Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Your Next Stamp May Release Preview

Hi everyone! :o)

This month, I'm joining Your Next Stamp as a Guest Designer. :o)

Today is a May Release Preview DayDesign Team Members and Guest Designers are showcasing creations featuring the newest Your Next Stamp May Release. :o)

All new products will be available in Your Next Stamp shop tomorrow, May 16th, 2019, at 11 AM EST.

For today's preview, I made this CAS (clean and simple), Birthday Blue Butterfly Card. :o)

This is an interactive floating image card. I didn't limit movement of my image, like I saw in Jennifer's McGuire video. Super simple to create and very fun. :o)

To make this card I used stamps from Your Next Stamp 'Spread Your Wings' stamp set.

Love these cute butterflies and various lettered sentiments. Super cute!!! :o)

How I made this card...

I stamped a butterfly on a watercolor paper and colored it with Stabilo Markers in a watercolor technique. After drying, I fussy cut the butterfly and traced edges with black marker. I stamped one more butterfly on a white cardstock paper, fussy cut it, leaving thin white border around it, colored it grey and glued watercolored butterfly over the grey one. I did this because the watercolor paper I use is quite thin and I needed thicker image for my card. Paper piecing or image layering are great way to make image thicker. I also find it much much easier to fussy cut thin watercolor paper than thicker. :o)

I prepared a white top folded card base and two white cardstock paper panels, slightly smaller than the card base. I stamped a sentiment on one panel and die cut a tiny circle in it.

Then I made a mechanism for my card. I die cut 4 circles, slightly larger than the circle hole cut on the panel. I glued die cut circles together (stacked them) and glued a plastic letter bead in the middle of stacked circles.

I glued 3-D foams on the back of the panel, placed the mechanism on the card base and glued the  panel on the card base. I glued second white panel inside the card to make it sturdier.

I tested the mechanism, prior finishing touches. Then I glued the butterfly on the mechanism.

As a finishing touch, I drew white dots and highlights with a white pigment ink pen and my my card was finished. :o)

Card measurements: 95 mm x 127 mm (3 3/4" x 5")

List of supplies:
  • Your Next Stamp 'Spread Your Wings' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Stabilo Fibre Tip Pens (Markers):
    • Light Blue 68/57
    • Mid Blue 68/41
    • Dark Blue 68/22
    • Light Grey 68/94
    • Black 68/46
  • Uniball Signo White Pigment Ink
  • plastic letter bead
  • UHU liquid glue 
  • 3-D foam squares 5 x 5 x 2 mm
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • circle die-cuts from Sizzix Big Shot starter kit
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. 3/0
  • water
  • paper towels
  • scissors

I love how my card turned out!! Here is a short video...

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

For a full list of Designers' blogs participating in today's new release preview, visit the Your Next Stamp blog.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. See you tomorrow at the Your Next Stamp May Release Blog Hop!! Enjoy and smile! :o)



  1. That's so sweet! I love the interactive butterfly :)

  2. Adorable and so sweet, Milka! Love the cute butterfly and your design, such fabulous interactive CAS!

  3. Love those butterflies and your watercolouring. Love the CAS design!



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