At the Stampin’ Up! Leadership Conference in Phoenix last month, Carrie Cudney showed a fabulous technique using water droplets to create a textured image. I created these cards for my Stamp Club in February, using Carrie’s technique.
I don’t remember if Carrie gave it a name or not, but I’ve been calling it Splattered Silhouettes, since the effect works best on silhouette images (bold with lots of rubber). The single Butterfly Accent stamp from the back page of the Occasions Mini Catalog is perfect!
Splattered Silhouettes Technique:
- Ink the silhouette stamp with a medium to dark color ink.
- Using your finger or a paintbrush, gently flick water onto the inked stamp.
- Apply stamp to paper.
- (With this technique, ‘less is more’ with the water. Too much liquid will make your image blurry. )
We also used the sweet little butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and added them to the card in Perfect Plum cardstock.
And the Eggcellent Eggs Kit (117179) was used for the decorative strips in Bashful Blue or Pretty in Pink. We also used some of the rub-ons from the same Kit for the background (see the white swirls?) and on the right-hand card, the rhinestone on the butterfly image is actually a sticky-back rhinestone from the Eggs Kit. Even though the Eggcellent Eggs Kit is listed for egg decorating, I highly recommend getting one to use with your papercrafting–there are so many little goodies in that package! For $9.95, it’s one of the best bargains in the Occasions Mini Catalog.
Stamps: Three Little Words (Sale-A-Bration free gift), Whimsical Words (Sale-A-Bration free gift), Butterfly Accent Inks: Perfect Plum Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pale Plum, Accessories: Eggcellent Eggs Kit, Top Note Big Shot Die, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Clear Rhinestone Brads (left-side card), Color Spritzer Tool