Monday, March 23, 2015


I recently had a class of young enthusiastic stampers. We made the last card in this post. They had a lot of fun! Now I want to share this easy & yet fabulous technique with you!

(That first picture is just a teaser! It is showing another style of butterflies added to the card.)

This next card I used only Strawberry Slush ink for the butterflies. I started with a circle of paper placed in the center & near the top. Then ink up your largest butterfly & stamp randomly. I think it's a good idea to stamp some partly off the page to give a nice random look. 

Then take your next stamp, ink up & stamp off one time onto scrap paper. Then stamp onto your card front. Then repeat those steps until you have as many lighter pink butterflies. This technique is called stamping off.

Then for the smallest butterfly: ink your stamp & stamp onto scrap paper twice before stamping onto your card front. Make sure to rotate your butterflies & overlap them. You want this to look random.

This stamp set that I used is called Papillon Poutpourri & has 6 different butterflies! So you just need a sentiment stamp to finish it!

Then remove circle & use Baked Brown Sugar ink to stamp sentiment in circle. Punch a few butterflies, add a little gold ribbon & staple them on. It's really so easy!

This last card didn't involve any stamping off. Here I did 3 ink colors: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Canteloupe & So Saffron. Plus we used the Baked Brown Sugar & sponged the edges.

We also stepped it up the design a little & created an embossed background. The Texture Boutique Machine is so good at this plus it is so affordable! For only $36.95 & you could have embossing on all your cards!



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