Fluttering through a Beautiful World

Ah, to be a butterfly and flutter your way though a Beautiful World. When I think of butterflies, my head immediately goes two places – elegant and whimsical. How about you? Be sure to tell me in the comment section what you love about Butterfly stamps!

The perfect way to describe the stamp set Beautiful World by GinaK is elegant and whimsical – that’s why I relate to it so well! This stamp set, designed for the Stamp of Approval Beautiful World Collection is a dream to stamp with.  You can keep it light and fun, go dramatic and elegant or just say colorful and whimsical. Any way you stamp it, you can’t go wrong.

I created a video for you too – it’s the second project plus a great tip for customizing the perspective on your stamps! Especially Butterflies.

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Here are just a few ways I had fun with this set – okay, and a few others from the collection – for you today.

My Colorful Beautiful World – Day Four

Project One

To create this elegant card, break out your pearl embossing powder for a definite wow in the background. The swirly flourish stamp is just stunning in Pearl. To get the effect I was after, I have most of my tails lead toward a spot in the center behind the frame. I wanted to keep the card rather simple and just have a little pop. The card front is the actual folded card and it’s mounted onto a traditional A2 card base just 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″.

The frame is popped up and I just LOVE that greeting!

Creative Tip –  This set has two butterflies in it – a large full one and a smaller half flying toward the right. Well, did you notice that my larger butterfly is flying to the left and is on it’s side? Check out the images in Project Two and you’ll see what I mean.

To make a butterfly on it’s side, cut around one side, and trim off the other side of wings and that side’s antennae. Viola – you have a half on it’s side in whichever direction you need!

SOA Enchanted Frame

Project Two

For this colorful project, you’ll want to start off with an effortlessly blended background. If you are subscribed to my YouTube channel, there’s a video above showing you how I get a perfect blend for this card.

Colorful Beautiful World 001

The key is to pick colors that not only compliment one another, but won’t make mud – an ugly shade of brown. After creating my gorgeous background, I added the Beautiful World images and embossed them with white powder. I just LOVE that fancy flourish image in the bottom right – simply gorgeous. Some of my design team mates have made the most beautiful cards with that stamp – and the butterfly. Don’t forget to check out all their inspiration as well!

It may be hard to see, but I used Catherine’s new Geobuilders stamp set for some interest behind my panel. I embossed it white on white, and it’s the perfect small touch to finish the card.

Colorful Beautiful World Close Up

The greeting is from the All about You set by CAS-ual Fridays. I love that set – anytime I have stamps that I can mix match and build my own greetings, I”m sold! And in one of my favorite fonts too – perfection! Some simple sparkling clear sequins finish the card out.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a full Blog Hop. Here are the other designers that are creating amazing works for you today:

In case you missed all the inspiration from the past three days, here are a few quick links to get you to the other seven projects I’ve created. The DT on each day has created some amazing inspired works for you.

Day One            Day Two               Day Three

If you’re not on the list to find out the link for when SOA Beautiful World goes on sale…what are you waiting for? Click Here to be in the know first before it sells out on the 20th.

SOA April 2016

Stamp of Approval comes with many many many projects all put together in a project guide. Be sure to visit Catherine’s Blog, she’s linked to everyone’s projects each day, and is featuring all the stamp sets in videos leading up to the 20th. See you tomorrow for a fun blog hop, prizes and yet more inspiration! Now run off and create your own sideways butterflies ….have fun!


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  1. Cindy miller says:

    Beautiful cards and what a fabulous tip on the butterfly, thank you!!

  2. You make these cards look so easy to create! Love your color combinations.

  3. Great card–so beautiful. Loved your video and easy explanations!

  4. Teresa Doyle says:

    Just stunning Ingrid! TFS!

  5. Tracy BT says:

    I love it! I have lots of butterfly stamps and haven’t had very good success doing something I like with them. I hope the inspiration I feel from this beautiful card will finally result in something nice.

  6. Angelika Schuster says:

    I love how the white images pop against the powerful backgroundcolors

  7. Angelika Schuster says:

    I love how the white images popagainst the powerful background colors.

  8. Angelika Schuster says:

    I love how the white imagines pop in front of the powerful colors from the background.

  9. Debbie McKelvey says:

    I love both cards, so gorgeous! What a clever idea about the half butterfly so cool! I always love seeing what you do with your stamp sets…thanks for sharing!

  10. These are BEAUTIFUL! Each design is so unique….fantastic layouts and colors….WOW!

  11. Maggie B says:

    Wowzers, Ingrid!! I absolutely love the elegant softness of the background on your first card; simply lovely. Clever girl, turning a full-bodied butterfly into a side view; great way to stretch your stamps out. The blending on your 2nd card is done to perfection and make the white butterflies pop. Thanks so much for inspiring me!

  12. Love the cards and can’t wait to get this collection.

  13. Diane Auriemma says:

    can not wait to play with all of these great stamps ps love butterflies

  14. Both are beautiful but my favorite is the on with the pearl embossed background. Cutting off one wing of the butterfly was pure genius.

  15. Darlene Renshaw says:

    Your cards are very pretty.

  16. Mary Kay Werry says:

    Love these cards. Such amazing stamps and you have used them wonderfully – and great tips too.

  17. Beautiful cards Ingrid! I love how elegant the first card is with the beautiful embossed background and the butterflies with the sentiment is jut beautiful! Love how colorful your project two is.

  18. WOW!!! LOVE these cards, Ingrid! Awesome!!!
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