Today’s Spring /Summer Catalogue Showcase is the Butterfly Gala Set – Stamp set and punch, plus Gingham Gala 6″x6″ DSP. These will be available in the Stampin’ Up! Spring / Summer catalogue, available to purchase from 3rd January 2019.
One of the themes of this year’s November OnStage, our twice yearly convention for Stampin’ Up! demos, was to showcase the products for 3 different categories of paper crafters, the beginner, the casual and the avid crafter. I have therefore designed this project to meet each of these catergories, each one building on each other from beginner through avid.
For a beginner paper crafter, I kept it simple; both in design and the products used. One of the butterflies (there are 4 different designs in 2 sizes for each), was inked and stamped separately onto Whisper White card stock in memento black, along with a sentiment from the set. I coloured the butterflies in Lemon Lime Twist with water colour pencil, but any colour / pencil could be substituted. I used a black fine liner pen to add a ‘flight path’ from the butterfly and a hand drawn frame. A few rhinestones added a sparkle, all crafters even beginners love a little sparkle.
As a casual paper crafter you will have acquired a few more products in your crafting “stash”, some of our lovely coordinating card stock and inks, perhaps a few stamp sets. I kept the design similar as before, but used the beautiful starburst swirl from the Star of Light stamp set in the Annual catalogue as the butterfly ‘flight path’. Using the punch from the Butterfly Gala bundle, also sold separately, I stamped the butterfly onto vellum (using Stazon Ink, Memento does not dry well on vellum) and layered this on top of the previous butterflies to provide additional dimension. I also coloured some Rhinestones using Stampin’ Blends in Basic Black as a body for the butterflies (but if you don’t have any blends a permanent marker pen can also be used). I then layered this on a card base of Lemon Lime Twist.
For the avid crafter who will have acquired more products over time and is looking to purchase the Butterfly Gala suite of products, including the Gingham Gala DSP, I have added additional layers – A Gingham Gala DSP layer with a fancy fold cut, which nicely highlight both sides of the DSP, and through which the butterfly ‘flight path’ can be seen. The butterflies this time were stamped in the beautifully coordinating ink on to matching card stock and on vellum. For the ink to ‘stay’ I heat embossed the ink on the vellum using clear embossing powder. Thereby adding double the dimension to each butterfly. The sentiment was stamped on to a spare piece of Whisper White cards stock and punched out using the Pretty Label punch, this was layered onto a coordinating card Pretty Label punched element (halved and split to provide a frame) and added to the card with dimensionals to provide a raised effect.
The avid card was duplicated in each of the five colours of the Gingham Gala DSP, to produce my swaps for team training. The colours are:
- Grapefruit Grove
- Daffodil Delight
- Lemon Lime Twist
- Balmy Blue
- Highland Heather
Stampin’ Up! products used in my projects can be purchased by clicking ‘Online Shop’ in the menu or the sidebar banner to be taken to my online shop, where all current Stampin’ Up! products are available to purchase 24/7.
The new products from the Spring / Summer Catalogue will be available from 3rd January 2019, please look back to my website over the next few weeks for more sneak peeks and more from the Autumm / Winter and Annual Catalogues.
Thank-you for looking,