Hi! … I saw a similar card to this one on a blog during one of my card surfs on a million & a half stamping sites. (Sorry about the exaggeration!) It’s just once you start surfing … there are seriously an endless number of websites & blogs that show cards & projects made with Stampin’ Up! products. So … I went searching to try & find it again so I could acknowledge the original designer … but had no success! So … even though I have given my own “spin” to this design … I am keen to acknowledge the original … if anyone happens to come across it!
I decided once I made this card that I just had to use my designer series papers more! They make such beautiful backgrounds on your card and add a little more interest. And … always in colours that completely coordinate with your cardstock & inks. (That is how they are designed – to match perfectly!)
I am sure you have noticed my “new favourites” from the new Catalogue. But this is absolutely my new FAVOURITE stamp set. Priceless! I just love it!
I have used one of the papers from the Designer Series Papers “Spring Showers” as the background for my card. (NOTE: 08/09 Catalogue Error: THE ‘SPRING SHOWERS’ & ‘SPRING FLOWERS’ paper packs are not shown in the new catalogue. Both packs ARE STILL AVAILABLE & pics of the paper samples are in your 07/08 catalogue.)
Card & Paper Used: Ballet Blue, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Spring Showers Designer Series Paper
Inks Used: Ballet Blue Classic Stamp Pad & Gold Encore Pad
Stamp Sets: “Priceless” & “Occasional Greetings”
The ballet blue “frames” are both the same size – and the so saffron & very vanilla are also the same size but slightly smaller than the blue – so the blue will frame these colours. I have used the small Priceless swirl stamp & gold ink to random stamp the swirls over the so saffron. And on the vanilla I have stamped a swirl in ballet blue & 3 x butterflies in gold (2 of the butterflies are stamped slightly off the edge of the card). Then … using a “paper piercer” from the Crafter’s Tool Kit … I have pierced the dots on the blue swirl & on the antennae of the butterflies … as well as some of my own “swirly trails” from the tails of the butterflies. Glue / Snail the so saffron to one of the ballet blue cards & the vanilla to the other. Snail the saffron / blue again to the background (on an angle). Use stampin’ dimensionals to mount the vanilla / blue to the card (again, on an angle). Stamp a couple more butterflies on some scrap vanilla card with gold ink & snip around the solid edge of the butterfly – just around the wings & body … you can cut off the antennae! Use a mini glue dot to attach these directly on top of 2 of the original butterflies & carefully bend the wings up a little to sit off the page. Across the bottom of the paper – stamp “happy birthday” (from “Occasional Greetings”) and add a small gold bow. Beautiful! I made this one for my sister in law’s birthday! And … loved the final result!
Stampin’ Hugs, Andrea