After a lovely anniversary getaway celebration,
to Lake Michigan,
I am ready to blog again.
Today I will show you how I created those butterflies that I added to the layout on the last post.
I started by inking up some cardstock using our new colors.
I tried two different techniques.
On the left side samples. I inked up one of our 3 x 3 clear acrylic blocks
using two ink colors.
Then I spritzed with water, using a spray pen.
Then I pressed it into the White Daisy cardstock.
On the right side samples,
I transferred the ink to a craft mat.
I am excited that CTMH is now carrying this product.
I have not ordered mine YET, so I used my TH mat.
I just touched the ink pad, starting with the lightest color, to the mat.
You can do that because our stamp pads have a raised bed.
Then I spritzed with water, using the spray pen.
I took placed the cardstock on the mat and moved it around slightly.
I really liked this effect better.
I let these pieces dry.
Then I stamped them with our butterfly stamps from the
"Your Own Kind of Wonderful" stamp set.
Then I fussy-cut each one so I could add them to my layout.
It took awhile to cut but I think it was worth it. I will be trying this inky technique with some
fall leaf stamps next.
Have a great week!