Nature's INKspirations

Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Cheerful Daisies Butterfly for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - September 2023

Cheerful Daisies Butterfly card inspired by walk along a bike trail | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share inspiration with you along our Let's Go For A Walk theme.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Today's Project

I love walking on the metropark bike trail behind our property with our dog, Benji.  One day last week, I was able to capture the inspiration for today's project minus the monarch that flew along with us for about a quarter of a mile.  The monarch was so beautiful and it kept landing on these lovely purple Asters that were scattered in the greenery along the trail.

Inspiration for today's Cheerful Daisies Butterfly card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

I couldn't help but smile that the monarch was enjoying his time with us.  He would flit and flutter along crossing in front of us several times as he moved from one side of the trail to the other.  Landing ever so gently on the yellow centers of the Asters for a millisecond and then fluttering away.  

And here is the card that was inspired by this amazing walk.

Cheerful Daisies Butterfly card inspired by a walk with my dog | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The wreath from the Natural Prints Dies is the backdrop for the diecut Cheerful Daisies.   The daisy centers were colored with the bullet tip of the Light Wild Wheat Stampin' Blend and covered with Masking Paper.  The daisy rays were blended with Gorgeous Grape ink using a Clear Block and a Small Blending Brush. 

A closer look of the Cheerful Daisies Butterfly card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Enchanted Butterfly image was stamped with StazOn ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock.  The image was watercolored with a damp Fine Tip Water Painter using Pumpkin Pie ink and a Clear Block.  The Pumpkin Pie ink was applied multiple times to enhance certain sections of the wings.  The dry watercolored butterfly was fussy cut with Paper Snip Scissors.

The Nature's Prints sentiment was inked with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and die-cut with the Cheerful Daisies label die.  The sentiment was layered up with two additional die-cuts for subtle dimension.

The gold adhesive backed sequins were added as a finishing touch perfect for mailing.

Inside the Cheerful Daisies Butterfly card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside of the card was layered and stamped to compliment the cardfront.  The soft color applied to the flowers was applied with the Small Blending Brush.  The Basic White Medium Envelope front and flap were stamped and colored to complete the card ensemble.



This is Us - Around the World on Wednesday Team Members | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

We are such a diverse and fun group of stampers from all over the world!  Eighteen (18) of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me today in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across twelve different time zones.  We love sharing sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on these second Wednesdays of the month.  I hope that you are being filled with lots of inspiration. 

More Inspiration

I hope this project has helped you imagine different ways you can create cards using this amazing fun-fold.  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to our newest team member, Kelly, as she shares her first project, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any. 

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Kelly Taranto - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Chris Smith - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Theresa McEntee - US

Bree Renwick - US

Lori Willcox - CA

Teri West - US


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
Some of the supplies you'll need to make the Cheerful Daisies Butterfly card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Clear Blocks A, D; Stampin' Pierce Mat; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Small Blending Brushes; Water Painters


  • Enchanted Butterfly Cling Stamp Set; Nature's Prints Cling Stamp Set


  • Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; Jet Black StazOn Pad; Wild Wheat Stampin' Blends Marker Combo Pack


  • Basic Black, Basic White and Thick Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Cheerful Daisies Dies; Natural Prints Dies; Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins


You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

        PAPER CUTS

  • Basic White - 3-3/4" x 5" (x2); 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" for die cutting; 3" x 3" for stamping and fussycutting
  • Basic Black - 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" (x2)
  • Thick Basic White - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base)


  1. Gorgeous card Angie! Love the vibrancy of the flowers, and the contrast of your pretty walking companion butterfly. xx

    1. Thanks so much, Cheryll. Definitely a walk I'll always remember. xx

  2. Beautiful card Angie. Love your observations on your walk and the colouring of the butterfly. xx

  3. GORGEOUS! You are so talented! I never would have thought of purple....but this is GORGEOUS!

    1. Thanks so much, Shel! The asters have been absolutely gorgeous! x

  4. You've created such beautifully subtle layers to accent your awesome butterfly.

    1. Thanks so much, Chris, totally inspired by the surrounding greenery around the single aster. x

  5. Awesome card! I love the purple flowers and monarch! Two of my favorites!

    1. Thanks so much, Theresa! Truly a lovely sight in nature. x

  6. What a stunner, Angie! The white die cut behind and that narrow dark border are little details that elevate and already lovely card into something really speical. :-)

    1. Thanks so much for noticing the fine details, Jan. xx

  7. Oh my goodness, the vibrancy of those flowers. You've paired this colour beautifully with the orange of the butterfly. Absolutely beautiful x

    1. Thanks so much, Mikaela! The asters along the biking trail are truly gorgeous and just as vibrant. x


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