Stationery - Chiswick

Less is more – stamped and coloured

Posted on 17 Jan 2017

Within every stamp set there is a little hidden gem that can so easily be missed.
That is what happened with this Butterfly set from Chiswick. I must have used the flowers a few times, the butterflies a million times –
but it is only this week that I really paid attention to those tiny little leaves. And that’s when inspiration hit me. Less is more!So what better way to experiment than to make a few easy cards. And this falling leaf card is perfect. With only a few
interesting details, a hint of colour and a free form pattern – nothing says less is more quite like a simple stamped card.

step 1 – Select the stamps you want to use on your card. I selected the butterfly stamp set, and chose to use
the tiny leaves on the set to create my card.

step 2 – Combine the two small leaves together on an acrylic block and stamp them repeatedly onto the front
of a folded card. I used a permanent grey ink to stamp my leaves.

step 3 – Once you are done stamping, use two shades of green water colour paint and add some colour to the stamped images.

step 4 – Use a glaze to cover the leaves and then leave it to dry.
Once dry add additional stamped wording and a die-cut heart to the front of your card,
A few coloured splats adds some interest to the background.

 A single pink die-cut heart adds a nice pop of colour against the simple card background.

Products used

Textured C/Stock 216g 12″ X 12″ White 10 Shts/Pck (2) sb4970
3 in 1 Block Set with Interchangable Handle rs3070
Butterfly stamp set
Grey ink pad

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.