Saturday, April 19, 2008

Just Foolin' Around

I decided to take a little break and stamp something. There was a butterfly in the parking lot when I was leaving work yesterday afternoon. I was kind of surprised, as I would have thought it was early. Nevertheless, like all things spring, it was a welcome sight. My card is prettier in person than it is in the photograph. The flat photo does neither the dimension nor the sparkle justice. The technique I used for the butterflies is tissue inking. I wanted to play around a little more with Papertrey's "hybrid" ink. While it has the drying properties of dye-based ink, it can be used glass, fabric, wood, plastic, metal, and clay as well. Once it's heat set, it is supposed to be permanent. Although I struggled with the ink a bit the other evening when using new stamps, it worked beautifully with this well-season, much-used set. It would be fun to try it on fabric.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy cardstock; Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet cardstock and Perfect Match Pink Patterns paper; Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet and Sweet Blush ink pads; CTMH Flutter and Technique Tuesday Words We Love stamp sets; Acrylic discs from Michaels; Crystal Stickles; Liquid Glass.

Oh, and about those fun acrylic discs. The clear ones can be any color you want them to be if you back them with a tiny circle of colored paper. A regular old hole punch cuts the paper to just the right size. So that's my playing around for now. It's back to the "list." I hope the weather is as beautiful where you are as it is in Minnesota! Later . . .

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

I love this card and made one like it! (with the 3 butterflies)I just haven't posted it yet. Yours is definitely prettier, though!

Oh and THANK YOU for the tip on coloring the discs! I thought about doing that, but never actually tried it. Now I will for sure!