Perfect Pairing Butterflies


Welcome to Monday, my friend! I hope you had a great weekend, and had a chance to enjoy our Floral Frenzy Blog Hop. If you missed it, be sure to have a look, and leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp! You can start at my post HERE. I shared 2 cards using the Perfect Pairing stamp set by Penny Black.  Today, I’m sharing a card showing off the Perfect Pairing butterflies – gorgeous floral butterflies from the same set.


For our Blog Hop cards, the 2 mediums I used were watercolour and alcohol inks. In today’s card, I used my Polychromos pencils for colouring the butterflies, and my Distress inks for the sunset view through the window.

Perfect Pairing Butterflies

When I started by first colouring the butterflies, I wasn’t sure what the final card would look like! It actually evolved by me looking at the die cuts I had already on my desk (aka the dining room table).


As I said, this all started with first stamping the two butterflies from the Perfect Pairing stamp set in Versafine Clair – Nocturne ink onto white cardstock. Next, I opened my lovely new tin of Faber-Castelle Polychromos pencils, and started colouring.  I tried to remember to write down the colours as I used them, but I may have missed one or two. The colours I wrote down are Earth Green Yellowish 168, Burnt Ochre 187, Raw Umber 180, Pale Geranium Lake 121, and Light Ultramarine 140.  After colouring, I hand cut the butterflies, and set them aside.

Here’s some close up pictures of the two butterflies. I did have fun colouring them!

Perfect Pairing Butterflies

Perfect Pairing Butterflies

I had 3 layers of the die cut window already done, so all I had to do was layer them together. I offset the top dark gray layer slightly, so the black behind it would be a partial shadow. Next I had to decide what the window would look out onto. I think I was influenced by the time of day, that’s how I ended up with a sunset! I think that a nice garden view, with the flower border image from this stamp set would also look great. To create the sunset, I blended Distress inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Broken China, and then added some streaks of Seedless Preserves.


Since I had used the Stick-It double sided adhesive sheets on my window die cuts, all I had to do was peel off the backing, and attach my sunset behind the window frame. I then trimmed the sunset down to match the window shape.

The window is attached to a panel of Stampin’ Up! Wood Textures paper with foam tape, and the butterflies added with foam squares. The front panel is then added to a card base of black cardstock. I haven’t added a sentiment yet; I’ll add one later, when I decide to send the card.


If you like this Penny Black stamp set, or perhaps any of the others used by the Design Team, be sure to check out the Scrap ‘N Stamp online store. I’ve included links, where possible, for some of the products I used to create today’s card. I’d love to hear what  you think about it – leave me a comment! And be sure to leave a comment on the Floral Frenzy Blog Hop post – you’ll be automatically entered to WIN a $50 online Gift Card to Scrap ‘N Stamp!

Perfect Pairing Butterflies

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to stamp and create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a 3D item, or a card, or scrapbook page - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you stamp and create with me! :)

4 thoughts on “Perfect Pairing Butterflies

    1. I’m glad you like this card, Susan! I think I went a bit too dramatic with the sunset – the focus was supposed to be the butterflies! LOL

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