Floating & Fluttering for FMS468

Floating & Fluttering for Freshly Made Sketches

Today I am playing along in the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 468.  They offer up a sketch idea, and then we as paper crafters create a project inspired by that sketch!  Here is the Sketch Idea offered and it will link you back to their blog to see all the other creations created as well.

I decided to create with the new Floating & Fluttering stamp set and coordinating dies.  I also pulled in a sample piece of the Fine Art Floral DSP.  I wanted something bright but also wanted to show off these fabulous new butterflies we have to offer.  Since this set has no sentiments, I also used the new Happy Thoughts stamp set.

Take a look at my Stampin’ Show & Tell video tutorial, and watch as I  go through the creative process.  This is a lovely 2-step stamping set, where we can stamp the outline image and then stamp the full color of the image with a second stamp.  Then see the full tutorial with the supply list below in this post.



So are you inspired by this fun project?  I just love the brightness of the colors and the way the pattern in the Fine Arts Floral DSP coordinates with the outline images of the butterfly. 

Floating & Fluttering Tutorial


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Card Stock – 

Stamp Pads –

Misc - 



  • Basic Black Card Base     11 x 4 ¼ [scored at 5 ½]
  • Patterned Paper         5 x 3 3/4
  • Basic Black  Label        2 ½ x 3 ½
  • Basic White            3 x 3 ½ 
  • Basic White            4 x 5 ¼ 



  • Stamp your image with Memento.  Let dry before adding color.

  • Fill the image with color using the full body image with Bumblebee and the detail stamp with Pumpkin Pie.

  • Repeat with Garden Green ink for the leaf images.

  • Stamp your sentiment with Memento onto the bottom of the patterned paper.

  • Also stamp the inside panel of your card.

  • You will use the Garden Green ink again, and stamp behind and around the placement of your Basic Black label, on the front of your card.

    Die Cut Layer

  • Using the Fluttering Dies, die-cut the image from the Basic White cardstock.

  • Also die-cut a label from the Basic Black cardstock.

    Put it All Together

  • Now just layer your panels onto the front of your card and inside.

  • I did use dimensionals to pop up the butterfly die image.