Close at Heart with Butterfly Bijou

It’s no surprise I’m working with products from the Butterfly Bouquet Collection again today. There’s something so great about new products that’s made better when those new products are amazing! Today’s card is quite simple with a simple technique to add depth to any of your projects. Here’s my sweet butterfly card:

Well Said, Dandy Laser-Cut Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Butterfly Bouquet – Now Available. Stampin’ Up! introduced us to the Butterfly Bouquet Collection yesterday. The collection is filled to the brim with gorgeous butterflies for every occasion. While some of the products will appear in the upcoming 2021 Annual Catalog (the Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set and Brilliant Wings Dies), others are only available during this limited-time promotion. To see all of the products in this new promotion, click on the image below:I cropped my Misty Moonlight and Bermuda Bay butterfly from the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper with the coordinating Brilliant Wings Dies. Here’s a look at colors and patterns in the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper: Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 156824And here are the Brilliant Wings Dies I used to but out my butterfly: Brilliant Wings Dies, Stampin Up! 155523I shared this same photo yesterday, but it’s worth another look-see – there’s one large die that cuts out all of the butterflies in the stamp set at once (and it coordinates with this page of the Designer Series Paper, too!). Butterfly Bijou, Butterfly Wings Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian King
  • Soft Backdrop. I created a soft So Saffron pattern on the Thick Basic White panel at the center of my card, a perfect resting place for the beautiful butterfly. Here’s a closer look: Well Said, Dandy Laser-Cut Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI used one of the patterns from the Dandy Laser-Cut Paper and a Blending Brush to create this sweet pattern. I taped down the cardstock and laser-cut panel with Post-It tape to hold it in place. I added ink to my Blending Brush and swirled it over the pattern to create this pattern beneath. Create a soft pattern with Dandy Laser-Cut Paper and Blending Brush, Stampin Up!, Brian King
  • Color Combination. I pulled all three of the colors in this card from the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. Together they are a sweet and beautiful combination of blues and yellow. If you like this mix of So Saffron, Bermuda Bay and Misty Moonlight as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference: Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Misty Moonlight

Stamp Sets: Well Said  Papers: Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Dandy Laser-Cut Paper, Misty Moonlight, Thick Basic White  Inks: Misty Moonlight, So Saffron  Accessories: Blending Brushes, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Brilliant Wings Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Lovely card Brian.

  2. Wow! Brian, I love this beautiful card and your use of laser-cut paper as a stencil. Very clever. The card is lovely with very little work. Enjoy your day!

  3. Today’s card is as beautiful as any butterfly I’ve seen. When you say one large die does that mean both the background die and the delicate butterfly ones are also only a single die?

  4. Simply GORGEOUS my friend.

  5. Lovely card and background!

  6. I love that card , and I love love that color combinations, really goes good together, thanks for sharing my friend, ♥️

    And thank you for all you do , your the BEST ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️♥️

  7. Love this one Brian. Have always loved yellow and blue combo. It’s simple but so pretty and heartfelt. Who wouldn’t love receiving this card!

  8. What a gorgeous card! Love how the butterfly is set to take off. The colors are lush. Nicely done, my friend!

  9. Gorgeous. Love how you used the die cuts to create the saffron background!

  10. Brian this card doesn’t grow on you, you love it at first sight! The color combo is so pretty. Very nice job on using the soft background with the laser cut paper. Wow, I can’t wait to play with these dies.

  11. Jennifer Spiller

    This is so pretty!!!

  12. Love this! That soft, subtle background is the bomb! Why don’t I ever think of things like that? You’re truly an inspiration to us all. xo

  13. Maryann Boisvert

    Simply Elegant!

    Question, Brian, can you go from ink color to ink color with the blending brush without washing it?

  14. Very handsome card!

  15. Gorgeous butterfly and that soft shading in the background sets it off perfectly!

  16. SO beautiful! Love the added background texture.

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