In A Butterfly Mood

Friday, May 17, 2013

 
I've been drawn to butterflies recently.
These were so fun to make.  I used a fun technique to remove some of the ink from the stamp before stamping and also added a little doodling to add a bit of whimsy.

 
In this week's PTI Make It Monday video Betsy used a comb to remove some of the ink from her stamps before stamping to create texture. I knew we didn't have a comb in our house.  I brush my hair, not comb it, and my sweet husband has no hair to comb ;)
So I needed to think of an alternative.  I tried pressing the stamp onto impression plates, it worked but didn't look all that great when stamped.  Then I tried dragging different dies over the stamp like the picket fence and the pointed end of the heart border die.  Again, it worked, but didn't give a great result.  Then I remembered a cool die cut from one of my 12 kits from last year.  It was a leaf die cut that had very separated, pointy leaves.  While I was pulling that out I saw this tree die cut that had a doily pattern to it.  I tried that and I though it looked so pretty!
 
 
 
 
What I ended up doing in the end was stamp the butterfly in the lighter ink color first. Then I inked up the butterfly again with the darker shade. I pressed the die cut onto the stamp to remove some of the ink and then stamped right over top of the lighter color. After that I added some doodles with a black and white pen.
 





 
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Cardstock: PTI White
Stamps: PTI Beautiful Butterflies, Birthday Style, Polka Dot Basics II
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Versafine Onyx
Dies: PTI Beautiful Butterflies
Other: Black Liner Pen, White Gel Pen

28 comments :

  1. Such a beautiful card, and very creative inking.

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  2. Oh, this is so beautiful and creative, Kara!

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  3. This is amazing, Kara!! I love it!!

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  4. the butterflies turned out amazingly beautiful. fantastic job bring some texture to them.

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  5. OMGosh...
    you are so amazingly creative!
    I can't believe you used the tree die cut...
    and it looks so incredible...
    I love the effect you got with it!
    And you totally cracked me up with your comment about Ryan's hair...
    or lack of! :)
    Patrick's not too far from it...
    but he keeps what he does have really short in hopes that no one notices how little is actually left! :)

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  6. Love this butterfly card! So creative- Irma

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  7. Love this. We're all going to be going through all of our supplies to see what pattern we can come up with...this could be fun :)

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  8. Kare this turned out great, what a pretty card!!

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  9. Really pretty take on the MIM challenge Kara!

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  10. LOVE your very creative butterflies--just gorgeous! That tree is the perfect die cut and I think i might still have one just like it :)!!

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  11. These butterflies are super cute!)It's brilliant idea how to use stamps!)

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  12. Butterflies always make me smile and yours are beautiful, love the way you have stamped them!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

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  13. Oh the butterflies did turn out really well! Thanks so much for showing your process. Love the results!

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  14. that is so awesome! I love how you used that doily die-cut! And, I love your little black doodles on the butterflies. I love all of the more artistic touches you are adding to your cards - it's inspiring!

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  15. So pretty! I love how you used Betsy's technique. The colors are perfect and the movement of the butterflies is awesome.

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  16. I'm in awe! Such a fabulous look from the way you took off the ink to the bit of doodling. It's so soft and gentle!

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  17. This is gorgeous. You need to keep doodling!! cute!

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  18. I love the 2 tone butterflies with the texture!

    Ter ;)

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  19. Its very pretty. The effect in the butterflies looks good

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  20. Beautiful effect, Kara! The doily die cut added the perfect texture to your pretty butterflies :)

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  21. What a great idea! Your butterflies are beautiful!

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  22. Gorgeous butterflies! I love your twist to the MIM technique. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

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  23. This is so cool! Thank you for showing us your process! It is lovely!

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  24. Kara I can't believe I missed this beauty, you are just rocking new techniques lately. This is brilliant.

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  25. Very clever, Kara, and very beautiful! Thanks for explaining how you did it! Congratulations on the HM honor!!

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