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One thing I love about solid images, is how quickly you can shade them with your ink pads–right on the rubbah!  This is a quick and easy way to add a little extra depth and vibrancy.

Apply your lightest color of ink first, then your darker ink to the outer edges.  This helps reduce cross contamination of your ink pads.  I love using Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink Cat's Eyes for this technique because they blend so easily on the surface of the stamp and the colors are very vivid and saturated.

A Quickie Glue Pen and some Martha Stewart Onyx Glitter on the bodies for just a little more drama, and then sponge the edges with some cyan ink and mount it to a white card; with just this little bit of contrast at the edges, it looks lovely matted in white.

You'll notice I did NOT add my typical butterfly trails (or farts, depending on how you view such things).  There are quite a few butterflies and doing so would have crowded the white space between them.  And, well, if you were a butterfly, it probably wouldn't be a pleasant experience to be flyin' right into yer fellow butterflies' farts anyway, would it?! *deep chortling*

I have another combination of ink colors I'd like to try this same technique (referred to as "Rock & Roll" in the stamping world) with . . . can you guess what they are? *wink*

Have a great weekend!

Stamps:  Flutterby, Flutterby Flock, Merci by A Muse Artstamps; White 4 bar note card by A Muse; Black Pretty Pearls by A Muse; Inks:  Colorbox Fluid Chalk Tangerine and Maroon, Versamagic Sea Breeze; Martha Stewart Onyx Glitter

  1. I have just discovered your blog and love this card!!! I love your sense of humour too!! Butterfly farts!!! LMAO!! You’re now in my faves!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Ooh, so very joli!! It’s fun to see you make French cards :D


  3. Gorgeous! Love all your florals but this one just pops! Love it! hugs!

  4. I can’t believe I didn’t comment on this card yet. One word “GORGEOUS”!!!!! The color is so fab it’s crazy!!

  5. G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S* !!!

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