Hello there and welcome! It’s been a minute since I’ve guested with Butterfly Reflections Ink, but I am happy to be creating for them today! For those that aren’t familiar, Butterfly Reflections Ink is an online and brick & mortar store on the east coast. It is a one woman show and you would not believe how amazing she, Vanessa, is. She carries a ton of papercrafting product from nearly all of the top companies. She ships USPS Priority mail, so even I, on the west coast, receive my order in 2-3 days from the time that I placed it. That is nearly Amazon level, my friends, and her service is incredible! You can find her shop HERE, blog HERE and Instagram HERE.
One of my favorite companies she carries is The Stamp Market. And though I have yet to created much with them, I am an avid collector to be sure! Of course as soon as I saw the Citrus Vine stamp set from The Stamp Market I knew it was going straight in my cart (as does nearly all of their product. Who am I kidding?!). Come to mama! Here in the real world, citrus farming is what has provided for our family for four generations. I do the ranch bookwork and payroll, and it is a small price to pay for the freedom it has allowed me to stay home with my babies and take up hobbies like quilting and papercrafting on the side. I am grateful. So yes, give me all the citrus stamps!
Next, set up The Stamp Market’s Citrus Vine orange in a Mini MISTI Precision Stamp Tool in order to stamp it accurately three times. First, ink stamp completely solid in Dried Marigold Distress Ink. Then, tilt Carved Pumpkin Distress ink at about a 45° angle to ink up just the outer 1/2″ or so of the image all the way around. Finally, repeat with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink on just the outermost edge of the image. The rock and roll technique provides depth and dimension giving the orange a spherical impression.
This method can also be done with an acrylic block, stamp and ink pad by tilting the stamp instead of the ink. Though, no need to stamp three times. Ink the lightest all over, then rock and roll a wide band all the way around with the medium hue and the darkest just around the edges. Stamp all at once. Try both to see what works best for you!
Stamp leaves in Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron Distress Inks. Die cut all images, and if you are not a fan of the white border die cutting can leave, then you’ll love the set! The Citrus Vine coordinating dies leave only a very fine border around the images.
Die cut three black Great Big Hi‘s also by The Stamp Market, and adhere stacked together. Assemble card by tucking and layering with liquid glue. Adhere finished panel to card base, handwrite a note, and pop it in the mail. Someone’s day is about to be brighter!
Thank you for joining me, and thank you to Butterfly Reflections Ink for being awesome, and allowing me to guest! Happy crafting!
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