Today’s card features the technique called “kissing.” This basically means that you use a background stamp to either stamp on or off of a solid colored stamp. I used the Papertrey Ink World Map stamp to create a background on a solid butterfly from Stampin’ Up’s Bold Butterfly set.
I stamped the World Map background on basic white cardstock using True Black Palette Ink. Once that dried I watercolored the background using Distress Ink Markers by Tim Holtz. I used Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, Old Paper and Wild Honey Markers and an Aqua Pen.
To create the butterfly I used the small butterfly from the Bold Butterfly set (Retired). I inked my World Map stamp with the True Black ink and then stamped onto the butterfly. I stamped the butterfly/map image onto a scrap of white card stock. I watercolored the butterfly with Salty Ocean and Tea Dye Markers and then fussy cut the butterfly out. I actually made four of these but they were too big to use more then one.
I mounted the background onto gold card stock and then onto brown card stock. I added the ribbon which I salvaged off a present. The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Set: Mat Stack 2. I stamped with the True Black and then inked over the image with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I watercolored the center with Salty Ocean Marker and my Aqua Painted. I added the color to the leaves using the Vintage Photo and Wild Honey marker, without watercoloring.
I mounted the sentiment to the card and added the brads. The butterfly was shaped by hand and then mounted using a large Zot. Lastly I added the adhesive pearls.
I was really trying for a vintage hand-painted look for the map and sentiment. The flourish kind of reminded me of a compass rose.
Stamps: World Map & Mat Stack 2 – Papertrey Ink, Bold Butterflies – Stampin’ Up
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Gold Metallic – Stampin’ Up, Brown – The Paper Company
Distress Markers: Salty Ocean, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Wild Honey, & Old Paper – Tim Holtz for Ranger
Other: Antique Linen, Old Paper & Vintage Photo Distress Ink – Tim Holtz for Ranger, Aqua Painter, Zots Large, Brads – Recollections (Round), Adhesive Pearls – Recollections, Fleur-de-Lis Brad & Ribbon – Unknown
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