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Clean and Simple Butterfly

CAS Butterfly

Hi All!

Today’s card is mostly white, but it has a lot of different textures and elements… vellum, pearls, ribbon, stitching. I realized that I don’t have a lot of butterfly stamps. I pulled out my old Hero Arts Antique Engravings set. I bet a lot of you have this set – it was so popular for a long time. I don’t think you can get it anywhere other than eBay now.

I colored the butterfly with Prisamcolor pencils. Here is a close-up:

CAS Butterfly

I rarely make a card without a sentiment, but I didn’t want to disrupt the white with a sentiment. If you wanted to incorporate one, I would probably set it just underneath the butterfly. I will probably use this card as a simple note card.

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Inside rectangle 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches 8.3 x 11.4 cm
White strip 7/8 inch 2.2 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Prismacolor pencils used: Light Cerulean Blue, Canary Yellow, Chocolate, Beige Sienna, Black, White

SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles
Prismacolor Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
Stampin' Up! Pearls
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Bazzill 40lb Vellum
Bazzill 40lb Vellum
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on August 24th, 2018 at 7:54 am


    This would make a wonderful sympathy card to send to a close friend where you want to write a personal message inside. I don’t have that stamp set but think I might have a similar butterfly stamp by Hero Arts in another later set of theirs. I loved the dimensional effect you achieved by usng that black pencil. Very effective! the Stampin Up ribbon and pearls on the quilted vellum all came together so well. Have a great weekend.

  2. wrote on August 24th, 2018 at 1:30 pm


    Stunning card! Love the accent of the ribbon! I also think I need that embossing folder!

  3. wrote on August 24th, 2018 at 2:30 pm


    Beautiful soft card, I agree having no sentiment works for this. Loved the tip about the black on the butterfly it really pops it.

  4. wrote on August 24th, 2018 at 4:08 pm


    I really love how you colored the butterfly, Darlene! You’re right–that black really adds depth to the wings. Great simple design, too. I agree with Connie–this would make a nice sympathy card, especially with the butterfly image. Thanks so much for sharing, and have a wonderful weekend! 😺 ~ Andrea

  5. wrote on August 25th, 2018 at 2:18 am


    I agree with the comments made by the girls above. Gorgeous card in all of it’s simplicity. Thank you Darlene.

  6. wrote on August 25th, 2018 at 10:46 am


    Great card! Love it.

  7. wrote on August 25th, 2018 at 12:54 pm


    WOW that is GORGEOUS!!!!! Simple, beautiful, VERY elegant!!

  8. wrote on August 27th, 2018 at 2:39 pm


    So beautiful. I just love it. TFS

  9. wrote on September 4th, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Barb H.

    Love this card and love that you used a classic stamp set. I have this set and used that particular butterfly so many times back when I first bought it. I need to pull it back out and start using it again.

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