Friday, April 7, 2017

Butterfly stamp

Carved a new butterfly stamp... see?

I played with it a lot the day I carved it (the only craft day I had last week was fruitful!),  so I will enter the various cards into various challenges...

Rainbow butterfly birthday:
 Tim Holtz resist paper wth Color Bursts; butterfly stamped in Ranger Archival on Yupo which had been inked with a rainbow of Adirondack AIs; sentiment written with a Sharpie brush marker and highlighted with gel pens.

...zoom for the full effect...
Lino-looking thanks:
Butterfly inked with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed wth Recollections EP; painted with Loew Cornell watercolors; sentiment written with a Zig Emboss-writer and embossed with Recollections EP.
Butterfly  (Uh... I think it looks moth-like on thus tag... don't ask me...) inked with Distress Embossing Ink and embossed with Custer's Last Stamp EP in silver; watercolored with Loew Cornell colors; library catalog card base textured with Teresa Collins modeling paste through a stencil made from a Tim Holtz Mixed Media die; once dry, sprayed with Dylusions in Fresh Lime, then pewter EP (by Custer's Last Stamp) added while spray was wet and then heated. Moth mounted with 3M foam tape.  Darice metallic hemp added to hang. 

I'd like to share Rainbow Butterfly Birthday with:

I'd like to share Lino-looking thanks with:

I'd like to share Greeny-moth with:

Thanks for following this strange post... I should have done it all separately like usual.  This is too busy for my taste!


  1. A really lovely post with great makes. Love the tag you made and thank you for joining in with us at Tag Tuesday. Hope to see you there again

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Wow, fantastic stamp aND A GORGEOUS TAG; Thanks for joining us at TT, Valerie

  3. Wow, such a gorgeous carved butterfly stamp!! Beautiful projects too. Thank you so much for joining us in our rainbow challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  4. Fantastic use of your wonderfully carved wood stamp - I imagine that it would be brilliant or printing onto fabric too. Beautiful work.

  5. You greeny moth caught my eye at Tag Tuesday so I clicked ove to se how you did it. I'm blown away that you carved the stamp yourself and made so many lovely cards with it. A productive week indeed!

  6. oh my GOSH
    you made your stamp
    ok I pass
    I am not good at carving something
    you are multitalent
    and all the colors on your butterfly card here is adorable
    Love the one in colorfull the first card and perfect honeybeee BG too
    great stamp great card Mimi

  7. Wow, your stamp carving is amazing and so are all your art pieces!!

  8. No moths here, but a beautifully designed by Mimi butterfly. You've got many talents. I'm decades away from even daring to attempt something like this. The colors of the first one are so eye catching. And then the black and white one looks stylish in all its simplicity, and with the silver color you've achieved an entirely different look (still butterfly, no moth)

  9. Love your carved stamp! And all cards are pretty. Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations.

  10. WOW... that is amazing handmade stamp! The details are great on each of your cards. Thank you for playing with STAMPlorations April Theme & Sketch Challenge