Butterfly Basics – Sneak Peak

Happy Holiday’s everyone.  Please excuse my absence.  I’ve been enjoying time with the family but I’m back.

Only a few more days until the Stampin’ UP! Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration goes live on Jan 6th. I have a real treat for you in today’s sneak peak using a new stamp and framelit bundle called Butterfly Basics.

Stampin UP Butterfly Basics AverysOwleryWhat about those beautiful butterfly cut outs?  Aren’t the lovely.  The bundle comes with 3 butterfly dies, two are shown here, as well as an 11 piece stamp set.  Wow!  You can see a picture of the stamp set at the end of this post.

Stampin UP Butterfly Basics AverysOwleryTo make the larger butterfly I used an oldy but goody tool.  I have no idea what the real name of this tool is but I call it the Air Spritzer.  You can purchase these on-line or at large big box craft stores.  The way it work is by placing a marker in the holder with the fat end of the marker near the end of the bulb.  When you squeeze the bulb, air is forced through the nozzle end over the marker making spritz dots.  Stampin UP Butterfly Basics AverysOwleryI chose to  use this method because it provided a softer more subtle texture and was much easier to use multiple colors than it would have been to using water or alcohol spritzers.  The result is a barely there coloring on the paper. The colors I used were Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Hello Honey, and Lost Lagoon.

Stampin UP Butterfly Basics AverysOwleryYou also might notice the background.  I used one of the floral frames collection, cropped in a piece of scrap paper.  I used it as a mask and sponged blushing bride in the void.  TIP:  Use the cropped piece to place on your paper exactly where you want it.  Then fit the negative over it and tape down.  Remove the inside cropped piece and sponge away.  No more worrying it isn’t centered properly.

Lots of layers.  I chose to highlight this relatively simple card with several thin layers.  Another TIP:  When layering multiple layers, especially thin ones, use a liquid glue like our Two Way adhesive instead of a tape runner.  You’ll have time to slide it to get it lined up perfectly before it sets.

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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. So pretty Lynn. Merry Christmas and welcome back.

  2. Beautiful! Love the color combination. Love these butterflies.

  3. This is a beautiful card. I love the background and then the awesome butterflies. Thanks on the tips of how to do it.

  4. Lynn, this is beautiful! I like your idea of using the spritzing tool to create the soft ink effects. Love this card!

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