Butterfly mail

I started today’s card by creating a colourful watery background with distress stains smooshed on my glass mat. ( I am still using up my distress stain daubers but the spray stains will work just as well). I let the panel dry then added some water droplets which sat for thirty seconds before I dabbed them off with a paper towel to create pale watermarks.

To create the collage like background I inked Darkroom Door stamps with both distress stains and distress inks (salty ocean, mustard seed, crushed olive, broken china and hickory smoke). Some stamps I inked then spritzed with water, others I stamped then spritzed the panel with water and dabbed away colour with a paper towel. To create the collage background I used the new sets ‘global postmarks’ and number medley along with ‘French script’ background stamp. The butterfly stamp is from the ‘wings’ set and was stamped three times. I didn’t re-ink between impressions but I did spritz with water so each butterfly is paler than the previous one.

I swiped some of the same inks onto a scrap of watercolour paper before stamping the sentiment from the ‘warm wishes’ set and popping it up decorated with a bit of mustard cord.

Darkroom Door has some beautiful collage stamps but if you want to make your own collage prints then the recent global postmarks and number medley are perfect. Make sure you check out the rest of the latest release and all the inspiration on the blog.

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4 Comments on “Butterfly mail”

  1. Jo Ann f. says:

    So beautiful! Thanks for the step by step description.

  2. Pat says:

    Another gorgeous watercoloured card Heather, and I love the colours and the postmark and bits of script in the background to accompany your gorgeous butterflies. A wonderful card! x

  3. Clelie says:

    Your creativity is always SO MUCH FUN! Love LOVE this card and the happy colours! ♥

  4. Lagene says:

    Beautiful creation! I love all the smooshed color and beautiful butterflies! Thanks for the step by step!


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