Butterfly CASE CTMH Style and Tutorial

Remember that butterfly notecard set I donated for a raffle basket?  Well I actually donated two notecard sets.  Today I am going to show you the second set.
I CASE’d a gorgeous card made by  Heather Telford.  She is ultra talented and I love all of the cool techniques that she uses.  Here is Heather’s card.  And here is mine.
My card looks almost exactly the same as Heather’s but mine was done with Close to My Heart Stamps while Heather’s was done with stamps from a different company.                                                                                      
                                                                                                                        Let me show you how I made this card.  The first step was to mask off my design area.  I used Judikins Eclipse Tape to mask off my design area.  So much easier than post-it notes!  Then I clear embossed the two “white” butterflies using the retired Close to My Heart Stamp Set Butterflies (B1034).
Then I sponged Close to My Heart Sunflower Ink over the entire design area.
I stamped a few butterflies with the Sunflower Ink.
And then sponged some Sunset Ink around the edges of the sponged area and towards the middle, leaving some of the Sunflower Ink showing.
Then I stamped some more butterflies in Sunset Ink. I sponged Cranberry Ink just around the edges.  See the words stamped over the sponged area?  It is from the Close to My Heart Stamp Set called Universal Backgrounds (D1477).  It is stamped in Cranberry Ink that has been “stamped off” lightly before stamped onto the design area (Second generation). 
Now I am ready to finish my card.  I pull off the tape and stamp another butterfly.  The butterfly has been inked in Sunset Ink, “stamped off” (second generation) and then I rolled the outside of the stamp in Cranberry Ink and stamped the butterfly at the top of the card. (Rock and Roll)
Now all I need is a sentiment.
Tomorrow I will show you the other cards in this set.  


  1. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING - love the technique, love the set you chose, love the colors....it's all just perfect!

  2. That is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. I am home alone today and it is pouring down rain here. I know what I will be doing. Thanks.

  3. LOVE IT!!!!! I am going to try this technique! Thanks for showing me how!!!!!

  4. Cyndi, I hope you enjoyed your rainy day. Carol, have fun with this technique. Thanks for all of the kind comments.

  5. This card, along with the others you posted afterwards are simply stunning! I must try this technique. Thanks for the tutorial!

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! The colors are just perfect!

  7. Melinda your card looks stunning in the vibrant colours you chose; it's like a sunset!

  8. Thank you for showing this beautiful card and adding the instructions. It is absolutely stunning.

  9. This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the instructions!!


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