Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Color Pop Butterflies

Welcome to the second group post for Papertrey's April release countdown. Today we are introducing Color Pop Butterflies, the newest Make It Market mini kit by Betsy Veldman. Just like Color Pop Florals from a couple of months ago, this collection includes stamps, dies, a paper pack, and a three-step stencil collection.

The April release will be available at 10 pm EST on April 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

I absolutely love the way all of these products work together! Product design at its best for sure. For this first card, I've used a little bit of everything in the kit. First I used the stencils and sponge daubers to add color to the butterflies and flowers on one of the Color Pop Butterflies paper patterns. Next, I used the stamps to add the details to the sponged areas. "So happy" is die-cut and colored with Copics and "for you" is stamped on a tiny sentiment flag die-cut. The flower trio and pair of leaves that anchor the sentiment flag are pre-printed designs that are included in the paper pack. 

StampsColor Pop Butterflies

Dies: Color Pop Butterflies

Ink: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Terracotta Tile, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Scarlet Jewel

Paper: Stamper's Select White, Color Pop Butterflies paper pack

Other: Color Pop Butterflies stencils, sponge daubers, Copic markers, white thread, fun foam

For this next card, I went in a totally different direction, color-wise. I needed a card for a family that is going through a difficult time right now, and thought the butterflies and a sentiment from Betsy's Inspired: Faith would work together as a beautiful message of hope.

The large butterfly is stamped and die-cut, the smaller butterfly and the flowers are sponged through the stencils, then stamped with the details.

I popped up the Soft Stone panel to give that framed circle element some dimension. The Soft Stone panel is stamped with some subtle white lines using one of the stamps in Plaid Builder.

Last, I embellished with a few sequins and some Pinefeather Baker's Twine.

StampsColor Pop Butterflies, Plaid Builder

DiesColor Pop Butterflies, Shaker Shapes: Circle, Branching Out

Ink: Lavender Moon, Autumn Rose, Aqua Mist, Stormy Sea, Fresh Snow

Paper: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, Stormy Sea, and Pinefeather card stock; vellum card stock

Other: Pinefeather Baker's Twine, sequins, foam tape, sponge daubers

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Kris said...

These are beautiful cards...the Faith card is stunning.

Shelly said...

Wonderful cards! Love how you split the panel on the first card. The color combo and sentiment are perfect to show you care on your second card. Using those plaid builder stamps on the background is a great effect. I will have to remember that!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are so beautiful, Amy! I can't wait to add this kit to my collection!

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Diana K said...

Amazing cards, both of them. Don't even need to look at anyone else's blogs. Sold!

Marybeth said...

Amy, theses are stunning! I love the soothing colors of the second one!

Colleen said...


Gina said...

Beautiful! I am sure the family getting the faith card will be so touched and appreciative.

Kathy Mc said...

Your bright and bold butterfly card is just beautiful, Amy, but your soft and serene one melts my heart. Just stunning!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Beautiful cards! Love butterflies!

Nancy Penir said...

Beautiful butterfly cards today! Love the split and all your inking, just gorgeous!!!

Brithzi said...

Gorgeous cards! This kit is marvelous!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

OMG! Drop Dead Gorgeous!!!

María Alba

TLady said...

Amy, BOTH of your cards are STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!! AND SO DIFFERENT from each other too! STUNNING WORK! ;)

MTPatB said...

I love the flower layer stamps so this butterfly one is sure to please too. The kit has an amazing number of pieces.