There are some stamps that you can reuse over and over again. This is one of my favorite, never out of style stamps.
The cool thing about old favorites, is that there are lots of new ways to use them, but going back to tried and true techniques never fails. This butterfly was stamped with memento ink, and then filled in with the lightest copic marker colors I own. A few pieces of paper from a couple old 6×6 paper pads, a little distressing of the edges, and the card was done.
This is one of those cards that you can turn into an assembly line product. Stamp a whole bunch of butterflies, color them in while you’re waiting at a doctor’s office, or in front of the TV, distress your edges or not, and then assemble. When making a lot of cards, whether for Christmas or any other big event, keep your card simple. Just because you can make wildly artistic cards, doesn’t mean the recipients won’t appreciate a more streamlined yet still beautiful card.
There’s one little detail you may not be able to see. The red background isn’t plain, it has small butterflies stamped with versamark all around the outside edge. It added jut the right finishing touch for the card.
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