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Contemporary Butterfly

Contemporary Butterfly

A quick note: Stampin’ Up! released its retirement list this week (see links in the News section to the right). I realized that you can view pictures of all the stamps here. Not sure when that happened, but it’s very helpful! There is also a color revamp in the new catalog. The following colors are retiring (and will be replaced by new ones, some of which are returning in-colors): Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, and Wisteria Wonder. So, get your refills while you can. Okay, now for the card….

When I start a card, I generally pick the products I want to use and go from there. This time, I decided to use the Altenew Cube Builder stencil (which I used on these cards). This card is so simple, yet I think it’s one of my favorites. I really wish Stampin’ Up! wouldn’t have retired this stamp and punch set. Here is a close-up:

Contemporary Butterfly

Enjoy the video!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Altenew Cube Builder
Altenew Cube Builder
You Die
You Die
Thoughtful Messages
Thoughtful Messages
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Doodlebug Sprinkles
Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
SSS Fog Ink
Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink
Soft Granite Ink
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Ultra Fine Clear Powder
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Bazzill 40lb Vellum
Bazzill 40lb Vellum
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen


  1. wrote on April 11th, 2018 at 8:15 am


    What a unique card, Darlene.Your designs are so clean and simple with a punch every time (smile)! I too am sorry these wonderful butterflies and coordinating punches have retired some time ago but am so glad I got them when I did. Your card reminds me that I haven’t used them in a while, so I must do so again soon.

  2. wrote on April 11th, 2018 at 3:22 pm


    Great card. Love the geometric clean but elegant look/

  3. wrote on April 11th, 2018 at 3:27 pm


    The way you used the stencil is so cool, Darlene! Love the look you got–great way to stretch your supplies. Even though I’m not much for monochromatic looks myself, I really like this card. The blacks & greys go so well with the modern CAS look of your design. Tfs! 😺 ~ Andrea

  4. wrote on April 11th, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Carol Mac

    Darlene, from the looks of the SU website, they are retiring almost all of the sets of ink colours, like brights, suttles, neutrals…even Real Red and Melon Mambo!!! They must be introducing a lot of new colours!!! Anyway, I love the card and I agree with Andrea, I am not a monochromatic fan, but I like this card. 😎

  5. wrote on April 11th, 2018 at 8:01 pm


    Great card Darlene! I love the clean contemporary look and feel. You can’t go wrong with those butterfly stamps/punches. I will be adding the sprinkles to my wish list!

  6. wrote on April 12th, 2018 at 4:24 am


    I love that stencil, it looks amazing the way you used on this card. And of course, those butterflies are beautiful no matter what ink you use, so sad they retired this set.
    Fabulous card, elegant and one of the best examples of the Monochromatic look.
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. wrote on April 12th, 2018 at 6:14 am


    I am a monochromatic lover. I really like this card. I have this stamp set and the stencil. So guess what??? I will be making at least one of these although could make a nice card set in different colours in a box. mmm!!!

  8. wrote on April 13th, 2018 at 9:26 am


    Darlene, you are brilliant! I need this stencil. Loved how it turned out!!

  9. wrote on April 25th, 2018 at 12:19 pm


    This my favorite video today as I play catch up. I love anything black and white, and I’ll never get rid of all my papillon stuff. I have different stencils that could work to case this. 🙂

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