Believe In Yourself

Believe In Yourself

Hello and welcome back! Now that Spring is here to stay, I can't seem to get enough of butterflies, and this stamp set doesn't disappoint! This is my first time working with the Flutter background stamp and I decided to use it as it was intended and then added my own spin to it as well. I used my new favorite medium, Sparkle Aqua Pigments to color these beautiful butterflies and I love the rich colors I achieved. I'm curious, do you love the richness of these colors too?
To start out, I used two pieces of Alabaster card stock cut to 5 1/2 inches square and using my Misti stamping tool, stamped the Flutter background twice with Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink. Prior to applying the ink I did treat the paper with my Magic Powder Bag to reduce any static or remove any oils from my fingers. I applied Raven Detail Embossing Powder and heat seat it with a heat tool. The first panel was trimmed to 5 1/4 inches squared and colored with the orange and red Sparkle Aqua Pigments. The second panel was trimmed to the same dimensions and then cut in half at 2 5/8th inches. Then the each side was trimmed 1 3/4 inches squared and I used the corners of each piece and lined them up so they would layer over the same butterfly as the first layer. I then colored each piece with the remaining colors of the rainbow with the Sparkle Aqua Pigments using an aqua pen. Using Raven card stock cut to 3 3/4 inch x 3 3/4 inches, I matted the squares leaving equal amount of space. If you have a hard time lining things up, I suggesting using grid paper or a T Ruler.  
 Since the background was full of bright colors and I didn't want to take away from it, so I used Brutus Monroe Heat Resistant Vellum and Alabaster Embossing Powder for the sentiment. It's very important to treat your vellum with the Magic Powder Bag because it holds a lot of static, so please don't forget. Using my Misti, I stamped the sentiment from the Flutter stamp set with Embossing Ink and Alabaster EP, and after my heat tool was good and hot, I heat set the powder moving the tool quickly as to not warp or overheat the vellum. The sentiment was then die cut using the Foundation Circle dies. When I adhere vellum I use tiny dots of liquid glue with my glue pen behind the thicker parts of the sentiment so that nothing shows through. For just a little more sparkle, I randomly added the Rainbow Acrylic Bubbles.

I hope you try this card out, and see how much fun it is to get inky, because you're going to love all the sparkle! Thanks so much for stopping by! 
 Until next time... keep crafting!!

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