Watercolor Wash Background Butterfly Gala card

Create a watercolor wash on watercolor paper with any colors of Stampin’ Up! ink for a stunning handmade card background!

 

Butterfly Gala stamp set card with Watercolor Wash background. Stampin' Up! papercrafting supplies. www.PattyStamps.com

 

After creating the watercolor wash, this card was stamped with the Butterfly Gala butterfly image in Versamark ink and heat embossed with White embossing powder. 

It’s stunning and simple.

 

Butterfly Gala stamp set from Stampin' UP!  #148580 at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

Click to shop the Butterfly Gala set in my online store.

 

I created this card while stamping at Kurstan’s all day stamping retreat a couple months ago. I just love how it turned out!

 

Watercolor Wash background card:

  1. Use any type of plastic surface (cello bag, clear block, lid from Cool Whip or yogurt) and drop a few drops of about 4 to 6 different colors of reinkers onto the plastic
  2. Use an Aqua Painter or paint brush to wet the watercolor paper
  3. One color at a time, pick up the color and swipe it onto the wet paper
  4. Using adjacent colors that blend well together will help your watercolor “rainbow” look great
  5. Let dry completely
  6. Stamp butterflies in versamark, add White Embossing Powder, heat set
  7. Layer onto mat and base card
  8. Add sequins.
  9. Stamp greeting with Memento black ink

 

Watercolor Wash Color Combo:

 

Stampin' Up! color combo for watercolor wash background - Butterfly Gala card. www.PattyStamps.com

 

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A Suite of Sweets Stampin’ Up! projects

These fabulous How Sweet it Is Suite of Stampin’ UP! supplies are on the Last Chance list – it means they are retiring! 

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How Sweet it Is Suite of Stampin' UP! products - perfect for birthdays and celebrations.. cards, favors, treat packaging and more! www.PattyStamps.com

 

I made all 5 of these adorable projects at Kurstan’s all day retreat – it was an “add-on” class at the retreat and I think they all turned out so cute!!  These are so perfect for birthdays or other fun celebrations!!

 

Shaker Card featuring How Sweet it Is Suite of Stampin' UP! products - perfect for birthdays and celebrations.. cards, favors, treat packaging and more! www.PattyStamps.com

 

The cute Shaker Card is filled with fun Iridescent Sequins #144212, and the great Foam Strips are around the edge of the little candy jar, holding the sequins in.

 

Gift Card Holder featuring How Sweet it Is Suite of Stampin' UP! products - perfect for birthdays and celebrations.. cards, favors, treat packaging and more! www.PattyStamps.com

This fun Gift Card Holder card has a flap on the inside left to hold a gift card – what a fun way to give someone a treat!!  The cupcake, candies and candy jar are all cut out of the How Sweet it Is designer paper pack.

Gift Card Holder featuring How Sweet it Is Suite of Stampin' UP! products - perfect for birthdays and celebrations.. cards, favors, treat packaging and more! www.PattyStamps.com

How Sweet it Is Suite of Stampin' UP! products - perfect for birthdays and celebrations.. cards, favors, treat packaging and more! www.PattyStamps.com

 

Below: Clear Tiny Treat boxes are the perfect size for a few candy treats or small gift.  Wrap some designer paper around the box, fill with shreddie, and decorate the front for a darling presentation!

How Sweet it Is Suite of Stampin' UP! products - perfect for birthdays and celebrations.. cards, favors, treat packaging and more! www.PattyStamps.com

 

Each project is embellished with the adorable Glitter Enamel dots. I love those!! The colors are perfect for this suite!!

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Rainbow Butterfly Card

Now that the Amazingly popular Butterfly Duet punch is back in stock, I wanted to share a lovely Rainbow Butterfly card I created at and all day Stampin’ UP! crafting retreat in February!

Stampin' UP! Butterfly Duet punch card idea featuring watercolor rainbow background. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Kurstan hosted the retreat and taught us now to create a rainbow background to punch the butterfly duet punch pieces from!! SO COOL!

Stampin' UP! Butterfly Duet punch card idea featuring watercolor rainbow background. www.PattyStamps.com

 

We simply used a clear envelope for our watercolor palette, but you can use a clear block, a plastic lid or a real palette.  We dropped drops of 7 different reinkers onto the plastic.  Wet your strip of watercolor paper, then use an Aqua Painter to pick up the 7 colors and paint stripes of color in a rainbow pattern onto the wet watercolor paper. Be sure to allow the adjoining colors to mix a bit for gorgeous combinations of color.

