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3D Butterfly

3D Butterfly

Hi All!

I originally saw this technique on the Hero Arts blog almost 6 years ago! Back then, I used it to create THIS CARD. I think it deserves a resurrection after so many years!

You can see the butterfly wings underneath as well. Here are a couple of close-ups:

3D Butterfly

3D Butterfly

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: V12, V15, V17, Y11, Y15, E43, E44, BG45

Altenew Bejeweled
Altenew Bejeweled
Linen Background
Linen Background
Altenew Label Love
Altenew Label Love
SSS Stitched Circles
SSS Stitched Circles
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink
Soft Granite Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on January 22nd, 2016 at 6:13 am


    Thanks Darlene for the earlier video time release. It’s much appreciated! Butterflies are one of my favourite stamps and those in the Altenew Bejewelled stamp set are extremely unusual. I really liked the way you gave the butterfly a 3D effect. I also watched your other butterfly 3D card from 6 years ago and the Hero Arts Butterfly stamp was lovely too. But I must admit that your card today with the butterfly stamp from Altenew is the clear winner. I’ll have to look at my butterfly stamp collection now and see what I can come up with too!

  2. wrote on January 22nd, 2016 at 6:58 am


    Oh my gosh Darlene…..been there…..done precisely that!!!!! Ughh!! It’s so frustrating when I forget to wrap the ribbon around the panel and sometimes, I just let a little scream out!! specially when the card is totally finished. If the glue is still kind of wet, I’m able to salvage it but if it’s tape, I just cut the panel off, sacrificing the cad base like you did.
    But anyway, this card is lovely, just beautiful!!! this butterfly looks alive and gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing your videos, specially the ones where you fix the little mishaps you encounter and how you fix them.

  3. wrote on January 22nd, 2016 at 10:34 am


    How lovely, just the motivation I need to get my house work done so I can hunker in my craft room.

  4. wrote on January 22nd, 2016 at 2:04 pm


    Oh My gosh. Love this card. I’ve had this stamp set on my wish list for a while. Guess I’ll have to get it now Thank you.

  5. wrote on January 22nd, 2016 at 2:31 pm


    I haven’t used very many butterflies but this makes me want to make some. Thanks for sharing

  6. wrote on January 22nd, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Cynthia Berquist

    Congratulations, Darlene! I opened my email from Simon Says Stamp and Live.Love.Cards was featured!!!! Not only are you my personal favorite blogger, but the most generous , (Disney World, WOW) and most talented video sharer around!

    Thank you for bringing the creative light to my life! Have to go make some of those beautiful butterflies! Sending best wishes your way!!!!!

  7. wrote on January 22nd, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Patty Beers

    I love this. You did one once before that was similar. I remember watching the video over and over to try to replicate it. I finally figured it out. For some reason though this video made it so simple. I finally got the concept or maybe I am finally getting better at all of this. Thanks for this video.

  8. wrote on January 22nd, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Susan Berry

    Beautiful! I love butterflies, I will have to get this one and try this technique. Thanks.

  9. wrote on January 22nd, 2016 at 5:57 pm


    WOW! Darlene, I am most impressed with this gorgeous card. I can’t wait to give this technique a go. Thanks so much.

  10. wrote on January 22nd, 2016 at 6:28 pm


    very pretty card and I love how the butterfly turned out.

  11. wrote on January 22nd, 2016 at 6:44 pm


    Love this technique. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

  12. wrote on January 22nd, 2016 at 6:52 pm


    Love this one. The colors are great. And I love how you help us do the “do-overs” You are the best!

  13. wrote on January 23rd, 2016 at 5:39 am


    Looooove this!!! Butterflies are my all time favourites.
    And just adore your choice of colors and the 3D effect..

  14. wrote on January 23rd, 2016 at 11:45 am


    this is beautiful, Darlene!

  15. wrote on January 23rd, 2016 at 8:56 pm


    Love this card! Beautiful!

  16. wrote on January 23rd, 2016 at 9:46 pm


    thanks for sharing another wonder card with us! WOW!! I am going to have to try this now.

  17. wrote on January 24th, 2016 at 7:11 am


    What à fabulous card again Darlene thank you so muchas ! I am sorry for nothé writting à comment for each vidéo because offre à lake of time but I watch aller these treasure !

  18. wrote on January 25th, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Mary Ellen

    LOVE this card! Can’t wait to look through my stash at what I have that will work with this technique! As always, thanks for all the great inspiration.

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