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Topflight Stamps - Darkroom Door Background Stamps

Hi Everyone,

It's Topflight Stamps day! 
This week's focus is on Darkroom Door Background Stamps.

I used this wonderful butterfly background by Darkroom Door stamps. I used the iron-off ink resist technique. I used watercolor paper. I inked the stamp with Versamark and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Sponged ink in rainbow colors over the butterflies. The heat embossing resists the ink. I took a second piece of cardstock and placed it onto the inked up one and used my iron, to iron off the embossing powder and transfer it to the second cardstock. There is a wonderful video by Jennifer McGuire that you can watch HERE. She explains it much better than I do....

Added the big butterfly and the sentiment.

And here is the second card I got out of this: 

You can see a bit of the rainbow colors, that transferred over. Used black soot distress ink to sponge  over the background. Again, you see that the embossing powder acts as a resists. I finished it off with the big butterfly and some sparkly gemstones.

I hope you liked this! See you next week with more Topflight Stamps inspiration.

Here are the stamp supplies I used:
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Butterfly Background,                    Butterfly,                                  Thank You

Prism Ink PadsHunkydory gemstone rollVersafine ink

Linking up with:

Twofer card challenge - butterfly (thank you card and any occasion card)


Your butterfly cards are both so wonderful.
BożenA said…
Two really great cards, Cornelia. The first one in so characteristic for you vibrant colors. The second is very interesting for its background, somewhat blurred. Amazing card, love it. A great use of all the elements used in the creation, nothing is wasted. Bravo
Flo said…
Beide Karten gefallen mir sehr gut.
LG Flo
conil said…
Bam, a twofer in one. Both are amazing...good thing I don't have to pick a favorite.
Jen said…
Very cool. I really like the bits of color against the soot background. I'm going to give this a go, too!
Darnell said…
You did an amazing job demonstrating this cool technique, Cornelia! Thank you for the link to Jennifer's site, but I understood what you did and it looks like magic. It must be fun to lift the paper after ironing and see the result! The black ink really makes the transferred embossing pop and I love how the rainbow colors of the butterfly bring out the hint of colors in the background. Your original design with the blended rainbow colors in the background and large b/w butterfly is sensational! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #29! I hope you are keeping well, my friend! Hugs, Darnell
Happy Dance said…
Jaw-dropping cards, Cornelia. That technique is so cool, though I'd probably end up starting a fire, lol! The colors are gorgeous both on the background of your first card, and in the butterfly on your second card. Both are just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing at The Twofer Challenge. Stay safe, Bev.
Anita in France said…
What a brilliant technique, Cornelia ... wonderfully executed! Love how you created mirror images, reversing the monochrome and vibrant rainbow colours on each card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

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