Welcome to Papertrey Ink's January release countdown, Day 3. We have the pleasure today of introducing some fabulous new butterfly-themed products -- two new cover plates and two stamp sets, including the latest in Dawn's Enclosed series. If you like butterflies, you're going to love these products!
The January release will be available at 10 pm EST January 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.
For my first card, I used the new Bitty Butterflies Cover Plate and the Bitty Butterflies stamp set. First I die-cut the cover plate out of white, then stamped the butterfly cut-outs in shades of blue, green, and gray. That light green is the new Mint Julep color, and it is sooooo gorgeous!
I layered the cover plate onto a piece of Soft Stone card stock, placed the stamped butterflies back in their places and machine stitched through each column, then pulled the wings forward for a little dimension.
The sentiment is stamped on Mint Julep card stock.
My card designs today are each inspired by real butterfly species. The color combo above is based on both the rare Papilio Zalmoxis and the common Spicebush Swallowtail.
(source: Gardens With Wings)
STAMPS: Bitty Butterflies
DIES: Bitty Butterflies
INK: Smokey Shadow, Stormy Sea, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Mint Julep, True Black
PAPER: white, Soft Stone, and Mint Julep card stock
OTHER: True Black baker's twine, sewing machine
How about that ginormous butterfly? That is Enclosed: Butterfly, and I love, love, love it! Such a dramatic focal point! I die-cut the solid butterfly from a watercolored panel, stamped a layer in orange, and added some white details.
For the sentiment, I trimmed the word "blessed" from the butterfly outline/frame die, then offset it, along with the rest of the sentiment components.
I was inspired by the Leopard Lacewing:
(source: Butterflies of Singapore)
Isn't that gorgeous?!
STAMPS: Enclosed: Butterfly
DIES: Enclosed: Butterfly
PAPER: watercolor paper, white and True Black card stock
OTHER: white embossing powder, True Black baker's twine, watercolors, clear sequins
Butterflies work well for so many occasions. Here, I've used the Butterfly Cover Plate along with Keep It Simple: Baby to create a sweet baby girl card.
I started by repeatedly stamping the sentiment in the background in Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, and Spring Moss. Next is a layer of vellum to soften the text stamping in the background and allow the cover plate to stand out.
The Butterfly Cover Plate is sponged in the same colors as the background.
Last I added a sentiment flag (stamped on the banner from Tag Sale: Quilted) and two pink buttons.
The color combo is a more subtle, lightened-up version of the colors found on the Euphaedra Xypete:
source: Butterflies of Ghana
STAMPS: Keep It Simple: Baby
DIES: Cover Plate: Butterfly, Tag Sale: Quilted
INK: Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss
PAPER: white card stock, vellum card stock
OTHER: ink blending foam, buttons, white linen thread
For more Butterfly Inspiration, visit the Papertrey Ink team:
Thanks for stopping by!