This is the last chance you will have to order anything with the following colors: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Blueberry Bushel. These colors are retiring soon. As a tribute, I decided to make some butterfly cards to send these colors off. We will be getting 5 new colors for 2020-2022 but we don’t know what they will be yet! I personally love these nice basic colors and will miss them.
This is a great technique and is quite easy to do.
I will make the Grapefruit Grove card today. The stamp set is Butterfly Gala.
Measurements: Whisper White Cardstock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches for the card base and 5 1/4 x 4 inches, 4 3/8 x 3 1/8 inches and 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 inches for the layers; Grapefruit Grove CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches, 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches and 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches for the layers and 4 x 2 1/2 inches for the Butterfly to punch out.
The first step is to stamp the butterflies onto the bottom of the 4 x 2 1/2 inch Grapefruit Grove cardstock. I used Terracotta Tile ink to make a darker image, but you could use the Grapefruit Grove ink just as well. Be sure to use your Stampin’ Pierce mat since these are Photopolymer stamps.
Punch the butterflies out with the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch and set aside.
This next step is a little scary. I am going to cut my stamp! If you are careful to make a straight cut, you can piece it back together and use it again in the proper position for the punch again.
Do not trim the uneven edges because you will not be able to piece it back together if you do.
Stack the 3 layers of Whisper White CS by applying a wee bit of repositionable or non-permanent adhesive to the backs of the 1st and 2nd layers.
Stamp the sentiment “a little note” in Grapefruit Grove ink onto the top layer of the Whisper White CS. Position the punched out butterflies and a small bow tied from the 1/8 inch Grosgrain Ribbon in Grapefruit Grove. This will help you stamp the butterflies in a complimentary pattern.
Begin stamping the larger butterfly. Consider that you will want to stamp a smaller butterfly in between the larger butterflies when you choose where to stamp the larger butterfly.
Stamp the smaller butterfly to fill in the spaces.
Separate the layers of Whisper White CS and adhere them to the corresponding layer of Grapefruit Grove CS.
Use the Bone Folder to make a nice crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the Whisper White CS card base. Adhere the first layer to the front of the Whisper White card base.
Adhere the next two layers taking care to line up the outlines of the butterflies.
Oops! I forgot the bodies of the butterflies! Stamp the bodies of the butterflies in Terracotta Tile ink.
I used the Bone Folder to gently curl the wings of the butterflies to give them some dimension.
Use Mini Glue Dots to adhere the two butterflies and the bow to the card front.
Viola! You have just made a really cool and interesting card!
If you would like to shop by color, you can select that from the left hand column of choices once you go to my online store here. Then click on the color and a menu of all that is available in that color will come up for you. Don’t wait too long. People go crazy when stuff is retiring and the products are only available while the supply lasts.
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