April showers certainly do bring May flowers, and this month is bound to be teeming with beautiful blossoms. In fact, many of them are springing up in this month's JBS Mercantile kits! Here on the JBS Mercantile blog, we'll be putting our stamp on May, bringing you four weeks of stamping projects created by our bloomin' awesome design team!
This week we'll be focusing on one of our favorite stamps:
acrylic butterfly stamp not only creates a beautiful and crisp image, but it is also extremely versatile. All this week, we'll be showcasing this stamp through four projects, with four different approaches.
Today's project is from yours truly, Jill.
In a way, being queen was a transformative experience for me, so the butterfly stamp was the perfect choice for this page. I also wanted to capture a springtime feel, since flowers are so much a part of May Day, so I pieced together some lovely floral pages and transparencies from a few JBS hodge podge books beneath the line of stamped butterflies.
This layout involves the best kind of stamping -- the no-stress kind!
I decided to work with a green, yellow, and red color scheme, to match the colors in the papers, and went with a varicolored stamping method. I began by selecting four Jenni Bowlin for Ranger dye inks, pairing Seed Packet with Stick Candy, and Chili Powder and Lemon Drops.
vellum-embellished butterflies and butterfly banner alpha stickers.
Of course, this is just one approach to using this lovely stamp. Check back each day this week for more inspiration, and be sure to share your own ideas on our message board!
This May, you can also look forward to ideas for using stamps with scissors, for heat embossing, and for discovering creative approaches to stamping and beyond! We're definitely giving May our stamp of approval.