A little Note – Butterfly Gala

I just can’t get enough of the Butterfly Gala stamp set, the ideas keep flowing and I just have to share with you another project idea.  I do I want to share with you a strategy of mine of how I decide which stamp sets to purchase.

As you know the catalogue 212 pages so how do I decide which stamp set to purchase and why.  It’s a little thing I like to call “5 Before You Buy”

Before I buy something I make sure I can think of five (5) ways of using it.  This way I can make sure I make wise choices plus it also helps me with my creativity.

Click HERE for my 5 tips to help you come up with 5 ways to use a stamp set or product before you buy.

Now back to our project tutorial for today

A little Note - Butterfly Gala

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Butterfly Gala (148580)
  • Ink – Grapefruit Grove (147142), Daffodil Delight (147094), Memento Black Ink (132708)
  • PaperThick Whisper White (144238), Daffodil Delight (121680), Whisper White (106549),  Gingham Gala DSP (148554)
  • Other –Butterfly Duet Punch (148523), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262), Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins (148561)

Dimensions:

  • Daffodil Delight CS: 5-7/8″ x 8-1/4″
  • Whisper White CS: Scrap piece
  • Gingham Gala DSP:  1″ x 3-7/8″ (one of each colour)

Directions:

  1. Lay the Gingham Gala DSP pieces on the Thick Whisper White Card front, leaving equal borders in between each colour.  Adhere with adhesive.
  2. Using Grapefruit Grove ink stamp your greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS, trim the greeting and cut a flag on the left side.
  3. With Daffodil Delight Ink stamp a small butterfly image in onto Daffodil Delight CS.  Stamp the butterfly body using Black ink. Punch out with the duet butterfly punch.
  4. Create some messing string with Whisper White Bakers Twine, and adhere to card front using SNAIL adhesive
  5. Place your greeting over the top of messing string using stampin’ dimensionals.
  6. Place your butterfly and using it as a guide stamp the butterfly antennas using Black ink.  Adhere butterfly slightly off your greeting with both stampin dimensionals on the top right wing and liquid adhesive on the bottom left wing.
  7. Scatter some Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  You’re Done!

A little Note - Butterfly Gala

A little Note - Butterfly Gala

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  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE

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Handmade Thinking of You Card

Handmade Thinking of You Card

Today I’m sharing a current favourite of mine, a handmade Thinking of You Card.  Before we move on let’s chat about the stamp set really quick.

I am using Butterfly Gala stamp set from Stampin’ up!   I LOVE this stamp set and coordinating punch, and I’ve also paired this project with the Be Mine Stitched Dies from the current  Occasion Catalogue.

Lucky for me this stamp set will be in the upcoming new Annual Catalogue.

Butterfly Gala - You've been on my mind

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Butterfly Gala (148580)
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist (147145), Balmy Blue (147105), Memento Black Ink (132708)
  • Paper – Daffodil Delight (121680), Balmy Blue (147007), Whisper White (106549), Vellum (106584), Gingham Gala DSP (148554)
  • Other –Butterfly Duet Punch (148523), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Stitched Be Mine Dies (148527)

Dimensions:

  • Daffodil Delight CS: 5-7/8″ x 8-1/4″
  • Vellum CS: 5-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS: Scrap piece
  • Balmy Blue CS:  1″ x 4″
  • Gingham Gala (Daffodil Delight pattern): 5-5/8″ x 1-1/2″,  (Grapefruit Gove Pattern) 4″ x 4″ pice

Directions:

  1. Stamp a large butterfly image onto scrap piece of Whisper White CS using Lemon Lime Twist ink, Stamp the body of the butterfly in Balmy Blue Ink.  Punch butterfly using Butterfly duet punch set aside.
  2. Die cut large heart with Grapefruit Grove DSP using Stitched Be Mine Dies and Die cutting machine.  Set aside
  3. Die cut border along the bottom of the Daffodil Delight DSP using the border die from Stitched Be Mine Dies and die cutting machine.  Set aside
  4. Stamp the small solid butterfly image with Balmy Blue ink randomly onto the Balmy Blue CS.
  5. Place the Vellum CS onto the Daffodil Delight card base for placement.  Adhere the Daffodil Delight DSP approx 1/2″ from the bottom  of the vellum using adhesive of choice.
  6. Adhere the stamped Balmy Blue butterfly CS to the top center of the Daffodil Delight DSP approx 1/2″ down from the top.
  7. Adhere the vellum to the Daffodil Delight card base using adhesive on the back only where the DSP and CS are, so not to show adhesive on the other side.
  8. Place the punched butterfly image centre of the die cut heart image for placement.  Using the butterfly as a guide carefully remove the butterfly and stamp the antennas in Black ink.  Adhere the butterfly to the heart using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  9. Adhere the die cut heart image to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  10. Stamp your greeting in black ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White CS, cut around with paper snips and adhere to the butterfly with liquid adhesive.  You’re Done!

