Butterfly Happiness

I wanted to make a fun card to brighten up a friend’s day so I decided to use the 2011-2013 Stampin’ Up In-Colors. They are just so bright and cheery to me…creating a card with these colors makes me smile. So hopefully this card will make their day a little bit brighter.

Supplies for this card:

-Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo Inks, Cardstock, Patterns Designer Series Papers. I actually used a piece of Marina Mist to stamp the flower image (butterfly) in Island Indigo.
-Versamark Pad
-Iridescent Ice
-Itty Bitty Punch Pack
-Blossom Boquet Triple Layer Punch
-Scallop Trim Border Punch
-Boho Blossoms Punch
-Blossom Builder Punch
-Blossom Punch
-Bird Builder Punch
-Embossing Stylus
-Mat Pack (You can also use the back of the mouse pad or soft part of one of your big shot dies-away from cutting blades)
-Basic Rhinestones
-Mini Brads (Optional)
-Mixed Bunch Stamp Set
-Friendly Phrases Stamp Set

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make those cute flowers. This technique will work on any of the flower punches and scallop circles (best when it’s about 1″ to 1 1/2″ in size). Punch out your flowers.

Then cut into each scallop towards to center (do not cut all the way as this will cause your petals to fall apart. See picture below:

Next, take your embossing stylus and emboss each “scallop” with little circles on top of the soft mat. (In the picture, I am just using one of my flower dies).

This will cause that scallop to curl up a little:

After you have “embossed” every petal, continue to circular motion into the center…this will cause your petals to curl up even more.

Now, the petals are more pliable, you can use your fingers to close and adjust them..whether you want them opened or more closed.

Layer your flowers. You want to flower petals to stagger a little and not line up exactly. At this time you can put a brad and hold them together or adhere a drop of glue in the center. You just need a dab of glue, too much will cause the glue to ooze out and stick your petals together. Use one end of your embossing stylus to apply a little pressure to the center as you adjust your petals.

You can decorate as you like..use brads, rhinestones, pearls, and other smaller punches. Have fun trying these out…they can be very addictive. Let me know if you have any questions.

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6 Responses to Butterfly Happiness

  1. Very pretty card. I love the beautiful soft colors. Great tutorial on the flowers.

  2. liz keehn says:

    Love your flowers. I not sure if the south Texas humidity did! I will try these later when the weather is better. TFS.

  3. Cheryl Hilt says:

    beautiful, but why do you punch out the second ..empty scallop flower? do you use it ..or??
    trying to make a flower…your cards are beautiful!!
    thank you so much for the inspiration and tutorial..

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