Mixed Bunch and Papillon Potpourri

I’d like to share with you a card that I made that uses 2 of my favorite stamp sets: Mixed Bunch and Papillon Potpourri.  The best part is that they each coordinate with their own punch: the Blossom punch and the Elegant Butterfly punch! Tomorrow, I’ll show you how you can easily step up that card, if you want to make it extra special!!!

Do you notice a little bit of Calypso Coral on the edges of the flower petals?  That’s because I used the “Rock and Roll” technique!!! Here’s how I did it: first, load your stamp with the light color, in my case Daffodil Delight.  Then, you want to roll your stamp on the darker color so that only the edges touch the ink pad.  Voilà! That is how you can add a nice touch to any edges!!! A little tip when using this technique: make sure you use the light color first in the darker color, (and not the opposite!), because you could ruin your ink pad…

For the butterfly, I stamped the butterfly with Early Espresso ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock and used the Elegant Butterfly punch to cut it. Some embossing folders for the background make a nice finish! I used the Square Lattice and the Stripes embossing folders.

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Papillon Potpourri, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso

Punches and Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice and Stripes embossing folder, Blossom punch, Blossom Petal Builder punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Large Oval punch

Accessories: Basic Pearl

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