Butterfly Basics – Resist Technique

By | 06/04/2017

I must admit that the Butterfly Basics stamp set was another one of those sets that didn’t float my boat when i first saw it.  However, I must also admit that it is now probably one of my most used stamp sets, whether it be the fern image, the greetings or the mesh background image or any of the other stamps.

One of my favourite uses/techniques for this set I found on Ruth Trice‘s website.  It requires a fairly detailed image which is stamped using Staz On ink onto Whisper White card stock.  The image is then carefully ‘coloured in’ using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and left to completely dry.  You can then stamp or sponge as you wish with any colour.  It does pay to wipe with a tissue to remove any residual ink on the dry glue.

The area covered with the Fine Tip Glue Pen resists the ink creating a black and white focal image.

I used this technique to for my monthly 3×3″ thank you cards that I enclose orders place with me.

As you can see I have made a range of colours, which one do you prefer? Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry or Bermuda Bay?   I think mine is the Bermuda Bay.

Happy stamping!


If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:-
Stamp set:  Butterfly Basics
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay

Miscellaneous:  Fine Tip Glue Pen, Multipurpose Liquid glue

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