Fly Free, See Beauty by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my Thursday weekly DT post of Creativity.
 This week I am sharing a card I have created using distress inks and one of That's Crafty! stamp sets: 'Life is a Balance' designed by Melina Dahl. 

The stamp set includes a wonderful butterfly and sentiment and it was a dream to create with as the design of the butterfly stamp is a pleasure to colour with its distinct lines and open spaces. Its also super easy to fussy cut! 

To create the background I applied a couple of colours of Distress ink to an acrylic block, spritz the ink with water and then stamped the inky block onto a piece of card. Once dry, I stamped the butterfly in the centre of the inked card using Versafine Ink. This is my choice of ink when stamping with clear stamps as it gives a really crisp black image. It does need to be heat set though as it is quite a 'wet' ink and will easily smudge if not dried. I then used Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean and Shaded Lilac distress inks to watercolour the butterfly.

Next I added some detail stamping and stenciling to the background. For the stenciling I used Shaded Lilac Distress ink with Tim Holtz layering stencil: Linen, moving the stencil around the piece of card as I worked. You could use any stencil of your choice.

For the stamping I used a PaperArtsy Mini stamp with Black Archival ink. Again you could use any detail stamp of your choice.

There's also the addition of some paint splatters. I do love splattering the paint around!  

I stamped a second butterfly onto a piece of card, heat set the ink and then coloured the butterfly in the same way, using the same colours as the one I had stamped on the background.
I fussy cut this second butterfly and manipulated it's wings lightly before adhering it to the background butterfly.

 Layering the butterfly in this way gives it some lovely dimension and a sense of movement.

To finish off I mat and layered the background onto white and black card before finally adhering to a white handmade card.

Products I used

Heavy White Card
Black Card
Tsukineko Versafine Ink: Onyx Black
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean.
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints: Snowflake
Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Shaded Lilac, Chipped Sapphire.
That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Craft Adhesive
That's Crafty! Stamps: 'Life is a Balance' designed by Melina Dahl
PaperArtsy Mini Stamp EM108
Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Linen
Ranger Cut n Dry Foam

I hope you have enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I offered some creative inspiration. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and for any comments you may leave.
 Both are much appreciated.

Hope you all have a lovely week.
Creative Wishes

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  1. A beautifully bright and cheery card Amanda. The butterfly looks so beautiful in pink and the lilac on the background looks just gorgeous in contrast.
    Fliss xx

  2. The dimensional wings are a really cool touch on this fabulous card. Love the vivid colours.
    Alison x


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