13 March 2021

Happy Birthday featuring Butterfly Brilliance Bundle

Hello crafty friends and thanks for popping in! The card I'm sharing today was inspired by the lovely Tammy Wilson, who is part of the Artisan Design Team at Stampin' Up.  Her card featured a watercoloured backgound but I thought I would try something a little different.
The products I'm featuring are a pre-release from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue and includes a Stamp Set and co-ordinating dies which you can bundle together for a savings of 10% as well as 6"x6" Designer Series Paper together with the Natural Touch 12"x12" Specialty Paper. The whole collection is available to purchase using this one item number 159408 or items can be purchased separately using individual item numbers.
To create the background of my card front, I mixed a little bit of Balmy Blue re-inker with some Matte Embossing Paste then used this with the polka dot stencil from the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. Then before it was completely dry, I gently pressed Gilded Leafing over the top.  Once completely dry, I brushed of the excess with a spare Blending Brush which I have now put away with the container Gilded Leafing for future projects.
Supplies Needed:
  • Butterfly Bijou 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (available only while stocks last)
  • Brilliant Wings Dies, Wild Rose Dies
  • Embossing Folder:  Subtle 3D 
  • Cardstock/Paper:  Basic White Thick (card base), Basic White (mat layers), Vellum, strip cut from the Butter Bijou paper that was die cut.
  • Ribbon/Trim: Pool Party Sheer Ribbon, Scalloped Lace Trim, Crinkled Seam Binding, White Twine (from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack)
  • Basic Patterns Decorative Masks
  • Mattte Embossing Paste
  • Balmy Blue Re-Inker
  • Tools: Palette Knives Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips
  • Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Mini Dimensionals, Glue Dots
Assembling The Card:
  • Create a card base from Basic White Thick cardstock

  • Cut a mat layer 1/8" shorter on two sides and run this through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere to the front of your card base.

  • Cut a second mat layer 1" smaller on two sides than your card front. Then cut a third piece of Basic White cardstock 1/8" smaller on two sides. Distress the edges on both layers using the edge of your scissors.

  • Mix up some Matte Embossing Paste with a drop of Balmy Blue Re-Inker and using the polka dot stencil from the Basic Patterns Decorative Masks, smear the coloured paste through the stencil with a palette knife going in a diagonal direction.

  • While still wet, gently press some of the Gilding Leafing onto the Embossing Paste and once completely dry, carefully brush off the excess with an unused  Blending Brush.  It has to be unused or you will transfer any residue ink onto your project. You can then keep this brush to use with your Gilded Leafing in the future.

  • Glue the second and third mat layers together.  There'll be a very small 1/16" border around all sides.

  • Take a sheet of the DSP with the larger butterflies and run this through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine or other die cutting machine with the co-ordinating die from the Brilliant Wings Dies.  This die will cut out all six of the full butterflies.  

  • Taking the same piece of DSP, cut a strip with the Balmy Blue colour and tuck this under the top right edge on an angle and adhere this to the card front.

  • Die cut a piece of Vellum using the lable from Wild Rose dies and attached this to the centre of the card front.

  • Cut a length of each of the ribbons and trims and two of the white twine and tie them all together in a bow. Adhere this to the large yellow butterfly with Glue Dots and attach this to the centre of the Vellum with Dimensionals.

Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
Monica xx

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