Butterfly Box

Debra Burgin Butterfly BoxThis is a closer look at one of my projects from last week’s Stampin’ Addicts Retiring Stamps Blog Hop.

If there was a silver lining in the cloud of last weeks Retiring Accessories list, it was that the color collection Paper Stacks are staying.  The prints are perfect this time and I am not yet tired of them.

On the other hand, I nearly got choked up to see the Crimper on the list, since I’ve been using that tool since I’ve been stamping — even before I heard of Stampin’ Up!  And the 5/8″ Satin Ribbon?  So elegant, so classy, so sexy!

However, despite my dismay and disbelief, I know (because I’ve experienced) that Stampin’ Up! will not disappoint me when the new catalog is released.  Keep the faith.

I hit on this color combination totally by accident.  I was cleaning out my paper files, removing any full packs that were taking up too much space.  (I have lots of paper!)  These were the packs I took out, and seeing them together almost made my mouth water!

Do you use the Baby Wipe technique?  It’s simply creating a custom ink “pad” by dropping re-inkers onto a folded (pad-like) baby wipe.  (I use a cheap brand, not worthy of Peter’s bottom.)  Press the stamp into the pad and stamp.  The ink can be used many times, since it’s the moisture in the baby wipe that keeps it fresh.

Stamps:  Flight of the Butterfly*

Ink/Color:  StazOn Jet Black, Basic Black, Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills (More Mustard, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango

Paper:  So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Shimmery White, Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (Subtles), Whisper White, Wild Wasabi

Other:  Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die, 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (Certainly Celery)*, Butterfly Punch*, Modern Label Punch, Large Pearl Basic Jewel (from the Occasions Mini), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crimper*, baby wipe, permanent marker

*Retiring!

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