The products I have featured today come from Stampin’ Up!’s annual catalog, the Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog yet they seem made for each other. I’m always impressed by how easily Stampin’ Up! products work together to create fast and easy projects 🙂
My inspiration for today’s card came from this sketch over at the Pals Paper Arts challenge:
Both the Basic Black and Whisper White pattern paper and the bright Melon Mambo pattern paper can be found in the Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack. It has darling tea related patterns on one side but I was drawn to the more neutral patterns on the flip side. It’s wonderful to have so many choices, there’s something for everyone! I matted the black and white paper on black to make the pattern pop. The matting with Melon Mambo adds another layer of color and helps separate everything from the Basic Black card base. Adding another layer with the Melon Mambo pattern paper matted with Basic Black provides contrast and creates a base for the butterfly.
I really just alternated between Basic Black and Melon Mambo for a bright and cheerful card. This lovely butterfly is from the Hostess Set Floral Wings and can be found in the annual catalog, page 180. I’ve used four of the images from the set, the butterfly itself and the coordinating leaves and flowers stamps which are separate from each other and allow you to stamp all of the leaves at once, and then all of the flowers at once. Easy Peasy! I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then punched it out with the Washi Label Punch. I felt that it needed to be matted to be consistent with the rest of the card so I added the black and trimmed the washi sides by hand.
Here’s a closer look at the stamping on the butterfly. I added rhinestones to his body and finished everything off with a fun bow created with Melon Mambo and Basic Black baker’s twine from the Occasions catalog. I love how everything coordinates so perfectly! And lest you think I forgot the inside…
I repeated some of the flowers on the butterfly on the inside of the card and used a sentiment from the Botanicals For You stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have…I love to hear from you!
Thank you for visiting today!
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Basic Black and Melon Mambo by Stampin’ Up!
Pattern Paper: Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin’ Up!
Ink: Melon Mambo and Cucumber Crush by Stampin’ Up!; Tuxedo Black by Memento
Stamps: Floral Wings and Botanicals for You by Stampin’ Up!
Dies: Bold Butterfly and Envelope Liner Die by Stampin’ Up!
Tools: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig by Stampin’ Up!
Embellishments: Melon Mambo/Basic Black Baker’s Twine and Rhinestone Basic Jewels by Stampin’ Up!