I have to say I am in LOVE with this stamp set. Along with the paper, don't you think it kinda matches my blog theme? :)
If you're coming from Tonya Whitehurst blog and beautiful artwork, you're on the right path. I've showcased our newest Wings paper and colors (Black, Vineyard Berry, Sweet Leaf, Juniper) with the stamp of the month for this card.
Want to skip to the next blog? Head on over to Dawn Ross's blog and be amazed!
Card Tutorial and Techniques:
I love butterflies and wanted to use our clear cards to help create some fun dimension with a pop-out butterfly. One thing you can do to help make the clear scalloped edge detail come to life is to use stayz-on or our archival black sponged around the edges. The other technique I used is the tissue stamping on the butterfly to get the two-toned look. First stamp the butterfly in a lighter color (sweet leaf) and then using a crumpled tissue, pick up the second color (Juniper) and pounce the inked tissue along the edges and areas you want to show a different color. The last thing I did was sponge Archival Black ink along the butterfly edges.
To make the butterfly pop out of the page, I gently curled the wings into the shape I wanted. Then I adhered it to the page using 3-D Foam squares for added dimension.
I also use our new spritzer to add some shimmer to the background. I'll post instructions for this in a few days.
Stay tuned as I'll have more fun blog hopping using new Inspirations products in another 2 days! Happy New Year!