Butterfly Basics by Stampin’ Up! #GDP044

Butterfly Basics by Stampin’ Up! #GDP044 CASE the Designer

This week’s challenge over at Global Design Project is CASE the Designer. This time it’s the turn of the super talented Artisan Design team member, Steffi Helmschrott! I absolutely LOVE Steffi’s style and follow her blog avidly to see what gorgeousness she has come up with! So it’s a bit of a challenge CASEing Steffi and coming up with something I am happy with. Steffi’s CASE card uses the leaf from Butterfly Basics by Stampin’ Up! for the background, so this is where I started for my CASE.GDP044 Case Steffi

I then chose the Crumb Cake and Gold elements from Steffi’s card. I love the white space she has left on her collage background. I usually leave a lot of white space too, but I decided to step out of my comfort zone and opted for a much grungier look!  What do you think? I think I may break out in hives due to the lack of white space! Ha ha ha – it’s giving me the heebee jeebies! Lol!

Butterfly Basics by Stampin' Up! Tracy May #GDP044


I started by sponging Crumb Cake onto a Whisper White card base. I then roughed up the edges with a metal ruler and sponged again around the edges with Rose Red and then a touch of Pool Party. I stamped the leaves and flower images from Butterfly Basics in Crumb Cake. I stamped off first before stamping onto my card front to mute the overall look. I then stamped the butterfly image from the new In This World stamp set. Again I stamped off the Memento Black ink on scrap paper before stamping onto the card front. I used the scrap image to colour in and cut out for layering over the top of the Gold Metallic thread.

I finished off with some splatters in Rose Red using the image in Butterfly Basics and then I spattered some Gold Wink Of Stella over the card front. The sentiment is gold heat embossed and is from Thankful thoughts.

A few people have recently mentioned to me that they can recognise my cards on Pinterest without seeing my watermark or blog post. Do you think they will recognise this card as mine? I wonder. I don’t think it’s my usual style – do you?


  1. I’m in love …. wow, stunning ❤︎

  2. Are you kidding?! This is a great grunge card Tracy, you should break out of your comfort zone more often, lol. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project this week as we CASE Steffi.

  3. oh Tracy! this is pretty. Love it! TFS x Bibi

  4. Emma Goddard says:

    Girly grunge! Really pretty card Tracey

  5. WOW! Tracy, this is yet another stunning creation. Don’t break out in hives honey, there’s still ‘space’, it’s just not white! Love it!
    Thanks for playing along again to the GDP. xo

  6. Gaaaaaaa I love it Tracy!!!! Well done! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge xx

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