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Embossed Background Butterfly Card

Embossed Background

I love this new Hero Arts background stamp I got. I normally like my cards very clean with some empty space on them. I tend to avoid cards that are full of “stuff”… lots of patterns and accessories. But I’ve recently diverged from this style ever so slightly. I have less empty space, but I always try to keep an important concept in mind: ONE FOCAL AREA. When you create a card, make sure there is one single place that the viewer’s eye will go to. If you have competing focal points, it’s less appealing to the eye. I made the background stamp white so that my main focal area is the butterfly. I think this stamp would be great as a Versamark tone-on-tone background.

Anyway, this card is really simple. If you don’t have this stamp, you could stamp several flowers that hang off the card. I love this song and I thought the music was perfect for this card. Have a great weekend and enjoy the video!


  • Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray Cardstock
  • PaperTrey Ink White Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Dandelion Frame Cling Stamp
  • Stampin’ Up! Flight of the Butterfly Stamp Set
  • Stampin’ Up! Happy Moments Stamp Set
  • Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Inks
  • Stampin’ Up! White Embossing Powder
  • Versamark Dazzle Ink
  • Stampin’ Up! Pretty in Pink 3/8 in Taffeta Ribbon
  • Stampin’ Up! Mini Glue Dots


  1. wrote on June 26th, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Kari Webster

    Love it Love it!!

  2. wrote on June 26th, 2010 at 10:27 am


    Great card!

  3. wrote on June 26th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Virginia L.

    BEAUTIFUL card!! Thanks for the fantastic video! I always enjoy them!!

  4. wrote on June 26th, 2010 at 3:08 pm


    My mind is aflutter with inspiration!!!
    Thanks so much.
    Love the card.


  5. wrote on June 26th, 2010 at 5:21 pm


    Really love the video and cards

  6. wrote on June 27th, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Heather Maria

    Beautiful card Darlene! Thanks for the great video!

  7. wrote on March 6th, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Anna Jernigan

    Gorgeous!! Love the white embossed background and that PINK butterfly!! Perfectly executed layout, and finished card! Really kind of plain and simple, but visually it speaks volumes!! Funny how that works! Love your style, Darlene, and your videos are a pleasure to watch. Got me a cup of Joe, and am sitting back watching your videos….have one appointment this afternoon, but, hey that’s hours away….so, I am happy to be able to kick back with you all morning!! LOL

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