Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic meets Butterfly Gala for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, well my title was a mouth full.  We had a color challenge and I used two wonderful sets to make my card.  One of my favorites, Tropical Chic and a new favorite, Butterfly Gala.  With the colors, Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral and Pineapple Punch, this was a very bright card, perfect for your cloudy spring weather in the Pacific NW.

Here is the color challenge:

Stampin’ Up! Tropical Chic and Butterfly Gala:

Here is the recipe:

Card base: Calypso Coral 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Basic Black 5 x 3-3/4

Mat: Subtle Paper Pack using Calypso Coral 4-7/8 x 3-5/8

Art piece: Whisper White Rectangle Stitched Framelits

Here are the details:

Directions for the art piece details:

  • Stamp your sentiment onto the Whisper White Stitched Framelit
  • Stamp your leaves as follows: Stamp one Philodendron leaf onto the Whisper White Stitched Framelit on the left side of the art piece with Call Me Clover Ink
  • Stamp two more Call Me Clover leaves onto a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock and die cut them out
  • Die cut two Pineapple Punch card stock ferns
  • Stamp your Butterflies onto a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock with Tuxedo Memento Ink
  • Color them as follows:
  • Wings: Calypso Coral Stampin Blends, Tips: Pineapple Punch Stampin Write Marker
  • Punch our your butterflies with the matching punch

More details:

  • Mount your DSP mat to the Black mat
  • Mount this panel to the front of the card with dimensionals
  • Wrap and piece of Calypso Coral ribbon around the art piece
  • Mount the art piece to the card from with dimensionals
  • Adhere the two yellow ferns
  • Adhere the two philodendron leaves one with a glue dot the top one with a dimensional
  • Adhere your butterflies with glue dots
  • Add a few Happiness Blooms Enamel dots and some pearls

Here is the team:

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Shelagh Freemantle:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Sue Prather:

Karen Finkle:

Eva Dobias:

Can I help you?

Do you need product to make this card and need a demonstrator? I would be happy to answer any questions or assist you.  You can either click the “shop with me button” which directs you to my online store or click the “contact me” button for further help.  Happy Stamping, Kristi

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  • Earn a Butterfly for each $25.00 in Stampin’ Up! products that you order through me. (before shipping and tax)  Collect 20 Butterflies and earn  free product valued at $30.00
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These are the products I used to make my card:

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  1. Amy Koenders says:

    I love this! Perfect way to show off those bright colors, your butterflies and palm leave are fantastic!

  2. Julie Johnston says:

    Kristi, this color challenge would have been a real challenge for me, but you handled it very well. Nice, bright and cheery card without shocking one! For one who does NOT go much for the bright colors, I LOVE everything about this card.

  3. Kristi says:

    Thank you Julie. This color combo was not my favorite either so it was a tough challenge for me too.

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