By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.
Sometimes a stamp is just so pretty it can stand alone simply being stamped with black ink. I do this sometimes with my stamps and I love the look. I do like to add pops of color here and there though for highlight. This stamp from Inkadinkado called Fancy Fauna is perfect for this technique.
I chose the butterfly from the set, stamped it twice across a 4.25x 5.5” notecard with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. My stamp platform helped me get a crisp impression.
To add my color, I cut two circle masks from scrap paper using 2 sizes of circle dies and gathered 3 colors of Distress Oxide Ink. I really like this color combo of Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry.
I then simply blended the ink colors over the butterflies using the masks. I connected the larger circle and smaller one and then left another smaller circle by itself for better flow.
I didn’t want to cover the entire butterflies with the circles—just parts of them.
I chose a sentiment from a Hampton Art stamp set, but trimmed it so it would fit in the area I needed. I do this a lot and you can easily put the stamp back to where it was and it will stamp like you didn’t even cut it.
Here’s a final look at my project. I hope you’ll try this technique with some of your favorite stamps. You could even try different shapes like squares or triangles. Thanks for joining me today!