Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Card Concept: Brilliant Butterfly Birthday

There’s a new inspiration challenge at The Card Concept and the theme is Butterfly Brilliance.

I was inspired by the big, brilliantly-colored butterfly on the background of green. I definitely went big and I definitely went bright green!  This is a "Classy and Elegant" card as it is full of  rich colors, it's dramatic and it has many textures. 

03.17.21 Card Concept

I tend toward white-based cards - not black. I did try a white butterfly but the papers in his wings just didn't look as brilliant so I stuck with black. Because of my tendencies toward white, it seemed very dark so I used bright green in the background then I added a white sentiment.  The white for the sentiment didn't "connect" to the card so I pulled out twine and a splattering of white sequins.  (What I should have done is added white splatters to the green background and I actually started down that path after I had the card put together.  I even cut a butterfly out of scraps to mask it. And then I realized how likely it would be to ruin the card given I'm not even comfortable splattering on a plain background!)

I hope to see you playing along with us at The Card Concept!


Stamps: Waffle Flower Essential Sentiments (and matching dies)

Dies: L'il Inkers Cover Up Die Butterfly

Paper: Craft Consortium Ink Drops - Vivid 6x6 pad, Taylored Expressions Plum Punch and Lime Zest

Other: Taylored Expressions Leafy Vine Embossing Folder


  1. I think the black butterfly is striking on the fresh spring green background! This is incredible!

  2. Oh how beautiful. This is STUNNING!

  3. Go big or go home I say! Your super size butterfly is stunning Kim!!

  4. What an amazing design! This bold and brilliantly colored butterfly is stunning!

  5. You're card is just striking, Kim and I love how you layered an embossing folder into the background. I am always surprised that more of us don't end up using the same stamps/dies, but it was fun to see 2 different designs with your large butterfly. Love the bright colors, too!


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