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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Marker to Stamp Technique Butterfly Basics Friendship Card using Stampin' Up Products! UK

Tutorial is further down today's Blog Post

Butterfly Basics is a Super Stamp Set, whose popularity was such, that this wonderful stamp has rolled over from last years Stampin' Up! Catalogue. But I am on a mission to ensure people do not forget about the versatility of this Collage Stamp Set. So 
I have used a few techniques here. 

First is Random Stamping
This is simply what it says on the box ... it creates a randomness. Many card makers struggle with the need to create randomness. But 
Why is this necessary? Well, nature is random. We live in a world where people are obsessed by summitry, but in fact, our eye is attracted to the random. Begin with the Power of Three .... Virtually, split your card into thirds, and build your design around that.

Secondly, I have used Generation Stamping
This just means that you ink up your stamp and stamp onto the project four times, before re-inking your stamp .. The more intense the colour is, the more times you can stamp the cardstock before you need to re-ink.
This allows you to create gradients of the same colour using just one ink pad. 
Think Pain Chip Samples

Thirdly, I have used a Marker to Stamp Technique.
Traditionally, you would use a Marking Technique to stamp two or more colours in the same stamping.
By using Markers, you can ink up just the portions of the stamp you want to use.
It is fun and quick, but you do need to remember to clean your stamp after each stamping to avoid contaminating the markers.

Finally, I used a Stamping Off The Page Technique
This means you do not stamp the whole image onto the cardstock. and it works alongside Random Stamping  and Generation Stamping

Feel free to CASE any of my creative projects (Copy & Paste Everything)


  1. CARD BASE - Trim a Piece of Thicker White Cardstock to 12.5 x 25 cms; score the ;ong side at 12.5 cms; fold & Burnish
  2. Trim a piece of Whisper White Cardstock to 11.5 x 11.5 cms; stamp two diagonal stripes (one from Delightful Dijon & the other using Dapper Denim Ink Pads; next, stamp the honeycomb stamp to create the background,  using Mint Macaron Ink Pad, and fourth Generation Stamping (the amount of times you stamp the cardstock before re-inking the stamp)
  3. Now for the Marker to Stamp Technique. You will need the following Stampin Write Markers - Watermelon Wonder & Cucumber Crush. Use the green maker to ink up the leaf sections of the large flower, and the Watermelon Wonder to ink up the flower; Give a big 'huff' over the stamp, and then stamp onto the cardstock.; Randomly stamp some of the small flowers using second generation stamping.
  4. Onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock,, Stamp a couple of small butterflies using Sweet Sugarplum Ink Pad, using Second Generation Stamping
  5. Stamp the Caterpillar Greeting using Early Espresso Ink Pad.
  6. Mat the panel onto a piece of Watermelon Wonder Cardstock measuring 12 x 12 cms
  7. Stamp your Greeting from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set using Early Espresso Ink Pad onto the bottom right of the Card Base
  8. Apply Stampin Dimensionals onto the back of the Layered Panel and mount onto the card base
  9. Punch out the two small butterflies using the Bitty Butterfly Punch & mount onto the card front using Mini Glue Dots, then add a few basic rhinestones

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