Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Paper Smooches Butterflies

Hey crafters!
I'm popping in with a late night, early morning post :)
Remember that stamp hoarding I was talking about  last week? Well one of the stamp companies i acquired during my hoard was Paper Smooches. Yes I know it's quite shocking I have not previously purchased any of their adorable stamps!
Well now that I have them I couldn't help but play along with their current challenge.
Here is the inspiration photo
So like the wonderful design team member Jocelyn Olson I had no Paper Smooches butterfly stamps. What is a girl to do? Well, create her own of course!
I only own two Paper Smooches sets as of right now. One is I Heart Art and the Other is Spookalicious. Neither screams butterfly but I think I found a way to make it work.
I started by wiping broken china and iced spruce distress ink on my craft mat. After I sprayed the heck out of it with water I pressed my panel into it to create my cloud like background.
After I dried it I used the triangles (i.e. jack o'lantern eyes) from Spookalicious to create butterfly wings. I stamped them Hero Arts shadow inks, royal red, raspberry jam, and bubblegum. I used a fine pen to draw in their antennas and bodies then used my white gel pen to add some detail.
I rounded all 4 corners and adhered it with dimensional adhesive.
The sentiment is a partial from I Heart Art. I masked it to just use the hello. Add a rhinestone and done!
I'm super happy with my triangle butterflies, ha! Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. These butterflies are so fun! Love your creativity!

  2. Lub dub... that is my heart saying love the background and your unique flutter byes! Great card... love the intensity of the reds and pinks against that background. Hopefully this will tempt you to co-locate a few more PS stamps and we'll see more of your genius! ;)

  3. So creative - and these colors are fabulous together. Just wow!

  4. Seriously clever! They make perfect butterflies.

  5. Oh my goodness, your butterflies are just amazing..... such a genius use of stamps and I love the colours too, perfect sky by the way :0)
    Thanks for joining in the challenge at PS Sparks this week :0)
    Jenny x

  6. I was very encouraged to find this site. I wanted to thank you for this special read. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have bookmarked you to check out new stuff you post.
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  7. Are you SERIOUS?!?! a jack o lantern eye? GENIUS, dedication and freakin' fabulous!

  8. are so sweet, Kelly. :) You're also a genius! I can't believe you were able to create these fabulous butterflies from jack-o-lantern eyes. Super creative!!! xoxo

  9. And you should be!!! Your butterflies are phenomenal!! I am so glad I stopped by to read your post!
    Congrats on you win...most well deserved!

  10. Your pumpkin eye butterflies are genius, Kelly! Big congrats on your well deserved win!

  11. I love your butterflies, they are stunning, I was thinking I would love to buy the stamp till I read how did it. wonderful idea.

  12. I looooooooove those butterflies- I love when PS fans get creative with their images! LOVE the details you've added to each one! THANKS for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect challenge <3 Hope you will link up your creations this week (it's ANYTHING GOES!!!)!!!

    ps... your card was featured on the PS blog today!

  13. This is absolutely stunning and so clever of you to use the pumpkin eyes as butterflies!

  14. This is such a beauty :) Love the effect of sky you achieved