Ready for Spring?
If you’re ready for Spring, then you’re going to love the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set.
As you look at it I want to remind you that most Stampin’ Up! DSP is double sided. One side is themed and the other isn’t. This makes the use of your paper go a lot further. I loved making cards with this paper.
The ideas for my first card came from a few sources.
1) Whenever I’m stuck for a new idea I ask my youngest daughter. She’s 15 and her ideas are often fresh and fun. She played around withthe butterfly wings and made a fairy with the Hey Girlfriend stamp set. On a later card, she gave me the idea to use the wings for a skirt and bow. It turned out so cute.
2) My friend Judie is my got to for my “Help! I need a new idea” moment. She recently sent me a Double Flap fun fold card (left) and I loved it. If I hadn’t seen hers, I may not have tried making one.
4. The idea for the word SOAR came from Jessica at Stamp A Blessing. You can see her inspiring video at https://youtu.be/-mOge5y2xjI
When I first started stamping, I’d mix and match stamps and papers. Over the years, I realized that simple works better, but sometimes I digress as with this SOAR card. I apologize I used a retired stamp. The “Spread your wings and Fly” sentiment was from a free 2020 Sale A Bration stamp set called Little Ladybug.
I’ve seen people do beautiful things with the Butterfly collection, but I didn’t buy the Butterfly Wing Dies. No worries, you can get the outline of the butterflies by heat embossing the image on vellum. This technique was so fun that I made several cards using it.
Note: You can purchase the whole collection of Butterfly products which include the stamp, die, DSP and specialty paper. See more here.
If you have used vellum before than you probably know the trick of coloring on the wrong side after heat embossing your image. If you haven’t done this before then I highly encourage you to give it a shot. It gives such subtle color.
This was the first awesome technique I learned over 20 years ago. A heat embossing tool and embossing powder is always a great extra to have on hand. On to more cards.
Gwen and I had so much fun brainstorming ideas. After she came up with using the butterfly wings for a fairy, she also came up with the idea to use them for a skirt and bow. We used the Hey, Girlfriend stamp set amd added embossed vellum wings. Again, the retired sentiment was perfect for this card.
After the picture was taken, Gwen added Wink a Stella to the wings. It turned out so pretty.
On to more cards.
Another card that inspired me was made by my friend, Lois . She is an experienced stamper whose designs are beautiful. Even though she didn’t use Stampin’ Up!, I wanted to show her card because I loved the message on it and used the layout to make a butterfly card.
This is the card I made after being inspired by Lois’s card .