Hi, today I am sharing a trio of cards using the Watercolor Wings stamp set so it is quite a long post. I was playing with colour layering and before I knew it I had hit upon an idea and I love it. I know you are going to LOVE it too. I have taken a lot of photographs of the cards but unfortunately, I’ve just not been able to capture how pretty these cards are in real life nor do the photographs really capture the different colours I stamped with. I do, however, hope you can get the gist from the pictures below.
All three cards were created in much the same manner. I cut a panel of Basic Black cardstock. I grabbed my butterfly stamp and inked it up with the Whisper White ink and stamped it repeatedly over the background. I LOVED how it looked just like this so decided that would be the basis for my card. I finished stamping the body of the butterfly. I added Wink of Stella all over the butterfly wings and drew a little flight trail from the butterfly (and thank you to my friend, Bron, for this idea!). So soft and pretty.
To finish the card, I mounted the panel on some Whisper White cardstock and then attached it to a Basic Black card base. I die cut a label using a die from the new Petals & More Thinlits Die set – coming in the Occasions catalogue (December 1, 2017, for Demonstrators and January 3, 2018, for customers) and embossed the sentiment on it in Whisper White. I then used the Big Shot to die cut a sweet butterfly (from the Bold Butterflies Framelits die set) from vellum. I used the Fine-Tip glue pen to adhere just the body of the butterfly to the card and used some rhinestones to hide the glue – and add a little more bling.
Here’s the card…
It is so pretty and does have a bluish tinge. I was inspired to try and see what else I could do with this same basic concept.
For the next card, I repeated the stamping as above but this time I also added some dots to the background panel using another stamp from the Watercolor Wings set. I wanted a little more colour and this is the part which is SO hard to see in the photos below. Once the white stamped image had dried (you can heat set it to speed up the process), I took the second layer stamp and inked it up in a coloured ink and stamped over the top of the white. As you can see the effect is very subtle so you must use a very vivid colour of ink. I used Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay.
Here’s the card…
From there, I decided instead of using the second layer stamp I would repeat the base stamp. I used the same colour and because the stamp is solid you can see much more of the colour. Melon Mambo definitely shows up the most.
Here’s the card…
My main tips for this technique:
1. Make sure the white ink has dried before you add the next layer.
2. Use very strong, vivid colours for the second layer.
3. If you use, say Melon Mambo, on your stamp and then need to use the white ink again, make sure you clean the stamp thoroughly before applying the white ink as you might stain the ink pad to some degree.
So there you have it, three super pretty cards which are so fun to make. It would be wonderful to see what other designs could be created using other solid stamps. Hmmm…there’s an idea!
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to both.