Monday, April 29, 2013

Best Wishes Butterfly & a SAMJ Tutorial

Good Monday Morning!!!  Well I think Spring is finally on it's way and a weekend filled with sunshine sure helps!  Another thing that helps...stamping some fun spring images like this gorgeous butterfly from Gourmet Rubber Stamps.  This set is called Butterfly Trio and I adore it!

Here's how I made my card...First I stamped the solid butterfly and coral pigment ink from VersaMagic and then after it was dry, I stamped the music butterfly outline over the top.  {TIP: The best way to line up these rubber stamped images is to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig ~ see tutorial below. Then I added a few pearls to the butterfly body.   The pretty coral trim and twine that was added to the button, are both from May Arts & match the card beautifully.  Then the final touch, I stamped the Best Wishes sentiment from the Say It Big Appetizer set using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.

Have you used a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (SAMJ) before?  Here's a quick and easy tutorial on how to use this handy tool!

Step 1: Stamp your 1st image on your cardstock ~ mine is the blue solid butterfly.  Set image aside.

Step 2: Line up the plastic sheet to the corner of your SAMJ.  Note: I'm left-handed, so my SAMJ tool is on the right side.  If you are right-handed, it will be on the left.

Step 3: Put the 2nd image on your stamping block.  Make sure the plastic sheet is lined up to the corner of the SAMJ, and line up your acrylic stamping block tightly to the corner with your 2nd image (music butterfly).  Ink up your image & stamp it directly on the plastic sheet.

TIP: Don't use Staz-On (permanent ink) or pigment ink for this step.  If you will be using a product like Staz-On or pigment ink for your final project, use a waterbased dye ink just for this step and then use the desired ink for Step 6.

Step 4: Take your 1st image (blue butterfly) and lay the plastic sheet over the top.  Line it up how you want it to look when finished.

Step 5: Once you have the 2nd image on the plastic sheet lined up correctly, line up the SAMJ tool.

Step 6: Ink up your 2nd image (music butterfly) with the desired ink for your project and stamp your image so your acrylic stamping block is lined up tightly to the SAMJ tool.

Hope you have a great Monday! 
Thanks so much for buzzing by today!


Mary Ann said...

Love your card!Very pretty butterfly...

Stacy H-W said...

So cool! Love this sweet card!

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