Using Watercolor Wings to Make a Handmade Card (Stampin' Up!)

Today we are using Watercolor Wings to Make a Handmade Card (Stampin' Up!).  This is such a fun stamp set where you can do two step stamping (using two stamps to create one image) or three step stamping (using three stamps to create one image).  And it is part of a bundle – with new butterfly framelits!

If you purchased the last butterfly/framelit bundle from Stampin' Up!, this is not it.  This bundle includes the new Bold Butterfly framelits, but these new framelits work with the previous bundles' thinlits.  Clear as mud, right?

And don't worry, all the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post.

New dies designed to work with old dies  – and two stamp sets to go with them!  (Hoping that clears it up more – but not entirely sure!)

I love the new Mint Macaron color – and I love it when paired with Tip Top Taupe.  I wanted a third color to go with these two.  I tried yellows and purples, even a blue, never an orange – and decided to add in some Basic Black.  I think it really makes the layers pop with color this way.

So with the color palette decided, it was time to stamp.  Two butterfly images from Watercolor Wings were used to get the big butterfly.  I inked up the background one, stamped it first onto some scratch paper and then stamped on my Whisper White card stock.  Then I inked up the second butterfly image and stamped it full strength on top of the first image.

Now it was time to die cut.  I used the Bold Butterfly Framelits and again gave thanks for my Magnetic Platform.

For the rectangles of Mint Macaron, I wanted to add some color.  There is this awesome little polka dot/texture stamp in the Watercolor Wings set.  So I stamped that on either end in that Mint Macaron.  Both of those rectangles were layered onto Basic Black rectangles.

My Circle Collection Framelits got in on the action helping me create the Tip Top Taupe and Basic Black circles that my butterfly was going to sit on.

A couple of banners were added to the card, one at the top and one at the bottom.  In a perfect world, my Banner Triple Punch would have been used to do this.  It would have been faster.  But since I just ordered it, it isn't in yet :).

And then it was time for more texture.

I have said it before and I will say it again – I am so in love with that Brick Wall embossing folder.  Like cray-cray in love with it.  OMGosh – where has it been all my life?

I used the Brick Wall embossing folder on a piece of the Tip Top Taupe and then the layering began.  All this stamped and dry embossed goodness was layered onto a Whisper White card base.


Using Watercolor Wings to Make a Handmade Card (Stampin' Up!)


Time for the inside…

I went with simple.  The sentiment is stamped onto a Whisper White rectangle in Mint Macaron ink. And then some strips of card stock help to make that sentiment stand out some more.

After a debate that truly lasted longer than necessary, I decided to add a piece of Tip Top Taupe to the inside of the card to mimic the front.

And just like that, this card is done!


Using Watercolor Wings to Make a Handmade Card (Stampin' Up!)


Below are all the supplies used to create this Watercolor Wings Handmade Card.

To order any of these supplies, click on the images below and add them to your bag.  Be sure to grab a copy of the Reward Tracker while you are at it and start earning free stamps!
Product List

Thanks so much for joining me today where we are Using Watercolor Wings to Make a Handmade Card (Stampin' Up!).  I can't wait to see you in the next project!

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