Welcome! Ready for our fabulous Butterfly Brilliance swap? There are so many fancy folds and techniques, I’ll bet it will be hard for you to choose a favorite.  But maybe you won’t have to. Why? Well, you’ll have to read to the end of the post to find out. In the meantime, sit back, relax, grab your favorite beverage and enjoy.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the gorgeous papers in the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper stack are so beautiful, you’ll be seeing a few cards including those. I’m going to show each of the cards and at the end we have a featured card from this swap. How do I chose the card to CASE and feature? All participants names are placed on my prize wheel. The winner gets to have their card featured here and on my YouTube Channel.  I love bragging on my WOW Team, they are the BEST! Ready, I’m so excited, I can’t stand it. Here we go. First up, Denise Walker with a cute Flip Flap Fancy Fold.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Denise used the papers we were able to earn during Sale-a-Bration along with the Butterfly Bijou DSP.  Her card base in Just Jade. That’s a current in-color that will carry-over to our new catalog. Next up, June Hay.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

June used a stamping technique to achieve a continuous pattern on her card front. She used the stamp from the Wrapped Bouquet set. June’s card base is the lovely Seaside Spray. That one is going to retire, unfortunately. Darlene Torres is next.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Darlene embossed the beautiful DSP with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. I loved the way she used the Metallic Mesh Ribbon to accent that gorgeous butterfly. Our next WOW designer is Nancy Sanders.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Nancy’s layering on this card is fabulous. She used the Happy Thoughts set for her sentiment. That one is my new go-to. Stand by until the video and you’ll see the fancy fold. Ready for yet another fancy fold? This time by Klarissa Nightingale.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What a cute peek-a-boo fold. Klarissa used the Small Bloom and Sprig punches to create the sweet flowers to highlight her focal image. Next in our Butterfly Brilliance swap we have Kathy Docen.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Kathy’s too is a fancy fold. You’re going to see a little theme when you view the video. The Happy Birthday die cut she used is from the Birthday Chick Dies. And isn’t that So Saffron and Bermuda Bay color combo yummy? Wait until you see what Paula-Kay Bourland has created.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you know that the Brilliant Wings die set has three background dies. Yep, and Paula-Kay used them all.  I love it. Her fancy fold is definitely a WOW. Because she stamped the Butterfly Brilliance stamp on Basic White CS, she was able to custom color all her butterflies. Lots of work, but certainly worth it. Let’s see what Tonia Cooley has in store.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It’s a mini slimline card with lots of techniques. Tonia used the Very Versailles set. I’m crossing my fingers tight, that it will carryover.  And look at the top of that tag, wowzer. There’s even a little pocket on the inside to hold the tag. I’m going to use mine as a bookmark. Here’s the one I designed for the swap. 

Vintage Butterfly Brilliance, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you missed it, I’ve got a post on this one here. And here’s the featured card for our Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Swap.  Lisa Lepine designed a technique packed work of art.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Her card base is Purple Posy with the butterflies in Pretty Peacock. Those are two colors that will be retiring. I know, I’m sad too. But remember we have five new colors coming soon.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Tada, a fabulous pop up fancy fold. Lisa was smart. She purchased two Butterfly Brilliance sets. She is now able to use one as a background stamp and the other she cut apart. That way she can stamp the lovely butterflies individually as well. I think she has convinced me to do the same thing.

Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Card Swap, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I spy with my little eye yet another technique. Do you see that fabulous vellum under the detailed butterfly? I’m going to show you how to do that in today’s video. It’s a blends technique on vellum.

Blends Background Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Isn’t that beautiful? Ready to dive into that video and learn what I’ve got up my sleeve for you? 

Here’s how the magic happens on Lisa’s card.

  • Base – Purple Posy CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Stamped Mat – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamped in versa mark, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Create the resist technique with blending brushes and So Saffron, Highland Heather and Coastal Cabana inks.
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 8″ x 5 1/4″, scored at 4″. See the video for details in measuring and scoring this piece.
  • Detail Butterflies – Pretty Peacock CS – 5″ x 7″, cut one of each with the Brilliant Wings dies.
  • Full Butterflies – Vellum CS – 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Pretty Peacock CS – 3″ x 1 1/2″, stamped in versa mark, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Fussy cut the image.
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – about 15″

Butterfly Brilliance  – Lisa’s Card Supply List

Here’s the surprise! Would you like to win a set of these cards? Well, I’ve got an entire package ready to giveaway. That’s right, all members of the WOW Card Swap donated a card to giveaway.  One winner will be selected. How do you enter? Leave a comment here or on my YouTube Channel under this video. All names will be placed on my prize wheel. Deadline to comment is Wednesday, March 24th. The winner will be announced on Thursday, March 25th.  Good luck everyone.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations