Thursday, April 18, 2019

Rainbow Butterfly...

Hi! Life has been pretty hectic since I started teaching again. I am also in the process of relocating to Goa, something that we have been planning for a long time. The next few months are going to be busy and exciting!

Today's card is a special one since it uses one of my NBUS stamps. I am so happy I finally inked it! The idea was to create a masculine card in neutral colours with a pop of bright colour.

I started with a piece of ivory card stock. I stamped the chevron border from the Mini Geo Borders stamp set by Fiskars with grey ink. I stamped it twice, to extend the design and create a full background. After trimming, I adhered it to a grey card base. I die-cut three nested circles and the base butterfly from the Impression Obsession set from ivory card stock. I coloured the base with Camlin Brush Pens to create a rainbow. The top butterfly was cut from a scrap of grey card stock and adhered to the base with a dab of glue at the centre.

I popped up the circles with foam tape and adhered the butterfly. The sentiment is from the Birthday Greetings set by Altenew. I stamped it with black ink on a strip of grey card stock. This was also popped up on foam tape and adhered under the butterfly.

Here is a closer look at the butterfly.

To finish the card, I just added two white half-pearls from my stash to the body of the butterfly.

Here is another look at the completed card.

I am really happy with this card. I love the chevron background and the bright focal point the butterfly creates.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Happy Little Stamper Anything Goes With Dies:

Inkspirational Challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Week 515/516 - Blossoms, Butterflies, Bugs:

Let's Create & Craft Challenge #146 - AG + Beautiful Butterflies:

Craft Rocket Challenges #58 - For Men/Boys:

Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - WWC217:

CUTplorations April Challenge:
The striped eggs reminded me of the rainbow stripes on my butterfly.

Retro Rubber Challenge #108 - Rainbow:
When I checked back I realized that the border stamp is almost four years old!



  1. Pretty card and I love your mutlicoloured butterfly, thank you for joining us at Allsorts , xxxxx

  2. This is a fantastic card! I love the way you've kept everything else in neutral while letting the rainbow butterfly pop. The other elements add texture and pattern that keep things interesting without detracting from your central element. Wow! Thanks for joining in with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  3. A beautiful Butterfly creation, thanks so much for joining in with our Spring theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week with your creation.

  5. This is gorgeous...I love the way you added the rainbow hues to the back of the butterfly, and left the rest of the card neutral so it would stand out! SO striking! Thanks for playing with our Retro Rubber challenge!!

  6. Nandini, this is drop-dead gorgeous in every way! I love, love, love it!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. This is so pretty, I love how the grey background chevrons really make your rainbow butterfly pop. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  8. What a great way to use a rainbow behind the butterfly die cut. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber for our Rainbow challenge.

  9. Wow you have created a stunning card. Love the rainbow butterfly it's just beautiful. Well done and thanks for joining Lets craft and create. Tammy DT

  10. Beautiful card! I especially love the rainbow butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  11. Gorgeous card with that rainbow butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  12. Beautiful card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  13. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Craft and Create Challenge, hope to see you again :)