Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Stampin' Up! Brilliant Wings Birthday Card

Hello!  Welcome to my blog!  Today's card was inspired by Paper Craft Crew's Card Sketch #PCC432.  Isn't this a great sketch!?  I decided to go with butterflies for my interpretation of this card.  However, I think this is one I will revisit in the future!  

Bermuda Bay Card Base ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
Basic White Cardstock ~ 4" x 5-1/4" (*2, one is for the inside)
*Bermuda Bay Cardstock ~ 2-1/2" x 1-1/2", or 6" x 5"
*Granny Apple Green Cardstock ~ 2-1/2" x 1-1/2" or 6" x 5"
*Melon Mambo Cardstock ~ 2-3/4" x 2" and 2" x 1-1/4" or 6" x 5"
Basic Black Cardstock ~ 6" x 5"
*I went ahead and cut out all the butterflies using this large die and saved the extras for another project.  You can do the same, or just cut out the ones you need.

  1. Place Block H on the Melon Mambo ink pad, inking up just the block (no stamp).  Then, lightly spray with a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water.  Now, place the wet, inked block in the middle of your 4" Basic White CS.  Press down firmly for a few seconds, letting the ink saturate the cardstock.
  2. Repeat step one using Block G and Granny Apple Green ink.  Place the block above the Melon Mambo strip.
  3. Repeat step one again, using Block G and Bermuda Bay ink.  Place the block below the Melon Mambo strip. 
  4. Use the large Brilliant Wings Die to cut out butterflies in Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay. 
  5. Choose the three butterflies you would like to use for the front and a small one to use on the inside.  Use the coordinating intricate Brilliant Wings Dies to cut out Basic Black butterflies to place on top of your chosen butterflies.  This would be a great time to use Adhesive Sheets, if you have them.  
  6. Put the butterflies together.  Peel away the Adhesive Sheet backing, then place the intricate black butterflies on the solid colorful butterflies.  (If you didn't use Adhesive Sheets, just place a few small drops of Liquid Glue on the backs of the butterflies before attaching them.)
  7. Glue the stamped Basic White CS to the front of your Bermuda Bay Card Base. 
  8. Glue the Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay Butterflies to the front of the card
  9. Stamp 'Happy Birthday' using Memento Tuxedo Black ink over the Melon Mambo strip, as shown.
  10. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the Melon Mambo Butterfly.
  11. Place Rhinestones in the center of each butterfly.  

Glue the Basic White Cardstock to the inside of the card, then glue the final butterfly to bottom right corner.  

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Happy Stamping!

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  1. Lovely card, Judith! Great use of the block stamping technique. Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!

    1. Thanks Jan! I always usually forget about that technique, but thought it was perfect for this sketch. :)