Today I want to share how you can make a beautiful Handmade Birthday Card with the Butterfly Bouquet.
But first, let me tell you that this post is part of a blog hop that is showcasing projects using the brand new Butterfly Bouquet.
So make sure you hop around with us, as you will get lots of ideas and inspiration with new set of products.
So let’s get started! shall we?
The Butterfly Bouquet Collection
If you haven’t heard the news, Stampin’ Up! has released a brand new collection of products that is called the Butterfly Bouquet. This collection includes a stamp set and a coordinating die set, as well as 2 brand new paper packs!
You can see below, the images of all the products including in this new collection.. The bundle (stamp + dies) is going to be available in the next catalog, however the paper packs are while supply last! So definitely put them in your wish list!
One of the things you need to know about the bundle is that the stamp set is like a background stamp. Meaning, you stamp all images at once.
But the coolest thing, is that the die to cut out the silhouette of the butterflies is also connected! So you can cut out all the butterflies at once! Making it easier to get plenty of cut out images to decorate your images!!
Similarly the Butterfly Bijou designer series paper, a.k.a. DSP or patterned paper, has a design that includes the same butterflies as the stamp set. Therefore you can cut out all the butterflies in this sheet at once.
If you want to see this collection in full action, watch the video tutorial from this post where I show it in so much detail..
But lets see below how to make a handmade Birthday Card using the Butterfly Bouquet collection.
Handmade Birthday Card with the Butterfly Bouquet
When I am trying to make cards, I try to get an idea of what products to use, as well as a sketch.
Here is the sketch I used. This is the same sketch I have been using during the Card Making Made Easy Workshop this week. In this workshop I’ve been teaching how you can create your own cards using the supplies you already have! (You can watch all the replays in my FB Group if you are interested in this workshop!)
And every day I have been sharing a card using the same sketch!
All card turn out beautiful and sooo different, so that is the fun part of using sketches!
So definitely wanted to share this suite with this sketch!!
As you can see it is a simple sketch, and honestly I think these are the best you can use when starting. Mainly because you can substitute so many things easier and faster.
Once you have the sketch then it is time to see how you want to incorporate it into your cards. So in my case I knew I wanted to use a cool technique for the background using the blending brushes, and I new I wanted to use the gold hoops, plus some of the butterflies from the Butterfly Bouquet collection.
And at this point the next thing to do is to look for the color combination!
The Color Combination
A super effective tip for color combos is to always get it from your DSP or the products you want to use.. this never fails!
Getting the color combo from the products helps me make sure everything is well coordinated and today was not an exception!
I had a butterfly cut out in the pool party/coastal cabana tones, so I instantly knew what colors I wanted to use in the color combo of my card.
Give it a try my friend, specially if you ever struggle getting color combination ideas..
Using the colors from a sheet of DSP that you like will help you get with color combo that cannot fail! Colors will look amazing every single time, as you are seeing them together in that sheet of DSP.
Another tip I can give you to get a nice balance of colors is to look at the amount of color you see in that DSP design.. you can define from that sheet what color should be the main color and which one a highlight color.. it never fails!
Other details of the card
Below the picture of the card I made using the sketch and the Butterfly cut- out. And you can see how I used a technique on the background of my card.
And in this case I wanted to create a cloudy sky using a template I made with the “Happy” dies and the blending brushes! You can watch the video tutorial to learn how to do this cloudy sky background..
Also I really wanted to use the gold hoops as I have not used them ever and had caught my eye in a recent project I saw from a fellow demonstrator..
As a final touch, I added wink of stella to the butterflies.
You can see how I incorporated the elements from the sketch in my card, using sketches is soooo easy and it always helps you get so many card ideas in a quickly way.. so give then a try! I am sure you will enjoy your crafting time so much more!
A sketch is like a road map of what to do, but still gives you flexibility to change things around to make your card in any style you like.. 🙂
Wanna learn more about how to come up with endless card ideas?
If you want to learn more about how to come up with endless card ideas with ease and confidence, using the supplies you already have, then the Card Making 101 Program would be perfect for you...
However, at this time this program is closed..
But in the meantime, I am still offering the FREE Card Making Made Easy Workshop to help you start thinking differently when making your cards..
I promise you this FREE Workshop will help you start coming up with card ideas..
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The Video Tutorial
As mentioned before you can check the video tutorial below, where you will see step by step how to make this card! (please scroll to the min 2, as i had some minor issues with the audio)
The Blog Hop Line Up
The Supply List
You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support 🥰
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