Whenever a new catalog comes out, I am always eager to see what has carried over from the Mini Catalogs from the past year. Nature Walk, from the Occasions Mini, is one I am especially delighted to find!
This is probably my favorite butterfly stamp ever! And it goes really well with the flower stalk images. I used Very Vanilla and Island Indigo card stock.
I made this background for the flower stalks by inking a Clear Mount Block with Crumb Cake, and using it like a stamp. I had to rub the block on the ink pad a bit in order to get it to pick up some ink, but I love the look it gives. The images were stamped with Black Staz-On ink, then colored direct-to-image with Stampin' Write Markers–Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo.
I colored the butterfly with a Blender Pen and Island Indigo and Night of Navy. I used the Blender Pen because I wanted the colors to be lighter than when they are used direct-to-image. Then I covered the entire butterfly with Crystal Effects so it would pop right off the page!
I wanted some texture for the background, but none of my Embossing Folders was calling to me. So I got out my Stylus and scored this grid pattern in 1/2" increments. I think this made a very simple yet elegant background. The Marina Mist 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon and the small Filligree Brad seemed like the perfect embellishments for this very clean design.
I hope these Sneak Peeks have gotten you excited about seeing the new catalog! If you don't have a copy of your own yet, be sure to email me with your phone number and a good time to call so I can put one in the mail for you.
aka The Mad Stamper