Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Stamping Vacation DT: Have You Tried Challenge

This month's Have You Tried Challenge over on Stamping Vacation is:
Turn a flourish stamp into something else...
An example would be turning it into smoke by making the flourish come from a chimney or turning it into water by positioning the flourish to come out of a watering can...
I immediately thought of Dawn McVey's flourish butterfly (pictured below) which can be found here:


Here is my take:


Here is a close up on the detail:


I used the same flourish stamp from Papertrey Ink (Fancy Flourishes) though I used silver embossing powder. If you don't have opposing flourish stamps, you can still create a butterfly with a flourish stamp by stamping twice, once on your card (I'll call stamp A), once on separate cardstock (I'll call stamp B), and then cutting out stamp B and adhering in front of stamp A, bending it off of the card a bit to show a butterfly from the side! (I had hoped to demonstrate this but did not have time...)

The buttons are from the True Black collection but are ones that seemingly resisted the dyeing process. I liked the look for this project.

The cardstock is Scarlet Jewel and True Black with some silver cardstock to dress things up a little. ;)

The border in the background is Martha Stewart's Woodland punch (along with the silver cardstock and True Black that has been crimped).

The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Delightful Dahlia stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel, True Black, silver cardstock (unknown origin)
  • Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Delightful Dahlia
  • Ink: Versamark, Memento: Tuxedo Black
  • Buttons: True Black
  • Other tools: Fiskars crimping tool, Martha Stewart Woodland border punch

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