Monday, June 19, 2017

Swallowtail Butterflies

Today I am showcasing the new Swallowtail Butterflies stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  This set was designed so that you could do two-step stamping, plus lots of other techniques.  I had so much fun trying out various techniques with this set!  This is a long post with lots of step by step photos, so grab a drink and let's get started.

The first technique I want to show is an oldie but goodie called the "Kissing" Stamp Technique.  It's best to use pigment inks with this technique as the ink dries slower.  Start off by inking up the solid stamp.  I am using the larger of the two solid butterflies here.  Next, ink up a detailed stamp.  I am using the Crackle Background stamp.

The photo below shows each individual stamp ready to "kiss" each other.

Place one stamp on top of the other and press down slightly (just as you would if it were a piece of paper).

The results are that the ink from the detailed stamp transfers to the solid stamp.

Now press this two toned stamp onto your cardstock:

Here is another example using both the large and small solid stamps:

You can stamp the two toned detailed stamp to create a fun background for a future project:

This example shows that you can do triple "kissing" as well.  The first two steps are the as above.

Then take a third color and ink up the detailed butterfly stamp that comes with this set.  Press it on top of the two toned solid stamp and this is the result before it is stamped onto cardstock:

And this is how it looks on white cardstock:

I had lots of fun playing.  Bronze Splendor glitter was added to each of the butterflies bodies and each of the butterflies were heat embossed using Clear embossing powder:

First and second generation stamping of the "Triple Kissed" stamp:

First and second generation using the small butterfly and regular "Kissing":

Distress Oxides and regular stamping with the large detailed butterfly:

This one shows the traditional two-step stamping technique.  Ink the solid stamp with one color, stamp onto cardstock.  Ink the second, detailed butterfly stamp with a contrasting color and stamp on top of the solid butterfly on the cardstock.

For the completed card, I chose one butterfly from each of the techniques I used and adhered them onto my background.  The background was created by first die cutting a Spellbinders die (Tropical Paradise) from cardstock.  I die cut it from white cardstock and then used one of the same inks I used to create the butterflies to add color (using the direct to paper method).

I then die cut a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet using the frame die, which is part of the Spellbinders set.  I adhered the colored leaves die cut on top of the die cut frame and then filled in the remaining areas with Margarita velvet glitter.

The sentiment was stamped with the same color pigment ink and then heat set with Clear embossing powder.  This was die cut using a Sue Wilson die (Italian Collection - Umbria).  Three small dots were added using Nuvo Jewel Drops (Key Lime).

I hope you've enjoyed seeing these older techniques being used again and that they inspire you to try them again as well.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow Anne - this is gorgeous! Loving all those techniques - thanks for sharing the step by step photos.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Anne, this is stunning!! All of the butterflies look so amazing!! I'm bookmarking this so I can try the techniques you used!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Shelly Schmidt said...

The kissing technique is just beautiful on all of your butterfly samples Anne! Another awesome card!