This card was made with the soon-to-be released Butterfly Brilliance collection which will be available for purchase March 2nd – May 3rd. This is an early-release product from the 2021 Annual Catalog.
Here is a teaser photo of the collection:
I am not able to share a link to purchase some of the products used to make this card because they are not yet available. But I will include a link to the available products and also list the Butterfly Brilliance products, but without a link.
This card requires some fussy cutting, but it was easy fussy cutting, so even if you are not a fan of fussy cutting, you shouldn’t find it too daunting.
- Melon Mambo cardstock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
- Butterfly Brilliance watercolor paper 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (for banner strip and sentiment)
- Strip of Basic white cardstock 1″ x 5 1/2″
- Meadow Moments embossing folder
- Butterfly Brilliance DSP with little butterfly images – fussy cut 5 different butterflies
- Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad
- Stamp set for sentiment. I used Happy Birthday from Seaside Notions, but you can use whatever sentiment you want.
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue
- Stampin’ Seal
- Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals
- Everyday Label punch
- Tailored Tag punch (to punch the bottom of the banner)
- Pastel Pearls adhesive-backed gem dots
- Embossing supplies:
- VersaMark stamp pad
- Embossing buddy or dryer sheet to remove static before embossing
- Clear embossing powder
- Heat tool
- Tweezers to hold the butterfly images while heat embossing
- Paper Trimmer
- Paper Snips
- Bone folder
- Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine
- Cut the Melon Mambo 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2, scoring at 4 1/4. Fold the card and burnish with bone folder.
- Emboss the front of the card by placing it into the small Meadow Moments embossing folder and line it up along the right edge of the embossing folder. Run it through your Stampin Cut & Emboss machine. The side that has the image popped up is the front. Although the reverse side is just as pretty. So really, it’s personal preference as to which side you use.
- Adhere your 1″ x 5 1/2″ strip of Basic White cardstock to the 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ strip of watercolor paper using your choice of adhesive.
- Insert one end partially into the Tailored Tag punch as shown below and punch out a banner. Kind of cool, right? I mostly would do it by hand by making a cut into the center and then doing an angle cut from each side to the middle. However, I saw someone’s tip online (I can’t remember who it was or I would give them credit), and she showed that if you insert your paper just a little bit into the Tailored Tag punch you can make banners. I love it.
- If you haven’t done so already, fussy cut 4 or 5 little butterflies from the Butterfly Bouquet DSP. The number you cut will depend on how close or far apart you want your butterflies, but 4 would work too.
Embossing the butterflies:
- I wiped each butterfly with my Embossing Buddy to remove any static before embossing. This item is discontinued, so if you don’t have one, a dryer sheet will work fine.
- Lay each butterfly upside down onto the VersaMark stamp pad to ink them up and then place each one onto a piece of Stampin’ Up grid paper.
- Take a coffee filter and, holding a butterfly over it, sprinkle clear embossing powder all over the image, then lay it back down on the paper while you do the others.
- Put unused embossing powder back into the container and make sure to screw the cover back on so it doesn’t spill.
- Use a pair of tweezers to hold each image while you heat emboss them. The images are too small to hold with your fingers and you would burn yourself with the heat tool.
- I repeated the embossing steps so they would have a nice shine, but if you just want to do it once that would be fine.
- Place 3 mini glue dots on each butterfly. One in the center and one under each wing. Then begin placing them at angles to each other. I worked from the bottom up because I wanted to make sure the butterfly on the bottom was above the banner wedge.
- Stamp your sentiment on Basic White cardstock using black ink and punch out with the Everyday Label punch.
- Also use the punch on the same watercolor background paper that you used for the bottom of the banner.
- Adhere the sentiment layer to the watercolor tag layer but slightly off center. Then pop it up on dimensionals and place it on the right side of the card.
Here is another view of the finished card
Butterfly Bouquet Supplies – available for purchase beginning March 2nd
- Butterfly Brilliance watercolor paper
- Butterfly Brilliance DSP with little butterfly images
Supplies available for purchase now: