Hello there inky friends! WOOP WOOP! I got my February Bloom Box in the mail today and I just HAD to ink this beauty of a stamp set up right away! Forget about reading the directions and using the kit contents right now, I'll save those for the weekend!
Want to know how I created this beauty? Alrighty, let's go!
I started out with a piece of Oatmeal Cookie cardstock. I stamped the butterfly (offset) onto it using some Clear Pigment ink. I then used some Journey Gold Embossing powder to emboss the butterfly. After that, I took some of my Pan Pastel in several colors: Confectionary Days (4:00 and Center) and Rich Sorbets (2:00 and 4:00)
After rubbing the PanPastel onto the cardstock with my finger, I cut the butterfly out with my Detail Pro Shears. I embossed a piece of Oatmeal Cookie cardstock using the Marrakesh Texture Plate and left just the bottom edge free from the folder. I used a bit of the "minty" colored PanPastel for to colorize the embossed texture too. After that, I mounted the butterfly onto this panel (making sure to just glue the right wing to the paper so there is a bit of lift to the left wing.
After that, I used my sewing machine to stitch over some Green Olive Satin Ribbon (On sale now!). I gathered the ribbon a bit by pulling one thread. This piece of "puckered" ribbon was attached to the card panel using White Liner Tape. I added a tie of Black Journey Twine to the ribbon so that I could attach the sentiment tag (stamped with Black Licorice Ink and covered in Journey Glaze). A little Pearl finished the bow off.
I took some Pretty Pansy cardstock and stamped the butterflies on the background cardstock using the same color ink. I attached the top Oatmeal cookie panel to this layer in a "wonky" layout, then mounted the whole thing to a Kiwi Slice Card base with some foam squares.
Now I can't wait for the weekend so I can play with this kit some more! Do you subscribe to the kit? If not, you're missing out! Join the Bloom Box Kit club today!