Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Basics for the Totally Techniques Blog Hop


I used the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Basics stamp set to create my card for the Totally Techniques blog hop.  This month we’re focusing on the watercolor spritzing technique.  Here is what I created:

I started by stamping the fern images from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Tranquil Tide (available May 1) and Lemon Lime Twist (available June 1) inks on a panel of Shimmery White card stock.  I spritzed the panel with water and a Stampin’ Spritzer and then set the panel aside to dry completely.

I inked the butterfly image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Powder Pink ink (available June 1) and then used a Sponge Dauber to add a little Berry Burst ink (available June 1) around the edges.  I stamped the butterfly on a panel of Shimmery White card stock and then punched it out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch (retiring May 31).

I stamped the sentiment from the Colorful Seasons photopolymer stamp set (available June 1) in Tranquil Tide ink on the Shimmery White card stock panel, then adhered the panel to a panel of Tranquil Tide card stock with Fast Fuse Adhesive and then to a Berry Burst card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered the butterfly punch next to the sentiment with a Stampin’ Dimensional and then added a silver enamel dot from the Metallic Enamel Shapes pack to finish the card front.

I stamped the fern and butterfly images from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink and Berry Bust inks on a panel of Whisper White card stock inside the card.

You can find a list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

Okay, on with the hop!  Click the next button to move forward to Nadine Weiner’s fantastic project.


If you get lost along the way, here is a list of the participants in the Totally Techniques Blog Hop:

  1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
  2. Amy Koenders – USA <= You Are Here
  3. Nadine Weiner – Germany
  4. Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
  5. Marine Wiplier – France
  6. Shannean Moncrieff – Australia
  7. Zoe Tant – UK
  8. Barbara Meyer – Australia
  9. Mathilde Kortekaas – Netherlands

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Tranquil Tide – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ square
  • Fresh Fig – 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ square
  • Very Vanilla – 2″ Circle Punch, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Gold Foil Sheets – 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ strip
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper – 1-1/4″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 2-5/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel

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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Basics for the Totally Techniques Blog Hop

  1. This is beautiful! I like how you spritzed those leaves to get that flowing look. I am so excited about the new colors!

  2. Amy, what a awesome way to showcase the new In Colors! I can’t wait to have them in my hands, lol! You must be having so much fun 🙂 I love to use shimmer paper to do watercoloring, it gives a little fun pizzazz 😉

  3. Your ferns have a whole new look by spritzing them, and I love it! I wonder if it’s just the shimmer cs that gives these results….Have you tried it on any other type cs, Amy? I’d like to know because this is incredibly soft and Gorgeous~

    • Thanks Roberta! I haven’t tried this technique with any other card stock. The instructions that I saw recommended Shimmery White and it worked really well for me so I stuck with that. 🙂

  4. Beautiful card Amy … love how the ferns turned out. Looking forward to the rest of the new colours …thanks for showcasing some of them .

  5. The new green colors are beautifully presented on your card, Amy! I have been hoping for a lime color for ages. I really like the font on that sentiment, too. Eager to receive my new catalog.

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