Monday, March 20, 2023


It's Monday, so it is time for another featured stamp set of the week.

This week I am going to be using the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set.  This is an excellent stamp set to use with many different techniques.  

Today's card uses the Watercolor Emboss Resist Technique with the Butterfly Silhouette stamp from the set.  

Native American's have considered butterflies as symbols of transformation, hope, and rebirth.  In Chinese culture, the symbolism of butterflies evokes the qualities of freedom, earthly beauty, love, and the human soul.  

Since Easter is the time when we celebrate Jesus' resurrection, I thought a symbol of hope, rebirth, love, and freedom seemed like a very appropriate symbol for an Easter card.  It sort of makes me wonder why Butterflies have not been traditional symbols for Easter, so today, I'm making it one.

Last week on Connect to Create, I demonstrated how to do the Watercolor Emboss Resist Technique that I used to create the butterflies on my slimline card.  These butterflies were made using Method 1.  

If you missed it on Connect to Create, you can see how to do the Watercolor Emboss Resist technique on the video below.

The Watercolor Emboss Resist is as versatile as your imagination, and I will be sharing additional cards made with this technique in the future.

Once I created my Silhouette Butterflies on watercolor paper, I die cut each of them with a die from my go-to die set, Stylish Shapes, and then adhered them to the Basic White cardstock with dimensionals.

The scalloped edge on the Basic White cardstock was made with a border die from Penned Flowers Dies.

Since these butterflies were my first attempt with the Watercolor Resist Technique, I actually made a few of them to practice.

I used one of the "leftovers" for the inside of my card.  

The inside sentiment is from a VERY old, wood-mount, retired stamp set that I will probably always keep.  This was one of the first stamp sets I purchased after I became a demonstrator over 16 years ago.  It is called Glorious Gift and I keep it for this particular sentiment.  I love the large, elegant script, but the message is really the main reason I keep it.

I do not often make slimline cards, but it seemed like a good layout to use all my practice watercolor resist technique butterflies.  What do you think?

If you would like a tutorial with all the dimensions and step-by-step directions, you can download a copy at this link.

Refer to the list below for more information on the current products I used.

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