No. Absolutely not.
As soon as I saw PTI's Beautiful Butterflies, I knew I had to have it.
Because really, a girl can't have too many butterfly stamps, and none of mine were solid, block images anyway. And ever since Audrie sent me the Tattered Angels glimmer mist, I've wanted to use the marker-and-mist technique to make shimmery butterflies.
And now I can shimmer those butterflies to my heart's content.
You'll notice that this layout is basically the same as my last butterfly card...only without the text border stamp. Using the technique and a more involved sentiment is enough. No border needed.
To get this watery effect, ink the image with markers (I used two shades of pink from Memento), spritz the inked stamp, let the colors blend a bit, and then stamp it to heavy paper. This technique works mainly with solid images, and don't be afraid if the stamp seems downright drippy. I found that if it wasn't watery enough, the stamped image looked blotchy (like it was sponged), not swirly and soft. Here's a technique where precise tends to look wrong...loose and free are the what you want.
Sorry for the late posting. We lost power yesterday around 5:00 PM and didn't regain it until 1:00 PM today (Saturday). In our area of Ohio, over 450,000 were without power this morning. That was some storm...80 mph straight-line winds and some serious thunder and lightning. Everyone is fine, though. Our only losses were a patio umbrella and the contents of our fridge and freezer.
Fortunately, my stamping area gets AM sunlight, so I got some quality stamp time this morning when there was nothing else to do!
I hope all who were in the path of the storm (there were lots of us!) have electricity and no serious injuries or property damage. Let us know how it was in your area!