAMP something! Thanks for sharing this with us and congrats on being on the DT too!

  4. Dana says:

    Congratulations on the honor of being a design team member at Sunday Stamps! Beautiful card, I love the movement you achieved!

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