Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy Little Stampers CASE challenge

Happy New Year's to all my friends in the down under. It is already 2016 for them. For us in the states we have several hours yet.

This year brings a new type of challenge to Happy Little Stamper. It is CASE the designer challenge. Each month one of the CASE team will post a card for inspiration and you will CASE that design.

Kylie our fearless leader and owner of Happy Little Stampers stamp company is starting out this fun new challenge.

Here is her inspiration card:

What a CAS and yet classy card!

Here is a wee tutorial on how I made my card using my misti

I stamped my sentiment first on my card so I could work my butterflies around it. Next I placed a butterfly from HLS's birthday butterflies upside down on my misti so you have the flat bottom up. Make sense? Then I inked up the stamp with distress ink and lightly misted it.

I closed the misti and stamped the butterfly bottom.

Cool huh, you get a rough shape of the butterfly!

I positioned the second butterfly, closed my misti so it would attach. I opened it and inked this one up same as the first.

Closed the misti and stamped the second butterfly.

I repeated the steps for the last butterfly.

When I was done I inked the top of the stamp with black ink and added the definition. Cool huh? Your stamps can do double duty! 

Hope you try this cool technique and join in the fun for HLS new CASE the designer challenge!


Kylie said...

Amazing technique, Sue. I never think to use the bottom of my stamps! Thanks for the tutorial and reminder. I love the colours popping off those butterflies! xx

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous card Sue and such a cool technique. Happy New Year and it's great to be on the DT with you.
Carol x

ÅsaJ said...

Thank you so much for sharing your technique. Love it. And your card is absolutely gorgeous! Hugs Åsa

Gloria said...

Hello Sue!
So beautiful butterflies and wonderful technique!
Have a wonderful day and Happy New Year!

Birgit said...

Happy new year Sue! Your card is fabulous and I love how you got the color behind your butterflies! It's truly stunning!

Deborah Frings said...

Fabulous card! I've just spent a happy half hour watching all the videos about smooshing! I think your CASE of Kylie's card is so pretty!

Melissa L. said...

Ohhh! I love your technique, Sue. Beautiful results! :)

Shona Chambers said...

Such a cool idea, thanks for sharing it!! Certainly helps to have a MISTI but will try it with my acrylic block. Your card is fantastic for the challenge!!