Happy April everyone! April definitely shows some promise of spring actually getting here in Minnesota, although we still have snow in our forecast. Easter is on its way and Hana is beside herself that her 8th birthday is finally going to be here at the end of the month. It's so hard to wait for these things when you are that age ;)
The beginning of April means it's time for another Papertrey Ink senior design team challenge. We are continuing to revisit sets of Papertrey past and this month it's the Butterfly Kisses set that was released in March of 2007.
One of my very favorite projects I have made with Papertrey stamps was done with this set and I will share that after I share the project that I created for today...
I created a patterned paper with the Butterfly Kisses set and then put together this little ensemble of cards. A little stamping, embossing, and inking is all it took to create the soft vintage look.
Here's what I did to create the paper. I took the lightest print paper from my new Postmarks patterned paper collection, I stamped the polka dot wing image all over the paper in Dark Chocolate ink, I stamped the solid wings over the polka dot ones with Versamark ink and then embossed them with clear embossing powder. After everything was embossed, I swiped the Chamomile tea dye ink around all of the butterflies, then I stamped the text in Dark Chocolate ink and wiped the excess ink from the butterflies with a tissue. The last step after cutting the paper to size for my projects was to ink the edges with the Chai tea dye ink.
When you have a beautiful patterned paper like this to use on a project, all you need is a simple sentiment and embellishment to finish the card off and let the patterned paper shine.
all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Vintage Butterfly Cards
stamps: Butterfly Kisses, Background Basics: Text Style, Label Basics, Healing Touch Sentiments
ink: Dark Chocolate, True Black, Vintage Cream, Tea Dye Duo, Versamark (Tsukineko)
cardstock: kraft, Postmarks
other: Sweet Blush saddle stitch ribbon & buttons, Rustic Jute button twine, Label Basics die, clear embossing powder, mini eyelet border punch (EK Success), lace (vintage), tiny attacher (Ranger), pearls (Kaisercraft)
Now onto some past projects that I have made with the Butterfly Kisses set...
This scrapbook page was one I did when the Butterfly Kisses set was initially released. It is to this day one of my very favorite projects. All of the white stamping was done with white acrylic paint, the scalloped edge was before the border dies and punches - I used a corner rounder with the corner guide pulled out - ha! The journaling is done with the Paper Tray set combined with my own handwriting, I love the little cluster of ribbons at the top of the page, and this is one of my very favorite pictures of Tacy :)
Here's a card where I used white acrylic paint for the solid wing base...
Another one with paint...
This one was done with a blue ink base stamped over with white ink. One of the ribbon borders is stamped with the Faux Ribbon set - I am going to have to pull that set out again because I really like how that turned out!
A little emboss resist..
Another Faux Ribbon embellishment on this one... love the little dashed trail.
This one is another emboss resist card.I stamped the solid wings on the patterned paper (Father Knows Best) in Versamark ink and embossed them in clear. Then I brayered dark brown ink over the whole piece.
For this little group of cards, I used the poppin' pastels technique. You can see a tutorial for this project here.
And finally, a card using the Butterfly Kisses card with my Around and About set. The long sentiment lines are perfect to create a butterfly tail and the small butterfly fits perfectly into the sentiment circles.
There you have it - pull out your Butterfly Kisses set! It is so perfect for spring time projects...
See you soon!