Spotlight on Butterfly Brilliance

Since my pre-order from Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog arrived on Friday, I’ve been so excited to play. While I’ll be sharing some new products over the coming weeks leading up to the release of the new catalog, I’ll also be showcasing products from the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and the retiring products from the 2020 Annual Catalog. The stamp set featured on today’s card isn’t in either of those books, but you can buy it today. Oh, joy! Here’s my card:

Butterfly Brilliance, Many Messages, Stampin Up!, Brian King, spotlight technique

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Butterfly Brilliance. The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle was released in March as an Early Release from Stampin’ Up!’s upcoming 2021 Annual Catalog. I’ve been dreaming about creating a spotlight card with this set since it was released. The dies that coordinate with the Butterfly Brilliance are amazing, but today’s card showcases the beautiful butterflies in the stamp set. Here’s a look at the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle: Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, Stampin Up!, 155821The Butterfly Brilliance stamp set features ONE large stamp with six butterflies (incidentally, the outline dies in the bottom, right corner above are one die that cuts all the butterflies at once). I stamped the butterflies once on Basic White cardstock and then again on Thick Basic White. I cropped the base with the largest of the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I cropped the other with a variety of Layering Circles Dies: Butterfly Brilliance Spotlighting, Stampin Up!, Brian KingSince the images are the same, I colored the circles with Stampin’ Blends and then glued them on top of the base layer images. Butterfly Brilliance, Many Messages, Stampin Up!, Brian King, spotlight technique
  • Many Messages. The long, slender sentiment at the center of my card is from the Many Messages stamp set, new in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. Similar to the butterflies above, the stamp set is ONE large stamp, and the coordinating die is ONE large die that cuts out all of the sentiments. Here’s a look at the Many Messages Bundle: Many Messages Bundle, Stampin Up!, 156272There is a great variety of sentiments in this set, and I love them all. I stamped this set several times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Thick Basic White cardstock and cut out the sentiments with the dies. I keep them in a little bucket for a quick grab: Many Messages Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian KingI’ll be honest, I was never successful at getting every single one of the sentiments perfectly centered in the die. Each pass, I had one or two I had to let go – and then I grabbed those the next time. The best tip for lining them up is to focus on the little heart and stars scattered throughout. AND…wouldn’t it be cool if we had a new stamp set in the upcoming catalog that also coordinated with this large die?! Hmm….
  • In Colors. Did you notice my card features all five of the 2021-2023 In Colors? The butterfly images are stamped with the oh-s0-rich Evening Evergreen and colored the butterflies with Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends. All five are represented on this card. How fun is that?! Here are the five new In Colors that will be available in Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog:Stampin Up! 2021-2023 In Colors - Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Pale PapayaWant to learn more about the 2021-2023 In Colors? Click on any of these links to read more:

While you can buy the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle right out of the online store, you can also pick up the new In Colors (and other select items from Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog) when you buy the Starter Kit and join (or rejoin) Stampin’ Up! today.

If you have thought about joining and want to be a part of an amazing online community of stampers, please email me today. I’d love to answer your questions or set up a time to chat with you.

If you are ready to purchase the Starter Kit and join our incredible community of stampers, CLICK HERE.

Bundles: Many Messages  Stamp Sets: Butterfly Brilliance  Papers: Pool Party, Evening Evergreen, Basic White, Thick Basic White  Inks: Evening Evergreen, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Pool Party, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Pale Papaya)  Accessories: Layering Circles Dies, Messages Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

What do you think? Don’t you think this is the perfect stamp set for this technique? Do you love these new In Colors?

Thanks for stopping by today!


Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, Stampin Up!, 155821


New Catalogs & Product Shares!

Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are able to order select items from the upcoming 2021 Annual Catalog. Copies of the new catalog have been ordered will soon be mailed to all of my current customers, so please be on the lookout. What fun!

If you’d like to receive a copy of the new catalogs (and aren’t a current customer), please place an order today. I’d love to send you one when they are available!

You’ll also be happy to know that I will be hosting product shares and selling Designer Series Paper Swatch Books from the new catalog, too. I’ll also be hosting In Color Bundles – you don’t want to miss out on those! More information coming soon! ♥

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  1. Awwww, what a great idea , and I love that look , thanks my friend for sharing, , hugs Frenchie ♥️Oh and love the colors too, ♥️
    Just wanted another chance to ADD another HEART ♥️🤪
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️♥️👍🏼

    • 🙂 So glad you like it, Frenchie! It was certainly a fun card to make, and I’ll take as many hearts and smiles as you can send. ♥ Love to you!

  2. Ps , got a little box of those santaments to, and in different colors ♥️👍🏼

  3. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Good morning, Brian!
    What a beautiful and interesting card! I reread your explanation a couple of times because I scanned it on my phone and didn’t realize the layers! Admittedly I usually skim the description first 😌 and then go back and read it in detail. Very impressive! Thank you for showcasing the new InColors!

    • Thanks, Suzie! The new In Colors are wonderful – so easy to work with. So many ways to use this “spotlight technique” – was happy to use it for these butterflies. All the best, my friend! ♥

  4. Margo Bullwinkle

    Brian, your killing me! I am trying very hard not to buy this set, cause I have a lot of butterfly stuff. Gorgeous card.

    • The last thing on this Earth I’d want to do is kill you with beautiful things, Margo…that said, this is a great bundle. Although I didn’t use them here, the dies are what sets this bundle over the top for me. Thanks!

  5. Love the spotlighting. I must remember to do this more. You perfectly executed the technique.

    • Thanks, Ann! I’ve always loved this technique, and this large stamp of butterflies gave me the perfect reason to play around with it. Glad you like it. ♥

  6. Very clever how you used the circles to create something unique and pretty!

  7. Oh so nice to see butterflies (it snowed here yesterday). : )

  8. LOVE how you used the circle dies to add some color……BRILLIANT!!!!

  9. At first I was confused ??? But after I read your description it was a fun creative endeavor ! I call it a WOW card !
    I love this set of Butterfly Dies ,but did not get it and how useful is the sentiment set if you are needing to have a lot on hand !
    I like the new colors except I* am not so sure about that odd green . I will know more after I get them to use .
    I like your card !!

    • The “odd green” is actually really beautiful, Sonny. It’s dark, dark, dark and so rich! You’re going to love it. Glad you like the card – it was fun to make. Keep me posted on when you receive your goodies. ♥

  10. What a great idea! I cannot wait to try this. TFS😀

  11. One of my all time favourite techniques. Lovely card Brian and it works so well with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set. I hope you don’t mind if I CASE it please?

  12. What a fabulous technique Brian, thank you for sharing the details – you’ve inspired me again – thank you 😊

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