I’m stop #22, so perhaps you’ve been hopping for quite some time! If you started at the beginning, you’ve just visited Stampin’ My Life Away and enjoyed Lisa’s projects using Stampin’ Up!’s patriotic set July Fourth and jumbo wheel Red, White & Blue. I salute you, Lisa!
Here I’ll present some cards made with the single-stamp set All a Flutter, found on page 31 of the mini. I’m happy that Stampin’ Up! offers reasonably priced single stamps — so often they are just the specific stamp I need (like Dasher and Chocolate Bunny!).
To keep your stop short and sweet, I am omitting recipes for the projects. Check back in the coming days for the complete stories! Click to enlarge the photos, please.
- My first project, Metallic Butterfly, uses a re-inker technique I learned at a Stampin’ Up! Regional meeting in Milwaukee a few weeks ago. (You can read my tutorial here when you have time.) It was hard for me to capture the metallic sheen of the image. Please try this technique — it is so cool and so easy! The color here is Bermuda Bay: farewell, dear friend!
- I call this next project Silk Butterflies, because it uses the faux silk technique. Actually, this was the first project I designed, based on an old nightgown of mine — with basically the same pattern! The nightgown wasn’t silk, nor did it have a sweet ruffle like this one. It did inspire this card but, being very practical, not much else ….) I’ll post the tutorial for faux silk on Tuesday.
- This Watercolor Butterfly uses a technique that’s as simple as it looks: over an embossed image, scribble stripes of crayon and blend as little or as much as you like.
- Relax, all you lepidopterists, this Butterfly Trio is art, not science! I started to look online for coloring ideas, but I never could find this particular butterfly (moth?), so I just went with what I liked. This is simply markers on Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Paper. The spatter you see on the More Mustard mat is from the cool new Smooch Spritz. The color of this one is Log Cabin, which makes you think red-brown, but the color is more copper. The spray is unpredictable — and that’s a good thing! — so be sure to protect other surfaces/items around where you’re spraying.
I enjoyed having you with me — I hope your heart was All a Flutter while you were here! You’re now on to the last stop on the hop, Tinkerin in Ink with Tanya. Tanya’s projects using Motorcycle are sure to appeal to the biker chick in you!