Good morning, y’all – and welcome to the work week! Or…the retired week. Whatever kinda week you have ahead of you – I hope it’s awesome!
My card today is a fun one – it’s got gorgeous Rainbow Glimmer Paper making a showing as….Brilliant Wings butterflies! And take a look-see at what happens when you add them to a little black-and-white True Love DSP and give them a Well Written die cut sentiment.
I got inspiration from a few challenges for this one.
First of all – the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge (I LOVE tic-tac-toe challenges!). I hit the diagonal (DieCuts – Ribbon/Twine – Bright Colors) and the middle column (Word Die – Ribbon/Twine – Flowers).
The butterflies are – obviously!! – from The Card Concept! I’d probably classify this as Freestyle Collage!
Finally – the Wednesday Watercooler Challenge!
I started by matting a piece of True Love DSP on Mango Melody for the card front Then I adhered a Basic Black Stitched So Sweetly rectangle with Liquid Glue.
I used the large solid Brilliant Wings butterfly die to cut 6 pretty butterflies from a piece of Rainbow Glimmer Paper. Then I used all the detailed dies in the set to cut Basic Black butterflies.
I adhered the detailed butterflies to their Rainbow Glimmer counterparts with Liquid Glue.
Using the Well Written dies, I cut “thanks” from Mango Melody and adhered it to the bottom of the black rectangle.
The top butterfly – the largest – is adhered with Liquid Glue.
Next, I looped some white twine from the Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack four times around my hand and twisted it into a figure 8 bow – which I adhered with a Glue Dot.
I adhered the next two butterflies with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card front was done!
On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to add three butterflies from Butterfly Brilliance in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I colored them with my Dark Mango Melody, Light Magenta Madness and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mango Melody mat and into my Magenta Madness card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.
My Basic White Medium Envelope got a few more Butterfly Brilliance butterflies on the front…
…and a little more of the True Love DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Look at how gorgeous those Brilliant Wings butterflies are in Rainbow Glimmer Paper! They just…glow!! And are perfect with the black over top, yes? I’m also a big fan of the Well Written die cut sentiments, aren’t you? And the black-and-white palette from True Love DSP is perfect as a foil for the beautiful rainbow butterflies!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!
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BUTTERFLY BOUQUET DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SOLD OUT
The Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper was so popular we have completely sold out! Since this Designer Series Paper is included in the Butterfly Brilliance Collection, the collection (item 159408) will no longer be available for purchase. You can still purchase the other promotional items separately, including the Natural Touch Specialty Paper, Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, Brilliant Wings Dies, and Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set which still have plenty of inventory. We appreciate the great response to the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and look forward to seeing your creativity at work.
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Magenta Madness Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Mango Melody Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); Well Written die cut sentiment
Basic Black Cardstock: Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die cut (behind butterflies); Brilliant Wings detailed die cut butterflies
Rainbow Glimmer Paper: Brilliant Wings solid die cut butterflies
Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
True Love DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
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A bunch of you have asked about the pizzas that we made these past couple of weeks, sooo….here’s some deets!
Our Inkin’ Krew recently had a great Zoom cooking class with Luca and Mara Orlandi (we made Gnocchi and Nutella Roll) – and it was…amazing!
Wayne and I had such a good time that I joined Luca’s FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/266273041685957
As I scrolled around, I discovered that they offer Zoom cooking classes every Saturday evening. And…I figured…we needed to learn to make real pizza. So I got us signed up that’s exactly what we did!
The trick is the technique for cooking – you start the dough cooking in a very hot pan – then add the toppings – then, once the bottom is golden and the sides puffy – you slide it into a very very hot oven (like…500F).
Mind…blown! I’ll never par-bake a pizza again!
This past weekend, we repeated the pizza using my sourdough crust – from King Arthur Baking (https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/recipes/sourdough-pizza-crust-recipe) – using the hot pan cooking technique!
So….the top pizza:
Sauteed mushrooms (cook them ahead of time) – shredded mozzarella – prosciutto – basil leaves.
Pesto – grape tomatoes (cut in half) – diced green chiles (canned) – shredded mozzarella – grated parmesan – pepperoni.
There you have it! I HIGHLY recommend Luca and Mara’s zoom classes – the food you’ll cook is amazing and the price is very reasonable ($10 a class)!! Check them out (https://www.facebook.com/groups/266273041685957) and get cookin’! 😉
Finn’ll be back tomorrow!