In April I attended a Stampin' Up! convention, called OnStage, which included fabulous product demonstrations with some really great techniques. One presentation included an upright or vertical z-fold card with a difference. Bronwyn Eastley shared how she included a stand mechanism using Window Sheets, which gives the card a lovely pop-up. Here's my version of Bronwyn's Vertical Z-Fold Card using the gorgeous Beauty Abounds stamp set...

Butterfly Gala Friendship Card

Bundles: Butterfly Gala Stamp Set + Butterfly Duet Punch (photopolymer: 148580). Stamps: Beauty Abounds (cling: 148726). Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento (132708), So Saffron (147109), Mint Macaron (147106). Stampin' Blends: Mint Macaron (147283), Rich Razzleberry (144602). Card/Paper: So Saffron (108611), Mint Macaron (138344), Whisper White (106549), Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926), Window Sheet (142314). Accessories: Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (141897). Tools: Classic Label Punch (141491), 2” Circle Punch (133782), Stamping Sponges (141337) or Sponge Daubers (133773), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430).

Beauty Abounds Stamp Set
Beauty Abounds Cling Stamp Set (148726) - $48.00

The butterflies are from the Butterfly Gala stamp set and punched out using the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch. I coloured them using the Rich Razzleberry and Mint Macaron Stampin' Blends. For the small butterflies I coloured close to the body with the Rich Razzleberry Dark marker, then used the Rich Razzleberry Light marker to blend out to the wing tips. For the large butterfly I coloured darkest to lightest, beggining with the wing tips in Rich Razzleberry Dark and used the Rich Razzleberry Light marker to blend in towards the body. I then coloured close to the body with the Mint Macaron Dark marker, and finally used the Mint Macaron Light marker to blend the Mint Macaron into the Rich Razzleberry. I love how you can colour and create a blended look with the Stampin' Blends and you can't damage with markers with cross contamination!

The butterfly wings were finished with a touch of Wink to Stella to make them shimmer...

Butterfly Gala Friendship Card

Butterfly Gala Stamp Set + Butterfly Duet Punch Bundle
Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set + Butterfly Duet Punch Bundle (150599) - $73.75

Butterfly Gala is a good complimentary stamp set to go with the Beauty Abounds stamp set and adds to the fun you can create! Both of these stamp sets and the punch will be carried over into the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, however the discounted bundle will not. If you want to order the Butterfly Gala Bundle with a 10% discount, be sure to do that before 3 June.

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