Butterfly Gala - You've been on my mind Butterfly Gala - You've been on my mind

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Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending

Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending

It seems every time I’m hosting a card making class or even just talk to my friends who are crafters, I am always surprised at how scared crafters and card markers are of alcohol markers.  Today I thought I would walk you through my design process when I use Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blends.

For those of you who are new to Stampin’ Blends or just starting to build your collection, think of your markers as a lifelong tool.  I buy mine in sets of two (a light & dark shade).  This is so I have a choice of having a nice blend.

Previously I shared with you two-shade blending tips, if you missed it you can read about it HERE.  My project today I am going to show you how I coloured in the butterfly using a three (3) colour blend technique.

 

250319- Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending

First stamp your image onto cardstock.  Ink and cardstock choices are very important when using Stampin’ Blends.  I use Memento tuxedo Black Ink and Whisper White Cardstock .

250319- Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending

Next I am going to colour in the outline of the butterfly. I always start with the lighter colour first, then move onto darker colours.

I started by using DARK Daffodil Delight Blends in the top and bottom corners next I added the LIGHT Daffodil Delight and blended them together using the circular motion technique.

Next I added LIGHT Pumpkin Pie Blends and then blended it into the LIGHT Daffodil Delight using the flicking technique, and added the DARK Pumpkin Pie blending towards the center of the butterfly.

Lastly I added LIGHT Cherry Cobbler blending using both circular and flicking technique into the Pumpkin Pie area to create a rainbow of colour.

Once I stamped my sentiment, I adhered the front panel to a Cherry Cobbler Card base and my card was complete.

250319- Easy alcohol marker colouring and blending

Stampin’ Blends can be intimidating, but with a little practice you will be colouring everything in no time!

 

Just a Little Note

Just a Little Note

When I first started card making I wasn’t sold on Patterned Paper.  I thought it was a waste of money and space, plus I could achieve the same look and “wow” with just stamps and ink. That was until I attended my first Stampin’ Up! Convention, where we created a make ‘n’ take project featuring Patterned Paper.  It wasn’t hard at all, in fact it turned my card from “meh’ to “wow, that was easy”.  I’ve never looked back and find myself now hoarding patterned paper instead of using it.

With Sale-a-bration coming to an end I thought I would share a project with you today, featuring the Botanical Butterfly DSP that you can earn free with a $90 purchase before 31 March 2019.

200319 - Just a Note

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Butterfly Gala
  • Ink – Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove
  • Paper – Whisper White Thick CS, Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Other –Butterfly Duet Punch, Gingham Gala Adhesive backed Sequins, paper snips

Dimensions:

  • Thick Whisper White  CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Botanical Butterfly DSP – 5-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece (diagonal Stripes), 5-7/8″ x 3-3/4″ piece (Lemon Lime Twist)
  • Whisper White CS – scrap piece

Directions:

  1. Adhere the diagonal stripe piece of Botanical Butterfly DSP to your card front
  2. Stamp the small butterfly image randomly onto Lemon Lime Twist Botanical Butterfly DSP, and adhere to card front leaving equal borders on left and right sides
  3. Stamp 3 small butterflies to a scrap piece of Lemon Lime Twist Botanical Butterfly DSP and punch out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.
  4. Fussy cut 3 large butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly DSP, center and adhere vertically to your card front
  5. Randomly placed the small punched butterflies to your card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  6. Stamp your greeting onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS with Grapefruit Grove Ink pad, Cut to size and adhere to center butterfly with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  7. Scatter Gingham Gala Adhesive backed sequins to your card front.  You’re done!

200319 - Just a Note

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Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE
  • If you don’t have the Butterfly Duet Punch you can fussy cut your images with a pair of paper snips

Supplies

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