Sunday, March 1, 2015


The a2z challenge for this month is "color it", so I did a card using my copics which have been quite neglected lately.  This is the same technique as I used in my card here only this time I used new Hero Arts stamps from the 2015 release.  I originally saw this technique on Amber's blog - she calls it an "inside out card".

The butterfly was stamped in black, die cut and then colored with Copics  B32, B63 and B95.   Then I die cut the butterfly on the front of the card.

The leaves were stamped with the new HA Stamp Your Own Plant in Forever Green shadow ink.  I just put a piece of paper under the die cut part so I wouldn't get ink on the inside of the card.  The "hello" is from the new Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello.

side view showing die cut front

I lightly outlined in pencil on the inside where the butterfly would be and then stamped more leaves and the "thinking of you" sentiment (also from the Stamp & Cut Hello).


Lastly I glued the butterfly in place on the inside and added the clear gemstones on the butterfly and the front of the card.

Enter the a2z challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate during the whole month of March - maybe win some of those Hero Arts new "must haves"!!

Remember you can always get a 15% discount at the a2z store on a $25 order with my code - BETTY15.  The new 2015 Hero Arts release is now in stock at a2z so you can pick up some of the great new stamps and dies - it won't be hard to spend $25!!!

As always, thanks for stopping by and your kind comments.  Betty


  1. You did an amazing job on this technique, Betty! Beautiful Copic coloring on your butterfly and I love the new hello sentiment! Gorgeous card!

  2. Gorgeous butterfly Betty, and what an effective technique! I thought your design was beautiful on the front of the card, then realized it was inside too!
    Cathy x

  3. What a cool card, Betty! Love that blue butterfly and the inside out idea!

  4. My goodness, how inventive and amazing! This is an awesome design and so bright and springy!! Loving that blingy butterfly body.

  5. A beautiful and fresh card! I love leaves stamps, this is wonderful! Hope I can find that stamp set. Love how you die cut the butterfly in the front, so you can see through it, and see the butterfly on the inside. This way you have double fun of the butterfly!

  6. Oh, I love how you created the window for the butterfly! Fabulous and beautiful card, Betty!

  7. Beautiful , Betty .... love this stamps and it looks great inside, too

    Have a nice weekend

  8. Just popping by to let you know I really appreciate your sweet comments on my blog.

    Your card is beautiful Betty, great technique to.

  9. Just popping by to let you know I really appreciate your sweet comments on my blog.

    Your card is beautiful Betty, great technique to.

  10. Oh my gosh your butterfly is colored so vibrant in the blue! I love that you also did the inside.......gorgeous card and coloring,Betty!


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