Friday, March 5, 2021

Butterfly Bouquet Blog Hop: Masked Butterfly Card

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." --Maya Angelou

Butterflies remind me or spring. And of hope -- that beautiful things will emerge from times of trial. Join me today as we celebrate the release of the Butterfly Bouquet Collection with beautiful projects from demonstrators around the world!

First Time Visiting? Hello, Hello! I'm Julie Davison! I live in Central Illinois in the United States and have been a demonstrator for almost 19 years! My stamping style is clean and simple and the card I'm sharing today is definitely a "Julie Card"!
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance ~ Masking Technique ~ Blending Brushes #stampinup

Although the layout is clean and simple, I used the masking technique to add color and depth to the stamped butterflies. 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance ~ Masking Technique ~ Blending Brushes #stampinup
Step 1: To create the fun background, first stamp the butterflies. I used a 3-1/2" x 5-1/8" piece of Basic White Cardstock and Calypso Coral ink. The Stamparatus makes it easy to stamp large images like this one.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance ~ Masking Technique ~ Blending Brushes #stampinup  www.juliedavison.comStep 2: Line up a die cut mask over the stamped image. (Secure with adhesive or washi tape to prevent slipping.) Use a Stampin' Sponge, Sponge Dauber, or Blending Brush to  add color through the mask.
Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance ~ Masking Technique ~ Blending Brushes #stampinup
I used the same color ink (Calypso Coral) to stamp and blend for this this monochromatic card, but you can play around with different color combinations!

I shared this card during my regular Thursday Night Stamp Therapy last night. Watch the video to see the masking technique in action with an additional swap showcase at the end!

Now it's time to check out what my stamping friends around world have done with these awesome new products! Keep going on the the hop:

Ready for more Butterfly Bouquet Card Ideas? Special Offer from Julie Davison: Buy the Butterfly Brilliance Butterfly and get FREE Bonus PDF with 12 Project Tutorials to inspiration you with this collection!

Order the Stampin' Up! Products to Make This Project: Butterfly Brilliance stamp set, Calypso Coral ink & cardstock, Petal Pink cardstock, Basic White cardstock, Natural Touch Specialty Paper, Brilliant Wings Dies, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Everyday Label Punch, Blending Brushes, Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack

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Diane Evans said...

Great technique

Crafty Karen Designs said...

Really lovely card, I haven’t tried stamping this with a colour yet but I really like what you e done so will be trying it

Stampin' In The Sand said...

Very cool tip for coloring the butterflies with the blending brushes! Love your card as well. TFS

andersonshel said...

Love the Calypso Coral....I would never have thought to choose that color and I LOVE the way your card turned out! Super smart to mask and use blending brush too!

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

I think I am going to have to make me a mask as soon as I get off my IPad!! I love your card!!❤️🦋

Sara Sayers - KISS Kreative said...

Fabulous technique with the mask and blending brushes. TFS x

Heather said...

Julie I always love your cards!! This one does not disappoint. Fun technique!

Gillybean Crafting said...

thanks for sharing this technique. I can't wait to try it and share with my customers!

Alison Primmer-Bradley said...

Beautiful ❤️

Margaret said...

Love it!! Gotta try it.