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Beauty Abounds And Butterfly Beauty

Hello Stamping Friends,

I have some fun cards today using the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits and the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set.  These two sets carry into the new catalog but if you get them now you will get a 10% bundle discount, #150617.  See them on page 13 of the Occasions catalog.

Before we get into the club card I want to show you The Vertical Greetings stamp set that I used for the Thank You notes. It is being retired:

I have used this set more times than I can count.  In today’s thank you cards I didn’t want to cover up the beautiful butterflies but there was just enough room to do a vertical greeting.

Let’s start with the card I did for my card class:

The little ‘hello’ in the Beauty Abounds stamp set fit right between the butterflies. I stamped the hello in Versa Mark ink and embossed it with black embossing powder and then punched it out.   I held the butterflies in place- without adhering them- to determine where to place the hello, being careful that the butterflies didn’t go outside the card.

Note: the double sided adhesive sheets are being retired, #144106, so stock up now.  I used a sheet to adhere the top layer of the butterfly to the bottom layer.  I put a 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ piece of the adhesive on the back of the Gorgeous Grape cardstock of the same size before running it through the Big Shot.  After you cut out the butterflies and pull off the adhesive backing sheet, save it!  It is shiny and beautiful.  I used it on the thank you cards you will see in a minute.

There is a large stamp in the Beauty Abounds set with six bokeh dots and a smaller one with four bokeh dots.  I used both and stamped them with Highland Heather.  I stamped the dots with Gorgeous Grape.  It is amazing how SU can make stamps that get several different shades of color with just one stamp.  I didn’t have to do any masking or coloring- it was all in the stamp!

It was a little tedious to put dimensionals on all the butterflies but so worth the effort!  These are the small dimensionals with a strip cut from the edge of the dimensionals sheet to put in the middle.

On the inside I stamped another set of bokeh dots in Highland Heather and two of the little butterflies from the same Beauty Abounds set in Gorgeous Grape.

Dimensions & Supplies:

Ink:  Versa Mark, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Black Embossing Powder

Stamps & Dies:  Beauty Abounds & Butterfly Beauty Thinlits

Card Base:  Gorgeous Grape, 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″

Second Layer- make 2:  Highland Heather,  5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″

Butterfly Outside Layer:  Gorgeous Grape, 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″

Adhesive Sheet:  5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″  – adhere the whole sheet to the back of the Gorgeous Grape

Butterfly Bottom Layer:  Highland Heather,  5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″

Whisper White Layer:  3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″

Whisper White Scrap for punching the ‘hello’ greeting

Bling:  Five black Faceted Dots (#146910- retiring)

The little butterflies have thinlits to cut them out and Stampin’ Up! has heard our frustrations with the time it takes when we want multiples of a cutout so they are making dies with several duplicates to save us time:

Lots of little butterflies we can run through the Big Shot!

After the card class I had leftover cutouts as well as the adhesive sheet backings and I wanted to use them for my thank you cards.  I chose Flirty Flamingo for another cutout and black for some of the backings. From a past catalog I had purchased Calypso Coral embossing powder and it matched the Flirty Flamingo card stock so I used it and ‘Vertical Greetings’  to emboss the thank you on the purple layers. (I showed that set first since I really don’t want you to miss having it in your collection.) I colored the wings with the clear Wink of Stella and adhered Iridescent Sequins, # 144212,  for even more sparkle.

In this card I stamped the wing cutouts with the little dot stamp and then did a bit of paper piecing to make the wings.

I wish you could see how the Wink of Stella makes it look like black glimmer paper was used! The Share What You Love Artisan Pearls were used and they, too, are retiring, #146927.

Which one is your favorite?  I would love to see what you come up with!

SAL,  Showing A Lot of butterflies today

Karen

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