When we went to the stamp show last month, we did a make and take
at the Technique Junkies booth.
We fell in love with this stamp, which is a background stamp and
pooled our money to buy it. I got first custody and this is what I did with it.
I used StazOn ink and the MISTI to stamp. You can see that the second stamping was a
little off as it's ghosted. I went with it anyway.
I sprayed with some Art Anthology spray that I'd bought that day and
mixed a bit of Bermuda Bay re-inker in water for a 3rd color.
I wanted a little extra dimension and found a butterfly in my stamp collection
that was an almost perfect fit. I stamped it with Archival ink and colored it with a marker.
For a little added shine to the butterfly and another texture, I smacked it with
VersaMark ink and heat set with some clear embossing powder.
I die cut a section with the butterfly for the first card then cut the rest
highlighting the dragonfly for 2 more cards.
The dragonfly wings are die cut from a piece of Faux Mother of Pearl.
You can see Loll's video of this technique here.
I pounced the Frost White Paint on white cardstock and didn't do any sponging over it.
I love the iridescent sheen!
The placement of the panels was not my original plan.
I recently got some of the Irresistible Pico Embellisher.
I got a little trigger happy with it and ended up with some pretty big dots.
I found out it doesn't splatter well!
There's still time to enter at
CAS Mix Up
I used Stamping, Sprays, Die Cuts, Heat Embossing, Stenciling with Paste, and Dry Embossing
If you don't have any sprays, it's so easy to mix some re-inker or paint in a misting bottle and spray away.
Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps: Dragonfly Collage (Technique Junkies), Backyard Basics (retired SU)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, VersaMark
Paper: Heavy Weight Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Snippet of Whisper White and Basic Black (SU)
Other: MISTI, Spray Ink (Timeless, Salmon-Art Anthology), Bermuda Bay Re-inker, Mister Bottle, (SU), Clear EP (SU), Backyard Basics Framelits (retired SU), Texture Mesh Stencil (MB), Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)
Card 2 and 3 also
Meadow Dragonfly Die (MB), Frost White Paint (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black Iresistible Pico Embellisher (Imagine Crafts)