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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Butterfly Gala, Hello Cupcake, Beauty Abounds, Birthday Card, 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions and Sale-a-Brations

Here's a fun and pretty card I found on Pinterest.  I just had to make it.  Looking at it just gave me a happy feeling.  The feeling that soon all of this snow we have will be gone and we will see green grass on the ground once again!  You can see the original card here.  There was no link to get any info from it so I had to wing it.

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.  On top of that is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Melon Mambo.  And the focal piece is Whisper White cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/2".

First I stamped the words using the "Hello Cupcake" set and black Memento ink.  I die cut them using the "Stitched Circles" dies.  I took the circle and lightly traced around it with a pencil. I tried to get it as centered as I could by eyeing it, without measuring.

I stamped the bubbles using the "Beauty Abounds" set. I used the larger bubbles and Melon Mambo ink. I stamped them in two spots on the card front.  Then I stamped the green ones. I used Pear Pizzazz for that.  The original card looked like it used, perhaps Garden Green. I thought it made it look too Christmasy, so I went with the Pear Pizzazz.  Granny Apple Green would be good too! I stamped the smaller bubbles image using the Pear Pizzazz ink. I stamped them near the top butterfly and near the bottom butterfly.  

Next I stamped the tiny dots image using Melon Mambo ink.  I erased the pencil marks with my kneadable eraser.  If you don't own one, I highly recommend you get one. It only removed the graphite without harming the paper in any way.  It didn't smear my ink either!

I took some gold thread and wrapped it around my spread fingers about 4 times and set the raw ends to the middle and then stuck it to the focal piece using a glue dot.  Then I set the word circle in place using Dimensionals.

I stamped the butterflies from the "Butterfly Gala" set using black Memento ink.  I sponged on the color using Melon Mambo ink.  I thought about using the Blends Pens but there isn't a Melon Mambo set and I thought the marker might be too dark. If I wanted my sponging darker, I could just sponge some more. I felt I had more control over it with the sponge.  I punched the butterflies out using the "Butterfly Duo" punch.  

Then I stamped the tiny butterflies from the "Beauty Abounds" set using Smoky Slate ink that I stamped off once before stamping on the focal piece.  

I set the butterflies in place using Dimensionals and the card was done.

Isn't it pretty?  I would love to make another one in purple and yellow or maybe purple and orange.  This was a very fun and easy card to make.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today,


HJ said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the pink butterflies and all the different elements. So pretty! Have a great day!

Belle said...

Such a Beautiful Card!

For years I so enjoyed your posts, then lost you link when my computer was stolen, so glad I found you again.

Milestogogirl said...

Beautiful card! The colors are lovely. Thank you for the description and the sources of your elements.