Saturday, April 9, 2016

SSD April Tip & Technique Hop!

It’s time for a new Blog Hop at Skipping Stones Design full of tips and techniques!

Make sure to visit to rest of the team to see their blogs and what they came up with!

Butterfly Life

For my card today, I pulled out my MISTI, a tool that has quickly become a huge resource to me! This may  not be a fully “named” technique, but I love that while I have stamps already on my MISTI I can play with the ink colors when inking up a stamp.


After getting the placement of butterflies from Breathtaking Butterflies where I wanted them around the sentiment, I inked up the butterflies, coordinating between three colors. I was able to apply the ink directly to the stamp in a variation of colors creating a unique look.


I used Hello Honey, Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe to ink up the stamps and then repeated the same process to fill in the blank areas after my first pass of stamps.

Butterfly Life Close Up

I then mounted the stamped panel onto a Smoky Slate card base and added a few sequins to accent the images. My tip for you today, is to place your sentiment first, and then frame the sentiment with  images. It will showcase your sentiment even more!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the Design Team and see what they have to inspire you!


Skipping stones design said...

Beautiful technique!! Turned out an amazing card!!!

Sue D said...

Love these beautiful butterflies!

María Pilar said...

Great idea! Thank you. Beautiful card!

SHartl said...

This technique of applying different colors of ink to the butterflies is so pretty and creative!

Karen C said...

Pretty! Great technique! Loving this hop!!
Karen C

Karenladd said...

These butterflies are gorgeous! I love the multi-colored inking and beautiful images.

Rahmat said...

Beautiful butterflies with an equally beautiful sentiment.

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card with those gorgeous butterflies! Pretty colors too!