Same but different #6

It’s time for the "Same but different" February challenge. For more information about this challenge, click HERE.  

Here is a peek at the die we used this month – "Chrissy Butterfly" from Simon Says Stamp:

And this is my take on this die:

At first, I created a colorful watercolor background and left it dry. Then I used the "Camouflaging Die Cuts" technique for the "Chrissy Butterfly". Once I die-cut the butterfly directly from my watercolored paper, I adhered some tape behind the die-cut opening. To add dimension, I die-cut the butterfly 5 more times from black cardstock. Then I glued all pieces together with the colored one on top. I cut one more piece from vellum and fixed it on top, with just a glue dot in the center. To finish it off, I inlaid the stacked butterflies to the card base on the tape. I stamped the sentiment "You brighten my day" from the Technique Tuesday stamp set called "Hello Sunshine" in black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. At last, I added some rhinestones, sequins and voilà… It is a super simple but cheerful card and a great way to get die-cuts in the focal point!

Now hop over to Anja's blog to see what she did for the challenge!

Don’t forget that if you have the die and if you get inspired by our challenge, feel free to share it with us! Leave a direct link to your project in the comment field below (No back links, please! It will be funnier to see new creations!). You can also upload your cards on our Same but different Flickr gallery! Thanks to Stéphanie for sharing your card with us last month!

See you next month for a new "Same but different" challenge. Thanks for stopping by!




I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Challenge up your life - Rainbow
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - A piece of paradise
Stempelküche - Aquarell
Addicted to stamps challenge - Make your mark
Creative Colors Challenge - Teal Blue, Bright Pink, Pale Yellow PLUS Use Blings/ Rhinestone


Anja said…
Oh wie wunderwunderschön!!! Ich liebe Deine Karte so sehr ♡♡♡
Einfach nur perfekt!
You brighten my day!

Liebste Grüsse
Deine beeindruckte BS
Marlene Bonetti said…
Liebe Francine, wieder einfach eine hammermässig tolle Karte! Ich mag deine Aquarell-Hintergründe sehr gerne. Die krieg ich einfach nie so toll- muss noch üben :-)
Viele Grüsse und bis demnächst
Milka said…
Gorgeous card Francine :-D
Steffie said…
Ohhh,.... wie schöööööön! Ich liebe Schmetterlinge und dann noch soo schön in Szene gesetzt. WOW!
Danke, dass du bei CUYL dabei bist.
Jess said…
Oh I love watercoloring and your butterfly fly card is beautiful...
Jess said…
Wow I love you water color butterflY. Your card is beautiful. ...
Lisa Lara said…
This is so scrumptious Francine. Love that beautiful color. Just pops.
Stephanie said…
Deine Karte ist wieder einmal der Hammer! Mit diesen poppigen Farben und alles sieht so leicht und locker aus - genau wie der Schmetterling. Jetzt fehlt nur noch die Sonne - und alles ist gut :-))
Herzliche Grüsse
Julie B said…
I love this technique nd it looks fab with the vibrant w/c background.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week. :)
Taunya Butler said…
Very soft, beautiful and very well done!!!
Christina said…
Wow, wie wunderschön das aussieht! Überhaupt ein sehr hübscher Blog. Da bleib ich doch gleich mal da:)

LG, Christina
This card looks AWESOME! - WOW
Great use of these intense colores!
Anonymous said…
I love your card. I just ordered my butterfly so I hope I get to play before the challenge ends.
anja curvers said…
Wow awesome this is a winner love, love it.
Ela said…
That's wunderful, I love the bright colors and the muted butterfly. Sooo beautiful!
*Vicki* said…
This is just gorgeous in every way!! Love the colors and the popped out butterfly! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member
AmandineC said…
Je te l'ai déjà dit Francine, mais j'adore cette carte <3

Wauw, this is gorgous. So beautiful. Thanks for joining us at CCC and good luck. Make sure to post our color palette aswell.

Riette said…
Oh wow this is beautiful. I love this and CAS is my favorite! PINNING it!
Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!
Riette, Party Planner @
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Emma Williams said…
Oh this is just beautiful and such a wonderful use of colour ~ I love it! Thank you for sharing and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)
Tenia Nelson said…
LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Thanks for playing along at ATSM!!
This is incredible! I really love how you made such vibrant colors in the background, then mirrored them in more subtle tones in the butterfly. This is a feast for the eyes and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
Neets B said…
Absolutely stunning! The colours are just yummy and the vellum overlay on the butterfly is a great touch. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x
SonjaK said…
Ein ganz herrlicher Regenbogenschmetterling! Besonders beeindruckend finde ich, dass die blauen Farbspritzer genau neben den zu passenden Farben im Regenbogenfleck platziert sind. Das sieht so zufällig aus, aber ich wette, da steckt Methode hinter ;o) Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelküche-Challenge.
Linda Langes said…
Oh my gosh I looooove this card - totally stunning watercolours!
Unknown said…
This is a simply stunning card Francine.

Karen x
This card is amazing! The best idea! Love it :-)
Stempelomi said…
such a lovely card! great design! Thanks for joining us at Stempellküche-challenge and good luck! Hugs,Beate
Darnell said…
Goodness, you brightened my day with this stunning and vibrant watercolor card, Francine! Congratulations on the well-deserved WIN from ATSM!!

It's a pleasure to meet you and become your newest follower! I'd love to have you visit and follow me on my side bar, too, if you like! Hugs, Darnell
Bonnie said…
Gorgeous is the word for this! Wow!