This month’s card class is “All About Butterflies” and this vibrant butterfly card featuring the Butterfly Gala Bundle is one of the cards being featured.  Combining the color palette of Blueberry Bushel and Lemon Lime Twist creates a cheerful and vibrant card.  The sentiment is from the Love What You Do stamp set in the All Occasions Catalog.

Butterfly Gala Bundle featuring Sponge Technique

The card base uses Blueberry Bushel cardstock topped with a layer of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  The black polka dot DSP (3-3/4″ x 3-1/4″) is the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure – it’s free with a $50 order (before tax & shipping).  The Lemon Lime Twist gingham plaid (3-3/4″ x 1-3/4″) is from the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper 6″ x 6″ pack.  Abut the two pieces of DSP and cover the seam with the Lemon Lime Twist Mini Ruffled Ribbon.

The sponge technique was used to color the butterflies. 

First, stamp the butterflies on Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.   For the large butterfly, working from the center outward, use a sponge dauber to apply the ink to the center area of the butterfly with Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink.  Follow by sponging a small strip on each wing using Granny Apple Green Classic Stampin’ Ink.  Finish by stamping the outer wing edges with Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin’ Ink. 

For the small butterflies, sponge with the Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple green only.  Be sure to stamp the butterfly bodies using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  Use the Dual Butterfly punch to cut the butterflies.  Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and cut using the 2-1/4″ circle punch.  Layer on a Blueberry Bushel cardstock circle cut with a 2-1/2″ layering circle framelit.  Attach butterflies and sentiment as shown in the photo.  Embellish the butterflies with basic rhinestone jewels and add a couple of the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  

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