If you love butterflies and flowers for handmade cards, you’ll love Watercolor Wings and Awesomely Artistic stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! I showed you one sample last week using these two sets that you can see in this post: Watercolor Wings and Awesomely Artistic.
Today’s all-occasions card has a very different color scheme than last week, and you can see the layered colors on the bottom butterfly better in this card. Watercolor Wings is a 3-step stamp set, which means you can create some spectacular shading and patterns on your butterflies.
You’ll have a great time layering butterflies in all sorts of combinations when you get the Bold Butterfly Framelits, which comes bundled with Watercolor Wings for a savings of 15%. The dies include a Framelit for cutting out the larger butterfly on this card and a Thinilit for cutting the smaller butterfly.
This bundle complements the Butterfly Basics Bundle which was first seen in the spring Occasions Catalog, and carried over into the new Annual Catalog. Remember, when you order a bundle, you save 15% off the price of ordering the items separately. What stamper doesn’t love saving money?!!
The smallest and middle-size butterflies in the Butterflies Thinlits set are the same size as the two butterflies in the Bold Butterfly set. Which means you can layer the intricate Thinlits-cut butterflies with the Framelits-cut butterflies for striking results.
The new In Color, Delightful Dijon, is featured in this card. Don’t you just love how the So Saffron complements the Dijon? The background stamping was done with Awesomely Artistic, both on the Saffron background as well as the Early Espresso piece cut with the Lots of Labels Framelits.
I love the Awesomely Artistic stamp set for backgrounds. The flowers can be stamped tone-on-tone (as on the Early Espresso layer) or in light colors (see Watercolor Wings post). This will create subtle yet striking backgrounds that won’t detract from your focal point. The So Saffron layer was lightly stamped with the fern leaves from the set. (They show up better in the first photo.)
I rarely use Designer Series Paper anymore, as I usually find the patterns too busy and bold for the kind of cards I make. They don’t stay in the background, and can make a card way too busy. So I’m always on the lookout for stamp sets I can use to make my own background patterns. Awesomely Artistic is my new favorite!! If you like subtle backgrounds, this set can be one of your favorites, too!
Of course Awesomely Artistic doesn’t always have to be in the background! You can see a card with the focal point created with the flowers in this post: Awesomely Artistic Cards.
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If you love butterflies and flowers on your handmade cards, you’ll love Watercolor Wings, Bold Butterfly Framelits, and Awesomely Artistic!