Here's what I came up with using Penny Blacks Butterfly Garden stamp set:
I made a sympathy card and a birthday card using the same butterfly image from the set.
For my sympathy card I die cut a circle out of a piece of lightweight cs and then placed it over a white panel and adhered it with a little washi tape and then did some ink blending with Salty Ocean, Dusty Concord, and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks. Leaving my circle mask still in place, I stamped the butterfly image with my Versafine Black Onyx ink. Then came the exciting part of removing the mask...I always love how crisp and clean the circle image looks after removing the mask! I added my sentiment (PTI's Keep It Simple: Sympathy) and then decided to add another partial butterfly from the same stamp set as the one in the circle. I matted with a piece of black and then adhered both layers to a white card base.
For my 2nd card, I used a bunch of the stamps that come with the Butterfly Garden set and stamped them along the bottom in black ink and then did some Copic coloring. To ground my card a bit more I also added some blending at the bottom using Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Next I stamped my sentiment using a new stamp set from The Greetery called Birthday Blooms and then stamped the butterfly that I used on the first card off to the right side of my card. I matted this layer to an Old Olive card base, added a few clear sequins, and thought I was done. The butterfly just seemed too plain to me though. Hmmmmmm... I thought about coloring it because well, butterflies are colorful! But it wasn't working in my head, so I stared at it awhile, and then decided to add some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. When the light hits it it shines in all different colors, but so subtly that it doesn't take away from the coloring at the bottom of the card. Yep, I'm happy now!! :0)
So there you have my Twofer...a sympathy card and a birthday card both using the same butterfly from Penny Black's Butterfly Garden. Make sure you check out all the beautiful inspiration from the DT and our Special GD's (Barb Ghig and TK) this month, and then play along with us right HERE. We can't wait to see what YOU come up with using the same BUTTERFLY stamp, die or stencil on your 2 DIFFERENT cards! This challenge is open till the 24th. Have fun!!
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