Butterflies & Dandelions
It’s a beautiful day here in the mountains! Winchester has a huge “Apple Blossom Festival” every year, and our town swells to about three to five times the normal size. There are parades, luncheons, parties, arts & crafts events, fireworks, and more. It has very little to do with the apple industry; it’s mostly for tourism. And since Mike & I grew up in Winchester and attended enough parades when we were young, we leave town the minute we can for the peace and quiet of the mountains.
Before I left, I made this card using a couple of my favorite sets that are carrying over to the Stampin’ Up!® 2019-2020 Annual Catalog (and a little piece of a new set).
I used the Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set to stamp the background dandelions in Smoky Slate Classic Ink. I added stems in Call Me Clover ink, but I think I should have kept them gray, or maybe Crumb Cake. Then I stamped the butterflies from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored them with Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Using the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch makes it super easy to stamp and punch these beauties! (You can bundle the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and Butterfly Duet Punch and save 10%, but hurry! While the punch and stamp set will both be carrying over to the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, the bundled price will not. After June 3, you won’t be able to bundle and save.) The sentiment, also from Butterfly Gala, is stamped in Calypso Coral Classic Ink.
I splattered a little Clear Wink of Stella over the card, then realized it wasn’t clear, it was the gold. Oops. I thought I had given my gold pen away. Still, it looks ok, but it’s retired from the Stampin’ Up!® catalog. Finally, I added the butterflies with Glue Dots.
For the Crushed Curry card base, I stamped ferns from the new Daisy Lane Stamp Set in Crushed Curry Classic Ink, just to give a little depth to the card. I added a layer of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the card base, then added the stamped layer. I’ve been hoarding the Gingham Gala DSP, because I really love it, but what’s the point of having it if you don’t use it, right? So I’m going to try to use up this and my other hoarded DSP in the next few weeks before they retire.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
Product List (Please note that the Daisy Lane Stamp Set will be available June 4, 2019, so it is not included in the Product List.)
I see we both had butterflies on the mind! Yours are beautiful – so bright and cheerful. I like the little ‘sneak peeks’ you’re giving of new products 🙂
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Thanks, Deborah! Yes – it’s spring, so butterfly time!!
We do the same thing on the weekend that the CanAm festival begins. We get out of here as quickly as possible! I love your card. It is very cheerful!
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Thanks, Susan! You have led me to the Brights side of things. If only I could have the same influence over you when it comes to vintage…(insert subliminal message: Crumpling is good. Tearing makes you happy. Sponging gives you joy….)
Buffy, this is such a great card, because of the combination of sets used. Just “dandy”!