Butterfly Beauties in Blue For Just Add Ink

by Joanne James30. April 2019 07:00

Today I'm sharing a card for this week's colour challenge over at Just Add Ink:


I've not managed to play along with this lovely group for a couple of weeks but when I saw this week's fabulous bright colour palette I couldn't resist! I decided to go for a bold design to really make the most of all that colour and used my Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies for the very first time - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

A Blended Background - I wanted something with lots of colour for my background but not too much detail so as to detract from the butterflies, so decided to use the two lightest colours and apply them using a sponge dauber in a circular motion until the colours were blended and covered the whole layer. I used Shimmery White cardstock for my base; I find this helps the colours blend better and I also love the subtle shimmer it adds to the card. 

Butterfly Beauties Indeed - I loved these butterflies the moment I saw them and I've had them for months, so I'm not sure why it's taken me so long to get them out of the packet as they really are gorgeous and the star of the show for sure on today's card. I used both of the large dies and layered them together, with a smaller layered butterfly to anchor my sentiment; the set rally is choc-full of butterflies in all shapes and sizes though - lots of creative possibilities. I'm so glad these are carrying over into the main catalogue as it will give me lots more opportunities to play with them. Just a quick reminder that whilst both the Beauty Abounds stamp set and the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies are carrying over, the 10% bundle discount price will not, so if you want to take advantage of that you need to order before the new catalogue goes live on 4th June.

Friendship Abounds - The dies in the Beauty Abounds bundle are rather spectacular, but the stamp set is rather special too: alongside some generic sentiments, it has two great pairs of sentiments that are just perfect for that special friend in you life. The one I used on my card today finishes on the inside with '...out of a whole world of people' (I forgot to take a photo so you'll have to take my word for it!!) How lovely is that?

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day. I'm early posting for a change and mine is shaping up to be a busy one. and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/30/2019 11:54:17 AM #

This is a real stunner!  Your blending is beautiful and highlights these dies perfectly!  Not sure I could use those shades together, but you pulled it off in a wonderful way!


Lou Kitzelman
Lou KitzelmanAustralia
4/30/2019 11:32:08 PM #

Oh wow Joanne. That background is divine. I love how it really makes those beautiful butterflies pop. So glad you had time to join us again. The weeks just fly by don't they! Lou x


Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
5/1/2019 10:39:05 AM #

What a fabulous background Joanne, I love how you see glimpses of it through the butterflies and every single view is different! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim


Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
5/1/2019 2:50:00 PM #

Hi Joanne, Hope all is well with you?    Ohhh lovely background effect, I really love the way you have layered the Butterflies too.  Very pretty.  The little Butterfly beside the sentiment is a sweet touch too.  Chantell x x


Jan M
Jan MAustralia
5/1/2019 10:34:47 PM #

Your background is blended so beautifully Joanne and I love how your butterflies really pop against it - so striking! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.


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