It Takes a Bit of Brass to Create a Card with Butterfly Brilliance by Stampin'Up!
Do you want to see a "Brilliant" Kaleidoscope?

I Took Stampin'Up! Butterfly Brilliance Out of the Trash!

Today I took Stampin'Up! Brilliance Out of the TrashYes, it's true! 

I stamped the multi-butterfly stamp on white cardstock, die cut the multi-butterfly die -- tossed negative image in the trash. Then I really "looked" at the  negative image  & saw this.


I "saw" this awesome stencil (mask)...I snatched it out of the transh & here's what transpired with some ink & sponges...

Sponged background card

Look closely --you'll see butterfly images in that gorgeous eye-popping background paper. I simply used 3 inks, sponges, repositioning the mask each time I switched ink color.

Sponged background card close up

Let me remind you of the "brilliant idea" we discussed last week. Let's say you want to create 10 cards using just one of those six butterflies in the single stamp---what can you do so that you don't have to stamp all 6 butterflies?

Here's a Brilliant Idea--purchase a separate stamp set ($17), cut apart the butterflies--- each is a completely separate image. Now you can stamp each one singly leaving the other stamp whole to stamp all 6 at one time! "Brilliant", right?

Until May 3rd you can purchase this bundle (stamps and dies) after May 3rd it will appear in the new annual catalog. The designer paper and the Specialty paper will not be available after May 3rd.  

The brochure for these products can be downloaded by clicking here Download 02.02.21_FLYER_OOP_Q1_NA butterfly collection

We're also having a zoom class featuring this set of dies and creating 12 awesome cards on April 24th! Want to sign up--contact me: [email protected]

Remember if you place an online order using this month's host code (7AUSB7HQ) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! products (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order.


1. Cut Pumpkin Pie cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base).

2. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 4 X 5 1/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Very Vanilla cardsstock 3 7/8 X 5 1/8:

    *If you don't already have a piece of cardstock with the 6 butterflies cut out--cut a piece of white cardstock approximately 5 1/2 X 6; die cut the butterflies (note: you may want to stamp the butterflies first so you can use them for other projects). Keep the negative image (see above photo)

    *Position the mask over the vanilla cardstock and sponge Mango Melody ink in all the butterfly openings.

1- sponge with melody

This is the result:

2 melody    *Position the mask in another directions and sponge with Flirty Flamingo

3 sponging with flirty

The result


4 melody

*Again reposition the mask and sponge with pumpkin

5 finished w pumpkin    *If any white areas remain, just sponge in a color that works well in that area.

    *Stamp verse (Borders Abound) in black ink
    *Die cut largest butterfly overlay from black cardstock; adhere with glue dots
    *Add 1 large & 2 small gold rhinestones (Holiday set) in an approximate triangle.
    *Adhere this layer to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any product image below--you'll be in my store--order supplies today!