Rainbows and Butterflies

It’s that time of year again when all of the Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators get excited. Onstage Live, which is in Auckland, started today and we get to have a sneak peek at the new annual catalogue which will go live early June. But that’s not the only thing we get excited about! We love catching up with fellow demonstrators/friends, playing with new products or stamp sets and swapping cards that we have made. It’s a great way to get new ideas.

You may remember the shaker card I made about 2 months ago. (You can see the full post here) I really liked the sponged rainbow background so I used this as the base to my card but switched up other parts of my card.

The sentiment from the Amazing Life Stamp Set was stamped in the centre of the Whisper White card and then I used sponge daubers and a number of ink pads to create the sponged background over the top.  I used Real Red, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apply Green, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape.

When making multiples of the same card you tend to set up a production line and complete the same step for all cards before moving into the next step.

I stamped all of the butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Memento ink on a few sheets of Whisper White cardstock and then coloured them using my sponge daubers and three consecutive colours from my rainbow. So the first combination was Real Red, Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight, then the next one was Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green, and so on. So I ended up with 4 different colour combinations. Once they were all coloured, I punched them out using the Butterfly Duet punch and used one of each colour on each card (2 large and 2 small butterflies).

When it came to the frame that I layered over the top of the rainbow sponged sentiment, I cut the inside out using the Rectangles Stitched Framelits Dies and couldn’t decide whether I preferred the black or white frame. So what did I do? I made both! Half of each. The demos that I swap with can decide which one they want.

Which do you prefer? The black or the white?

I look forward to sharing some creations using some of the new products over the coming months, so make sure you come back and check those out.

Until next time, happy stamping

Michelle

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