Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Stamping With Karen Taylor: Butterflies & More

When we introduced Karen Taylor as our January Guest Designer earlier this month, she'd used 11014SC Brushed Calligraphy #3 Clear Set for her first project:


This week, she took a different route with the same butterfly images (1615B and 1524F in the wood mounted versions) and created an amazing tag:


As with Karen's other projects, there are so many wonderful details. Here's a closeup so you can see more of them:


The butterflies were stamped on kraft paper, heat embossed with powder, and watercolored. Then Karen layered the pieces for dimension and added pearls down the center.

I love how she also stamped over the paper flower petals using the butterfly sentiment from that set. She also inked the edges of every piece before adhering to the tag to give it a "pop" of color, as well as vintage appeal.

The rhinestone frame at the bottom is Want2Scrap's Nestaboard shape (based on Spellbinders' Fancy Tags Two) and coordinating Nestabling. And did you notice the saying? Yep, that's a new Inky stamp!

It's from one of the many sets we'll be launching at the CHA trade show next week. Curious to find out more? I'll have a "full" sneak peek for you this Tuesday...so please check back with us in just a couple of days!

1 comment:

Lillian Child said...

WOW ... Karen's creative style is absolutely LOVELY!