WARNING: this post is completely without SNARK!
Happy Saturday! I love being in the middle of my weekend! It's even better when we have a new challenge to post at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers. :) Challenge 51: T is for Technique.
You can choose whatever technique is your favorite, or you can combine techniques.
I made many, many messes for this challenge. I chose to do a watercolor technique with Distress Ink. I combined this with cutting half of the card front away, leaving half of the butterflies as the new opening edge of my cards.
I colored my stamps with Distress Markers, misted the stamp with water and then stamped the card. On the card with the single butterfly, I also misted the paper so that the ink would spread further out and it gave a blurrier effect. The single butterfly was just a blob without definition, so I stamped it again with black ink after it was dry.
I used the matching dies to cut half of the butterflies out. The only trick to this technique is that you stop your die cutter half way through, as I did in the multiple butterfly card. When I repeated this technique with the single butterfly card, I sandwiched my paper and die so that the paper and half the die were hanging out of the cutting platform. The second method produced a much cleaner cut.
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