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Double Die-Cut Butterflies

Double Dies

Hi All!

Doubling up your die-cutting is a great way to stretch your dies. For this card, I die-cut the Petite Butterflies from Woodgrain cardstock. Then, I took a couple of PoppyStamps Ashby Corner die-cuts and laid them underneath.

My watercolor is just the simple age-old “distress ink on your craft mat with water” technique. An oldie but a goodie that can sometimes be forgotten. I decided afterwards to spritz it with a Perfect Pearls mist. Here is a close-up:

Double Dies

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.

SSS Petite Butterflies
SSS Petite Butterflies
Ashby Corner Die
Ashby Corner Die
Altenew Bejeweled
Altenew Bejeweled
SSS Woodgrain Cardstock
SSS White Woodgrain
Wild Honey Distress Ink
Wild Honey
Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink
Ripe Persimmon
Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
Picked Raspberry
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Ranger Mini Mister
Mini Mister
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Perfect Pearls
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
T-Square Rules
T-Square Ruler
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Stampin' Up! Craft Scissors
Stampin’ Up! Craft Scissors
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Precision Plate
Precision Plate
Sizzix Mylar ShimsSizzix Mylar Shim Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on October 23rd, 2015 at 1:37 pm


    Very lovely. I would have never thought to use that corner die cut in that way. Love the colors you used. Reminds me of the beach! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  2. wrote on October 23rd, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    mary w

    Simply gorgeous!

  3. wrote on October 23rd, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Diana Trout

    so pretty! I love the lacy look

  4. wrote on October 23rd, 2015 at 3:21 pm


    What a great idea. Now I am going to look at all my dies and see which ones I can use this technique with

  5. wrote on October 23rd, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Joyce Mangels

    The card is really pretty. I just love the technique. You are to clever for words.

  6. wrote on October 23rd, 2015 at 3:56 pm


    Neat effect with the floral die cuts behind the butterflies. Love the colors you used for the background, too. Btw, the Sizzix mylar shims are no longer available at the link you provided. You can find them at Amazon here, though: http://amzn.to/1MNoTnP. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration! 🙂 ~ Andrea

    • wrote on October 25th, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thanks Andrea! I made the correction to the supply link.

  7. wrote on October 23rd, 2015 at 5:05 pm


    Great idea to use those intricate dies! I have a cover die that isn’t what I thought it would be, so wasn’t sure how to use it. This is perfect. Thanks!!

  8. wrote on October 23rd, 2015 at 7:07 pm


    Really enjoyed this card, simply, elegant, but looks wonderful

  9. wrote on October 23rd, 2015 at 7:59 pm


    I know I say Wow! a lot, but you make such Wow-ful cards!! Wow!

  10. wrote on October 23rd, 2015 at 8:52 pm


    What a fabulous way to use dies! I can’t wait to try your technique . Love your card.

  11. wrote on October 23rd, 2015 at 11:14 pm


    Love the layered die cuts and the beautiful color background. I won’t live long enough to use all your ideas! lol

    Elaine (melegere)

  12. wrote on October 24th, 2015 at 2:13 am


    Love this beautiful card, glad it’s not as hard as it looks!

  13. wrote on October 24th, 2015 at 7:53 am


    Very nice, Darlene!! I love seeing the flowers under the butterflies!!

  14. wrote on October 24th, 2015 at 11:19 am


    Oh, so beautiful!

  15. wrote on October 24th, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Susan Berry

    What a beautiful card. Like the intricate dies cuts behind the butterflies. Love the colors behind the butterfly., was that on watercolor paper?

  16. wrote on October 24th, 2015 at 10:24 pm



  17. wrote on October 25th, 2015 at 9:06 am


    Very pretty card and can be used for heaps of occasions.

  18. wrote on October 27th, 2015 at 6:36 am


    Oooooh, this is so lovely!!
    And so my style too!
    Thanks, Darlene, really enjoyed this card today.
    Hugs from a VERY hot South Africa!

  19. wrote on October 28th, 2015 at 5:42 pm


    I don’t have that die but I am going to look thru my dies and find something that will work. Beautiful card, Darlene.

  20. wrote on October 30th, 2015 at 10:38 pm


    This was a double treat! Thank you for sharing.

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