Monday, March 15, 2021

Butterfly Thank You - Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance

   My butterfly envy is over!  My Butterfly Brilliance bundle arrived on Thursday so I was able to play a bit and see what this set is all about.  I'm still not too sure about all the butterflies connected as one large stamp instead of individually but I can always cut them apart if it's too cumbersome in the long run.  But the images are gorgeous and I enjoyed a bit of easy coloring for this card.  I used the CAS Colours & Sketches layout which is a perfect open design for a nice single butterfly as the focal image.

  This one starts with a Mint Macaron base, then a layer of Whisper White cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies.  Next up is a beautiful piece of Butterfly Bijou DSP.  I love the soft watercolor look!  I used the Stitched With Whimsy dies to add a little border around the edge. The whole panel is popped with dimensionals.

  To follow the sketch I cut some leaves with the Poppy Moments dies.  I used Mint Macaron for the bottom layer and Just Jade for the top.  

  I inked up just the one butterfly with Memento black and then cut it out.  I colored it in with Blends (colors listed below) and then popped it on dimensional on top of the leaves.

  The sentiment from Free as a Bird is embossed in white on Basic Black and I added a Blushing Bride flag behind it so it wouldn't look so stubby.  I also popped the sentiment on dimensionals.

  I added a few retired white sequins just because and the fact that I need to use up some embellishments before my drawer overflows!

  I can't wait to create some more with the bundle.  It was perfect timing to get a new stamp set for spring just when the weather is warming up.  Soon enough I'll be seeing my own butterflies in the yard.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Butterfly Brilliance, Free as a Bird

Ink: Memento black, Versamark

Blends: Calypso Coral light & dark, Daffodil Delight light, So Saffron light & dark, Basic Black light

Paper: Mint Macaron, Just Jade, Whisper White, Butterfly Bijou DSP, Basic Black, Blushing Bride

Accessories: Stitched Rectangle dies, Stitched with Whimsy dies, Brilliant Wings dies, Poppy Moments dies, dimensionals, white embossing powder, sequins (retired)


  1. What a fabulous card, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

  2. Really fantastic! Thank you for playing along with CC&S challenge.


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