Thank you for joining me for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! I am so excited that you could join us today! I know you will get lots of ideas and creative inspiration! My thank you cards are made with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set. Be sure to visit all the blogs and see all the different thank you cards from around the world!
I belong to a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business. I am a Demonstrator in Arizona, USA. If you are not already an awesome Demonstrator, or do not have an awesome Demonstrator and live in the USA, I would love to be your most awesome Demonstrator! I really appreciate everyone’s support.
The theme for the cards today is: Thank You. I have many customers who support me and I like to send them a Thank You card every once in awhile. The following set of cards is for my fabulous customers which I will be sending to anyone who orders during the month of April.
I am so in love with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set, and I just can’t get enough of coloring the beautiful butterflies with the Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers. Magenta Madness is the main color for this card because it is just so bright and happy!
I made this card extra sparkly with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush on the butterflies and the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels in the background.
The best way to stamp the larger Butterfly Brilliance stamp is with the Stamparatus. That way I am sure to get a nice, even and dark image every time. The large one piece die makes cutting out the individual butterflies such a breeze!
Thanks for stopping by Theresa’s Treasures. Look through the list below to see who is next in line for the Blog Hop.
Hello and Welcome to my blog for the Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop! This blog hop is put on by Kylie & Bruno Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program. The Program includes Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world. You are on Theresa’s Treasures blog written by Theresa McEntee from Arizona USA. I hope you will visit all of the wonderful projects offered by following the next person on the list at the end of this blog. You will be amazed at all the creative inspiration that awaits you!
The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and Brilliant wings dies are so versatile! I combined the butterflies with leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set. The “wood” background paper is the Natural Touch Specialty Paper.
I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the butterflies. The colors I used are: Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and So Saffron. The “Hello” sentiment is from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.
I love Bling! so I added some of the Elegant Faceted Gems for a little sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by Theresa’s Treasures today. Please hop on to the next blog and be surprised by how versatile the Butterfly Bouquet Suite is!
Hello and Happy Spring! I am fortunate to have some flowers starting to bloom in my garden outside! Springtime Joy is a stamp set with super cute animals to help welcome spring and Easter. Today’s card is a step up from Simple Stamping, and is simple nonetheless.
Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Gorgeous Grape CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; and Basic White CS: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches.
Start off stamping the sentiment “Welcome Spring” in Memento Black ink onto the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Basic White CS. Add the little butterfly.
The next step is to stamp the cute little bunny onto both the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Basic White CS and a piece of full sticky sheet.
Carefully fussy cut the bunny on the full sticky note. This will be used as a mask.
Sponging Around the Mask
Using a Stamping Sponge that has been cut into a small wedge, dab the sponge first on the Balmy Blue ink. Then rub in small circles on a scrap sheet of paper. Next Sponge some onto the card around the little bunny. Do the same with the Granny Apple Green ink. (For more information on Sponging check out this blog post: Sponging.)
Tip: I find it to be very easy to remove the mask by using the Take Your Pick tool.
Finishing the Card
The sponging helps to accentuate the bunny. Again using the Memento Black ink, stamp some of the flowers and tulips around the bunny.
Use whatever you like to color the card. I really enjoy using the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The colors I used were: Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue.
First adhere the stamped Basic White CS card piece to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Gorgeous Grape CS. Use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 4 1/4 inch score line on the Basic White CS card base. Adhere the Gorgeous Grape CS card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.
Viola! You have a super cute bunny to help welcome in the Spring!
Thanks for coming by today. I am still recovering from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. Although I am grateful for the vaccine, I have been feeling very tired since receiving it. Each day I feel better. I am going to resume the Wacky Wednesday Technique blog next week. I am planning on having something for Fun Fold Friday. See you then!
Welcome to Fun Fold Friday! There is so much you can do with the Butterfly Bouquet! I apologize to those of you who are tiring of this set, however, I have a wonderful Fun Fold for you today!
This card features the Designer Series Paper (DSP) in the Butterfly Bouquet called Butterfly Bijou. What is a Bijou? I didn’t know so I looked it up. A Bijou is something that is delicate, elegant or highly prized (defined by Merriam-Webster). I think Bijou definitely describes this Suite. Well enough of that-let’s make the card!
Measurements: Butterfly Bijou DSP: small butterfly/pink splatter design: 2 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches, 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches, and one 6 x 6 inch piece of the large butterfly design; Calypso Coral Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 7 inches scored at 2 3/4 inches; Calypso Coral CS: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches scored at 1/2 inches; and Basic White CS: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches.
The Brilliant Wings Dies have a die that fits around all of the butterflies on the large butterfly design of the Butterfly Bijou DSP. If you do not have a die cutting machine, the butterflies can be fussy cut.
I will be using the Magenta Madness and the Calypso Coral colored butterflies.
Putting the card together
The first step is to adhere the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch Calypso Coral CS to the 7 x 5 1/2 inch Calypso Coral CS so that it will fold toward the inside of the card base.
