I was so excited when I found a set of nice butterfly stamps at my bargain store two weeks ago. Linda, aka LGuild of Nothin' Fancy, and I love certain stamps and butterflies are one of them. I had mentioned before that I had picked up a set for her as well and she has been using them quite a bit. I finally got to use one of mine.
I have been wanting to try stamping an image over another and I really wasn't sure how it was going to look with the leaves stamped
down first. I knew the color would come through on the butterfly but I
think it still came out lookin quite nice even with the green being
there. There was enough of the other colors that the eye focuses on the
butterfly instead of the green of the leaves.
~Cloud 9 Butterfly Stamp set
~Stampin Up Best Blossoms (leaves)
~Stampin Up Elegant Greetings (sentiment)
~Imaginisce Hot Fix Pearls
~K&Co. Pattern Paper
~Cat Eye Chalk Ink
~Terrifically Tacky Tape
I got the layout from either Pintrest or Sweet Stop Sketches, I can't remember. Linda told me about the Sweet Stop Sketches site and it has some great card layouts if you are feeling a little stumped and need ideas. I often stalk sketch sites for ideas. I tried to find a fairly generic sentiment for the card and I wanted something a little elegant looking and I thought this one seemed to work just perfectly.
I stamped the leaves, using Memento Bamboo, from the Best Blossoms on the paper first and then stamped the butterfly with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Memento works best with the ProMarkers. Stazon seems to smear when coloring with the ProMarkers. I used Amber, Pumpkin and Sunflower to color the butterfly.
Since the grosgrain ribbon was wide I just tied a short length in a knot and clipped the ends to make it look more like a bow. I used a little Terrifically Tacky Tape to stick the bow to the ribbon on the card. That stuff is awesome and you don't have to worry about it coming off....it's there pretty much for good once it is down. The addition of the pearls on the stamped image just seemed to set the card off just right.
I am going to try and get a video made this weekend of my ribbon organization, how it looks and how it was done, so you guys can get a better idea of what works for me. WISH ME LUCK! *okie still thinks she so needs to take a video making class*