Wednesday, February 20, 2013

How to catch a butterfly - thumping technique tutorial

I promise that no butterfly has ever been harmed in creating this card.
This is a technique that has been around almost as long as Stampin' up! has had markers.
It is a really fun technique that produces a great result in no time at all.
 The thumping marker technique needs a semi solid stamp to get this flickering effect of colours.
The Swallowtail stamp from the Autumn Seasonal mini is a great choice.
You will need:
Swallowtail stamp
Whisper white cardstock
Crumbcake ink pad
Stampin' Write markers
 Step 1. Lay your rubber stamp rubber side up on your table and ink up your swallowtail stamp with Crumbcake ink.
Step 2. Taking the lightest coloured Stampin' write marker (I have chosen Summer Starfruit) hold it on the end and lightly tap the side of the brush on the rubber.
 It's not really thumping more tapping as in gently playing a drum.
Step 3. Take your next lightest colour (gumball green) and tap it lightly onto the rubber.
 Step 4. Using your darkest Stampin' Write Marker (Midnight Muse) add more tapping on the side of the brush.
 Step 5. Now stamp the butterfly onto your piece of whisper white cardstock.
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 Every butterfly is different as the brush marks are never in the same place.
 Here is one my ten year old daughter made using 5 different markers from the in-colour pack on a base of Summer Starfruit ink.

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