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Thursday, February 18, 2021

A Touch of Ink, Thinking of You Card, 2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration

I found a nice card on Pinterest using the "Touch of Ink" set and I thought I'd give it a try but I had some different ideas in mind and today's card is what I came up with. You can see the original card here

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. It seems that a lot of my cards use Basic White for the card base.  And most of them open on the right too!  When I think of a card I tend to think they open on the right, maybe that has something to do with it!  Who knows? Anyway, this card opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

The first thing I did was I stamped the flower and the butterfly on a piece of scrap card stock using black Memento ink.

Then I stamped the flower using the second step stamp and Melon Mambo ink. I fussy cut the flower part out but not the stems or leaves.  I colored the flower with Wink of Stella for some shimmer and I set them aside.

Then I took the butterfly and sponged on some Melon Mambo in the center and Gorgeous Grape on the outer part. And then I fussy cut it. UGH!  I was very careful to cut around the legs. There was white showing and I'll give you a tip on how to make your fussy cut images look perfect.  After I got done with the fussy cutting I set the butterfly on a piece of scrap copier paper. Then I took my Basic Black marker (not Blends pen) and I traced around the butterfly.  I colored over the legs and antenna. Now pick up your butterfly and see that all the white edges are now black and it looks like you cut along the lines perfectly!!! Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Next I stamped the flower piece again but this time I stamped it on the front of the card. I used black Memento ink to stamp it.

I also stamped the words from the "Touch of Ink" set using black Memento ink. I set it up in my Stamparatus to make sure I could get them straight and dark enough. 

I sponged on some Coastal Cabana ink using one of the blending brushes. I love using the new blending brushes.  WOW, those brushes can really make blending so smooth and pretty.  I blended the color in using a circular motion. Then I added a little bit of Bermuda Bay to the center in a circular motion. 

The butterfly was set on top of the card to see where the dots needed to be added. I stamped the dots using black Memento ink.

I glued the fussy cut flowers in place. Then I colored the leaves using my Granny Apple Green marker (not Blends pen, I didn't want the color to bleed through to the inside. 

I added a little bit of Tomow mono glue to the center of the flowers and let it dry. In the meantime I added Dimensionals to the back of the butterfly. The glue doesn't take long to dry but you can fan your card to help it dry faster. Once it was dry it was tacky. I added a little piece of gold foil to the glued area and pressed down on it. Then I took a stipple brush and brushed away the gold that wasn't sticking to the flower and this is what I ended up with.  Just enough gold to attract a butterfly!

The butterfly was set in place and the card was done. 

This was a very easy card to make and I like how the butterfly really stands out against the background.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time today to stop by and take a look at my card,                      Wanda

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