Recently, Altenew offered their Painted Butterflies Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies for a special price that was approximately a 25% discount, so I got this set that I'd been wanting for a while. There are 29 individual stamps included in this 6 x 8 stamp set and some of them are sentiments.
The style of this set is looser than most of the styles I have, so there's not perfect way to stamp them. The outline does not match up to the inside layers so it's a much more organic feel to these beauties. A layering guide is available for download or just for reference at the link provided.
For my butterflies, I began by die cutting them from white cardstock - One of the larger ones and a couple of the smaller ones. Then I popped them back into the negative for stamping. I prefer to stamp the most solid image first and then the outline. I used Altenew's Lagoon Crisp Dye Ink for that and then stamped the outline using Altenew's Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink. Once that part was done, I misted them with some Sheer Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and set them aside to dry for a few minutes while I did some ink blending on the background panel. I used Papertrey Ink's Aqua Mist Ink with a Mini Round Ink Blending Tool and more of the shimmer spritz. When that was dry, I die cut the panel with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, and cut a mat using the largest die from the WPLUS9 Gift Card Layers Die Set out of Hawaiian Shores Cardstock. I attached those to a top folding card base made from Stamper's Select White Cardstock using the Kokuyu Dotliner Adhesive. I stamped my greeting from the Hero Arts Hello Stamp & Cut Set in Versamark and heat set it using Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder.
After that I could add the butterflies with some foam tape and I also added three little crystals (I buy Swarovski when they are half off at Hobby Lobby) so I can participate in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, "A Bit of Sparkle".
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