Butterflies have to be one of my all time favourite things to craft with. I have a vast collection of different dies and stamps from all kinds of different brands. I was delighted to get the Hunkydory All of a Flutter matching stamps and dies at a bargain price on ebay. They offer a wide scope of design possibilities but, for this first time out of the packaging, I’ve kept things simple using them as originally intended to create custom shaped apertures which fit around the stamped images. I’ve not finished these cards as they are in my stash awaiting an occasion to use them. I intend to add coloured which will show through the aperture and add appropriate sentiments when needed. I thought I posts pics anyway to see what you think. I had lots of fun getting messy with these. I started by stamping the image in Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossing with clear powder. I then painted over the images with masking fluid before colouring the whole card with ink blending. I decided to add some pearlescent ink spritzed and splattered to add extra interest. Once dry, I die cut the apertures and removed the masking fluid and then coloured in the stamped images with marker pens. These examples are all very vibrant but am sure they will look beautiful done in pastel shades too. There is lots of scope for snipping into and layering up of these beautiful butterflies so will be adding this to my ‘to do’ list.