Butterfly Thinlits to CASE Shawn de Oliveira

Clean and simple card by Natalie Lapakko featuring an inked background and Butterfly Thinlits from Stampin' Up!

Butterfly Thinlits to CASE Shawn de Oliveira

Spring has sprung and I have already seen butterflies fluttering around the lake behind our office. This is the perfect time of year to dust off the Butterfly Thinlits!

Clean and simple card by Natalie Lapakko featuring an inked background and Butterfly Thinlits from Stampin' Up!

I’m excited that these delicate thinlit dies will be returning in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! These were the first delicate dies that Stampin’ Up! ever offered, and they are a classic. It is so easy to design cards around these die cut butterflies; they are so beautiful on their own that it requires very little effort to make a gorgeous card.

Clean and simple card by Natalie Lapakko featuring an inked background and Butterfly Thinlits from Stampin' Up!

Quick Reminders

There are only 6 days left before the new Annual Catalog goes live! So exciting! That also means you have 5 days left to take advantage of a couple of special offers:

  • Retiring items will no longer be available to order. Get them while they last!
  • The Eastern Palace Starter and Premier bundles will no longer be available. (You can still get the stamps and dies in a bundle, but not all the added accessories, ink pads, and designer series paper.)
  • I will be ordering materials for product shares. Reserve your seat today!

Plan ahead!

There are several new offers available next month, too!

  • Special host bonus! For orders over $350, hosts earn an extra $35 in rewards during the month of June! If you want to take advantage of this offer contact me to book a party.
  • Paper Pumpkin discounts! Now through June 10th, save 25% on your first three months of Paper Pumpkin with the promo code StartsHere!

Challenge Inspiration

This card was inspired by two different challenges! The first is Global Design Project Challenge #088!

Shawn de Oliveira is an incredibly talented card maker and I’m often impressed with the cool new ideas he comes up with. He tries neat things like cutting windows in his cards and using texture paste. His creations always inspire me to go try something new for myself. Check out his awesome blog: Shawn Stamps!

CASE means “Copy and Selectively Edit” or in other words, to take inspiration from someone’s card and change it to make it your own. For inspiration on my card, I took the gold intricate die cut, plus the pink and crumb cake colors. I also used a sympathy based sentiment, like Shawn did.

The second challenge that inspired this card is Paper Players Challenge #345!

This was an easy challenge for me. I just LOVE using butterflies and the butterfly challenge went perfectly with the bright colored and supportive card I wanted to make to CASE Shawn. Wahoo!

Clean and simple card by Natalie Lapakko with an inked background and Butterfly Thinlits from Stampin' Up!

Card Directions

  1. First, cut a Crumb Cake card base.
  2. Next, cut a Whisper White panel that is 1″ (2.5 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Use a scoring board and a bone folder to score lines onto the Whisper White panel every 1/4″ (0.6 cm). I scored my lines at a 45 degree angle.
  4. Then, cut a second Whisper White panel that is 1-1/4″ (3.1 cm) smaller than the card base.
  5. On the scored panel, sponge on a blend of Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo. Each time you add ink to the sponge, test it first on scratch paper to avoid blotches. Use circular rubbing motions to add ink to the paper. Only the edges will show, so don’t worry about the middle of the paper!
  6. On the flat Whisper White panel, use washi tape to mask off a rectangular area. I recommend sticking the washi tape to your clothing first, then to the paper. This makes it just a little less sticky and easier to peel off later.
  7. Sponge Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo into the masked rectangular area.
  8. Remove the washi tape.
  9. Ink up the sentiment from Sending Thoughts with Daffodil Delight and sponge a little Peekaboo Peach on the bottom of the sentiment for an ombre stamped effect. Stamp the sentiment to the right of the rectangle.
  10. Die cut a gold butterfly using the Butterfly Thinlits Dies. Adhere the butterfly to the card using glue dots along the body.
  11. Adhere the front panel to the scored panel with dimensionals, then adhere the ensemble to the card base.

Clean and simple card by Natalie Lapakko featuring an inked background and Butterfly Thinlits from Stampin' Up!

Tropical Color Combination

When it comes to colors, Spring and Summer are my favorite time of year. I love bright, warm, tropical colors and everything they represent. They remind me of sunshine, flowers, and beaches.

I chose these particular tropical colors because I knew they would blend well together.  Analogous colors, or those that are next to each other in the rainbow or on a color wheel mix the best for inky blending. They won’t get muddy or dull when they overlap and mix.

I had actually forgotten what color the Paper Players butterfly icon was when I was working on my card, and as it turns out, I ended up using almost the exact same colors!

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight

Materials

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Sending Thoughts (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Butterflies Thinlits (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: sponge, dimensionals

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Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

By Natalie Lapakko

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10 thoughts on “Butterfly Thinlits to CASE Shawn de Oliveira”

  1. Your gold butterfly against that blended panel really shines Natalie and I love the subtle stripe of your background mat too. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  2. This is a lovely card Natalie! A bright and well put together card. Love your colored panel layer. And your colored ombre panel behind your gold butterfly really helps carry though your color scheme.
    Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project challenge! Look forward to seeing you play along with us again soon. Make sure you pin your project to the official Global Design Team Pinterest Board..

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