Next adhere the 4 x 5 1/2 inch Butterfly Bijou DSP with the pink splatter design side up to the inside of the 5 1/2 x 7 inch CS card base.
Continue by adhering the 2 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch Butterfly Bijou DSP to the card front. Then adhere the 2 3/4 x 3 1/4 inch Butterfly Bijou DSP, with the pink splatter side up, onto the front of the flap.
The card should end up looking like this.
To complete the inside of the card adhere the 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Basic White CS to the inside of the card, minding the positioning so that the Basic White CS is hidden when the card is closed.
Adding the Butterflies
To add some dimension to the butterflies, you can use your Bone Folder to gently curl the wings.
Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the butterflies to the flap on the card front. I also added some Bling! by placing a few of the Elegant Faceted Gems around wherever I wished.
Viola! You have made a wonderful Fun Fold note card!
Thanks so much for coming by today! I hope you enjoyed this easy Fun Fold and will give it a try.
Welcome to Wacky Wednesday Techniques! Today I am using the Stampin’ Up!® Butterfly Brilliance and Masking Technique. I will be using the Stamparatus and if you do not know what one is, I will show you how the Stamparatus makes stamping a large image very easy.
This gorgeous card is really easy to create. In addition to the Masking Technique, I also used the Tear and Tape with the Gilded Leafing Embellishment which is such an easy way to add a lot of sparkle!
Measurements: Mango Melody Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Basic White CS: 6 x 6 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches (not pictured).
The Stamparatus is a stamp positioner tool which helps you stamp perfect crisp, dark images every time. The Stamparatus comes with 2 magnets which I have wrapped in Duct Tape to make it easier to pick them up off of the plate. The dark foam mat is to use with the Photopolymer Stamps. The Stamparatus also comes with 2 hinged plates. You may purchase yours HERE.
Stamping with the Stamparatus and the Masking Technique
To begin making this card, adhere some removable sticky note tape in a diagonal across the 6 x 6 inch Basic White CS. Place the Basic White CS on the Stamparatus as shown. Leave a little border around the paper.
Lay the Butterfly Brilliance stamp onto the paper where you want it. Close the hinged plate and press firmly so that the stamp will stick to it.
Open up the hinged plate. Apply the Memento Black ink using a stamp case underneath to help stabilize the opened plate. Close and press firmly all around. This stamp is lighter that I would like, so all I need to do is re-ink the stamp and close the hinge again. It keeps the stamp in perfect alignment.
When the butterflies are stamped dark enough, remove the 6 x 6 Basic White CS and peel the sticky note tape off.
I had started to color in the butterflies but realized I should stamp the sentiment first, in case it did not turn out right. The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black ink.
Now use the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the butterflies. These markers are great because they blend together and leave a nicely colored image without any lines where layers overlap. The colors I used are : So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Dark Pumpkin Pie.
Gilded Leafing Embellishment Technique
Apply a strip of Tear & Tape to the sides of the sentiment. This is where the Gilded Leafing will stick.
I store my Gilded Leafing in a box about 1/2 the size of a shoe box. I just lay the card on the Gilded Leafing and press down a little.
When you pull it out of the box there will be a lot of Gilded Leafing on the card piece. Just brush it away and then use a Stampin’ Sponge to get all of the small pieces of the Leafing away.
Adhere the stamped and Gilded Butterfly Brilliance card piece to the front of the Mango Melody CS card base. Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS to the inside of the card base.
Viola! You have a beautiful birthday card to send off to some one special. And you learned 2 Techniques!
Hello and Welcome to my blog for the Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop. This blog hop is put on by Kylie & Bruno Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Program. The Program includes Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world. You are on Theresa’s Treasures blog written by Theresa McEntee in Arizona in the USA. I hope you will visit all of the wonderful projects offered by following to the next person on the list at the end of this blog. You will be amazed at all the inspiration that awaits you!
This gorgeous butterfly Thank You card is made using the Bleach Technique. I just love how different colors come out after some color is bleached. For this card I used Pretty Peacock Card Stock (CS) and the bleached images appear to be Granny Apple Green!
Preparing the Bleach
The most important part of the Bleaching Technique is to have a good bleach “ink” pad. I used 4 layers of an absorbent paper towel in a Standard Stamp Case and soaked the paper towels with straight household bleach.
Measurements: Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Granny Apple Green CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Pretty Peacock CS: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches; and Very Vanilla CS: 1 inch strip.
Stampin with Bleach
Let the stamp sit in the bleach-soaked paper towel for about 10 seconds. Then pat the stamp on that paper towel a few times then place it on the 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inch Pretty Peacock CS. Leave it sit for about 5 minutes to ensure that the bleach will soak into the paper. If you have too much bleach, let it sit for a shorter period of time.
See the magic when you remove the stamp!
I used the “Thank You” sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and stamped it in Pretty Peacock ink onto the 1 inch Very Vanilla CS strip.
