Friday, June 5, 2009

2 Steppin'

Nope, not dancin, stampin'! Both sets I used for the Mojo Monday Sketch 89 (for me Mojo Friday :) are 2 Step Stampin' Sets, Flight of the Butterfly and Soft Summer from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Remember: you have your Last Chance Stamp List and Last Chance Accessories List, but don't forget June 30 marks your last chance to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog too!
If you're not familiar with two step stamping technique, you have a solid image and a lined image. There are different variations to the technique, but in this card I did the basic. You stamp your base (solid) image and then eyeball and place your overlay (lined) image. TIP: Use your Stamp a mi jig if you want perfect placement of your lined image. Personally I like it to be a little off, so I'm pretty good at eyeballing my placement.
I inked up my solid image from Soft Summer (Occasions Mini) in Baja Breeze and used my Close to Cocoa Marker to go over the branch. Inked up my lined image in Choc Chip Craft and stamped the overlay image. Sprinkled Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat set with my heat tool to give it a little pizazz. (Unfortunately pizazz doesn't always show up in pictures, but if you click on the photo to enlarge it you may see it better) To soften the stark white of my Whisper White paper, I used my Chalk Pastels to 'highlight' around my image. Sponged the edges and placed on layers of Baja Breeze, Kraft,and Choc Chip.
My circles were cut out and easily layered using my Circle Scissors Plus. Loving that gizmo! The butterfly image was first stamped with the solid image in Baja Breeze and accented in Choc Chip Craft with the overlay flower image. Again given some pizazz with some Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. A Kraft Taffeta Ribbon hides the seam between my Parisian Breeze layer and Baja Breeze card base. I'm really going to miss my Baja Breeze and Parisian Paper :(
I envisioned this card a bit differently, I'll blame it on my MOJO, too many other things going on. My daughters b-day party is tomorrow, so off to finish the preparations :)

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Kris Kilcoyne said...

Wow, Kim! This is so pretty ... I love the circle portion at the bottom of your card.

You always use the butterflies so perfectly.

Ann Schach said...

Great job, Kim! Your Two Step Stampin is perfect! I love Parisian Breeze.

Mary Fish said...

I admire your patience. I rarely attempt the 2-step. You really have mastered soft and pretty cards! Hugs, Mary

Jennifer Meyer said...

Another beautiful card, LOVE the images and stunning layout.

Hugs,Jennifer :)

Melissa said...

Beautiful work! Very pretty card!