Friday, March 2, 2018

Spreading Wings Butterflies

I just got a sentiment stamp from Hobby Lobby's clearance. "Until you spread your wings, you have no idea how far you'll fly." What is the perfect stamp to use with the sentiment? Butterfly! Of course!

I ran through all my stamp sets and tried to find the perfect butterfly. This is what I came up with. I used memento dew drop ink pads to ink up the entire butterfly stamp with the lightest color Angle Pink first as a base color, then I dabbed Rose Bud, Lulu Lavendar, Lilac Posies, Sweet Plum on the stamp randomly here and there to make the butterflies all colorful.

Then I suddenly remembered my beloved but recently neglected big butterfly stamp and I had to use it to make another card. The same method was used for this big beauty.


Here is a close up.

Here are the two cards side by side.

I am playing along the challenge at CAS on Friday #127 One Layer Wonder.

Also Just Add Ink Challenge #398 Color.

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge 281: Anything Goes.

Time Out challenge #104: Bold .

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

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  1. Very pretty and a great technique effect! Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

  2. Both lovely cards. Great colouring technique - I think it really works well on the large Butterfly Chantell Just Add Ink

  3. Your sentiment and butterflies are a perfect pairing - and absolutely gorgeous, too! Thank you for sharing these beauties in the ATSM gallery!

  4. The color choices on your butterfly are wonderful, Violet, and yes it's the perfect sentiment to go along with them. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

  5. Beautiful cards! Such lovely designs! The butterflies are so pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  6. Simply beautiful - I love how you you paired that fabulous sentiment with those gorgeous butterflies. The different colours of ink you used to create them create a pretty - almost watercoloured look - love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill