Thursday, February 07, 2019

Golden Butterflies

Hello and welcome back!  I have a fun Butterflies card design to share that I've created for my DT post at the Dies R Us  (DRU), Inspirational Blog.

First, I die-cut a card base panel and dry embossed the entire base with a large butterflies EF for some extra texture.  Then, I Hot-Foiled the Butterflies with Navy Blue Foil directly onto another piece of White Cardstock. Doing this technique  "Hot-Foil Stamps" the outlines of your die designs.

Next, I Die-Cut the large butterfly off the edge of top white layer and backed it with a Navy layer to show the color through the butterfly. I also die-cut the smaller butterflies out of Gold Mirrored Cardstock,  adhered them in layers and bent the wings of each with tweezers. Doing that shapes and adds fun dimension.

After layering the Butterflies, I die-cut the "Hi" sentiment multiple times, out of Navy and Gold Mirrored Cardstock then adhered in layers and placed it over a die-cut layered Pierced Flag panel.

The pierced flag panel was trimmed and adhered at top edge. Gold gems were randomle placed throughout design and onto the centers of the butterflies for added interest.

 That's it! So easy! Hope you'll give this a try!

D R U Products used...
Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson
Finishing Touches Collection - Petite Butterflies
Frames and Tags Collection - Pierced Flags
Mini Expressions Collection - Hello / Hi Sentiment
*** Other Products Used ***
Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson "Butterfly Dreams" Embossing Folder
Creative Expressions Deep Blue Foundations Card -also by Sue Wilson,  CE Gold Mirrored Cardstock, 110lb White Cardstock, Navy Foil, Gold Flat-Back gems.

That's it! Hope you'll give these fun Cutting Dies a try!

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I'd like to also enter this card into  the following FUN Challenges:
 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
A Bit More Time to Craft  - Anything Goes

 A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Animal Friends Challenge - Butterflies

Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes, Option/Love It Up
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Add some texture
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Dies/Punches, or Hearts
Happy Craft Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
 Love to Craft - Anything Goes
 Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
 The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Make it Girly
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope to have inspired your creativity! 
I love hearing from you! 


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Sandra! Great to hear from you! That's so sweet of you! I always thought Navy and Gold were lovely together!

  2. A beautiful card. Lovely butterflies. [Bunny]`

    1. Thank you Bunny! So great to hear from you! The golden Butterflies dies are so detailed and really look fab layered!

  3. Amazing design, America, and a gorgeous card. I love the beautiful golden butterflies!!! Hugs, my friend.

  4. Thanks Mia! So nice of you! That shiny golden mirrored cardstock from Creative Expressions cuts like butter and it's thick enough to give great dimension to die-cuts. The butterflies are triple layered here. :)

  5. Stunning design , the butterflies are just so beautiful thank you for joining in on the Anything goes Challenge at the Happy Craft Challenge Community

  6. This is stunning loving the gold .Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

  7. Beautiful creation, lovely design! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  8. Beautiful card America! The blue and gold are a gorgeous combination and who does not love butterflies!
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Monica DT Member for

  9. Very elegant and lovely butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy, CarolG

  10. Lovely and elegant. Thanks for playing along with us this month. Lisa DT Crafty Animals

  11. What a beautiful creation! Love the gold and blue color combo.
    Thanks so much for joining in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge this month where it's all about "Dies/Punches or Something with Hearts".


  12. Love your Critter card!
    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
    Ine (DT)

  13. What a beautiful card America! I love the butterflies and the majestic monarch is especially enhancing. Wonderful card layout too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Glenda DT xx

  14. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Hugs, Zowie.
    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  15. Loving all the butterflies. Thank you for joining the add some texture challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

  16. You do such an amazing job with your cards. This is gorgeous. Lovely work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  17. Those butterflies look like they are in flight and just landed on the card. Beautiful. Thank you for joining in the Make It Girly challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  18. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of
    luck with your entry.

    Alina T DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogs

  19. wow ... the butterflies are amazing. Thanks for sharing at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge. I wish you the best of luck.

  20. This is beautiful. I love the details on the butterflies. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.