Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day is a perfect set for anyone who enjoys coloring! The large butterfly and flower image, shown below, make it easy to add color with Stampin’ Blends, watercoloring, or even colored pencils. There are also two sentiments in the set, and I find myself using the birthday greeting quite often!

Today’s card is very simple. First stamp the butterfly in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Petal Pink card stock. Then add color to the butterfly with the light and dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend markers, leaving the Petal Pink to show through in some areas. After coloring, attach this butterfly layer to a Calypso Coral card base and stamp the greeting in Calypso Coral ink. If desired, make the butterfly shimmer by adding Clear Wink of Stella over it. Finally, add a couple embellishments, such as these Calypso Coral Enamel Dots.

The Beautiful Day stamp set includes a large flower and butterfly that are perfect for coloring. There are two sentiments: 'Always thinking of you,' and 'Happy Birthday. May your day be as beautiful as you.'
Beautiful Day stamp set images

Combine Paper Pumpkin Cards and Beautiful Day Greetings

When putting together the cards in the May 2019 Hugs From Shelli card kit, I discovered that the birthday sentiment from Beautiful Day fits perfectly on the Large label for a quick and easy birthday card. I don’t know about you, but birthday cards are always the quickest to disappear from my stash! So using the Beautiful Day stamp set with the Paper Pumpkin kit was the perfect solution.

The birthday sentiment from the Beautiful Day stamp set fits perfectly on the labels in the Hugs From Shelli May 2019 Paper Pumpkin card kit!
May 2019 Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin card with the Beautiful Day birthday greeting.

Case Catalog Cards

The next card, shown below, is found on page 131 in the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Isn’t it pretty? It uses a technique called No Line Watercoloring and here’s what you need to know to copy it or change it up.

To create this watercolor effect, for each butterfly, stamp off the butterfly image in Sahara Sand ink, then stamp it on Shimmery White card stock. Next, use Petal Pink, Rococo Rose, and Merry Merlot ink pads and an Aqua Painter to loosely watercolor in the butterflies. Build layers of the ink wash. Cut out the butterflies with Paper Snips.

Now, emboss a piece of Shimmery White card stock with the Subtle embossing folder. Enhance this layer with a watercolor wash in Pool Party ink. Then add the butterflies to the white layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the card base, use Gray Granite card stock. Stamp the ‘Always Thinking of You’ sentiment from Beautiful Day in Merry Merlot ink on Whisper White card stock. Die cut the labels with the Stitched Label Dies and further embellish the card with sequins and the Petal Pink 5/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon.

Butterfly card pictured on page 131 in the Stampin' Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. It features butterflies stamped in Sahara Sand ink on Shimmery White cardstock, then water-colored in Pool Party, Petal Pink, Roccoco Rose and Merry Merlot.
Watercolored Beautiful Day Butterflies

Have a beautiful day! Give these gorgeous butterflies a try and let us know how it goes. As always, if you need any supplies, please visit my store!

It’s Sale-a-Bration Time

During Sale-a-Bration (January 3 – March 31, 2020) you can earn free products for every $50 spent on any Stampin’ Up! products (before tax and shipping)! So, you could purchase the Beautiful Day stamp set ($21 US) along with card stock and several ink pads and get an item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog free! Awesome, right?

Heads Up – Here’s What’s New!

Finally, a heads up for those who like to know what’s coming next! The February Paper Pumpkin kit, called Lovely Day, will be a set of 9 cards! Envelopes are included. The coordinating colors are Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry, Rococo Rose and Old Olive. It also coordinates with the Happy Birthday to You stamp set in the Sale-a-Bration brochure. So, perhaps you’ll want to choose that as your free item, and purchase the February Paper Pumpkin too! But hurry! Be sure to order before February 10, 2020!

Lovely Day Paper Pumpkin – Order before February 10th!

There’s another great deal for Paper Pumpkin too! Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions (3, 6 or 9 months) qualify for free Sale-a-Bration items.

Contact me for more information or to join my team and get the very best deal!

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