Good Morning! Today I have a thinking of you card made with the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set. I wanted use this stamp set to make a card in hope of bringing back the butterflies. I haven’t seen too many of them in my yard yet – keeping my fingers crossed. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
My layout is inspired by the lovely SSC234 Going in Circles sketch by Sunday Stamps:
I adhered a panel of Forever Greenery designer series paper to Soft Sea Foam card stock with Stampin’ Seal and then to the front of a Just Jade card base with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala photopolymer stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Soft Sea Foam card stock and used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to trim the ends.
I stamped 3 sets of outline butterflies from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White card stock. Many of the butterfly stamps in this set stamp two butterflies at a time – a large one and a small one. They line up perfectly with the Butterfly Duet Punch! I used the solid wing stamps to color the large and small butterfly wings using Mango Melody ink. I was impressed at how well the Mango Melody ink made them look like monarch butterflies! I punched them out using the Butterfly Duet Punch. Then I stamped the little bodies on the butterflies using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
I arranged the large butterflies and label on the card front and adhered the label with glue dots first. Then I used more glue dots to adhere some Just Jade ribbon that I wound on the card front behind the butterflies. I adhered the butterflies with glue dots last and finished off the card front with a Bumblebee enamel dot.
I saved the small butterflies for the inside of the card. I adhered a strip of the Forever Greenery DSP to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered the small butterflies with glue dots. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.
In addition to hoping for butterfly sightings, I spied a ton of blooming milkweed in the meadows behind my home. This is supposed to attract monarch butterflies, so yay! Butterflies – one of the simple pleasures of summer!
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Just Jade – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″
- Soft Seafoam – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front mat), 1/2″ x 3-1/2″ (label)
- Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 2-1/4″ x 6 (butterflies)
- Forever Greenery DSP – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (front background), 1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (inside trim)