Thursday, February 11, 2010
Butterfly Dreams Day 3
Wow, I can't believe it is already day three of the countdown. Today, I thought I would go in another direction with the style of my card and share a vintage inspired card. Sweet blush and rustic cream are perfect for vintagey cards!
I used the second background stamp in the set to create my own stamped paper on the bottom and Damask Designs for the stamped paper on the top. I stamped a piece of rustic cream cardstock with Text Style II and antique linen distress ink and then used a scalloped circle die to cut out my circle. I sponged the edges of my scalloped circles, my card base, and my patterned stamped paper. Then, I stitched my patterned stamped papers to my sweet blush card base and wrapped some crocheted lace around one side of my card. I tied a sweet blush ribbon around the front of my card and added a vintage cream button to the center of my bow. I die cut a butterfly from rustic cream cardstock, stamped my butterfly in sweet blush ink, sponged the edges, and added a body using the separate body stamp included in the set. Last, I stamped my sentiment and adhered my butterfly and scalloped circles with foam adhesive.
Stamping with Background Stamps
I know many of you are pros when it comes to stamping with Papertrey's background stamps, but I thought I would share a few tips for those of you that might be new to using this style of stamps. The background stamps are designed to make it easy to create your own stamped papers. My background stamps are a little shorter than those previously released through Papertrey Ink, but they will work the same way. I just shortened them so I could fit more butterflies in the set. *wink*
First, stamp your first row. I always start in the lower left hand side of my paper. Stamped patterned papers will look the most like real patterned papers if some of the stamped image goes off the edge of the cardstock.
Now, reink your stamp and realign it above your stamped image. You can see with my butterflies that the top butterfly will hang over the edge of the cardstock again since I stamped the first row off the edge. Align the stamp so the bottom row of butterflies stamp above and in between the butterflies previously stamped.
Repeat stamping until you reach the top of your cardstock. To start your second of stamped butterflies, simply align the stamp so it matches the first set of butterflies you stamped.
Continue stamping until you fill your cardstock with your custom stamped pattern.
Lots more sneak peeks on these designers' blogs: Nichole, Lisa, Dawn, Heather, Alli, and Melissa. I'll be back tomorrow night with more sneak peeks. Have a wonderful weekend!
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams, Background Basics: Text Style II, Damask Designs (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: rustic cream, sweet blush (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: sweet blush, dark chocolate (Papertrey Ink), antique linen distress ink (Ranger)
Accents: sweet blush satin ribbon, vintage cream button (Papertrey Ink), crocheted lace
Tools: butterfly die (Papertrey Ink), corner rounder, sewing machine, scalloped circle dies (Spellbinders)