Assemble the Card
Begin to assemble the card by adhering the bleached card piece to the 4 x 5 1/2 inch Granny Apple Green CS. Next adhere that piece to the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Very Vanilla CS card base.
Add the “Thank You” sentiment to the card front.
Viola! That’s all there is to it.
Note: it is only recommended that you use the Bleach Technique on the red rubber stamps, not on the Photopolymer stamps. Be sure to rinse the stamp with a copious amount of water to remove any residual bleach.
Try the Bleach Technique with any of the colors of cardstock and be surprised by the color that comes up after bleaching the paper.
Welcome to Theresa’s Treasures today for Fun Fold Friday. Today’s card is made using the Butterfly Brilliance by Stampin’ Up!® as well as the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP). The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set is part of the Butterfly Bouquet Suite that will be available for purchase on March 2, 2021. Or if you want yours now, consider joining my Theresa’s Gems Team. More information on the Butterfly Bouquet Suite and how to join at the end of the instructions.
The Fun Fold is the centerpiece for this lovely card. It is super simple!
Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Bumblebee CS: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches and 4 x 5 1/2 inches; Basic White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches; and Flowers for Every Season DSP: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.
First we will start by stamping the sentiment “Thinking of You” from the Happy Thoughts stamp set in Memento ink onto the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Basic White CS.
You will also be stamping the Butterfly Brilliance stamp in Memento ink onto a piece of Basic White CS and then coloring the smaller butterflies with the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The colors I used were: Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie.
Creating the Fun Fold
You will need your Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer for this step. First make a pencil mark at 2 1/8 inches on each side of the 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch Flowers for Every Season DSP.
The next step is to line up the pencil marks so that you can make a score line between them. Rotate until you have score lines on each corner.
The Flowers for Every Season card piece should look like this after you have made all the score lines. Erase the pencil marks.
Next you line up the score line at 3/4 inches and make another score line. Rotate until you have made a second score line all the way around. The end result is pictured on the right.
Now use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold along all of the outer score lines.
In a similar fashion, fold the inner score lines outward and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold. Next, adhere the Fun Fold card piece to the 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch Bumblebee CS.
Putting It All Together
Begin to assemble the parts by adhering the Fun Fold card piece to the sentiment card piece. Then adhere that to the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Bumblebee CS.
To complete the card front, use your Bone Folder to make a crisp fold at the 5 1/2 inch score line on the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Basic White CS card base. Next adhere the completed card piece to the front of the Basic White CS card base.
In order to give the butterflies a little more dimension, I used my Bone Folder to gently curve the wings of each butterfly.
Add the butterflies to the card front with a Stampin’ Dimensional in the center behind the body of the butterfly.
I wanted my Fun Fold to lie a bit more flat so I added a Mini Glue Dot under the first fold. Tip: It is very easy to move the Mini Glue Dot with the Take Your Pick tool.
Viola! You have made a lovely Fun Fold to let someone know you are thinking of them. I really enjoy making cards. And I enjoy it even more when I mail the card out to someone. Additionally, I enjoy the positive feedback I get from the recipient. Mailing cards is a really great way to spread some joy!
Thank you for coming by today for Fun Fold Friday. I hope you will spend some time making your own card and spreading some joy yourself. We could all use a little more joy!
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Welcome to Wacky Wednesday where I explore different techniques for card making. Today I am showing the Ghost Technique with In Bloom by Stampin’ Up!® I recently learned this technique from Frenchie Martin. It is a bit messy, but a lot of fun!
The Flower And Field Designer Series Paper (DSP) used for this card is FREE during Sale-a-bration, but only for 6 more days! I will have more information about Sale-a-bration at the end of the instructions.
Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Flirty Flamingo CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and 1 x 4 inches (not shown); Flower & Field DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic White CS: 1 x 4 inches (the Basic White CS piece pictured here is larger than what you need as I changed the card while I was photographing it).
The only stamping outside of the Ghost Stamping Technique is the sentiment. Use Memento Black ink to stamp the “Happy Day” from the Itty Bitty Greetings onto the 1 x 4 inch Basic White CS strip.
Ghost Stamping Technique
The first step is to prepare the stamps. I selected 3 of the In Bloom flowers and positioned them in the right-hand corner. I used a D size acrylic block to pick up all three stamps.
The second step is to use an Embossing Buddy to decrease the static so that the embossing powder only sticks where you want it to. Stamp the trio of flowers in Versamark onto the Flower & Field DSP in the right lower corner. Note: Stampin’ Up! no longer sells the Embossing Buddy but it is available from most online craft stores.
The third step is to apply the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to the Versamark. Tip: For ease I have poured a few of the little containers of Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder into a plastic container.
Next use the Heat Tool to melt the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Be sure to melt the entire image. When you hold it in the light, the entire image should be shiny. If it is dull, apply more heat.
In a similar manner, stamp the butterfly from Butterfly Wishes onto the Flower & Field DSP and apply the Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
Use the Heat Tool again to melt the butterfly image.