Today’s card is actually a shop sample which will be going on display soon at my local stamp store, Stamp Fever in Orange, CA. If you’re in the southern California area, please stop by the store to see my card in person and do some shopping!
The stamp I’m using is a fairly large mandala image (approx. 6×6″). The large size made it very challenging to use for a card design since it’s not a traditional background stamp. I played around with a couple of ideas, but finally settled on a very bold black and white design. It was inspired by a tutorial posted over at StampNation by my fellow Design Team member, Taheerah.
The stamp I used is the Butterfly Daisy Mandala from Ken Oliver. I stamped it on a piece of Neenah card stock using Intense Black ink from Hero Arts. Since this is such a large image, I used the MISTI stamping tool which allowed me to over stamp the image to ensure everything stamped smoothly and evenly. The new MISTI Creative Corners would have been extremely useful in this situation given the size and shape of the stamp, but I don’t have them.
After I had the image stamped, I decided what width I wanted to it be on my card front. I trimmed it down using my paper trimmer then fussy cut around the edge of the design. I then added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to each of the butterflies on the panel. (Note: There is a coordinating die set for this stamp, but I don’t have it. I will link it below in the supply list though.)
I created an A2 card base using a piece of Black OP card stock from Bazzill. I stamped the “you are amazing” sentiment from the Thanks Stamp and Cut set from Hero Arts in the lower right corner using VersaMark ink. I heat embossed it some super fine white embossing powder from Ranger. Finally, I adhered the stamped panel to the card base using some Mono Multi liquid glue from Tombow and that finished my card.
Until next time …