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The Watercolour Wings stamp set is artistically beautiful! You don't feel like your just stamping, you feel like you're Creating! It has many designs that you can layer together to create your own unique butterfly. Another fun tidbit… It's a bundle! Yep, it has coordinating framelits, that not only go with the stamp set but with the Butterflies Thinlits too! So, you know that made it a must have for me!!!
My colour combo is Blackberry Bliss, Watermelon Wonder and Smokey Slate. Yep it sounds weird and I would never have thought to put them together, but that's what popped out at me, as I was picking through the scraps on my desk.
For my butterfly, I stamped the butterfly "details stamp" in Watermelon Wonder ink onto Watermelon Wonder cardstock. I then stamped the Butterfly "outline stamp" in Blackberry Bliss . I did not use the butterfly "base stamp". Hopefully that makes sense... I think it will, once you look at the stamp set. I then die cut my butterfly out with the Butterflies thinlet. Love this look.
So here's a question for you… When designing butterflies, should they always have antennas or is it acceptable to leave them without? Once I determined that I wanted to mount my butterfly on a silver foiled doily, I realized that I'd either have to cut out those teeny tiny antennas or stamp them in black Stazon ink… Neither sounded appealing… So I took my silver metallic thread and created some. I think it works.
To give my design a whimsical look, I mounted it onto Watermelon Wonder irresistible DSP. It has a fun polka-dot pattern that is glossy embossed on it. I then stamped the polka dots from the stamp set: Perpetual Birthday Calendar in versamark onto the smokey slate.
Well, thank you for hopping in, i hope you enjoyed today's creation. Next up is the talented Mike Funke. Enjoy the rest of the hop!