Top Dog Dies – Butterfly

Hello everyone!!! It’s Top Dog Die Wednesday!!  I’m here today showcasing Top Dog Dies Butterfly Die Set!!

TDD Butterfly


When I first saw this butterfly die set I knew I had to have it.  Its super intricate.  I love the detail!

A couple of days ago I was on Instagram, my favorite social media site, and came across Bianca better known as@thecoloursofmagic.  She posted a finish piece of different distress inks blended together.  I fell in love. I knew I had to give this a try.


Take a look at her color combo:

FullSizeRender (1)


Totally awesome right!! Thanks Bianca for sharing!! Check her out, she has some great coloring photos in her feed.

Now take a look at my card:

Butterfly 4 (TDD)

I love how you can see the multicolors behind the butterfly.  I added some Clear Wink of Stella for some shimmer.

Butterfly 3 (TDD)

Such a great card to give to a friend.  I stamped Mama Elephant Sunday Sentiments on the inside of the card.

Butterflyinside (TDD)


Look at how beautiful those colors look behind that butterfly!  Love it.

Butterfly (TDD)

Butterfly 2 (TDD)

This card was easy to create:

1. I partial die cut my butterfly out of the card panel.

2. I used an ink blending tool to blend Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Seedless Preserve on my card base.

3. I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the blended colors.

Tip: be careful when using the wink of stella on distress ink.  Since the distress ink activates with water, the liquid will move the colors around.  So good across the colors not up and down.

4. I added the card panel to the card base using Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.

5. I stamped my sentiment from Mama Elephants Sunday Sentiments on the inside of my card using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.

6. I used my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper to round the bottom corners.

7. I added Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins.

So what do you think?  I hope you like this card as much as I enjoy making it!

Supplies used:

TDD Butterfly SUNDAY SENTIMENTS Wink of Stella clear Tombow XtremeWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperMFT Hybrid Black Ink Mustard SeedSpiced Marmalade Fired BrickSeedless PreservesPretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mmPretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins


Thanks for stopping by!!


13 thoughts on “Top Dog Dies – Butterfly

    • Hey Lynette!! Thank you so much. Partially die cutting is easy. Create your sandwich for your die cutting machine as normal. Using the top plate, place it over half of the butterfly. The edge of the plate fell right in the middle of the butterfly’s body. Make sure you hold it so that it doesn’t move. Run it through your die cut machine. Turn the paper and cute the other side of the butterfly, lining the edge of your plate with the center of the butterfly. There you have it. Just remember the die cut that isn’t covered will not get cut. Only what’s covered with plate will get cut. I hope this helps.

  1. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! I have CASE’d your gorgeous card recently. But wanted to thank you for the wonderful inspiration your card gave me. I have linked you in my blog post. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Comments Make My Heart Skip A Beat, So Please Leave One!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.