Butterfly Gala stamp set is a “carry over item”, meaning it will carry over into the new 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. Yay!!!
Welcome to my blog today … I am participating in the Global Design Project CASE the Designer Challenge #188. CASEing is when you take a card and “copy and selectively edit” the design. And this week, the card we are CASEing as been created by the amazing Brian King.
I created this card last week for my Whimsy Wednesday Creative Live on Facebook, using Brian’s card as inspiration.
Butterfly Gala + Butterfly Duet Punch
So you might be thinking … this looks nothing like Brian’s card. And I would agree. I elected to used the colours in Brians card as inspiration, but things got a little sidetracked.
I was creating butterflies … and decided on blue and green butterflies. Which brought to mind the beautiful blue and green butterflies I used to see in the garden in North Queensland when I lived there. This was the first place that the CASEing started to go askew. The Ulysses Butterfly is a brilliant blue. Nothing like the Balmy Blue colouring in Brian’s card.
The butterfly outlines are stamped with Night of Navy and then clear heat embossed onto watercolour paper. They are watercoloured with Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point. I also stamped the small butterflies in the same way, but used Granny Apple Green and Call Me Clover ink to colour them.
They punch out beautifully with the Butterfly Duet Punch, and a Mini Dimensional under each wing on the large butterflies will hold the wings off the page, but still allow the card to go into an envelope.
Stitched Nested Label Dies
These are new dies available soon in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, the Stitched Nested Lable Dies.
While I was water colouring, I coloured up a panel of water colour paper with Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point ink, and then (when the piece was dry) die cut the largest of the Stitched Nested Label Dies.
Now here is where I have used Brian’s card as influence. I needed a frame for my water colour panel and used the checked Designer Series Paper to cut a frame with two different sized dies from the Stitched Nested Label dies.
A strip of Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon brings in the green colouring from Brian’s card.
So while it is a very different card, I hope you can see a little bit of Brian’s card in there.
My projects are usually suited for the Avid Crafter … not a quick make by any means. So I have been stretching myself and trying to create a simple version of my card projects. And I am very much liking the results.
The challenge is to use Stamps, Inks and Paper only, and that is exactly what I have done here. The Butterfly Gala stamp set includes for butterfly outlines (stamped in Night of Navy) and solid wing shapes to stamp the colour into the wings. This is a two step stamping technique, and some shading is created by using a sponge dauber to add a second colour direct to stamp before stamping.
Love it, Chop it … for stamps!
And you might be wondering “how did she get the butterflies to not be one over the top of the other?” as they are in the stamps. I chopped them!! Sort of like Kylie’s “Love it, Chop it” … applied to stamps instead of paper! 🙂 The large and small butterflies are two stamps joined together so that when you stamp them, they are set up to go in the Duet Punch and both punch out together. If you chop the stamps, you can still place them back together on a block to stamp for punching. Or you can stamp them separately as I have done in this card.
If you would like to watch the process of creating the first card, hop on over to my Stampin’ Up! Group page here … it is a facebook live, so you will need to use the fast forward button if you are time poor … lol. All my past facebook lives are in the videos section in the group. And if you join the group, you can get reminders of my weekly live times. I would love to see you there.