Butterfly Gala Cards

Welcome to part 2 of the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Showcase. In part 1 we looked at tags (you can find the blog here) and this week we will be making cards. Again there will be examples for beginner, casual and avid crafters so, no matter what your level of experience and size of your craft stash, there’s something for everyone!

A Little Note

The card for beginners uses only cardstock, stamps and ink and so is really accessible but looks impressive. The colour scheme for this card is Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Mint Macaron. I made the card base from Tranquil Tide Cardstock and made another, slightly smaller, Whisper White layer to stamp onto. The sentiment is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and the butterflies are stamped in Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Mint Macaron. Creating your own background paper like this is a great way to produce a simple card and can be used with almost any stamp set. This is a really quick and simple card to produce but looks clean and stylish and would make any recipient smile.

Thank You So Very Much

The card for casual crafters adds in the use of the coordinating punch (Butterfly Duet). I decided to use an unusual colour combination for the card – Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie. Black makes a great card base because any colours used on the card will really stand out. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock and the outline is produced using a journaling pen. These pens are great for adding extra detail to stamped images or creating borders around sentiments or around the entire card. The butterflies are also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock and then cut out using the punch. Some extra shape has been added by curling the butterfly wings so that they stand out from the card. This produces a simple but eye-catching card using just two colours of cardstock and one ink colour. The range of sentiments within the Stamp Set mean that, given this small selection of products you could create cards for a number of occasions.

You’ve Been On My Mind

The avid crafter card also uses the coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) and embellishments. I created the card base from Highland Heather cardstock. All of the layers on this card have been cut out using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits but if you don’t have these you could simply cut the layers using your trimmer. Mulitple layers are a simple way to make your cards look really extravagant and luxurious. The main layer is DSP followed by two pieces of Highland Heather cardstock onto which pieces of Whisper White cardstock are adhered. The sentiment is stamped in Highland Heather ink and the butterflies are stamped tone-on-tone (Highland Heather ink onto Highland Heather cardstock) and cut out using the punch. The final touches are added by using two different types of ribbon and the Gingham Gala sequins. Using the coordinating DSP on projects takes a lot of time and effort out of creating background layers and using this and the coordinating embellishments means you can guarantee that everything matches perfectly!

Next Time…

I hope you have enjoyed part 2 of the Butterfly Gala Showcase. Next week we will be making 3D projects. In the meantime, if you have any questions just let me know.

The product list for these three projects follows below. If you would like to purchase any of these items, click on the link and it will take you straight to my online shop!

Supplies List

Product List

Author: Helen

After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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