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Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Butterflies Thinlits, Butterfly Basics, Dapper Denim, Dragonfly Dreams, Gelli Plate, leafing, Monoprinting, Oh So Eclectic, Touches of Texture | 2 comments

Wings of nature monoprints

Hi! guys, I’m back today with another set of monoprints.  I am super excited to share these prints with you!  I used the mono prints as backgrounds for butterflies and dragonflies!  Such fun. I made these prints at the same time as the ones I shared earler this week. Actually, I used the same stamps for the printing process, Butterfly Basics.  Then, I added some extras to the prints.

Butterfly Basics Stamp Set

This set is one of my all time favorites! As I mentioned, Sunday it was time to give it some love!!

  • Each print has its own unique feel.  Yet all three work so well together.
  • The guilding and stamping on top of the prints give them an extra special feel

These prints were made very similarly to the original monoprints, used a Gelli Plate to create the prints.

  • The paper is mixed media paper and is taped with painters tape to create a border
  • The colors used are Pool Party, Crushed Curry, and Dapper Denim
  • The process is a layering of Gelli prints to create a depth of color and texture.
  • The Dragonfly is stamped in Dapper Denim. This is from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp set

  • This print is accented with stamping and guilding.  After the print was completed, I added additional stamping to add even more texture.
  • Even more texture was added with glue and guilding. (mixed metal leafing)
  • The butterfly was guilded. I love using the multipurpose adhesive sheets for this process.  It makes leafing so easy with die cuts
  • The colors are Dapper Denim, Pool Party, and Crushed Curry

  • This print is just two colors, Dapper Denim and Pool Party
  • There are a few leaves peeping through from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.
  • The small dragonflies are from the Touches of Texture stamp set.  They are stamped in Dapper Denim
  • Little secret, I originally was not going to use this print. It was a slight bit crucked. Then I thought. Add some guilding.  So, I did…this led to the two prints above. Witch I love!
  • The two large dragonflies add a little extra special feel, especially with all the guilding in the background

If you would like to know more about the actual printing process check out this post!  It explains the steps of the printing process. I didn’t want to repeat what I had just told you on Sunday! But, I sure did want you to see these beautiful prints.

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Today is the day! The Annual catalog is Here!!! Lets all do the Happy Dance!!! Yeppie. I am so excited for you to see the catalog!!!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at



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Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Butterflies Thinlits | 2 comments

Watercolor Wings

I have thoroughly enjoyed the stamp set Watercolor Wings.  And today, I am bringing you another great card that combines Watercolor Wings with the new In Colors for 2015-2016.   This stamp set is for two-step stamping.  The two steps give you lots of variety of color.  And add depth to the stamped image.  So lets, get  right to it. Watercolor Wings have several images of butterflies that layer on top of each other to create different butterfly’s.  Then you get a great set of three dots.  I love dots for backgrounds.  I’m sure you will be seeing a lot more of these in the future.  The set also comes with three greetings.  Watercolor Wings

Wings2I am so overwhelmed with how easy this card came together from idea to actual finished product.  The colors used are Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron.   This set really makes it easy to create great looking cards with just a few items on hand.

Here are the keys to making today’s card

  • The card base is Mint Macaron card stock cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches.  Using your bone folder to burnish the scored edge
  • On Shimmery Whisper White card stock stamp the small butterfly in Mint Maccron.  Then stamp a second butterfly in Watermelon Wonder
  • Using the Butterflies Thinlets die and the Big Shot I cut out the Three Butterflies.  Use the bone folder and curl up the edges of the butterfly’s wings
  • The layers of the card is Watermelon Wonder cut at 5 3/8 inches by 4 1/8 inches and  Shimmery Whisper White card stock  cut at 4 7/8 by 3 7/8 inches.
  • On the Shimmery Whisper White layer stamp the three dots in Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder
  • Finally adhere the butterflies to the Shimmery Whisper White.  Just a little glue right down the middle of the butterfly.

    I tried to get a picture of the Shimmery Whisper White Paper.  I hope you can see how gorgeou this paper is when used with stamps

    I tried to get a picture of the Shimmery Whisper White Paper. I hope you can see how gorgeous this paper is when used with stamps




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