Hey there 🙂 I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, and also managing to hang on to some semblance of sanity in this crazy/scary worldwide situation that we’re living through. This card is my last inspiration for this month’s Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook challenge. Our theme this month is Animals…..and that includes anything in the animal kingdom!!! I used this gorgeous image, Monarch, from the Flora and Fauna set. I colored the image with my Copics, then die cut it with a octagon die.

I used larger octagon dies to partially cut the front of the card, and the pretty butterfly background paper. After layering them up, the image needed a bit more definition, so I matted it with the same kraft paper that I used on the inside of the card. I rummaged through my flower collection and found some blossoms that coordinated beautifully with the image. To finish things off, I added some doodled stitching and a couple Card Candy (colored to coordinate with the card) and some sparkle on the inside corners, that also show when the card is closed.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

The Butterfly Challenge – #140 Spin the Wheel with W – I used the color wheat and butterflies 🙂

Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge – April 2020 ATG

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge – #4 April ATG

Classic Design Open Challenge – #4 Fourth Birthday Challenge

Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – April ATG with Patterned Paper


  1. Susan, All your lepidopterous set my heart all a flutter! 😉
    Lovely Card! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge! Stay Safe, Stay In and Stay Healthy!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

  2. Wow Susan, I was so taken up with your colouring of the image that it was not until i was reading your post that I noticed the partial hexagons on the front of the card. What an excellent idea. The butterfly paper is gorgeous and those flowers do just compliment the design perfectly. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Excellent coloring and a nice layout for your card. Thank you for joining us at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge. Pam, DT

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