18 August, 2017

Less is More Butterfly Cards - Barbara Lindsey DT Member

“Less is More” Butterfly cards 

Sometimes I forget to use the gorgeous designer papers that I have. I get caught up in the stamping and matching dies, and it is only when I am finished that I realise my huge stash of gorgeous paper is still intact.  This weekend I set about changing that, so I set a personal challenge to make some cards using pretty papers and very little else.  For my focal images I selected some of the new Card Papers from Meg’s Garden which depict butterflies.  I chose matching cardstock to offset the designs and to add some interest.
To enhance my cards I used Stitched square and rectangular Dies.  All of my cards are similar in design, but each is also unique in its own way.
Card  No.1 – Shown next to original 6″ x 6″ paper.   I didn’t want to waste anything, so I also cut the lower butterfly to use inside my card.
Card I Megs card pack - Copy
Card No. 2 – Shown with original paper.  I added a 1/4″scored border around the outside of the layered pieces.  The feather was fussy cut from the same piece of paper.
Card 2 Megs Card packs Butterflies - Copy
Card No. 3 – I added more scored lines around the outside of the card. Card 3 Meg's Card Paclks Butterflies - Copy
All three cards together:
card 4 butterflies

The hardest part of making these cards was deciding on the shape and orientation in order make the most of the papers.  Butterflies are favourites for card makers and I think you will agree these are lovely with their soft pastel shades.
I hope you enjoyed this idea of ‘less is more.’
Items used:
  • “In the Watercolour Garden” S137 and S137-2 Paper packs
  • Stitched Dies
  • Cardstock: White, grey, taupe and tangerine
Happy Monday and Happy Crafting Everyone.


  1. Gorgeous cards Barbara,love the triptych effect,very effective!.

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    1. Thank you very much. Sometimes using less works so well.

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    1. Thank you, I do appreciate your comments.