Nature’s Pace

Nature's Pace, Papillon Potpourri, Natural Composition Specialty PaperI was playing with some different techniques this weekend.  I bought the new Silicone Craft Sheet from the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday mini catalog, and wanted to try some things with it.  I dripped some Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse refills on the sheet, spritzed it with water so the ink would run, then smashed a piece of Whisper White card stock into the refill/water mix.  It turned out really nicely, I think.  And the craft sheet cleaned up quite well.  I just rinsed it off with some water and let it dry.

I stamped a few butterflies with the Illuminate Glimmer pad (also in the Holiday mini)

Nature's Pace, Papillon Potpourri, Natural Composition specialty paper, Stampin' Up!, Annual Catalog, Holiday Catalog

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and a few with Versamark so I could emboss them with pewter powder, then punched them with the new elegant butterfly punch.  I colored the images on a strip of Natural Composition Specialty paper, then layered the butterflies and a die-cut sentiment (Nature’s Pace stamp set and Bitty Banners framelits) to the paper.  I used the Adorning Accents edgelits with Midnight Muse to create a border, and embossed the Rich Razzleberry card with the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  The whole process probably took longer to post here than to actually create!  It was a very quick card, even though it had a lot of steps and techniques.

When I was coloring the specialty designer series paper, I found that the images color better if you use an aqua painter and ink first, then go over it with a marker.  I used Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Raspberry Ripple and Garden Green.

Have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by.


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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