Time for another release by Art Impressions! This week the Design Team are helping to launch 5 new Bible Journaling stamp sets. I love using them for cards, so today I am using 5200 - Butterfly Set:
I was aiming for something a little mystical to show off this wonderful sentiment, so I created an ink blended background using five colours of Distress Oxide Inks.
I kept the lightest shade in the middle where the sentiment would be, then worked with the two pink/blush shades and finally using the purple and blue around the outside.
Using my Misti, I arranged the butterfly stamps around the sentiment, testing out my positioning on some scrap paper. With just the butterflies in the Misti - I dampened all the images and stamped them onto my ink blended background. The nature of Distress Oxide inks is that when you add water, the inks oxidize, so I was left with chalky white butterflies - a bit of an ethereal effect. I then spattered the cardstock with water using a wet paintbrush, which gave it a wonderful speckled look.
Positioning the sentiment in the center of my piece, I stamped it in Onyx Black Versafine ink. I used my Hemstitch Rectangle die to cut out the pattern around the rectangle, and mounted it onto black cardstock before adhering it to my card.