Stamp Review Crew: Butterfly Gala

Butterfly gala cardIt’s time for the Stamp Review Crew: Butterfly Gala Edition! If this is your very first visit to one of our hops, the Stamp Review Crew is a group of international Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set used in a variety of ways, giving you loads of inspiration for that set. The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog. You will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop, whenever you want.

This week we are featuring the Butterfly Gala set. If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from the amazing Stesha Bloodhart.  Her work blows me away! After visiting me, you will continue to the next stop, the talented Charlet Mallett.  I always loves what she does. Be prepared to be inspired as you travel along on today’s hop!

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As many of you are aware, the Butterfly Gala bundle is currently unavailable. It was so overwhelmingly popular, that Stampin’ Up! temporarily sold out of the punch!  However, it will be back later this spring.  Plus, it will be carried over into the Annual Catalog.  Woo hoo!

I have always LOVED butterflies, so I am thrilled that Stampin’ Up! is once again offering a butterfly set.  I find butterflies are perfect for accenting sentiments and flowers.  For watercoloring today’s beauties, Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight were the inks of choice.  Of course, I just had to accent them with Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

butterfly gala cardIsn’t the trellis die cut the perfect backdrop?

butterfly galaThe incredible Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is a showstopper. This embossing folder is one of the Sale-A-Bration second release items.  It’s FREE with a $50 purchase.  I used sponge daubers and a variety of inks to add a hint of color.  Once again, pearls made the perfect accents. The details can be found in today’s free pdf tutorial.

butterfly gala cardAlthough it does not show up in the picture, Wink of Stella was used to give all of the flowers and embossed dots a subtle sheen.

butterfly Gala cardIf you would like to print off or save a step-by-step tutorial for today’s Butterfly Gala card, just click on the button below.

butterfly gala cardDo you need the supplies to create your own Butterfly Gala card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own Butterfly Gala card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little gift from me IF you use the Host Code, plus you will be eligible for Sale-A-Bration rewards.  Click HERE to see your SAB choices.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host and Sale-A-Bration Rewards.

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 Charlet to see what she has in store for you!  If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew.  Until next time…

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23 Comments

  1. Great idea pairing the Country Floral DTIEF with the butterflies, very effective with the sponging and colours

  2. WOW, WOW so soft and pretty simply gorgeous! I love the pearls and lattice is gorgeous with it!

  3. An amazing Spring card, Ann! Love how you colored the embossed flowers and included your trademark pearls. Beautiful!!

  4. So many beautiful details, and a gorgeous Spring-y color palette, too! The Wink of Stella added the perfect touch. Can’t wait to play with that embossing folder (its coming today)!

  5. So, so beautiful Ann. This is such a pretty colour scheme. x

  6. Oh my! This is just dreamy… love, love, love it!

  7. So elegant….just love the beautiful embossing!

  8. Charming, Ann! I love your coloring 🙂

  9. Oh my goodness! Your card is stunning! I love the colors, the pearls and the embossing folder that you used. Thank you for sharing your tutorial. 🙂

  10. Oh, my! Just lovely, Ann. TFS

  11. Ann this is a WOWZER! Love your background colored embossing folder. What a beautiful effect. I’ve done colored embossing but just with ONE color…. this is stunning! Hugs

  12. So sweet and feminine. What a great use of the watercolors on the raised portion of the embossing folder. And neat trellis look. I’m inspired and thank you again Ann.

  13. Oh my gosh this card is amazing!!! Love 💕 the colors!!

    Inky hugs,
    Terry~~

  14. So pretty! Love how you used the EF. What pretty details.

  15. Complete WOW! So many layers and such details. Really pretty work Ann.

  16. What a beautiful creation, Ann; love the soft colors and the way you colored the embossed layer. Just stunning!

  17. Gorgeous card . Love every component of this stunning creation. Unfortunately the Butterfly Gala Bundle isn’t available any longer.

  18. Totally wow card! The background you created is amazing! Just gorgeous!

  19. Oh, wow! Love what you did with the embossing folder on this card, and you even found a way to add your pearls 🙂

  20. Stunning card! I love the coloring on the embossing folder and the addition of the pearls was perfect. You’re right, the lattice is absolutely lovely.

  21. Gorgeous card Ann!

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