Subtles Butterfly Mobile - Monday Montage

Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop! Do you ever get an idea in your head and just have to make it? That was this butterfly mobile for me. I have no idea what I am going to do with it now that it is done, but I love how it turned out!

I used all of the colors in the Subtles Collection to create a rainbow effect. The photos can't capture the sparkle and movement this has, which really makes this project. There are nine strands, each with the ten colors in the collection (so, yes 90 butterflies). The lengths of the strands are varied to provide some interest. The overall length ended up being over 4 feet (I'm not even exaggerating, it's pretty big).

Each butterfly was built using the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and Elegant Butterfly Punch. The base is Coaster Board and each side has a Subtles Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper, and Vellum Card Stock butterly. I love the texture on these with the chevrons, polka dots, and glitter! The centers of the butterflies are stitched to create a subtle detail.

I did discover something awesome when making this can color the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz with reinkers!!!! So, that means you can have a sparkly spritz in every color! You need about 15-20 drops of ink per Vanilla Spritz to get an accurate color. This is how I colored the Coaster Board butterflies. I love the subtle sparkle this created along with the color, plus it was super easy!

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Coaster Board
  • Subtles DSP Stack
  • Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Vellum CS
  • Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die
  • Elegant Butterfly Punch
  • Chevron and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Foler
  • Subtles Ink Refils
  • Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz
  • Silver Baker's Twine
  • White Thread w. Sewing Machine
  • Metal Ring
Now I just need to find the perfect use for this! Do you have any ideas???

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  1. Kaitlyn this is beautiful! WOW! Lots of work but so worth it!

  2. Holy Moly! This is amazing! You need to put this somewhere in your home where everyone can see it!

  3. Absolutely Beautiful, wow! I absolutely love your creation. That must really have taken a bit of time too; well done! TFS! (Donna, SC) :)

  4. Stawp it right now!!! I freaking LOVE this!!

  5. Oh my gosh Kaitlyn! So pretty! Love it lots and lots!!!!

  6. Stunning Kaitlyn! I think this is so pretty and perfect for Spring! I agree with the comment from Amy that everyone should get to see this in your home. I can't imagine how long it took you with all the details and stitching. Gorgeous!!

  7. Wow!!! This is amazing!!! Those butterflies are gorgeous!!!

  8. I have ALWAYS wanted to make one of these!! This one takes the cake!! Supah-dupah CUTE!

  9. Wow! I am speechless! This is amazing! Great job!

  10. There has to be a very special place for this creative piece!

  11. oh my gosh, kaitlyn!! this is absolutely amazingly beautiful! i am obsessed with butterflies and i have a thousand questions. are the butterflies two or single sided? what did you use for the ring? i have to figure out a way to do this without a sewing machine. gosh i wish i could have seen you make this! spectacular!

    1. Thanks Jeannine! The butterflies are two sided. I glued them all together first, so you could easily skip the sewing! I strung them on silver baker's twine by punching a hole where it is hidden under the pattern paper and tied a knot. I just went to hobby lobby and asked for a metal ring and they took me to it. Hope this helps!

  12. Uber Cute Kaitlyn!! May have to try my own out... now to get my husband to run some butterflies through the big shot. Lol!


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