I love being able to do so many different crafts, and really enjoy stamping. This week we were playing with resist techniques and came up with a few different cards......this is one of them. So I thought I would jot down a step by step for you to follow if you have never done this technique before.
You will need:
A butterfly stamp - I used IndigoBlu
A mask/stencil of your choice......we have lots of different ones in the shop and on the website
Also, IndigoBlu Stamp Cleaner, which I think is brilliant and used to clean my stamps and stencils
Start by taping the mask/stencil onto a piece of white card
Cover the card with Versamark through the mask. Keep the ink pad flat and press hard to make sure you get a nice coverage, if you miss some areas it won't matter. Remove the mask.
Cover the area with WOW clear gloss embossing powder, and melt it using the heat gun.
Trim off the outer edges.
Colour the card with the Distress Ink Pads, using the mini ink blending tool, these are great little tools and the little ink blending foam fits into the bottom of the mini distress inks so you can have one for each colour.
Next, you will need another piece of white card, approx 10.5cm x 15m . Trim your resist piece of card to fit over half of it. Colour half of the white piece with the mustard seed distress ink.
Attach the resist piece of card to the coloured white card, stamp the butterflies with the Stazon Ink pad (Rusty Brown) and then cover the join with some ribbon. Mount this onto a slightly larger piece of green card
Take your folded base card and colour around the edges with your distress inks, fold the card and colour the folded edge as well.
Mount the cards together, add a bow and a sentiment
I like to stamp the insert to match the design on the front
Finally, don't forget to add your name on the back.....your artwork should always be signed :)
I hope you enjoy this mini tutorial, let me know how you get on