Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - Sketch Challenge

Catching Butterflies

Welcome to the first blog hop of 2022 hosted by STAMPING Inkspirations!  I am so happy to be hopping again with this group, there are always so many wonderful projects that are shared but some very talented creators.  So after you see my project for today, be sure to hop along and see the others as well.  The list of links will be near the bottom of the post.

So it's Sale-A-Bration time with Stampin' Up! and today's project features one of the stamp sets that is offered as a bonus item with a minimum order.  Catching Butterflies is the super cute set with simple line images that are great for coloring.  Today I colored mine with ink and my Blender Pens.  I wanted a lighter inked look that straight ink from the markers or Blend markers, so I opted to use my good old Blender Pens.  It's like having a marker in any color ink you desire!

Today's blog hop oftered up two challenges.  One being a sketch idea, the second being using a little bit of sparkle.  Here is the sketch, and I let the pattered paper, Abstract Beauty featured in the new mini spring catalog, bring the sparkle with the gold metalic elements in the pattern.

I really like the base layer of this card design today, because it is super simple.  The Abstract Beauty patterened paper comes 4" x 6".  I simple scored the paper at 5 1/4" and then folded back the 3/4" flap and adhered it to the other side.  Thus forming a two section base layer for my card.  It's great because most of the time our patttered paper with have a coordinating color and pattern on the flip side that compliments each other, as this one did. Then I simple used the coordinating ribbon to create a band to blend the two section together.  You could even stop here with the design and just add sentiment tags when you needed cards in the future!

But since we were working toward creating to the sketch idea. I didn't stop there, I added the images from the Catching Butterflies set.  I stamped them first on a layer of vellum cardstock, as I wanted to create a semi-transparent layer behind the images.  In the end I decided to die-cut it into a circle instead of leaving it square.  Then I stamped and colored the images on Basic White cardstock.  Took a little time with my paper snips to trim each element out.  And to color as desired.

So, that's mostly it.  The full step-by-step instructions follow this post below.  So if you need more help to re-create, you check them out.

Here is the roll-call list for all the blog hoppers today.  Please leave us comments if you like our projects, or have been inspired by them in some way.  I am always learning new techniques and picking up new ideas for my own crafting projects.  From me you are going to visit Jill ChapmanJust click on this NEXT image below.


Angie McKenzie  ● Donna Lester

Karen Egan  ●  Terry Hamilton  ●  Cheryl Hamilton

Leonie Stuart  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Tricia Butts  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Jill Chapman

Sue Allen  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Chris Smith

Jo Blackman  ●  Lorraine Tierney  ●  Marieke Bart

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Danielle Kassing  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Kirsty Patrick

Mo Rootes  ●  Judith Patterson  ●  Teri West

Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball


Catching Butterflies Tutorial & Supply List

Stamp Sets: Catching Butterflies 158108 *SAB ITEM


  • Staz-On 101706
  • Blender Pen 102845
  • Polished Pink 155712
  • Crushed Curry 147087
  • Mango Melody 147093
  • Soft Suede 147115


  • Polished Pink 155710
  • Abstract Beauty DSP 158039
  • Vellum 101859
  • Basic White 159276


  • Polished Pink Ribbon 155714
  • Layering Circle Dies 141705
  • Bouquet of Love Dies 157641
  • Paper Snips 103579
  • Stampin’ Trimmer 152392
  • Bone Folder 102300
  • Tombow Adhesive 110755
  • Stampin’ Seal 152813
  • Dimensional 104430
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss 149653



  1. Cut a 8 ½” x 5 ½” piece of Polished Pink. Score at 4 ¼”. Fold in half to form a card base. Burnish crease using a Bone Folder.
  2. Score a piece of the Abstract Beauty DSP (4” x 6”) at 5 ¼”, then fold back that section and adhere to the front with liquid adhesive.  This creates the border of color on the bottom.
  3. Add a 6” piece of ribbon across the  seam and adhere to the backside.  Then slip a 4” piece of ribbon under the band and tie a knot.  Trim the ends to even them up.  
  4. Now adhere the DSP layer to the front of your card. ​​
  5. Now with Staz-on Black ink, stamp the image of the girl with the net & butterflies on both a 3 ½” x 3 ½” piece of Vellum cardstock and Basic White Cardstock.
  6. Let the ink dry on the Vellum cardstock, and then die-cut with the largest circle from the framelits. This will act as a base for your images.
  7. On the Basic White stamped images, let’s add some color.  I used my Blender Pen and added Polished Pink to the dress, Soft Suede to the hair, Crushed Curry to the Net.  Then trim the image out with your Paper Snips.
  8. Next color with Blender Pens the butterfly images and trim them out as well.
  9. Now adhere the girl and net with dimensionals to the Vellum circle.  And the butterflies with mini glue dots.  Then use adhesive behind these images to add it to the front of the card.
  10. Stamp your sentiment with Polished Pink ink on a scrap of Basic White cardstock.  Then die-cut with the Bouquet of Love sentiment die.  Adhere with dimensionals to the card front.