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It's Day #3 of the April Papertrey Ink countdown and I have some pretty new stamps to share with you!

Today we're introducing a new set I designed, called Butterfly Folk.  There are two different sets  - Butterfly Folk, which is filled with the solid images, and Butterfly Folk Outline, which is just the outlines - perfect for those that like to color.  Both of these new sets, along with the matching Butterfly Folk dies, will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink store, beginning at 10pm ET on April 15th.  

I'm excited to show you my projects using these pretty new butterflies!  You just can't go wrong with butterflies.  I always love them!

For my first project, I used the Butterfly Folk Outline set.  I stamped the largest butterfly from the set as well as some of the smaller flowers, onto watercolor paper using Soft Stone ink.  Then I took my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and watercolored everything.

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After watercoloring, the light gray lines "disappear", leaving the image looking like it was watercolored freehand.  

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I didn't want to add too much more to my design, so I added a diecut label, cut using the Keep It Simple Frames.  I stamped a sentiment from the Bold & Beautiful set and heat embossed it with gold powder.  The panel was cut with the new Noted: Simply Stitched die, and added to a Lovely Lady card base.

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New make it band

 Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Butterfly Folk Outline stamp set and coordinating dies

My next card uses one of my favorite techniques - medallion building.  There are several elements in the Butterfly Folk sets that are mirror images, and perfect for this technique.   

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I stamped four of the medium-sized butterflies and arranged them into a square onto a panel of Dark Indigo cardstock that was trimmed on the bottom edge with a Edgers: Round Off die.  I added several of the smaller diecut elements around the butterflies.

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The sentiment along the bottom was stamped with the cute script "happy birthday" from the Sentiment Staples: Birthday set.

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New make it band

 Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Butterfly Folk stamp set and coordinating dies

 My next card using Butterfly Folk combines both the solid and outline sets.  They each can be used separately, depending on what techniques you like, or they're great together as well.  Here I used the largest solid butterfly for a focal point, and used the large outline to stamp a subtle background.

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Even the solid butterflies provide plenty of opportunity for coloring.  Here I stamped the butterfly in black and colored in the small details with Copics.  I layered it over a Shape Shifters: Square 1 diecut and added some small flowers from the set around it, stamped in bright colored inks.

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The background is a panel of our new gray cardstock (the winner of the naming contest will be announced very soon!), and stamped it with the largest butterfly from the Outline set, stamped with Smokey Shadow ink.  I tied some linen string around the card and added a Tinier Tags diecut, which was stamped with a sentiment from the Tiny Tags II stamp set.

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New make it band

 Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Butterfly Folk stamp set, Butterfly Folk Outline stamp set, Butterfly Folk dies, Shape Shifters: Square 1 die, gray cardstock

I hope you enjoyed this peek at my new Butterfly Folk collection!  Thanks so much for stopping by and hopefully we'll see you back here tomorrow for more projects and product introductions! 

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