Friday, July 2, 2010
Make It Your Own
When I can't find just the right embellishment for a layout I make my own. On this layout I made the transparent butterfly using the Tattered Angels butterfly stamp from the In Flight collection. I inked the butterfly with StazOn ink and stamped it onto transparency paper and then cut it out. I adhered only the center of the butterfly onto the page using glossy accents. I bent the wings up gently to create a little movement and depth on the page. The swirly stamps below the butterfly on my layout are from a stamp that came in the same set. I stamped the entire design on the corner and then I wanted to stamp just the middle swirl just above it. Here is how I did it. First I took masking tape and taped off the part of the stamp I didn't want. Then I inked the stamp. I quickly removed the masking tape and stamped the design on my project. Since the masking tape picked up the ink for the parts of the design I didn't want on my layout I end up with the one swirl that I did want.