It’s time for another round of inspiration from The Stamp Review Crew. If this is your very first visit, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set. The result is you see the versatility of the set and the amazing things you can create with it. This week we are featuring Butterfly Basics. I am Stop #13 on the hop. You may have just left Stop #12: the talented Shana Gaff. Her work always blows me away. Enjoy today’s hop!
Butterfly Basics is one of my go-to sets from the Occasions Catalog. I have used it to create several cards, but most of them have been designed using light, springy colors. To show the versatility of this set, I decided to create something using darker colors, suitable for fall. I actually CASED one of my previous cards, which you will see at the end of today’s post for comparison purposes.
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This finished card measures 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ when folded.
- Watercoloring! The flowers were stamped with VersaMark onto Very Vanilla cardstock, and then heat embossed with Early Espresso Embossing Powder. Next, they were colored using Aqua Painters and Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry, and Cajun Craze inks. After fussy cutting, the edges were lightly distressed with Early Espresso ink, using a Sponge Dauber.
- Random stamping! The background was created by randomly stamping a Sahara Sand cardstock panel using the images available from the set. The stamps were inked with Early Espresso and stamped off once before stamping onto the panel.
- Pearls and lace! A Sahara Sand Lace bow adds texture, while a few Pearls adorn the butterflies for bit of bling.
As I stated earlier, I have used this stamp set several times over the past few months. Here are three cards from the archives:
I think the darker colors work with this set, too. What about you? Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me, and I do ready each and every one. Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Now hop along to Stop #1, Lisa Young Her work never ceases to amaze me. And if you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew. Until next time…