April 22, 2016

Watercolor Wings Mini Easel Card Pictorial

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I'm never one to break a promise, so today I'm keeping the one I made to you in Monday's post, to bring you the pictorial for my butterfly mini easel card. By it's nature the post is image heavy, so grab a beverage of choice and take a look. I promise it will be worth it.

Card: Soft Sky, Regular Whisper White (envelope) and Thick Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Pool Party and Lost Lagoon (soon to be retired, Bermuda Bay would also work with this color combo)
Stamp sets: Watercolor Wings
Tools and embellishments: Butterfly and Bold Butterfly thinlits, Simply Score Board and stylus, Envelope Punch Board
Adhesives: Tombow and Sticky Strip (retired, for envelope)

Card: 5 1/2" square of regular Whisper White (for envelope); Soft Sky 3 1/2" x 4 1/2", plus a scrap for smaller butterfly; Thick Whisper White 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"


Begin by scoring the 5 1/2" square of Whisper White on the EPB to create a 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" envelope. Stamp the base image from Watercolor Wings in Soft Sky ink on both the Thick and Regular Whisper White (see later pic)

Add the Pool Party accents with the Watercolor Wings stamp set

Stamp the butterfly body in Lost Lagoon ink onto the envelope piece

Die cut the other butterfly and then stamp the body using the same ink

For the easel base, score the 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of Soft Sky card at 2 1/4" on the long side

Fold and burnish, then lay the butterfly die on the card as shown below

Open the die cut up and score one of the butterflies through the narrowest part between the wings

Fold and burnish

Apply Tombow to the lower section of the folded wings

Die cut the detailed butterfly from Soft Sky card and attach to the stamped butterfly. Attach the topper to the base

Fold and burnish the scored envelope piece and adhere with Sticky Strip or other strong tape

While I've included a lot of photos, the card is really easy to create. I think it's stunning. and I'm not the only one. I'm humbled by the response of those who received the swap and by your comments.

#107 AAG at Creative Fingers
Make it Girlie at Simon Says Wednesday
#53 T is for Texture or Teal at Butterfly Challenge (teal)

I have to say that the photos truly don't do the card justice! I have ONE more left and as a thank you, I'd like to give it to one of you! To enter, leave a comment on THIS post before 10:00 am ET Friday, April 29, 2016. That's it. Just do what you usually do and I'll then use a random number generator to pick the winner, who will be announced later on the Friday. Entry is open to everyone worldwide.

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one. I'll be back on Monday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


  1. I love this idea so cute its also a great way to show of the new incolours xx

  2. Thanks for sharing Em, would love to be in with a chance of winninb this beautiful card.
    Christine xx

  3. Looks fantastic, thanks for sharing. Might need to give it a go.

  4. Beautiful tutorial, I do love these butterfly cards.
    Linda xxx

  5. Ooh, that is lovely! Mind you, if I was trying to *use* one of these to send to someone, I'm not sure I could bear to address it - writing an address and attaching a stamp over that lovely envelope?

  6. Hi Em this is stunning everything is gorgeous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. I was delighted to receive one of these as a swap at our Stampin' Up! event in Telford and I did CASE it as a project for my class. Thank you for sharing this beautiful project Em and your picture tutorial is great by the way. Looking forward to seeing you again at Telford. We just booked it today :) xx Lilian

  8. Thankyou for showing how your beautiful butterfly card was made. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Lovely card in my favourite colours! Thanks for sharing :)

  10. Beautiful, Anne. Love the card design and the soft colours you used. So elegant to have a matching envelope!
    Have a wonderful day.

  11. Just beautiful and thanks so much for the fabulous tutorial that I plan to use! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  12. Wonderful easel card and stamping. TFS

  13. Gorgeous card Em! So pretty and I love the shape.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  14. This is a Wow card! So very nicely done. I like the coloring and the fun fold...Great instructions...must put this on my to do list!


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Em xxx