TODAY'S GUEST: Jessica Frost-Ballas!

Good morning!  Jess here from All the Sparkle to share a pair of cards using the gorgeous Life is Lovely and Butterfly Jar sets.  I thought the two sets would play well together and they definitely did not disappoint!

I decided to use a simple summery color palette with bold pops of black and gold.  I started by stamping the flowers from Life is Lovely in three shades of pink and peach.  I started by stamping the largest flowers first and then filled in with the smaller flowers to create a diagonal pattern from the lower left to the upper right.

Then I stamped the sentiment and butterflies from Butterfly Jar with intense black ink and finished the card with a few matte black sequins!

My second card follows a very similar pattern but this time I wanted to put a little more emphasis on that beautiful butterfly from Butterfly Jar.  After stamping my flowers and sentiment from Life is Lovely I stamped my butterfly with versamark on vellum and heat-embossed him with gold tinsel embossing powder.

Then I turned my butterfly over and used the same ink pads to swipe color onto the vellum.  I blasted him with my heat gun and then let him sit for a few hours to make sure the ink had time to dry.  Then I fussy cut the butterfly used a stylus to curl up the edges of his wings, and adhered him to the card with a strip of scor-tape applied only to his abdomen.  Finally I added a few metallic gold sequins to finish the card!

Many many thanks to Flora & Fauna for inviting me to guest for them today and thanks to you for stopping by!  I hope I gave you some inspiration for these beautiful sets!  Have a fabulous day and happy crafting!




  • Hi Jess ~ I’m new to Flora & Fauna but I’ve gotten my first set and absolutely love them! Love the bold sentiment and the elegance of the butterfly floating on the card as well. Thanks for sharing. HUGS

    Maggie B
  • beautiful cards Jess!

  • Beautiful cards! Love the black and gold with pop of color!

  • Beautiful cards, Jess! I love them both!

    Patt H.
  • Oh wow, these are fantastic!!

    Joan Bardee

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