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Wed 29

Follow Your Bliss...the Reverse Butterfly Collage

MemoryBoxReverseButterflyCollage-MemoryBoxFollowYourBliss-MemoryBoxDarlaButterfly-MemoryBoxIsabellaButterfly-OpenStudioStitchedRectangleLayers-JeanOkimoto-DelicataGoldenGlitrzHello, hope spring has arrived in your city!  Jean Okimoto here today  - we can't decide whether it's winter or spring in Seattle - so I'm skipping ahead to summer with a bright butterfly card.

Everyone loves  the beautiful card that Dave Brethauer designed to introduce the Spring 2015 Collection..  I'll admit that I loved his watercolored, layered design so much I just copied it!

Here's Dave's original design...isn't it beautiful?


Reverse-butterfly-collageMemory Box Products

  • NEW Reverse Butterfly Collage Die 99145
  • Open Studio Stitched Rectangle Layers Die Set 30009
  • Darla Butterfly Die 98264
  • Isabella Butterfly Die 98507
  • NEW  Follow Your Bliss Stamp B2060

Delicata Golden Glitz Inkpad


Brush water onto watercolor paper and paint it with Peerless Watercolors.  Air-dry it for about 5 minutes while the colors mix and mingle - then press it with a dry iron on the cotton setting.  Cut Reverse Butterfly Collage from textured white cardstock.


Here's a tip - attach the diecut layer to the watercolored paper - then cut both of them at once with the Stitched Rectangle Layer.  Everything lines up perfectly and you have nice, neat edges.

Another time-saving tip - attach Scor-Tape behind gold mirror cardstock, then cut the antennae.  Cut the Darla and Isabella Butterflies from glassine (or a glassine envelope) - and use the adhesive-backed antennae to attach the butterflies to the background.

Stamp Follow Your Bliss with Golden Glitz.

Please visit our Ideas Gallery for details, supply lists - and more spring designs.

Special thanks to everyone who took my His and Hers class at Impress!  Hope you enjoyed creating cards featuring the Spring Release as much as I did designing them for you.


 Thanks for stopping by - see you again this evening!





Pretty butterfly cards!!

Pretty, vibrant blues. I like the vellum overlay on the butterflies.
Wish I could have been at classes!

Love this die! So glad I got it! Loved what you did with it too!!! The intensity of the Peerless colors are so cool!!

Love your card! Blue, white, and gold is classy looking!

Thanks Jan - these are great butterflies!

Thanks Thalia - see you on Saturday?

Thanks Jan - I think everyone who sees Dave's sample will want this great die. Got mine at
Impress after class last weekend.

Thanks PJ...Peerless Watercolors make it so easy!

Gorgeous colors and I love the vellum overlays with the gold touches!!

Both are stunning.

Que de belles cartes! Bises

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