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Wednesday’s Card: Popping Butterflies

Popping Butterflies

Popping Butterflies

Hi All!

My vision for this card was actually totally different than how it turned out. Sometimes that happens… what I thought would work just doesn’t work. The butterflies are all popped up from the card with a mini glue dot, so it’s really pretty in person – especially with the glittery Stickles I used. The butterfly stamp is from Stampin’ Up!’s summer mini catalog (which is unfortunately no longer available). But, you could really use just about any butterfly stamp. It measures about 1 inch high and 1 3/4 inches wide.

I used Copic markers for the coloring. They blend amazingly well – it really adds so much dimension. If you don’t have Copics, I would recommend using a blender pen with ink, or just plain old colored pencils.



  • Stampin’ Up! All a Flutter Stamp
  • Papertrey Ink White Cardstock
  • Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Cardstock
  • Hero Arts Thinking of You Stamp Set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Ranger Ice Stickles
  • Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Marker
  • Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
  • 3/8 in White Satin Ribbon
  • Stampin’ Up! Mini Glue Dots
  • Copic Sketch Markers:
    • B21 – Sky
    • B24 – Baby Blue
    • BV01 – Viola
    • BV04 – Blue Berry (this is the dark purple)
    • G12 – Sea Green
    • G14 – Apple Green
    • Y15 – Cadmium Yellow


  1. wrote on September 15th, 2010 at 12:10 pm


    Absolutely LOVE this card. I am definitely going to be making this one. I am happy that I have the flutter butterfly too 🙂 Thanks for sharing this.

  2. wrote on September 15th, 2010 at 12:21 pm


    absolutely stunning! thanks for the great details & info.

  3. wrote on September 15th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Sherry harweger

    This is absolutely beautiful…thank you so much for sharing..

  4. wrote on September 15th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Kim Hill

    I love the card but I had to leave you a note to tell you that your video was one of the best I have seen! It was good, quick, and made me giggle watching it because I got exactly what I needed to understand what you did BUT I got to see in 1/4 the time! Great job! LOVE It!

  5. wrote on September 15th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Judy I

    Great card! Thanks for sharing the deets.

  6. wrote on September 15th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Nadine Dunker

    You are such a good teacher. The card is lovely and instuctions great. Thank you

  7. wrote on September 15th, 2010 at 6:26 pm


    I love Wednesdays! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us. Have a great week.

  8. wrote on July 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 am


    Awesome card – just love it! Got a great tip from your video about using a glue dot when tying the bow. Thanks so much!

  9. wrote on October 4th, 2011 at 12:07 am


    really loved this card. I LOVE butterflies, (like most of us) and you did a super job of showing us your ideas. Great job. Gonna give it a try. Thanks so much

  10. wrote on March 24th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Sandy K

    I love butterflies too! You make them magical.

  11. wrote on June 13th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Mae Pierce

    I use Marvy Le Plume markers & Ranger Stickles. Why does the Stickles sometimes turn the colors, like yellow dark?

    • wrote on June 14th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Mae, I’ve noticed the same thing with my Stampin’ Up! markers. Something in the Stickles reacts with the ink. I try to use a very thin layer.

  12. wrote on June 11th, 2015 at 1:29 pm


    Beautiful. I don’t remember that stamp — and I thought I had all the butterflies. lol

  13. wrote on June 11th, 2015 at 1:43 pm


    I love Dave Matthews!!!! That was an extra treat! 🙂

  14. wrote on June 11th, 2015 at 1:58 pm


    Just beautiful! I’m going to use this set with a foiled project. I’ve been stuck, and you’ve given me an idea. Thanks!

  15. wrote on June 11th, 2015 at 5:30 pm


    Going to give it a try. Just lovely.

  16. wrote on June 11th, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Carol Mac

    Nice card! Glad SU made the butterfly punches…don’t have to fussy cut. Great tip on how to place the butterflies evenly! Thanks Darlene!

  17. wrote on June 11th, 2015 at 9:35 pm


    The card and DMB rock!

  18. wrote on June 12th, 2015 at 11:21 am


    Such a beautiful card!! You do amazing things with those Copic Markers!! Actually, you just do amazing things! Thank you for so many ideas! I am thankful to be a member, it has benefited me a great deal!

    • wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Thank you Suzanne. 🙂

  19. wrote on June 12th, 2015 at 12:35 pm


    What a stunning card ! Will make one like this tonight ! I also love the music !

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