 

Stampin' UP! Butterfly Duet punch card idea featuring watercolor rainbow background. www.PattyStamps.com

 

After the watercolor paper is thoroughly dry, use the Butterfly Duet punch to punch out several butterflies.  Each one will be unique and different. Arrange them onto your card as desired, popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. We created a 4-1/4″ square card with Thick Whisper White cardstock.

 

Stampin' UP! all day crafting retreat with Kurstan, February 2019. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Our crafting retreat day was awesome.. about 12 hours of stamping, visiting, crafting, eating, making new friends and learning new tips and techniques!  Click here for info on Kurstan’s next San Francisco Bay Area all day retreat.

 

Stampin' UP! Butterfly Duet punch card idea featuring watercolor rainbow background. www.PattyStamps.com

 

I used Wink of Stella on each butterfly to make them shimmery.. probably difficult to see in the photo, but so pretty in person!! The little floral Gingham Gala flower sequins also add a sweet touch of shimmer to the card!!  The polkadot pattern is from the (now retired) Sale-a-Bration Botanical Butterfly paper, but you could use any background paper you have on hand if you are out of the Botanical Butterfly paper.   I Just Adore you is stamped in black on a die cut circle, and is found in the Incredible Like You stamp set #148708

 

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Garden Impressions Thank You Cards for OnStage

If you read yesterday’s blog post, you know I am in San Antonio this weekend at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event!! It’s like a mini convention, and we get to see the NEW 2019-2020 Stampin’ UP! catalog today!! yay!!!  I created these Garden Impressions Thank You Cards to take to the Stampin’ Up! staff today.  I hope it brightens their day and lets them know how much they are appreciated!!  If you want to reserve your 2019-2020 catalog CLICK HERE!

Garden Impressions designer paper from Stampin' UP! - Thank you cards for the OnStage event! www.PattyStamps.com

 

I used the Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White Note card bases that come precut, prescored with envelopes in a pack, and I added some floral designer paper from the Garden Impressions 6×6 paper stack to the front and inside of each card, then put the remaining piece from the 6×6 on the envelope flap!! cuteness!

 

Garden Impressions designer paper from Stampin' UP! - Thank you cards for the OnStage event! www.PattyStamps.com

 

The bold Thank You So Much stamp and the fun sentiment on the inside are both from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set shown below, #141522 online.  I used Blueberry Bushel and Lovely Lipstick ink.

 

Garden Impressions designer paper from Stampin' UP! - Thank you cards for the OnStage event! www.PattyStamps.com

To decorate the front of each card, I used a Pearlized Doily, with a Sweet Pins & Tag tag on top, and stamped it with the “You’re So Awesome” stamp from the Flowering Desert stamp set, in Lovely Lipstick or Calypso Coral ink.

Each card has some flowers that I cut out of the Garden Impressions paper with my Paper Snips and added some Happiness Blooms enamel dots to each flower center.

Garden Impressions designer paper from Stampin' UP! - Thank you cards for the OnStage event! www.PattyStamps.com

Garden Impressions designer paper from Stampin' UP! - Thank you cards for the OnStage event! www.PattyStamps.com

 

Fun Craft Tip!

I found that the Four-Petal punch is a quick and easy way to create leaves for my flowers!  I punched it in Call Me Clover cardstock and just tucked it behind the flower!!

Fun creative use for the Stampin' UP! Four-Petal punch - use it for leaves with your flower images! www.PattyStamps.com

Garden Impressions Designer Paper Stack from Stampin' UP! 2018 2019 catalog ends 6-3-19. www.PattyStamps.com

The Garden Impressions 6×6 paper stack is available in our current catalog, or HERE online.

Garden Impressions designer paper from Stampin' UP! - Thank you cards for the OnStage event! www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Florentine Lattice Background for Petal Palette cards

I really wanted to try a garden lattice effect with the Florentine Thinlit die, so I die cut it in Whisper White cardstock and layered it over 2 different patterns from the Garden Impressions designer paper from Stampin’ Up!.  I added watercolor die cut roses from the Petal Palette stamp set – they look like the climbing roses on a trellis in my garden!  (I just noticed that the Florentine die is on LOW inventory... don’t delay if you want to order one!)

