Comfort & Hope
Welcome back, my crafty friends! I hope you had a wonderful week and have fun plans for the weekend!
I have another Butterfly Brilliance card for you today. I got this idea from another Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, Julie Davison. I’ve been cutting and stamping a lot of the butterflies, and this is a fun way to use the “negative” from the die-cuts.
First, I stamped the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set in Highland Heather Classic Ink on Basic White Cardstock. The fun thing about this stamp set is that it’s one stamp. So you stamp one time and get six butterflies! The outline die in the Brilliant Wings Dies cuts all these butterflies at one time. What a time saver!
I used the negative from the die-cut (from another project) as a mask, placing it over the stamped images. Then I used a Blending Brush to add more Highland Heather over the images. The negative die-cut mask kept the ink on and slightly around the butterflies, so it didn’t go where I didn’t want. (Tip: I used some washi tape to hold the mask in place.)
Next, I colored one of the butterflies I had already stamped and die-cut. I used Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, and Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends to color the butterfly. For a little sparkle, I added some Clear Wink of Stella over the butterfly’s body.
The sentiment, stamped in Coastal Cabana Classic Ink on Basic White Cardstock, is from the Comfort & Hope Stamp Set. I punched it and the Bermuda Bay scalloped oval using the Double Oval Punch from the January – June Mini Catalog.
To build the card, I added a strip of the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the Coastal Cabana card base. (Remember, this DSP is only available during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion – through May 3 – or while supplies last.) Next, I added the butterfly background layer, then the stamped butterfly and the sentiment. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on the center of the butterfly and on the right side of the sentiment ovals.
This card can be used for so many occasions – thinking of you and sympathy, certainly, but also for birthdays and anniversaries, and even thank you cards! Of course, if you have a friend who isn’t a butterfly fan and thinks they are bugs, you can easily change the “h” in “hugs” to a “b” with a Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!