Today The Stamp Review Crew is showcasing Butterfly Gala from the Occasions Catalog. If you haven't hopped along with The Stamp Review Crew before then you're in for a treat. We're a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who hop on the first and third Monday each month. We all use the same stamp set to, hopefully, bring you lots of inspiration for using it too. If you would like more information about us or a full list of this week's hoppers then just click the banner or link about and you'll find all the answers to your questions.
If you didn't start on my blog then you probably came from my friend Linda Callahan's blog, Stampin' Seasons. Linda always has something amazing to share!
It will still be a little while before we see butterflies outdoors again so these pretty stamped images will work in the meantime.
I was away for 10 days over the last two weeks and during that time a long time friend of mine lost her mother to Alzheimer's. Of course, I had to wait until we returned home to make a sympathy card to send her. This is a great stamp set to use for just about any occasion including a sympathy card.
A Joy Fold card seemed like a good choice to make using Butterfly Gala and the beautiful Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper, Botanical Butterfly. The butterfly images were stamped with Versa Mark ink, heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and colored with Stampin' Blends. The Stampin' Blends dry quickly on the Vellum Card Stock. The Butterfly Duet Punch, on backorder until April 10th, punched out my butterflies. Then the large butterflies were added to the front panel of the card which was embossed with the Layering Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder. They needed a place to land! The sentiment came from the SAB set, Lasting Lily and the label that cut it out comes from the Lily Framelits, the coming soon coordinating dies for Lasting Lily. You'll definitely need them!
When the card is open you'll find a couple more little butterflies, colored and punched at the same time as the large butterflies, along with a sentiment from Flourishing Phrases.
And that's it for me and it's time for you to hop along to Nikki Spencer's blog, My Sandbox. I think you'll definitely find inspiration for Butterfly Gala there!