Wednesday 16 May 2018

Trust Your Wings

Hi and welcome, today I have a post showcasing my butterfly stamps from AALLandCreate.
A simple design this time around but still packed with lots of layers and interest.

  1. Mask the top and bottom areas of your card (my piece measures 4.5" x 6.5") with low tack tape so that just the centre panel is visible.
  2. Blend Distress Oxide Vintage Photo Ink across the centre panel, applying the ink with an Ink Blending Tool or a piece of Cut 'n' Dry Foam.
  3. Ink your background stamp, in this case I used Kassa Hayselden's stamp which you can find HERE with Black Archival Ink and stamped into the central aperture area.
  4. Using a wet paintbrush start to paint some of the open areas in the background stamp with the water, allow the water to sit for a few seconds and then dab with a piece of kitchen towel. This gives bleached out areas to the background. Repeat this process across the background stamped area. Dry with a heat tool.
  5. Remove the low tack tape.

I then adhered a piece of vintage music paper to a piece of white card and then stamped my butterflies onto the music paper. You can find my butterfly stamp HERE. I then cut out each of the butterflies and then coloured each one with Distress Oxide Ink.
For added dimension and interest I also included two vintage pen nibs to their bodies.
I stamped the sentiment Trust Your Wings, twice onto white card and then added to the decorative panel. I also included a few delicate splatters of white paint for a further layer of interest and then dried with a heat tool.
Even with a simple card you can add lots of interest to draw the eye in to the focal imagery and design elements.
I also included some rusty tin wire, which I stapled into place and added some delicate splatters of black paint.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy  x x

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ann barnes said...

This card completely caught my eye, I love the texture look that Kassa’s stamp adds to that middle strip, the rusty wire is a genius way to give dimension while showcasing your gorgeous butterflies I really love this card! It’s beautiful thank you for sharing

Words and Pictures said...

I love your magical, musical butterflies - a fabulous addition to your stamp designs. They look stunning here in beautiful neutrals, and those rusty frames.
Alison x

Annie said...

Sucha a fabulous card Tracy and the techniques are wonderful too xx I love the butterflies fluttering appearance..... stunning. Thank Y9u forswearing and huge congratulations on yet another wonderful stamp design xx

Huge hugs Annie xx

Sue said...

This is wonderful Tracy! I love the rusty wire and the delicate splatters of paint xx

Nikki Acton said...

Great design Tracy!

Candy C said...

My gosh can you keep just getting better and better?!? I am so happy for you! Your stamps are perfection and I love what you do with them! Each new project you post is amazing in its own special way!! Son proud for you! Congrats!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I'm so enjoying using this stamp set Tracy, it's never far from my side and is my go to set for quick cards especially when I get a midnight text from a friend in need of a card in a hurry. You always bring so many new ideas with each post. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

Anneke said...

Beautiful Tracy!

Redanne said...

Another gorgeous card Tracy, you always may simple look spectacular! Kassa's stamp makes a wonderful background for your beautiful butterflies!! Hugs, Anne xx