Thursday, May 5, 2011

Stamping a Patterned Background

You've seen some great ideas for using the JBS butterfly stamp this week from Michelle, Stephanie and Jill. Today I wanted to share another way: making your own patterned paper!
I pulled out three ink colors: Fountain Pen, Chewing Gum and Chili Powder, along with a piece of ivory cardstock. I wanted a softer look to my stamping, so to keep the stamped image from being too bold, I "unloaded" some of the ink onto a scrap piece of paper before stamping on my cardstock. I alternated between the three ink colors, overlapping each stamp just a bit:

You could cover your entire your background cardstock this way if you wanted, but I cut it down and mounted it on a pink background for my page:

I finished the page off with lots of bits & baubles from JBS, including a mini bingo card, tickets, vellum butterfly, chipboard button, sew-on button and rhinestone button.

We'd love to see how use the butterfly stamp, so please share your creations with us in the Mercantile Gallery. And happy stamping!
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