Butterfly Gala is a stamp set that is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. It has a matching Punch called Butterfly Duet Punch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle until June 3rd. I never got a chance to use this set after I first ordered it. Normally Stampin’ Up!® sells about 10,000 punches. When this catalog came out, they sold twice that amount. That was totally unexpected! They had trouble getting it back in stock so it became un-orderable for a long time. Thankfully it is back in stock now and it will be carrying over into the new Annual Catalog that comes out June 4th. If you like it you need to take advantage of the 10% discount because when it goes in the new catalog it will not be offered as a Bundle.
To make this card, I inked up the large butterfly only and stamped it a few times using Memento Black Ink. Then I inked up the small butterfly only and stamped that. The butterflies are actually attached to each other which makes it easier to punch out but I wanted to stamp them randomly around so I only did one at a time. You can mask off the butterfly you are not using or you can just ink carefully. I masked. I thought it needed something more so I added the flower stamp from Bloom By Bloom. This stamp set will be retiring on June 3rd. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black Ink and punched it out using the Tailored Tag Punch. Then I stamped one more butterfly and colored it using my Cherry Cobbler, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Balmy Blue Stampin’ Write Markers. Then I punched it out and adhered it to the card.
Look at you – no more fear of butterflies! 🙂 I’m glad that this set will carry over, so you get more use from it. It’s so pretty!
This is beautiful, Susan! I thought the top half was DSP for a minute. Love the black and white, and then BOOM – color. Sweet!!