Pink & Main | Colorful Butterfly Cards 2 Ways. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #pinkandmain #stamping #yscardmaking #cardmaking

Pink & Main | Colorful Butterfly Cards 2 Ways. Photo Tutorial

Hello friends! Today I have a fun photo tutorial to share featuring stamps from Pink & Main. It’s one background – 2 cards kind of post today with some emboss resist, die cutting and lots of color!

Pink & Main | Colorful Butterfly Cards 2 Ways. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #pinkandmain #stamping #yscardmaking #cardmaking

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CARD DETAILS

I started making these cards by heat embossing a beautiful Butterfly background in white embossing powder onto white cardstock panel and blending various colors of Distress inks. It’s been ages since I used my Distress ink and it was fun to get them out of the dusty drawer and give them some love.

Pink & Main | Colorful Butterfly Cards 2 Ways. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #pinkandmain #stamping #yscardmaking #cardmaking

I used the following colors for a classic color combo: Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass. Instead of using Ranger’s blending foams I used Tool ‘n One blending foams from Spellbinders on the mini round ink blending tools. They are different in texture and pick up ink and apply it so much more easily. I’m able to get more color quicker and with less hand pressure.

This handmade card uses Nuvo Drops as a background element. Want to see 4 other ways you can use Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios in card making? Check out this article – 5 Ways to Use Nuvo Drops.

Pink & Main | Colorful Butterfly Cards 2 Ways. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #pinkandmain #stamping #yscardmaking #cardmaking

I used a beautiful Butterfly You Can Fly die and die-cut 3 partial butterflies in my background creating enough pieces to make 2 cards. I foam mounted positive butterfly die cuts onto an A2 white card base (using the negative piece as a guide).

Pink & Main | Colorful Butterfly Cards 2 Ways. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #pinkandmain #stamping #yscardmaking #cardmaking

I added a simple sentiment from the You Can Fly stamp set white heat embossed on black and filled in the open negative space with lots of colorful Nuvo Drops. I don’t think I’ve ever used this many on a project at once!

Pink & Main | Colorful Butterfly Cards 2 Ways. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #pinkandmain #stamping #yscardmaking #cardmaking

For my second card I did something a bit more elaborate. I used negative die cut background as a guide to gold heat emboss butterflies in the openings. Next, I foam mounted my background on top, added Spread Your Wings sentiment and embellished my card with Nuvo drops in black. Simple, colorful and quick!

Pink & Main | Colorful Butterfly Cards 2 Ways. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #pinkandmain #stamping #yscardmaking #cardmaking

PHOTO TUTORIAL

Are you a visual learner? Here’s a photo tutorial to show how to make this card (this is a re-post from Instagram stories so interactive elements on the photos are not clickable)

Pink & Main | Colorful Butterfly Cards 2 Ways. Photo Tutorial by Yana Smakula #pinkandmain #stamping #yscardmaking #cardmaking

SUPPLIES

For your convenience, I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission (which helps to keep this blog running) at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support.

Pink and Main Butterfly Background Clear Stamp
Pink and Main Butterfly Background Clear Stamp
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Pink and Main You Can Fly Clear Stamps
Pink and Main You Can Fly Clear Stamps
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Pink and Main You Can Fly Dies
Pink and Main You Can Fly Dies
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Tumbled Glass
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Wild Honey
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Picked Raspberry
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Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
Spellbinders Circle Replacement Foam
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Ripened Pumpkin Nuvo Crystal Drops
Ripened Pumpkin Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic English Mustard Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Tonic Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops
Tonic Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops
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Tonic Sugared Almond Nuvo Drops
Tonic Sugared Almond Nuvo Drops
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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7 Comments

    1. Yana, you are so clever and your cards are dreamy!!! Such beauty and two for on option is fabulous!!

    1. The card with the drops is absolutely amazing! I needed to stop by to let you know. My mouth is still open!
      Creative regards from stempelfrida

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