Keeping with the Butterfly sympathy theme, I have another one to share with you today using the Swallowtail stamp ....
I saw this card on Jackie Topa's blog Addicted to Stamping. I believe it was a card cased by "Wilma", but I am unsure who the originator is. I love the quiet peacefulness of it. Once again it uses En Francais as a background stamp. I just love this stamp and hope it is around for a very long time.
I stamped the Swallowtail on copy paper and cut it out to create a mask. You stamp the Swallowtail on the white cardstock first, then put the mask over the stamped image and stamp En Francais in Basic Gray over top of the mask. Then I sponged some Soft Sky ink very, very lightly on the white cardstock avoiding the butterfly, so it remained white.
Stamps: Swallowtail, En Francais, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Soft Sky, Versa Mark, Basic Gray
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky
Other: Black Embossing Powder, copy paper (for mask), sponge
Try this great technique, it is easy and carries quite a punch of peaceful quietude.
Happy Stampin' ....