Saturday, September 24, 2011

It's no wonder I love butterflies

Hello there, it's me Shemaine! I hope you have had a great weekend so far. Mine has been going so well I completely forgot that I had a post to share with you today! So, my appologies for being late but it's still going to be fun right?
It's no secret that I love butterflies. I use them every chance I get in my projects. It doesn't matter if they are stamped, punched from paper or made with felt. I will collect and hoard them. So it only made sense that I show you Unity's Store kit, Delight in Beauty by artist Joslyn Nielson.

I love the softness of this kit, the variety of butterflies and sentiments that are perfect for cards. I easily created a layout using several of the stamps in this set. I wanted to show you a fun way to use them so I  used vellum to stamp a few of the butterfly images onto as well.

Another tip is to use colored ink and stamp an image behind your sentiment like I did here. 
Doing this adds softness and dimension.

Here's what you'll need to give my technique a try. Vellum paper from Grafix, any pigment ink (in this case I chose a pink chalk pigmen ink from Studio G that was $1 at Michaels and some clear embossing powder. Stamp your image and sprinkle with the embossing powder. Then use your heat tool to emboss the image. This vellum is great because it's a heavier weight than most vellum.

Now just cut them out and add some bling and adhere them to your layout. Easy peasy and really fun!
I hope you have a creative weekend! 


{Ippity} {Ippity}


Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! Shemaine--LOVE LOVE LOVE:) I often use vellum for my butterflies too! Only I never have used the softer inks with it--totally trying that! THANKS for sharing!

Kelly Sas said...

Oh I love this idea Shemaine! Thanks so much for sharing it. Off to my craft room I go to try it right now!!!

Alisha said...

Great idea, i love the layout. it's beautiful. I love the stamp set, it's fabulous.

Chick Challenges {with ippity} said...
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Jen said...

GORGEOUS! Vellum gives that extra classy this LO Shemaine!

Lisa H. said...

beautiful! love.

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