The Craft Stamper Magazine has a free stamp with it every month and the current February issue has a beautiful butterfly stamp designed by Darkroom Door.
I don't always get round to using my free stamp but I wanted to share with you a beautiful card created using the stamp by Tracy Harris.
Tracy has randomly stamped the image on a piece of white card using Black Soot Distress ink which gives a quite muted image. She then coloured over the card using Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed Distress Inks to give some colour and this was then matted onto black card and mounted on a white card base.
The stamp was then inked again but this time using Jet Black Archival Ink which gives a much more defined image and stamped in a block of four tiles. These were then coloured again lightly using the Rusty Hinge and Mustard Seed Distress Inks, The image was then stamped twice more, again using Black Archival Ink, onto acetate and the butterflies were cut out. The butterflies were coloured using Adirondack Alchohol Inks 'Mountain Rose' and 'Hazelnut' and these were then adhered to the full stamped image on two of the tiles using Glossy Accents just down the body of the butterfly so that when it is dry the wings can be lifted.
I was really impressed with how such a beautiful card can be created using such a small stamp. The design was based on the one by Designer Helen Chilton who has created some samples in the magazine so if you are stuck for ideas with what to do with your free stamp you can gain lots of inspiration from the magazine not to mention all the other inspiring artcles...... if only there were more hours in the day!!!
Hope you have a fruitful and inspiring day :).