I have received some amazing Butterfly Bouquet swap cards, several of which will be featured in my 25-Card Butterfly Bouquet Tutorial that you can earn with a qualifying order. Today, I'm sharing a couple of my favorite swaps that both feature a pretty, intricate black butterfly focal point.
Option 1: Earn 5-Card LIVE Class Kit—Place a minimum $35 order at my Online Store using HOST CODE WCVYGKK7 and I'll send you all the pre-cut cardstock and accents you'll need to create 5 of the projects that I demonstrated during the March 4, 2021, LIVE Class! Offer ends March 17 and kits mail out on March 22, 2021.
Option 2: Earn 5-Card LIVE Class Kit & 25-Card Tutorial PDF—Receive the 5-Card Butterfly Bouquet LIVE Class Kit PLUS the Bonus 25-Card Butterfly Bouquet Tutorial PDF when you place a minimum $100 order using the Host Code WCVYGKK7 at www.TooCoolStamping.com, click on the Shop Now link. The Tutorial includes instructions for the 5 featured cards, plus 20 bonus projects designed by fellow demonstrators in the Top 100. Offer ends March 17, 2021, and kits will mail on March 22, 2021.
Join Me Next Wednesday For More Butterfly Ideas—Next week's LIVE Class has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 10, at 9am ET. I'll be featuring several cards from the Butterfly Bouquet 25-Card Tutorial. No new class kit for next week.
**Do NOT use a Host Code if your order is $150 or more, so you can enjoy your FREE Stampin' Rewards dollars…I will automatically send a kit to you!
LeeAnn Greff created this pretty swap card with a lovely shimmery-black butterfly and perfect, eye-pleasing balance of design. This card is included as part of my Butterfly Bouquet 25-Card Tutorial PDF.
Background Basics—LeeAnn's card begins with a 2" x 5-1/2" piece of Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper adhered to a Mint Macaron card base. She layered a 2" x 4" piece of the Natural Touch Specialty Paper onto a 2-1/4" x 4-1/4" piece of Basic Black and added that to the card front. Next, she embossed a 4-1/4" x 7/8" piece of Basic Black with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder, then adhered it across the front of the card.
Sweet Sentiment—LeeAnn die-cut a Painted Labels Basic White die-cut and stamped it with a Happy Thoughts greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. It's adhered to the card front with SEAL Adhesive.
Layered Butterfly—The focal point is created with a die-cut of the pre-printed Butterfly Bijou image layered with an intricately die-cut Brilliant Wings Basic Black butterfly. LeeAnn brushed the black butterfly with Wink of Stella glimmer for a shimmery finish and topped it with a couple of Rhinestone Jewels. The bottom layer is adhered with SEAL and the top butterfly is attached with Glue Dots.
Butterfly Bijou Double-Point Card
Susan Campfield created this awesome double-point folded card that is such a fun layout to try! It's easier than you might think and I'll include this one as part of my 25-Card Tutorial.
Background Basics—This card begins with a quarter-sheet 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Just Jade card base. To create the folded points, Susan started with two 4" x 3" pieces of Butterfly Bijou DSP and scored along the 3" side at the 1" mark. Fold the two corners down to that score line, then adhere the remaining 1" flap behind a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White. Mount the layers onto the card base and use a Bone Folder to burnish the folds so that the DSP lays down nicely.
Focal Point Card Front—Susan layered four pieces of cardstock to create the card front: 2" x 3" Basic White, 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" Just Jade, 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" Mint Macaron and 2-5/8" x 3-5/8" Basic Black. She adhered the top of the card front to the top DSP point, so that it opens and overlaps the bottom point.
Butterfly Layers—Susan layered a Black Brilliant Wings die-cut butterfly with Glue Dots over a solid butterfly die-cut from the same Butterfly Bijou DSP. It's added to the card front with Dimensionals.
Finishing Touches—The Quite Curvy sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White, cut to 1-1/8" x 3/8" and popped up with Dimensionals. She finishes by adding Opal Rounds to the top of the butterfly and floating around it.