Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Tie Dye hand-stamped butterfly card

Create a fun nod to the 60's (or 80's) with a cool tie-dyed accent to this twilight feeling hand-stamped card!!  OK so when I see this, logically I know that there are not blue wood fences out htere... or not many.  But this card brings me the feel of a twilight where everything takes on a new shade and feel.  This fun hand-stamped card has some unique tips in using this specific tool to create a cool card.
Create this card with:
Life's Adventure Hostess Exclusive stamp set (wood 133931/clear 133934)
Papillon Potpourri stamp set (wood 132058/clear 123759)
Hardwood background stamp (wood 133032/clear 133035)
Color Coach (130118 and In-Color inserts 130120/133718)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Marina Mist card stock (119682)
Marina Mist ink pad (126962)
Perfect Plum ink pad (126963)
Rose Red Re-Inker/Ink Refill (102109)
Perfect Plum Re-Inker/Ink Refill (102107)
Marina Mist Re-Inker/Ink Refill (119787)
Elegant Butterfly punch (127526)
Bitty Butterfly punch (129406)
Scallop Oval punch (119856)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
SNAIL Simple Neat Affordable In-Line adhesive (104332)
Stampin' Sponges (101610)
Baby Wipes/Container to Use
 
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I love the look of a knot in wood.  Start by having stamped the Marina Mist inked Hardwood background stamp on the Marina Mist card stock base.  Use the Scallop Oval Punch to punch out this knot in the wood.  SAVE your scrap!  Don't try to fit the Perfect Plum inked Life's Adventure HOSTESS EXCLUSIVE stamp set into the whole - stamp the scrap oval and adhere it (with SNAIL) to the inside of the knot!  Shhhh - sometimes, working backwards makes for less of a struggle - lol.
 
Soften the edges of the Scallop Oval punched 'knot' with the Perfect Plum inked Stampin' Sponge for a coordinated look with depth.
 
Create this cool tie-dye hand-stamped butterfly with this cool technique!!  Simply use a Baby Wipe (I like to stack two or three) and drop random re-inker drops.  I paired the Marina Mist, Rose Red and Perfect Plum together with the aide of the Color Coach (my hero in crafting!!).
This custom ink pad can be messy!!  I have a few plastic lids or containers that came from pre-packaged foods.  I like to use the container that will have a lip while allowing my hand and the block with the stamp to easily get in and out.  Stamp around to 'blend' the colors - I use a few of each color and am sporadic in placement.  I love the results!!  WOW!  See how these Butterflies from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set comes to life with this cool retro technqiue.
 
Re-Inkers/Ink Refills are for the ink pads and a MUST to own!!  When you purchase your ink pads, purchase the coordinating Ink Refill - this way you are always ready to use the inks and if they dry out - you are set to continue crafting!
 
Tool Tip Tuesday:
To use the Re-Inker/Ink Refills to re-ink your ink pads, start with the ink pad being open, the same color Ink Refill and a Plastic Spoon.  I keep the same spoon and rinse it off each time I use it (less waste).  Add drops around the top of the ink pad, less than 8-10 drops.  Rub the round/back of the plastic spoon across the top of the ink pad to spread the ink around.  Let the ink pad sit open for a couple of minutes.  It will be super 'juicy'.  I like to close it and leave it for an hour to assure that the ink re-surfaces to the top of the ink pad.  Again, I rince and reuse my spoon - this way I'm not wasting and have my handy tool available at a moment's need.
WOW-zaz!!  I LOVE the results!!  The cool thing is that each is an individual!!  Stamp it on the Very Vanilla.  If you don't like it, re-ink it on your custom ink pad for the results you want.  Paper is double sided - so fill up your Very Vanilla, punch out the ones you like and turn the paper over to use the back!  Stamping one of the tie-dyed butterflies on the coordinating envelope for additional wow!  Add them to the card with dimension using the Stampin' Dimensionals.
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Deliver a retro-cool looking hand-stamped card with this vintage technique.  I love this colorful stamping technique and how easy it is!  With a few drops you deliver a WOW card!   The super hero in this card is my Color Coach - pairing colors for amazing results!  So grab YOUR Color Coach (or order it from me!!) and see what colors combine to deliver big smiles and cheer!  Have fun gettin' inky and messy with this cool tie-dye hand-stamped technique!
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