Here is a card that I made using butterflies stamped using the baby wipe technique. You basically create your own “ink pad” using dried-out baby wipes and reinkers. It is possible to use new baby wipes, but it becomes a lot messier and the colours merge a lot more quickly as the extra moisture within the wipes makes the ink clog the space between the image lines and the base rubber of the stamp – as I found out to my cost! But at least I can transfer the knowledge to you now.
The card uses a lot of punches, but it is really worth it! And once you have these tools, it is best to use them as much as you can, as they aren’t consumed by the process and they make the cutting and layering significantly easier, especially for batch card making. I love this design (which is copied and altered slightly from one I saw on Pinterest) and I will definitely be making more along these lines soon. They are great for creating a “stash” of cards for when you need one in a hurry at short notice.
I only stuck the butterflies down along thier spine, and folded the wings up slightly to give the card extra dimension and the illision of movement. They will lie flat and go into an envelope for posting, though. (The butterflies all lie within the boundaries of the card blank, though this is not obvious from the picture.) This version does use the now retired colour Certainly Celery for the green matted squares, but any green would work, or another co-ordinating colour. Now that it has returned, I would be tempted to use Pear Pizazz as it is so versatile.
I hope you like this card and it inspires you to make something similar yourself. With the use of so many punches this is a very quick card to create once you have set up the “inkpad”. And all of your butterflies can be different, depending on where you place the stamp onto the “pad”! Enjoy.
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Accessories: 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon.