Friday, January 06, 2012

Stained Glass Butterfly (Design Team Project)

by Kris Hankins

Stained Glass Butterfly

This card is one of my favorite cards that I have made in a long time. I tried several new items with this card, and was pleased with how it all melded together.

First off, I had purchased the set of small doily butterfly dies (and coordinating angel wing dies) by Cheery Lynn Designs, available at The butterfly was easy to make and beautiful when finished.

I first cut the “doily” butterfly from a black cardstock scrap. The angel wings (solid backing) were cut from a scrap of white vellum. I painted the vellum with iridescent Twinkling H20’s. I made sure I dabbed off any excess water from the vellum and dried it flat.

When the vellum was dry, I glued it to the back of the doily butterfly. The H20’s on the vellum created a stained glass look. Very nice. I curled the wings over a paint brush handle to give the butterfly some dimension, and finished the butterfly with some pearls down its body.

The card is made using two papers from Basic Grey’s “Out of Print” collection. The white text layer was torn and the edges distressed.

The cling rubber stamp I used is the beautiful Flourish #1 from Impression Obsession (this is a very versatile stamp!).

The card was finished off with a layered sentiment attached on 3D foam dots. Embellishments include thin twine and small paper flowers.

Simple yet elegant, don't you agree?

Here is a video from Cheery Lynn Designs on the Doily Butterflies and Angel Wings


  1. what a beautiful bag, love the butterfly!

  2. That is gorgeous!

  3. Love Cheery Lynn dies and butterflies. Keep the ideas coming!!!