Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Butterfly Bijou and Brilliant Wings

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 I finally got my order of the Butterfly Brilliance collection that you are able to purchase now and I couldn't wait to play with it and see what it could do! I started by using the Butterfly Bijou 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper and the Brilliant Wings dies and seeing if there was any correlation between the two. And, Ta Da! the first sheet of the DSP matches exactly to the composite die with the six butterflies and perfectly die cuts all the whole butterflies on the sheet! How cool is that? You don't have to stamp or colour them if you don't want to. (But of course, I will want to in the future. I'm a stamper, after all!)

But I didn't want my card to be so simplistic, so I got out my Frosty White Shimmer Paint, which I was reminded about when I organized my work station a little more by purchasing a couple of Storage by Stampin' Up! Open Storage Cubes and Storage Toppers.

storage by stampin up cubes and toppers

I used them to store a lot of loose stamp pads, refills, glues and cleaners that used to perch precariously on top of my custom made stamp pad holder and regularly tumble off, annoying the heck out of me. I should have done it a lot sooner!

Anyway, back to my card: I used the Frosty White Shimmer Paint and a very fine paint brush to add some shine to both the background paper, which is from the Butterfly Bijou DSP and the butterflies themselves. See if you can tell here:

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  • The background DSP is actually the other side of the design with the butterflies that we die cut . It has some beautiful blends of Just Jade, Mint Macaron, Magenta Madness, Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Mango Melody. There are many beautiful backgrounds in this series.
  • The card base is Just Jade and the backing is Mint Macaron.
  • I painted the Frosty White Shimmer Paint on different areas and patterns of the different die cut butterflies and then adhered them to the background. I trimmed of the parts that overhung the edges.
The sentiment is one that I previously embossed and die cut using the Many Messages bundle and the Stamparatus.
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If it wasn't for adding the Shimmer Paint, this card would have been a fairly easy card to make, so this suite has something for every level of stamper.

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You can purchase this suite now! There are lots of choices:

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