- Stamps: A Tree
- Ink: Hollyhock, Autumn Terracotta, Olive, Barn Red (pigment), and Black (dye)
- Accessories: paper piecing tool.
Here's how I made the background: I took an 8.5"x1.5" strip of white cardstock and swiped the pigment ink across in alternating stripes. After it dried, I cut it in half both horizontally and vertically so I had four strips of 4.25"x.75". I glued the strips to a 4"x5.25" panel then trimmed down the edges.
I stamped the tree and butterfly in Black dye ink over the top. Because of the different levels of paper, I used a small black pen to fill in some of the tree image. I then used a paper-piercing tool to create the butterfly tail. For the purposes of the photo, I backed the top panel with a slightly smaller piece of black.
The full sentiment says, "Fluttering by to say hi!" I cut the "hi!" off in such a way I can fit it back in whenever I want.
I was quite pleased with how it turned out.
Until next time,