I made butterfly cards on the retreat I was at recently, and this was one of the few with no Copic coloring on it, too. (Did you know a whole bunch of butterflies is called a kaleidoscope? How perfect!)

Butterfly cards

It’s a brand new stamp from Simon Says. They posted a pic on the Simon Says Stamp Instagram and it’s gotten lots of love there, so leave it some here too…it came out so very pretty. I wanted to make a real rainbow out of them, and had my Memento inks on hand for it.

Some of the butterflies were stamped directly, some were second-generation stamps (stamped once then stamped a second time before reinking to get the lighter color). And I didn’t have a light yellowgreen, so I inked the butterfly in yellow, then patted it onto some dark green ink on a piece of scratch paper, and stamped it – voilá, yellowgreen!

Simon Says Butterfly cards

I used only Memento inks from my dewdrop pads for my butterfly cards…these are the colors we’ll be using in my Spin the Color Wheel class next week. We won’t be making this card, but I want to take it with me as an example of using the full rainbow of color in addition to all the other colorways taught in the class. BIG thanks to Tsukineko for all these pretty inks. It’s FUN to play with so much color! (Ink pads listed in the doobliedoo are the full pads, not the dewdrops.)

Simon Says Butterflies2

By the way, the soft purple sentiment was stamped the same way as those yellowgreen butterflies; I inked it in a red, then dipped it into purple that was inked onto scratch paper. I could have used a redpurple color to ink it, but wouldn’t have come out with that coolio texture and blending!


Butterfly cards are so perfect for just about any occasion…think I’ll make a few more of these!