Don't Forget To Fly Card | Tim Holtz Butterfly Perspective + Alphanumeric Stretch Thinlits

Hello friends! I'm so excited to begin sharing some of the makes I created for the Tim Holtz Chapter 1 Sizzix Release! If you missed the YouTube Live where Tim shared all the new dies and loads of amazing makes, you can check it out at

Don't Forget to Fly Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tim Holtz Butterfly Perspective Thinlit and Alphanumeric Stretch Thinlit

One of the dies that I fell in love with immediately was Butterfly Perspective Thinlit. I love all things butterfly, so this larger than life die was calling my name and I couldn't help but to use it to create one of my first makes. Despite loving it so much, I actually struggled with creating the actual project I'm sharing today. I made the background for this card 3 times before settling on what you see here. That struggle is also part of the creative process and in the end, I love the way this turned out!

To get started, I die cut the Butterfly Perspective from Black Cardstock. I then took a piece of watercolor paper and stamped it with a mix of stamps from the Ledger Script and Field Notes stamp sets using Vintage Photo Archival Ink. I choose to use this ink because I knew I was going to be watercoloring the inside of the butterfly and I didn't want the ink to bleed.

Next, I adhered the die cut butterfly to the watercolor paper, trimmed off the excess and proceeded to color in the image using Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade and Crackling Campfire with a waterbrush. I applied the lighter Spiced Marmalade first and then added the Crackling Campfire more towards the center.

Once the watercoloring was completed, I ink blended the background using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and finished it off with a splattering of Gold Metallic Reinker.

For the sentiment, I stamped "Don't Forget To Fly" using the Tiny Text Stamp Set, trimmed it to size and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I layered this on top of letters I die cut using the new Alphanumeric Stretch Thinlits. I cut these from gold metallic paper found in the Metallic Kraft Stock Paper Pad. I then completed the card by mounting it onto a piece of kraft cardstock.

Thanks so very much for your visit and I hope you enjoyed learning how this Don't Forget To Fly Card came together using the Tim Holtz Butterfly Perspective and Alphanumeric Stretch Thinlits.


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  1. Really beautiful card Juliana. I would have never thought to put the crackling campfire with tumbled glass and it is so pretty together. I like all the details in the background texts and definitely the words. Mother Teresa's quote is so fitting and definitely true.
    I think everybody needs to take some time to FLY and be free after the past year we've all had. My wish for everyone is to find Peace, health and happiness in this New Year and beyond. Thank you for sharing and please stay safe.

  2. Hi, I was wondering if you are going to be posting the other butterfly image with the turquoise and brown with the floral background. I’d really love to see how you made it!

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

    1. Yes, I'll be posting each of my projects with details on how I made them over the next month or so. Thank you so much!

  3. Beautiful card! I love the bright colors you used - just makes me happy!

  4. This is so gorgeous and your colorization is wonderful!


Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa