I was so happy to finally use the new stamp set, Floral Wings. This is one of the stamp sets that is only available for purchase when you earn Stampin’ Rewards.
I first stamped the Watercolor Wash background stamp inked in Sahara Sand. I then added the vine inked in Garden Green.
The butterfly was stamped in Perfect Plum onto a separate sheet of Whisper White cardstock. Then, I stamped the flowers in Rose Red onto the wings. All of the flowers are on one stamp so it is very simple to add to the wings. Then I added the leaves onto the wings in Garden Green. Again, the leaves are all on one stamp so it is easy to line up.
The butterfly coordinates with the butterfly from the Bold Butterflies Thinlits Dies. Using the thinlit and my Big Shot, made cutting this butterfly out a breeze. I then curled the wings using my bone folder.
To finish this card I stamped the sentiment in Garden Green onto a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock and cut it out using the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. I adhered it to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Here is a great tip on how to make the ink pad work for you when it is juicy. The newer ink pads are fantastic with inking the stamps, but sometimes they can arrive a little juicy.
When you stamp using a juicy ink pad as is, it can sometimes make a stamp with finer details fill in where it should be left blank. See the image below. There are supposed to be dots left blank throughout the butterfly.
TIP: The most common thing to do is take a paper towel and blot off some of the excess ink, but that isn’t necessary! I didn’t want to waste all of that extra ink so I was happy when I found this tip from a fellow demonstrator in the UK, Sarah-Jane Rae, and I wanted to pass it along to you. Use your bone folder to just push the ink from one side of the ink pad to the other. Then simply ink up your stamps on the side you cleared! That is how I inked up the butterfly used on my card to get that detailing to show up properly.
By just pushing the ink, you still have the ink to use. If the ink pad gets juicy again just use the bone folder again and you are good to go. This really cuts done on wasting that ink that originally comes on the ink pad so you don’t have to reink so soon. Just remember to clean off the bone folder before using on your next card!
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