Thursday, 7 April 2016

butterfly notecards

 Whilst sorting out stamps, I came across these DL stamps - cut out, mounted but never used............I vaguely remember seeing Glenda demonstrating the kiss technique with them on Create & Craft many years ago, and at the time they were a must have! Much to my surprise, they are still in the Chocolate Baroque listing, butterfly blush for the solid images and just butterflies for the matching linear images.
The challenge this week on Make my monday is watercolour, so I decided to christen these stamps by trying the kiss technique with water-based marker pens.
I chose the largest image from each set, and randomly coloured the base stamp with 3 or 4 different marker pens. The matching stamp was then sprayed with water and placed over the solid image and pressed firmly.
This image was then stamped onto small 4" square card blanks - being cautious, I wsn't too sure it would work, and didn't want to ruin a larger card!
The result was a watery mix of colours, and I was quite happy with the result even though the linear image didn't always show up too well.

 The cards on the right show both images stamped onto white card - and also where I haven't lined the two stamps up perfectly!

I now have a set of small note cards which will be very useful for those quick thank-you notes


  1. These are lovely and just right for the challenge. It pays to check through the stash now and again for older and sometimes unused items (often forgotten although at the time they were so NEEDED!!) - what are we like??

  2. Beautiful cards Vronnie, these stamps are just so versatile, I love the plain ones, as they can be used in so many ways, and together they create beautiful results, as you have shown. Love your colour choices, Judith xx

  3. Just my cup of tea! Love these cards, Veronica x

  4. What a fabulous effect and I love your colour mixes. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday - would you please link back to us? Marina DT

  5. Love the fabulous effect, muskt give this one a go and congratulations on your well deserved win x

  6. Gorgeous effect and perfect for butterflies.


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