Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew's Butterfly Brilliance edition! The "Crew" is made up of a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world who pick a stamp set or bundle to highlight on the first and third Mondays of each month, with a bonus hop if there is a fifth Monday. If you landed here from Lou's blog, With a Bow on Top, welcome! There are five of us today, so the hop won't take too long, but it's sure to be inspiring!
Butterfly Brilliance is interesting in that it's a single cling stamp, like a background stamp, with all the butterfly images in one. It has a 12 piece die set that matches called Brilliant Wings, and of course if you buy them together, you save 10% on the bundle. You can cut them all out at once with the outline die and then add the detailed dies on top if you want.
I have three cards to share today, and all of them use Inspired Thoughts for the greetings, since Butterfly Brilliance doesn't have any sentiments. I'll start with the simple CAS one.
Sometimes it's best to keep it simple with a sympathy card, and this couldn't get much simpler. I brushed a Coastal Cabana background on the card base, then added spatters with the matching Stampin' Write Marker.
The butterfly was die cut from Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (SAB item) and popped up on dimensionals.
The greeting was stamped in Gray Granite for a subtle look. I thought black would be too harsh. The next card is a bit more cheerful! It also uses some SAB paper (Beautifully Penned), but I added a bit of yellow to the black & white background with a sponge dauber to match the swallowtail butterfly.
The seam binding ribbon was colored with a Stampin' Blend, and almost didn't make it onto the card...I caught the orange furry feline carrying it off when my back was turned. Little stinker! There's a strip of Tear & Tape with Gold Leafing behind the ribbon.
The greeting was heat embossed and die cut with the Messages Die. I think the black, white, and yellow color combination is so cheerful!
The last card is so striking in real life, and I just could not get a decent photo of it! What looks like black is really Blackberry Bliss and it looks so awesome with the vellum toned-down Daffodil Delight background.
The butterfly was die cut from the new Blackberry Beauty DSP and the splatter die was used to let the gold mat peek through in a couple places.
A bit of Gold Shimmer Ribbon tied the Blackberry Bliss greeting in with the card.
That's my share for today, so click NEXT to see what the awesomely creative Mike at Stampin-Style has made, or go back and review what Lou did!