I am so excited to have been invited as a guest designer for a few months here at Technique Tuesday. I love stamps because they are one of the most versatile tools when memory keeping, and this month’s new releases, Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterflies Silhouettes, were the inspiration for the layout that I am sharing with you all today.
To start this layout, I created a series of labels using the Essential Stitched Dies from different patterned papers. The idea was to create a column of labels that resembled a tiled background loosely. However, I did not glue the labels to the background.
Using color inks -to match those of the papers- a series of images from the Beautiful Butterflies stamp sets were added onto vellum. I chose to emboss all the images using different embossing powders so that they have a two tone look on them. Since the color ink was used to stamp the images, the underside of the butterflies has a different color that the embossed side of them. These were all fussy cut and set aside.
To construct the layout, the Beautiful Butterflies Silhouette stamp was used to create silhouette images of the butterflies around the labels in coordinating colors to the ones used on the vellum butterflies. Some of the stamped butterflies were added before gluing the label to the background while others were added above the labels. To each silhouette, the coordinating vellum embossed image was added with glue dots, so that dimension was created on the wings.
To finish the page, a few embellishments were added to some of the labels, and around the picture in clusters. The title was then added by using one of the labels created with the Essential Stitched Dies and a sentiment from the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set.
I hope this has inspired you to use the new Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterflies Silhouettes in a project of your own. I have prepared a small video to show you how this came together:
AS always let me know if you have questions on how this came together, and don't forget to check out this stamps.
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