Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala and More for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning! Welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I had so much fun making today’s card – it’s so different and a bit busy. You can find the supplies I used and card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.

We have a color challenge in the Blog Hop this week, and here is the fun color palette we are using:

I was also inspired by a couple of challenges in the design of my card. First is the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge TSOT467 with this cute sketch:

The second challenge is the TGIF Challenge #TGIFC274 Product Challenge using paper scraps:

These fun challenges combined well with the color palette to create today’s fun card! I started by arranging my strips of Playing with Patterns scraps on a panel of striped Playing with Patterns DSP panel and adhering them with liquid glue. Then I adhered the layered DSP panel to a Coastal Cabana panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala photopolymer stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a small Purple Posy panel and cut it out with the Stitched Rectangles die.

I cut out the bird from the Birds & More dies from a small Purple Posy panel and the branch from a Coastal Cabana Panel. I punched two daisy petals from Whisper White card stock using the Medium Daisy Punch. I curled the petals backwards and adhered them together with liquid glue. I wrapped a length of Night of Navy ribbon around the panel and tied a bow on the left side. I adhered the label and the branch to the DSP strips with liquid glue and popped the panel on the front of a Night of Navy card base with dimensionals.

I popped the little bird on the branch with dimensionals and the daisy flower with glue dots. I added some Crushed Curry resin dots to the flower center and the branch. I finished the card front with three Purple Posy Butterfly Gems.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Whisper White panel. I stamped the small butterfly and antenna in Coastal Cabana ink next to the sentiment. I trimmed the bottom of the panel with Playing with Patterns DSP and adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

I was a little concerned about the unique color palette, but this turned out to be a really cheerful and fun card.

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:

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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Night of Navy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″
  • Coastal Cabana – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (front background), 2″ x 4-1/4″ (die cut branch)
  • Purple Posy – 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ (label), 1-1/2″ x 2″ (bird die cut)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (punched flowers)
  • Playing with Patterns DSP – 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim), 3-7/8″ x 4″ (front background), Various 3-7/8″ strips of scraps – I used a 3/8″, 1/2″ and two 3/4″ wide strips

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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala and More for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Yes, it’s busy…but in a nice way…because you were busy putting all the beauteousness together!

  2. Wow, what a striking card, Akiko! I love all the papers—some patterns going horizontal and some vertical is ingenious. Love it! TFS.

  3. Wow, Akiko, so pretty! I have to remember to use that bird – he looks perfect with these patterns and colors! Love all the details! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  4. What a beautiful card, Akiko! I like how you used the lavender to tie all the elements together into a cohesive look! Your interpretation of our Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch is beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us!!! -Donna

  5. This is so cute…and the first time I’ve seen a card using these papers that I really like!! The little bird steals the show, but your daisy and sentiment are pretty sweet too!

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