Monday, January 26, 2015

Butterfly Basics

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I really love this new stamp set called "Butterfly Basics". It is so right up my alley with all the eclectic pieces it has in it.  There is also a coordinating Butterflies Thinlits Die that is available and it is amazing also. I created several cards so far with this set but gave them away before I had a chance to take pictures. But, I did manage to take this photo before I gave it to a friend to send to her aunt who loves butterflies.

These cards are just so beautiful. I really do like to work with this stamp set It has 11 different pieces in it. I used 7 just on the front of this card. Every card I made from this set was different so that's a plus in it's self. I love the Dies too. They are really sturdy and if you take care the image comes out without tearing. I added Marina Mist to the edges of the butterfly with a sponge and rolled the edges with my bone folder to give it some dimension. The left side of the sentiment is rolled up like a scroll can you see it? I chose to only ink the flowers in the background in Wisteria Wonder and not the entire image because I did not want all the greenery blocking out the pretty ferns. I think the honeycomb piece gives the background really great depth. I used a technique called "stamping off" You stamp your image once on a scratch piece of paper with out re-inkling then you stamp a second  image that comes out lighter on you card.

Supplies used to create this card.

Ink - Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky and Daffodil Delight.
Paper - Marina Mist, Whisper White, Naturals White and Calypso Coral.
Stamp Set- Butterfly Basics and Something to Say.

Die - Butterflies Thinlits Die.
Embellishment - Basic Pearls.
Punch -  Bitty Butterfly.

Here is a look at the inside;

That's all I have for today. I really hope you give this stamp set a try. It is well worth the purchase. If you do create a card from it let me know and I'll drop by your blog for a look. Have fun creating.

Chat soon,

1 comment:

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Patrice! I LOVE it!