Stampin’ Up! has released a limited-time exclusive Butterfly Brilliance Collection. This Collection is available from March 2 until May 3, 2021. I have to admit that butterflies are fascinating to me. The variety of wing shape, patterns, and colors are amazing. To tell the truth, nature is amazing.
FACTOID: Did you know that a group of butterflies is called a ‘flutter’. Doesn’t that just tickle your fancy? Do you think that is why when you have those ‘flutters’ in your tummy that it is called butterflies? Other names for butterfly groups are ‘swarm’, ‘rabble’, or ‘kaleidoscope’. All these references bring up very different images in my mind. I guess it depends on how you are looking at them. The ever-changing colors might invoke a kaleidoscope image.
And here is a close-up of the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) included in the Collection. The large attached die will beautifully die-cut a group of butterflies from the DSP to make your projects come together in no time at all. 48 sheets in 8 different designs are included.
The coordinating colors in this collection are Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, and So Saffron.
Here is a card that I created using some scraps of Everything is Rosy DSP (blue-striped panel) to compliment the Butterfly Bijou DSP. Alternative blue patterned paper can also be used. Choose the Misty Moonlight blue pattern from Flowers For Everything DSP or the In-Color 2020-2022 DSP.
CREATING THE BACKGROUND
- Soft Seafoam cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
- Basic White cardstock: 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
- Everything is Rosy DSP: 2-5/8″ x 3/7/8″ (retired)
- Butterfly Bijou DSP: 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
- Vellum: 2″ circle
- Stamp Sets
- Butterfly Brilliance stamp set
- Beauty Abounds stamp set (sentiment)
- Dies & Punches
- 2″ circle punch
- Butterfly Wings dies
- Meadow Moments embossing folder
- white embossing powder
- Markers and Ink Pads
- Smoky Slate ink pad
- White Craft ink pad
- So Saffron Stampin’ Blend (Light)
- Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend (Light)
- Holiday Rhinestone Basics
- Bakers Twine with silver thread: 12″
- Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Trim
- Other Supplies
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue
- Tools (a MUST HAVE for all crafters)
- Snips and Paper Trimmer
- Bone Folder
- Cut & Emboss Machine
- Heat Tool
Stamp the Good Morning Magnolia image onto the vellum panel using Basic Gray ink. The lines will be blurred by the Stampin’ Blends and the alcohol to create a faux watercolor effect.
Color the image starting with the lightest color. Use Dark Daffodil Delight for the center. Dip a fine-tip paintbrush into the rubbing alcohol and gently move the color. I added Champagne Shimmer Paint to my rubbing alcohol.
Next, color non-adjacent petals with Dark Flirty Flamingo. Gently blur the stamped line. Let dry and repeat on other petals. Do the same for the leaves. TIP: Blow into a straw to gently direct the ink flow in the desired direction.
Add a second layer of color after the image is dry. Repeat the process of alcohol painting and gently blowing the ink.
OPTIONAL: Pick up some clean rubbing alcohol with the paintbrush and flick it over the image. This will create small droplets that will lighten some areas by moving the color outward.
Adhere the vellum panel to the Basic White cardstock panel using Stampin’ Seal or a light amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Add to Basic Black card base.
Stamp the sentiment in White Craft ink and heat emboss with with embossing powder. Trim to you liking. Add to card panel with small black Dimensionals.
Customize the message insert and the envelope with some flicks of color from the brush end of the Stampin’ Blends.
Die-cut butterflies from the DSP using the Butterfly Wings cluster die. Add a little extra color to the wings with So Saffron and Flirty Flamingo Light Blends. Strip the silver thread from the Baker’s twine and attach it to the back of the butterfly. Add Dimensionals and layer on the Vellum circle.
Using the Meadow Moments embossing folder with the flowers and butterflies, emboss the front of the Soft Seafoam card base. TIP: Run it through twice to cover the entire panel and be sure to line it up on the embossing folder with the same orientation on each pass. I use the Stampin’ Up! logo as my marker to remember which side to use.
Stamp the ‘bubbles’ from the Beauty Abounds stamp set on the white panel using Smoky Slate ink. TIP: Decide how much you want the ‘bubbles’ to stand out. Experiment with 1st (darker) and 2nd (lighter) generation stamping.
Stamp a sentiment and heat emboss with white embossing powder on coordinating cardstock. I used the ‘hello’ from the Beauty Abounds stamp set and Misty Moonlight cardstock. Then die-cut using the All Dressed Up dies.
Cut the scalloped edge off the ribbon.
Layer as shown. Add Holiday Rhinestone Basics in the direction of the butterflies flight. Add a butterfly to the envelope flap for a little customizing. Your recipient will know that something special is inside the envelope.
DON’T MISS OUT
I hope you enjoyed this card using the Butterfly Brilliance Collection. I love to read your comments.
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