Stampin' Dreams Ombre Blog Hop - Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance

Time for another Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is Ombre.  For my card, I've used the Stampin' Up!® Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set and created a beautiful ombre background using my Blending Brushes.

I love my Blending Brushes and they are perfect for creating an ombre effect as a background.  I stamped the large butterfly background in Versamark and then heat embossed using Black Embossing Powder.  My background uses Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather and Orchid Oasis.  Isn't this pretty!


  1. Cut Fresh Freesia card stock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut Orchid Oasis card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  3. Cut Shimmery White card stock 4" x 5 1/4"
  4. Stamp image using Versamark and sprinkle with Black Embossing Powder.  Heat to melt with Heat Tool.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Use Blending Brushes to apply colour - start with Fresh Freesia at the top, then Highland Heather and finally Orchid Oasis.
  7. Trim piece to 3 3/4" x 5"
  8. Adhere to Orchid Oasis card stock
  9. Tie a bow in piece of Fresh Freesia ribbon about 3" from left end and then wrap the piece around Orchid Oasis card stock.  Adhere to back with bow on left hand side.
  10. Adhere to card base.
  11. Stamp sentiment on a scrap of Shimmery White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  12. Cut out using Die
  13. Cut out die cut from Orchid Oasis card stock.
  14. Cut the piece in half and adhere to each side of stamped sentiment.
  15. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  16. Adhere embellishments
  17. Cut Shimmery White card stock 4" x 5 1/4
  18. Adhere to inside of card.

You can find all of the supplies for this card in my Online Store.

Check out my Youtube Video for tips and tricks to make this card. Don't forget to subscribe to my Stamping with Melva YouTube Channel! 

Now it's time to be inspired by all of the amazing Ombre cards in our Blog Hop!

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I hope we have inspired you!

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June Kit features Wisteria Wishes

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  1. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the butterflies!

  2. Truly beautiful pair of cards!

  3. Such a pretty card, Melva, great ink blending x

  4. Love your colour palette Melva, you've reminded me I haven't used my butterfly set for ages now - I must get it inky again soon


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