Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Butterfly Post Collage

Hello! Today I have two cards to share using the wonderful new Darkroom Door Butterfly Post Collage Stamp. Love it! The butterflies are so pretty and script and postal elements are always a favourite of mine. Use all the squares or just one, lots of possibilities. Check out the Darkroom Door blog to see more examples by my team mates.

Butterfly Post Collage - Layers of ink
For the first card, I stamped the Butterfly Post with Archival Jet Black ink on a piece of watercolour paper that had been painted with different circles in blue, yellow and green. A collage stamp like the Butterfly Post often looks great on top of such randomly coloured backgrounds. Two of the butterflies were stamped a second time, on Wendy Vecchi's Clearly For Art Modeling Film, cut out, heated with my heat gun, and shaped to form dimensional butterflies. They were stapled to the main panel.

For the card base, I used white cardstock, embossed with a postal embossing folder. The sentiment comes from the All Occasions set.

Here's a close-up of one of the dimensional butterflies. The modeling film keeps its shape perfectly.

Butterfly Post Collage - Layers of ink
On the second card, I stamped the Butterfly Post on watercolour paper with Archival Jet Black ink, which is waterproof, something that is necessary when you plan to use water. I used a paint brush dipped in water to pick up colours from Faber-Castell Gelatos and painted the butterflies pink and purple. For the background, I just painted yellow in a random manner. The sentiment comes from the All Occasions set.

The background is embossed and sanded Core'dinations cardstock and I layered some cheesecloth in between the butterfly panel and the background.

Thanks so much for looking!!

Happy Stamping!


Supplies for both cards:

Darkroom Door products:
Stamps: Butterfly Post Collage Stamp, All Occasions

Other products:
Surface: Core'dinations Distress Color-Core cardstock; Daler & Rowney watercolour paper; Wendy Vecchi Stamper's Anonymous Clearly for Art Modeling Film
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink; Stazon Jet Black
Paint: Daler & Rowney watercolours; Faber-Castell Gelato: Margarita, Lavender, Grape, Guava, Bubble Gum
Embossing folder: Sizzix: Eiffel Tower & French Script, Distressed Frame & Postal
Embellishments: lace trim; pearls; cheesecloth; twine


  1. They are very elegant, Anna-Karin,love them both!

  2. Gorgeous! I love the watercolor background. And now Wendy Vecchi's Clearly For Art Modeling Film is on my must-have list. :)

  3. So Beautiful result! You create a wonderful card!

  4. Wonderful cards ! Loved the butterflies with clear sheet and the embossed bg ! The colors make the card even more beautiful !

  5. beautiful cards. so nice in those colours! great done with that ink.


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