On all my cards this week, I use a technique called Stamping Off. Ink up your stamps with black and then stamp it once on a scrap piece of paper first and then stamp on your card without reinking. That will soften the ink. I think it removes the harshness of the black ink. I like this technique especially when I am going to do some watercoloring.I also used a lighter on the ends of my ribbon so they wouldn't fray. I have been doing that more lately since I started making bows for my little baby girl. Is it crazy to say I like fire? :)
Check here for my bow tying video tutorial.
The background was colored using our ink pads. When your pad is closed, squeeze it a few times. That will get ink on the lid of your pad. Take your aquapainter or blender pen and dip it in the ink and color directly on the paper. I tried it using our watercolor paper and it was so much prettier. Give it a try!!
I know this blow up is kinda fuzzy, but I wanted you to see that I have dimension here. I stamped off with black ink first and then did the same on a scrap piece. I cut out just the wings from the scrap piece and put them on the main card with dimensionals. When I first colored the butterfly, I colored the insect part. Just make sure you notice where the body stops and the wings begin.
Stamp Set: Nature Walk
Paper: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Ribbon: Marina Mist satin 5/8" ribbon
Accessories: pearls, dimensionals, paper snips