Friday, 25 May 2018

Double twofer butterflies

My sister Ineke is visiting and we're having lots of fun crafting together. We have set up our crafting table just outside of my craftroom on the terrace where it's cooler than inside, while we are still close to any materials we may need.

Anyway, we thought it would be fun to participate in some challenges together, which is why we decided to create some cards using the butterfly stamps from the Beautiful Day stamp set that came in the SSS card kit that I purchased last month.

First up, I have the cards that my sister created.

She stamped the butterflies and coloured them in using Prismacolors.

The happy birthday sentiment is from a small but useful sentiment set by Simon Says Stamp (Birthday messages). The tiny envelope is from a stamp set by Whimsy Stamps (Smarty pants).

The strip of patterned paper is from the Bubblegum Hills Collection by KaiserCraft.
And here's my own twofer.

For my A2 card, I stamped the leaf images and coloured them in using Prismacolors and then added the sentiment and butterfly. I matted my panel using one of the pretty Lawn Fawn papers from the kit.

For my second card, I wanted to show that a small stamp like this butterfly can be used in many ways. I used a pencil to lightly draw in some grid lines onto my square panel, and then used an acrylic grid block to do my rainbow stamping using Catherine Pooler inks (Sauna, Lemon ice, Grass skirt, All that jazz, Juniper mist). The sentiment is from Everyday Sayings by Hero Arts set and was stamped in Versafine black and clear heat embossed. I die cut my panel using a stitched square die by SSS and foam mounted it to my square 4½" card base.

We are both linking up our cards at:

Twofer card challenge - #5 Butterflies

SSS Wednesday - Use more than one stamp

STAMPlorations - Things with wings


  1. Great cards - especially the second one - Impeccable stamping! You created an intriguing pattern here!

  2. How fun to spend time crafting with your sister!! Once in a blue moon, my sister and I do the same thing...only in a much colder climate, lol! You both made such sweet cards, and I love all the colors you've (both) used. Great butterfly stamps, and I do love those branches, too. Thank you so much for joining us at the Twofer Challenge. Bev

  3. Amazing what you did with this little butterfly !! I especially love the second one !
    Rosi x

  4. How fabulous, Marianne and Ineke ... a twofer from both of you! Looks as though you had fun creating these bright and vibrant pretties ... the jewel colours are fabulous ... and the pattern created with that single butterfly is brilliant ... so precise! Thanks so much to the two of you for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

  5. I agree with Anita: this looks like you were having a lot of fun! Both sets are gorgeous, love the happy colors.
    Cheers, Barbara

  6. I wish you could see my huge smile, Marianne! I'm so darn tickled that both you and Ineke posted your fabulous Twofer cards in the challenge! Thank you so much! You both truly rocked the rules with your very sweet and very clean and simple cards! Even if you withheld chocklit and wodka from me, I could not pick a favorite from the four of your stunning cards, although your grid of pretty butterflies was a genius idea, Marianne! Truly, I love the colors and layout and borders of each beautiful design! Now I hope you are both smiling as broadly as I am! Continue having a blast together! It's the best!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. These cards are all so fantastic, especially knowing that you had fun together! The creative genes run through your family line, that is for sure! I love each design and the bright, happy colors! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

  8. Some gorgeous cards and i can imagine what an amazing time you had.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day :) x

  9. All such gorgeous projects! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  10. Congratulations on the Unconventional win....So creative and absolutely wonderful x

  11. A lovely collection of CAS cards from both of you! Thanks for joining us at Stamplorations Theme & Sketch challenge this month!

  12. AMAZING idea using the butterfly for pattern backtround. Great job!