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Stampin’ Up! | Butterfly Gala Card Ideas

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Hey there friends! In today’s post, I want to share with you four different card design ideas using Stampin’ Up!’s Butterfly Gala stamp set. The cards feature coloring with alcohol markers (ie. Stampin' Blends).
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Card Set by Andrea Walford

Before I dive into the cards I want to share with you today, let’s take a look at Stampin’ Up!’s Butterfly Gala stamp set.

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Stamp Set

I have always loved butterflies! So of course when I first saw the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala stamp set, I knew I had to have it. One of the things I quickly grew to love about this set is the variety of images and their versatility.

As you can see there are two different stamp styles. The outline images – which come in four different designs – and the solid image stamps. The solid image stamps are designed to be able to quickly add color to the butterfly outlines, however, you don’t have to. If you prefer coloring the butterfly outlines yourself (as I did) you totally can.

The other thing I really love about this stamp set is the greeting stamps. But then I have always been a sucker for a sans-serif font paired with a script font. The greetings are perfect for thank you, hello, and thinking of you cards.

 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Stamp Set

The stamp set also has a coordinating punch that you can purchase separately, called the Butterfly Duet punch. You can see it pictured below.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Duet PunchAs you can see from the image, the reason this is called the Butterfly Duet punch is that with each “punch” you actually get two punched butterflies. A large one and a small one.

Using it is super easy. First, you stamp and add color to one of the Butterfly images.

One of the things you may not have noticed when looking at the stamp set picture above is that the butterfly images are two in one. So when you stamp one of the four butterfly designs, you are actually stamping both a large and a small butterfly outline.

To align my punch with the stamped images, I like to flip my punch upside down so that I can see my stamped images through the “window” of the punch.

So now that I’ve introduced you to the main products I used for my set of cards, let me give you a close up of each card.

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Gala Card Ideas

Whenever I create card sets, I usually like to create them in a range of different “levels.” So beginner to intermediate/advanced. How I determine the difficulty level of the card, is based on how many steps are involved in creating the card. So the more steps, the more supplies/tools you need, the more advanced the difficulty level.

Now because all of these cards involve coloring with alcohol markers (Stampin’ Blends), I would probably class them as beginner/intermediate. Especially because getting beautiful blends and creating depth of shading with your markers does require some know-how.

Each of the cards below was created in the same way.

I stamped the flourish one or more times onto a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White cardstock panel. I then colored the flourish(es) with my Stampin’ Blends.

For all but card #3, I chose to nestle my stamped greeting close to the flourish.

For the butterflies, I stamped a whole bunch of butterfly images onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. I chose the same stamp for all my butterflies (out of the four outline options) simply because it’s my favorite design of them all. The butterflies were all colored with my Stampin’ Blends, and then punched out using the Butterfly Duet punch.

To give my cards a little dimension, I popped the butterflies up using Stampin’ Dimensionals (dimensional foam).

Stampin’ Up! | Butterfly Gala Card 1 | For You

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Card 1 by Andrea Walford

Here’s a list of the supplies I used (all Stampin’ Up!):

  • Stamp sets: Flourishing Phrases, Butterfly Gala, Well Said;
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink;
  • Stampin’ Blends: Light Flirty Flamingo, Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick, Light and Dark Granny Apple Green;
  • Paper: Whisper White regular and thick CS, Blushing Bride CS
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Butterfly Duet punch

Stampin’ Up! | Butterfly Gala Card 2 | Hello

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Card 2 by Andrea Walford

Here’s a list of the supplies I used (all Stampin’ Up!):

  • Stamp sets: Flourishing Phrases (flourish and greeting), Butterfly Gala;
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink;
  • Stampin’ Blends: Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Dark Lovely Lipstick, Light and Dark Granny Apple Green, Dark Old Olive;
  • Paper: Whisper White regular and thick CS, Blushing Bride CS;
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Butterfly Duet Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals;

Stampin’ Up! | Butterfly Gala Card 3 | Thank You

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Card 3 by Andrea Walford

Here’s a list of the supplies I used (all Stampin’ Up!):

  • Stamp sets: Flourishing Phrases (flourish), Butterfly Gala, Peaceful Moments (greeting);
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink;
  • Stampin’ Blends: Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Dark Lovely Lipstick, Light and Dark Granny Apple Green, Dark Old Olive;
  • Paper: Whisper White regular and thick CS, Blushing Bride CS
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Detailed Bands dies (the die-cut oval), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Butterfly Duet punch;

Stampin’ Up! | Butterfly Gala Card 4 | Happy Birthday

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala Card 4 by Andrea Walford

Here’s a list of the supplies I used (all Stampin’ Up!):

  • Stamp sets: Flourishing Phrases, Butterfly Gala, Peaceful Moments;
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo, Dark Lovely Lipstick, Light and Dark Granny Apple Green, Dark Old Olive;
  • Paper: Whisper White regular and thick CS
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Butterfly Duet Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals;

So there you have it friends! Four different card designs using the same main stamp sets.

 

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