Such a great sketch with all kinds of possibilities. While at Stampin' Up's Leadership Conference last weekend, we saw a demonstration using multiple ink pads to color the gorgeous Swallowtail stamp from the Spring Catalog. I was so inspired to try it myself:
I turned the stamp rubber side up and applied ink directly with the ink pad, tilting the ink pad and brushing it on in sections like a paintbrush. Starting in the middle and working outward I used Elegant Eggplant, Summer Starfruit and Baja Breeze.
Because I wanted the butterfly to float off the edge of the card base and show more of the beautiful stamp, I stamped it again on the Summer Starfruit base using the stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up with the previous stamped image. I also spritzed a little Soft Suede marker across the card front.
On the inside, I used Baja Breeze and Summer Starfruit only to ink the butterfly, stamped off once and then onto the Whisper White cardstock. A sentiment from Blooming with Kindness was added to bring in my third color--Elegant Eggplant.
With the large Swallowtail stamp, I've shown you just one way to interpret Jaydee's clean-and-simple sketch. Check out the rest of the Design Team for even more gorgeous inspiration. I hope you'll come back to The Paper Players and show us your creation before this challenge closes on Friday, January 25th at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by today!
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Swallowtail; Blooming with Kindness; Sweet Essentials
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze
Paper: Summer Starfruit, Whisper White CS
Xtras: Color Spritzer; Soft Suede marker; Dazzling Diamonds; glue pen