Rainbow Butterfly | by Tracey McNeely

Hi there and welcome back for another week of inspiration at Birch Press Design. I just haven’t been able to stop creating with the new Big Lingo stamps and dies. The way the letters can inlay into the die cut is just so much fun!

I have also been enjoying creating rainbows these days too. It must be that its spring and summer is just around the corner. Although I haven’t been seeing much sunshine where I am, making rainbow cards just brightens the day don’t you think? For today’s rainbow I used the Sparkler Butterfly die set to make a pretty rainbow butterfly. This four layer die set is on sale right now in the Birch Press Design shop, so if you don’t already have it you should take a look.

I cut one of each layer in rainbow order–pink, orange, green and blue.

Once cut I used liquid adhesive to glue the layers together to make one gorgeous dimensional butterfly that will be the focal point of my card.

My sentiment was cut from the Big Lingo Type Hugs sentiment set of two dies. One cuts the shadow and the other cuts an outline sentiment and cuts the inside pieces that you can use separately or inlay into the outline, which is what I have done for today’s card.

I coloured each of the letters with a Copic marker to match my cardstock making sure I did the letters in the same order as the butterfly cuts. You could use the die and cut your letters from coloured cardstock as well. Once the letters were die cut I used liquid adhesive once again to attach the outline to the shadow and then to inlay letters that were coloured making sure to press the die snugly together.

I used the Lingo Thanks clear stamp set for the words I used to support the die cut hugs. I adhered the die cut word to the card base first and then I stamped the supporting sentiments above and below.


The butterfly was adhered to the top of the white top folding card base with foam tape for some extra dimension. I added a few sparkling clear sequins to the butterfly and the centres were filled with silver Stickles for a little extra shine.

The card was very easy to put together using these beautiful dies and this arrangement could be done again in different colour schemes!

Thank you so much for stopping in today and I hope I have inspired you to make something pretty today.

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