Life Is Beautiful

Life is beautiful. Some days you have to try a little harder to find life’s beauty, but with this new stamp and die set, you can rest assured that beauty will appear. Butterflies are a favorite image of mine and symbolize how life changes. With this stamp set, you can do the same – change designs from something simple to something artsy. Today, I’ve created two similar cards. One is a simple design and the other features a stamping technique.


On this 4×6 card, I stamped the butterflies in simply chartreuse, raspberry fizz, summer sunrise, and hawaiian shores inks. Next, I stamped the sentiment. A very easy design, but a striking birthday card.


The font for “Beautiful” is so pretty. There are so many sentiment combinations you can use with the word.


This 4×6 card uses a similar repetitive butterfly pattern. However, on this design, I added stamping to the detail of the butterflies


To get the multi-colored ink effect, I used a baby wipe ink pad technique. I’ll be sure to share a demonstration of this technique with you in an upcoming Make It Monday video.

For the sentiment, I made Beautiful jump out a bit on a cardstock strip.


I also used a bit of generation stamping on the details of the summer sunrise butterfly. I liked how the inking is a bit lighter on that butterfly since it’s not has bold as raspberry fizz and hawaiian shores.

I also used another stamp in the set to create a polka dot pattern. I can’t get enough of polka dots these days.

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  • jan metcalf - Pretty colors! Pretty cards! Just love the simple simplicity of the first one! That is usually so hard for me to do but you inspired me to give it a try!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Whitley - Oh my! Gorgeous. I will be anxiously awaiting your MIM!ReplyCancel

  • Grace - Love the simplicity if the cards. They are amazing. The colors and techniques are beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • StephH - Oh. my. goodness! LOVE your butterfly cards Ashley! Am really looking forward to learning about the Baby Wipe technique you used on your second card!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey L - Beautiful! Really looking forward to your upcoming MIM…the effect you created is so neat.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Wilson - So very lovely and elegantly stamped 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Shari T. - Oh, Ashley–Love your colorful Butterfly cards!! And now, I have to wait until a Make It Monday video for your baby wipe/ink pad technique!! 🙂 I love those little mixed areas of color you’ve applied within the wings! My eyes are drawn to those little bits of mixed color–I love it!! Great samples today, Ashley! Thanks for the inspiration!! XOXO-ShariReplyCancel

  • Helen F. - Oh how I love your beautiful cards, Ashley. Wherever you find butterflies, you surely will find beauty 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kathie B - What beautiful work! Your color selections are so fresh and vibrant (especially on the dark and rainy day that I am experiencing today). Thanks for the inspiration, Ashley!ReplyCancel

  • Parker - I like how you put glitter in the non-stamped areas of the butterfly wings.ReplyCancel

  • Diana K - Wow, Ashley, beautiful colours and stamping. Love.ReplyCancel

  • debra whitchurch - love your cards and the new sets!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli B. - Oh what lovely cards! I am loving this butterfly!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Krug - I love the different techniques you used to color the butterfly.ReplyCancel

  • Denise G - I love the simple elegance of this card.ReplyCancel

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