Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Tutorial Tuesday - Butterfly Brilliance

This week's tutorial features the Butterfly Brilliance bundle available now as an early release from the new catalog. Have I mentioned that I love butterflies? Actually, I like all pollinators, but butterflies remind me of fluttering flowers in my garden..... love it!

·    Stamps: Butterfly Brilliance (155092)*
           *Purchase in a bundle with the Brilliant Wings Dies and get 10% off - Butterfly Brilliance Bundle (155821)
·    Cardstock: Basic White (159276), Bermuda Bay (131197)
·    Ink: Bermuda Bay (147096), Memento Black (132708)
·    Tools & Accessories: Paper Trimmer (152392), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653), Opal Rounds (154289), Brilliant Wings Dies (155523)
·    Stampin’ Blends Combos: Calypso Coral (154881), Bermuda Bay (154878), Misty Moonlight (153108), Mint Macaron (154889), Magenta Madness (153106)
·    Designer Paper: Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper (156824), Natural Touch Specialty (156825)
·    Misc: Liquid Glue (110755), Bone Folder (102300)
·    Card Base: Basic White 4-1/4" x 11"; scored at 5-1/2"
·    Cardstock #2: Bermuda Bay 4" X 5-1/4"
·    Cardstock #3: Basic White: 3/4" x 4" for sentiment; 5" x 7" for stamping and die cutting
·    Designer Paper: 3/4" X 2-1/2" of Butterfly Pattern; 1/2" x 3-3/4" of Bermuda Bay print.
·    Specialty Paper: 3-3/4" x 5"

·    Fold Basic White card base in half and burnish using the Bone Folder. 
·    Stamp butterfly stamp in Memento Black on 5" x 7" piece of Basic White.
·    Die cut butterflies. Choose 3 for your card and save the remainder for another project.
·    Color the butterflies with blends as desired or as shown in photo.
·    Die cut dots on specialty paper in random pattern.  These will “frame” the butterflies.
·    Adhere Bermuda Bay Layer to card front.
·    Adhere specialty paper to top of Bermuda Bay and Butterfly designer paper on bottom.
·    Adhere thin designer paper strip to cover where these two papers meet. 
·    Bend wings of butterflies upward and apply a thin line of liquid glue in center.
·    Adhere butterflies on specialty paper as desired.
·    Stamp sentiment on small strip of Basic White. Trim edges with Paper Snips as shown.
·    Scatter 3 Opal Rounds to embellish card front.
·    Finish the inside as desired.

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