Although it was great to have a few days off to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s with my family, it feels good to get back to work. And that means stamping.
So many of you have asked about my favourites from the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues so I though I would share here. My top pick (for now!) is the Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies Thinlits Dies Bundle. I love how many looks you can create with this bundle. For versatility and value, this bundle can’t be beat.
Above is the finished card for the Ombre techniques. See the step by step below.
Apply pieces of painter’s tape across the card. The pieces should be close but not overlapping.
With a sponge dauber, burnish on the darkest color.
With a tissue, remove the ink from the glossy pattern that comes embossed on the Irresistibly Yours designer series paper.
Pull off the first piece of painter’s tape and repeat.
Complete the card piece by piece. As a last step, go over the edges of the card and any lighter areas with the dauber.
This variation uses the Painter’s Tape technique to create another Ombre background.
Place the painter’s tape, sticky side down, on your ink pad the long way.
Continue with each colour one by one. I found it help to rub my finger on top of the tape to make sure I had good coverage before removing.
Quick Tip: If you want the small pieces of paper in the die to pop right out, place wax paper between your die and paper and a dryer sheet underneath the paper on top of the plate. You won’t believe the difference it makes.
Which card is your favorite?
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