Friday, January 13, 2012

Stamping Multiple Images - Card

I was so excited when I found a set of nice butterfly stamps at my bargain store two weeks ago. Linda, aka LGuild of Nothin' Fancy, and I love certain stamps and butterflies are one of them. I had mentioned before that I had picked up a set for her as well and she has been using them quite a bit. I finally got to use one of mine.

I have been wanting to try stamping an image over another and I really wasn't sure how it was going to look with the leaves stamped down first. I knew the color would come through on the butterfly but I think it still came out lookin quite nice even with the green being there. There was enough of the other colors that the eye focuses on the butterfly instead of the green of the leaves.

Supplies Used:
~Cloud 9 Butterfly Stamp set
~Stampin Up Best Blossoms (leaves)
~Stampin Up Elegant Greetings (sentiment)
~Imaginisce Hot Fix Pearls
~K&Co. Pattern Paper
~Various Cardstock
~Memento Inks
~Cat Eye Chalk Ink
~Grosgrain ribbon
~Terrifically Tacky Tape

I got the layout from either Pintrest or  Sweet Stop Sketches, I can't remember. Linda told me about the Sweet Stop Sketches site and it has some great card layouts if you are feeling a little stumped and need ideas. I often stalk sketch sites for ideas. I tried to find a fairly generic sentiment for the card and I wanted something a little elegant looking and I thought this one seemed to work just perfectly.

I stamped the leaves, using Memento Bamboo, from the Best Blossoms on the paper first and then stamped the butterfly with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Memento works best with the ProMarkers. Stazon seems to smear when coloring with the ProMarkers. I used Amber, Pumpkin and Sunflower to color the butterfly.

Since the grosgrain ribbon was wide I just tied a short length in a knot and clipped the ends to make it look more like a bow. I used a little Terrifically Tacky Tape to stick the bow to the ribbon on the card. That stuff is awesome and you don't have to worry about it coming's there pretty much for good once it is down. The addition of the pearls on the stamped image just seemed to set the card off just right. 

I am going to try and get a video made this weekend of my ribbon organization, how it looks and how it was done, so you guys can get a better idea of what works for me. WISH ME LUCK! *okie still thinks she so needs to take a video making class*


  1. I like this card it is spring like and the colors go beautifully together. You do such a nice job of coloring and choosing colors that look terrific.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

  2. Beautiful card! Love the image over an image. I have never tried that. TFS. Off to check out the sketch site now.

  3. This turned out really, really PRETTY! I LOVE the look and the colors go so well... Nice WORK! :o)

  4. I think it looks great. I seldom think of this technique when I'm in one of those "what happened to my mojo moods". It purty.

    Kathy wyatt

  5. It looks lovely, Okie! Have you ever tried a masking technique? It is where you stamp the butterfly where you want it FIRST, then stamp it again on a scratch piece of paper. Cut it out right on the lines, then place it over the first butterfly you stamped. Then stamp the leaves on top of that. The result is that the leaves only show where the butterfly mask didn't hide it. Beautiful!

  6. Very pretty card! I took a class where we stamped and colored the top image( butterfly) the colored over it with versamrk marker then applied embossing powder and them heated....then stamped the back image ( the stem),,,,

  7. Love your work Okie. Thanks for sharing the site to go for ideas on card layouts. I often have moments when I'm stumped for creative ideas. Thanks

  8. This card is just Gorgeous! Love the over-stamping! It gives the effect of sun shining through the leaves onto the butterfly. It is absolutely beautiful! Thanx for sharing


  9. Oh yes, that butterfly definitely stands out as the focal image ... in fact, at first glance, I didn't even see the green leaves that show through it ... how odd is that? The entire card is lovely. I like that you have stamped over the wording too ... it all comes together beautifully and even has a great vintage feel to it.

    Two thumbs up from me! *wink*


  10. This is absolutely beautiful! Love the technique, love the colors, love the card! Thank you for sharing this!

  11. Masking is completely the way to go. It takes a little bit longer, but in the long run you will get exactly what you are looking for. This technique also works well when you are trying to group multiple images together, like a row of pumpkins or a bouquet of flowers.