2015junehopbadgeWelcome to the Pals Blog Hop for June.  This month we are excited to show off new Stampin’ Up! products from the just released 2015 – 2016 annual catalog.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.  Get your wish list ready!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from (Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains), number 4 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

watercolor-wings-wisteria-wonderFor my “something new” for this card, I used the new Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wings Stamp set.  It comes with multiple stamps to make two size butterflies using the two step technique, where you stamp and then stamp directly over the top.  This set is a photopolymer stamp set, making this technique really easy to line up. It doesn’t look like much in the catalog, but just by adding color, these butterflies come to life!

Watercolor-WingsMy card starts out with a Tip Top Taupe card base. This is a new Stampin’ Up! 2015-2017 “in-color”.  It’s a great (cool) neutral color.  The card base is 11″ x 4.25″, scored at 5.5″.  This makes the fold at the top of the card, rather than the side for this orientation.  Next up is a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ layer of Wisteria Wonder and then a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ layer of Very Vanilla.  I stamped the fern leaves from the Butterfly Basics stamp set (this was a popular set in our 2015 Occasions catalog) in Pear Pizazz ink.

The butterflies were a two step (or 3 or 4 step…) layering technique. I stamped the base of the butterfly in Wisteria Wonder ink.  I then stamped the outer edge of the butterfly in Wisteria Wonder.  The same color stamped on top of each other, just makes it a tad darker.  The middle part of the wings I stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink.  Then I stamped the body and the antennas in memento black ink.  It didn’t seem to “pop” enough for me so, I used my two way glue pen and added some dazzling diamonds glitter to the wings.  I then used a small piece of card stock as a mask and sponged a little Soft Sky ink to the top and a little Pear Pizazz ink to the bottom to “ground” things a little.  The layers were adhered together with snail adhesive.

Stampin’ Tip: I always stamp the top layer BEFORE assembling the card.  This allows me to let stamps hang over the edge, without getting ink on the next layer and it allows me to flip the card stock over and start anew if I mess up too badly.

I used a Very Vanilla envelope and stamped on the front left corner using the same fern leaf stamp and the smaller butterfly to make the envelope and card be a matching set.  I hope you like it and it encourages you to picture more of the stamp sets in our catalog in all their full color glory!

The next stop is Candy Ford at Stamp Candy, number 6 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jennifer Michalski at stampingserenity.blogspot.com
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soirée by Natalie Bradley
  12. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  14. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  15. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  16. Maggie Mata at Maggie Mase Cards
  17. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  18. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  19. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  26. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  27. Jessica Wilson at My Prapercraft Universe
  28. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  29. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  32. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  33. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon

Happy Stamping,
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