Stampin' UP! Florentine Thinlit die - perfect lattice background for the watercolored Petal Palette flowers on my handmade card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Card Supplies shown below:

  • die cut Florentine thinlit die #149052
  • Garden Impressions designer paper #146289
  • Stamped and watercolored Petal Palette roses #145788

 

Stampin' UP! Florentine Thinlit die - perfect lattice background for the watercolored Petal Palette flowers on my handmade card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

The flowers are stamped with StazOn ink onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Stampin’ UP! ink.  I colored them with a watercolor brush dipped onto a clear block that I smooshed into the following ink pad colors: Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Call my Clover, Granny Apple Green and Cajun Craze.

I experimented with several different patterns from the Garden Impressions designer 6×6 paper stack behind the lattice Florentine die cut piece and the 2 in my blog post today are my 2 favorites. 

Stampin' UP! Florentine Thinlit die - perfect lattice background for the watercolored Petal Palette flowers on my handmade card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I love the sentiment above, as I feel it’s perfect for this card.  It’s stamped in Calypso Coral ink on a Stitched Circle die cut and it’s from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  The Base card is Mango Melody, because I thought it looked nice with the Garden Impressions designer paper.

Stampin' UP! Florentine Thinlit die - perfect lattice background for the watercolored Petal Palette flowers on my handmade card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Find the Florentine Thinlit die cut in my online Stampin’ Up! store here.  You can die cut the flowers with the Petals and More Thinlit dies, #145655

Stampin' UP! Florentine Thinlit die - perfect lattice background for the watercolored Petal Palette flowers on my handmade card. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

For the Thank you From the Heart sentiment above, I combined 2 stamps from the Petal Palette set onto one die cut tag (from the Humming Along framelits) and added an Epoxy Heart that I colored with my Dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend marker.  The base card is Call Me Clover cardstock.

 

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Bloom by Bloom Flower Cards

Big, Bright and Bold – that’s what you get when you use the color palette from the Happiness Blooms suite for these Bloom by Bloom Flower cards!

Stampin' Up! Bloom by Bloom card idea featuring Happiness Blooms designer paper and Night of Navy Memories & More card base. Happiness Blooms enamel dot embellishments. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I love creating with the Happiness Blooms suite and the Bloom by Bloom stamp set.  You can see the entire suite online HERE. I used the Happiness Blooms designer paper, the Bloom by Bloom stamp set, Happiness Blooms enamel shapes and the Memories & More card bases with CUTE striped envelopes!

Stampin' Up! Bloom by Bloom card idea featuring Happiness Blooms designer paper and Night of Navy Memories & More card base. Happiness Blooms enamel dot embellishments. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I used both the large and small Happiness Blooms Memories & More card bases to create large and small cards with this Suite.  I stamped a bunch of the Bloom by Bloom floral images on Whisper White cardstock with Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick, Calypso Coral and Blueberry Bushel ink and fussy cut them with my paper snips, then layered them onto the large and small cards. The leaves are punched out with the Leaf Punch in Call me Clover cardstock.

 

Stampin' Up! Bloom by Bloom card idea featuring Happiness Blooms designer paper and Night of Navy Memories & More card base. Happiness Blooms enamel dot embellishments. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Tip!

When you stamp the flowers on Whisper White, add the Happiness Blooms enamel shapes first, then fussy cut around the entire thing before adding them to you card.  (see below)

Supplies for Stampin' Up! Bloom by Bloom card idea featuring Happiness Blooms designer paper and Night of Navy Memories & More card base. Happiness Blooms enamel dot embellishments By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Below:  Supplies for the cards include Whisper White and Designer Paper die cut with the Stitched Rectangle framelits, Leaf Punch piece and stamped/ fussy cut flowers along with the Memories & More card bases and envelopes.

Supplies for Stampin' Up! Bloom by Bloom card idea featuring Happiness Blooms designer paper and Night of Navy Memories & More card base. Happiness Blooms enamel dot embellishments and Rectangle Stitched framelits. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Ribbon Tip!

When you want to tie ribbon horizontally around a side fold card, you can use the little circle punch in the Bitty Blooms punch pack to snip a tiny crescent shape in the spine/fold of the card, then you have the perfect opening to slip your ribbon through!

Bitty Blooms Punch Pack tip!! Use small circle punch to snip a small hole in the spine of the card, then thread ribbon through the hole! by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

You can purchase any of these Stampin’ Up! Supplies in my online store here, or by clicking any of the product photos below! Thank You!

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