Butterfly thank you

Posted by on September 30, 2015 in Butterfly, Clean and Simple, Copic markers, Cuttlebug, Die cutting, Penny Black, Simplicity Sister, Thank you | 11 comments

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Hello! I had a lot of fun making this card. I wanted something colourful and ombre – hence this card was born! It uses this small Penny Black butterfly die that I had to run through my die cutting machine 18 times. But I had an idea and I had to go with it!

PB Thank you | Marion Vagg

PB Thank you - detail | Mrion Vagg

I coloured each butterfly with 3 colours of Copic marker – it wasn’t hard at all. After I had die cut 3 butterflies, I put them back into the negative space and coloured them quickly. To help me line them up, I drew a grid on the white panel, then erased it once they were adhered.

Butterfly colouring | Marion Vagg

Penny Black products used:
Flights of Fancy Creative Die 51-132
Kind Words Stamp set 30-226


Stamps: Penny Black Kind Words stamp set

Card: X-Press It Blending card, Black card stock

Ink: Versamark ink

Other Supplies: Copic Markers (B04, B06, B28, BG15, BG23, BG49, V15, V17, BV08, YR04, YR65, YR68, RV32, RV34, R32, R29, R35, R39, Y13, Y15, Y17), Hero Arts embossing powder – white, Heat gun, Anti-static pouch, Mounting foam, Matte Medium adhesive

Well we are into the second week of the school holidays. We have had some lovely family time together – fishing, building Lego and generally lazing around! That’s what holidays are for aren’t they?

Until next time,



  1. Be still my heart….. Such a wonderful card. I love it. How you get everything to line up so well defeats me. Perfect

    • I drew a grid really lightly Aileen and then erased it after 🙂

  2. This looks A+mazing Marion! Thanks for sharing the how to!

  3. Very pretty and so clever. Love the effect of all of the colours. 🙂

  4. So sweet and so clever, totally has the WOW factor going!

  5. Sweet! I love these dainty little butterflies, and the ombre is wonderful.

  6. Great tip for coloring … and such a pretty card

  7. So pretty Love the copic markers, I think I might try that with dragonflies too… Thankyou

  8. Very pretty butterflies! What a lot of work!

  9. There is always something pleasing to the eye with a simple yet bold pattern of repeating elements. This card is awesome!!!

  10. You accomplished your goal! Congratulations!

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