Friday, April 17, 2009

6x6 Misted Butterfly Wings thank you card...

Yesterday I saw a beautiful card on Yvette West's blog using this stamp with watercolor crayons, then spritzed with water. I don't have watercolor crayons, but wanted to try this just using ink. I have done this technique with markers before, and I found out that using direct to ink pad gives a lot more solid image. Whereas Yvette's is very soft, more subtle and so pretty, so mine looks very different.

I took my Creme Brulee ink pad and inked my stamp up really well, then using the rock-n-roll technique I added the Tulip then Juniper inks. I then just took my spritzer filled with water and misted the stamp really well before stamping the image onto the CS. Misting the ink on the stamp is supposed to give it a watercolor effect.

What I used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Butterfly Wings stamp set
Kanji Phrases stamp set
Perfect Day B&T
Cocoa, Tulip and White Daisy CS
Cocoa, Tulip, Creme Brulee and Juniper inks
Paper piercer
Mister (Ranger)
Scallop edge punch (SU)


Carla Harrah said...

Very Pretty! I might have to try this.

Crafty Jenn said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I'll definately have to try it. Congrats on the March Make it From Your Heart win! That was a super cute card.

Jenn said...

Beautiful!! Your butterfly is sooo pretty!!

KanataNewf said...

Gorgeous. I'm thinking this is going to be a CASE!

Sarah said...

Very, very lovely!

Jeanne said...

This is SO pretty! Thanks for sharing!


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