Wednesday, May 22, 2019

DistINKtive Butterfly Wishes!


It was time to try out another of my new stamp sets from the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, *Butterfly Wishes, which happens to be a DistINKtive set. This is the first time I cracked open one of my new ink pads, as well, *Terracotta Tile.

But for a relatively simple design, I have to say that this card took me an inordinate amount of time! I really struggled with the options and with the DistINKtive stamps, to the point that I stamped that image panel at least 5 times before I got something I was happy with. I think my new *Terracotta Tile ink pad was too juicy, and even though I stamped off lightly, my butterfly still had issues at times with tiny blobs of ink where they were not wanted. I finally got the touch right and it was worth it for that photorealistic look. The tree branch with the blossoms was good from square one! I really love that stamp! The single blossom stamp, however, was another troublemaker. Stamping off was my friend with that one! The second, smaller butterfly stamped beautifully right from the start.

*These products will be available in the 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, starting June 4, 2019.
**These products will be retiring and no longer available in the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue starting June 4, 2019.



It also took me a while to settle on a colour palette for the card. I knew I wanted to pair Petal Pink and Terracotta Tile, but I also tried *Rococo Rose and Pool Party in the mix and something wasn't working. I eventually eliminated the *Rococo Rose and things were good, but I also tried incorporating the Pool Party in the images, not just the sentiment and that didn't fly either. Finally, I had the design, but it just looked too plain, so I sponged the right side and the top with some Petal Pink to add a kind of misty, dream-like look to it.

*These products will be available in the 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, starting June 4, 2019.
**These products will be retiring and no longer available in the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue starting June 4, 2019.


*These products will be available in the 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, starting June 4, 2019.
**These products will be retiring and no longer available in the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue starting June 4, 2019.



Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.



Product List
Big Shot
[143263]
$150.00
Glue Dots
[103683]
$7.25


*These products will be available in the 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, starting June 4, 2019.
**These products will be retiring and no longer available in the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue starting June 4, 2019.

2 comments :

Jan Clothier said...

I love that dreamy look that the sponging has created - wonderful. This stamp set looks amazing. It's true that distINKtive stamps and new ink pads don't play nicely together but stamping off is a great way to get them acquainted!

Eunice said...

Oh Heather, what a beautiful card! All the blood, sweat and tears you put into it really paid off. I am so glad you persevered because the end product is amazing.