Friday, October 25, 2013

Friends with Flair Friday - Perfect Butterfly

This is one of my very favorite stamps from Unity Stamp Company: the cute Perfect the Way You Are butterfly.   There's something about the pen work in the drawing... maybe the double lines or the ruffle-like layers in the wings?   I don't know why exactly, but I love it.   So here's a card that showcases the butterfly.


The technique used here is "Triple Time Stamping", in which you cut all the layers first and stamp on only the re-assembled white layers then add the colored layers back into the mix.  Glossy cardstock was used, and different colors of orange and yellow were sponged on.  The saying and butterflies are stamped in dark brown.

The ribbon started out as a vanilla ribbon, but I sponged the same colors from the card onto it so it would match perfectly.

There are lots of wonderful text and video tutorials on "Triple Time Stamping" and it's very easy to do, so I encourage you to try it sometime!

Happy Stamping!


14 comments:

Kris said...

Every time I see this technique I promise myself I'll try it, so once again... Seriously pretty card.

Ruby said...

I must try this technique. Very pretty card. TFS

Mandi said...

I too need to try this technique. I love the stamp too must get that one :)

michib said...

beautiful card. a friend taught me this technique about a year ago, but I've been meaning to try it again.

cinmfoster said...

I love this technique. It's so simple but add a lot of wow.
Cindy F

Beejay said...

Great technique! Wonderful colors!

JPScraps said...

Your card is lovely! I haven't done this technique for a while. Thanks for the reminder.

Laura Turcotte said...

Beautiful---must try this technique!

Rachel W K said...

beautiful! love that you colored the ribbon to match
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Angeline Choo said...

Love this triple stamping technique! :) Gorgeous butterflies.1

Cynthia said...

Very sweet and such a striking technique.

Marilyn Nimmo said...

I have never tried this technique, but always love it. Definitely will have to do this.

Scrapper Myra said...

Oh. You explained what you did and it is not at all how I thought it was done. I'm confused but the result is definitely great. TFS

Miwa said...

Ooooh, this is such a neat effect! Very cool!