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Delicate Swirls Butterfly Stamp Line

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For my card, I picked the Tropical Dramaturgy from  color link site Betsy gave us. I love tropical colors and I tried to incorporate as many as i could. I first made the background on lightweight water color paper by painting bands of dye reinker colors with a large paintbrush onto the dry paper. I used part of it for the background and I  black embossed the butterflies on the rest.  The narrow black frame was a leftover piece from another project where I had die cut some squares out of it.

For the banner, I stamped the image w/ lighter colored ink, cut it out and used the reverse side. The daisy border was also painted w/ dye reinkers after it was punched.  The little black butterflies were punched out of black embossed c/s. The finished card measures 5.5 x 4.25.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit all the Architects.

Kathy Tucker
Julie Warner (you are here)
Karen Dunbrook


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Stamps: ISC -Delicate Swirls Butterfly
Paper: water color, black
Ink: VersaFine Onyx, various Adirondack reinkers
Accessories: Quickutz oval die,  black ep, small butterfly punch (All Night Media), Daisy border punch (EK Success)

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns - I used two colors of ink from a rainbow ink pad to stamp the images on my card. Two sizes of circle dies were used to cut them out. After stamping the butterflies, I used Versamark all over them and embossed on top w/ clear ep to add a little shine. The sentiment was die cut and a narrow grosgrain ribbon was tied in a bow. The lower edge of the dp was punched w/ a decorative punch. The finished card measures 4.25 x 5.5.

These small-dainty images add a lovely touch to your creation! Here are a few tips to consider:

  • Use a 1 ¼” or 1” circle or square punch
  • Use glossy accents on top of punched image and let dry. Punch holes before you apply the dimensional glue to give them a button effect – then affix on your card
  • Create your own bauble!
  • These images fit nicely in Memory Frames by Ranger
  • Affix with glue on top of flat brads to give your artwork a final touch
  • Affix with glue on a paper clip

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Be sure to visit the other Architect’s blog/gallery:

Kathy Tucker
Julie Warner (you are here!)
Karen Dunbrook
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please check back tomorrow for more of this month’s release!
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Stamps: ISC – Artful Décor
Paper: Neenah white, dp (SEI – Coastal collection)
Ink: Kaleidacolor Riviera, Versamark
Accessories: Spellbinders circles dies, Quickutz oval die, clear ep, narrow grosgrain ribbon, border punch (EK Success)


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Happy Saturday! Ready for a little Sneak Peek of one of the April releases for ISC?

I  made this  little CAS card for the Inspiration Challenge (IC280) at Splitcoast. Love all those yummy cakes! This time I was inspired by Mountains.

All images are Innovative Stamp Creations and are a Sneak Peek of the April line to be released on Monday, April 18. The little viney bg is the perfect size for an ATC but I’m using it as a small panel on my 4.25 x 5.5 card. I sponged 4 of the colors of the Kpad onto my ATC sized piece then stamped the image in black on top and cut out.

The butterfly was done the same way and I added a little stickles to both. The white bg was embossed w/ a Sizzix folder and the sentiment was die cut w/ a Spellbinders oval and my Grand Calibur.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Stamps: ISC – Touch of Spring Butterfly
Paper: Neenah white, black
Ink: VersaFine onyx, Kaleidacolor Riviera
Accessories: stickles, Spellbinders petite ovals, Sizzix birds & branches embossing folder