Next to the Darling Donkeys stamp set, I think the A Touch of Ink stamp set must be the most popular of the Sale-A-Bration offerings. I don't know this for a fact...I'm just basing my observation on the number of samples I've seen on-line. I love the idea that you can use the stamp set for two-step stamping or for coloring. For this card, I highlighted the butterfly and two-step stamping. I pulled the dominant color of Granny Apple Green from the Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack -- also available during Sale-A-Bration.
This card begins with a card base of Granny Apple Green. A piece of Granny Apple Green patterned paper from the Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper pack was matted with a slightly larger piece of Basic Black cardstock and adhered at the center of the card front.
The leaf outline image was stamped at the lower half of a piece of Basic White cardstock using Shaded Spruce ink and filled with the leaf shading image using Granny Apple Green ink. The butterfly outline image was stamped above the leaf images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The butterfly shading image was stamped over the outline image using Mango Melody ink. The "Thinking of You" greeting was stamped at the lower right corner of the Basic White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. A Blending Brush was used to add a light application of Smoky Slate ink over the leaf and butterfly images to create a shadowing effect around the images. The Basic White panel was adhered at the center of the Granny Apple Green patterned paper.
The leaf and shading images AND the butterfly and shading images were stamped two more times on Basic White cardstock using the same colors as used before. One butterfly and one leaf image were fussy cut using Paper Snips and adhered over the images stamped on the Basic White cardstock panel. The lower two wings (outer wings) of the butterfly were cut out with Paper Snips and adhered over the same wings using Stampin' Dimensionals. The right two leaves at the top of the leaf image and the middle leaf of the second row of leaves were fussy cut with Paper Snips and adhered over the same leaves using Stampin' Dimensionals.
The leaf and shading images were stamped at the top left corner and lower right corner of a panel of Basic White cardstock using the same colors used for the card front. The panel was adhered at the center of the inside sentiment area of the card.
The leaf and shading images were randomly stamped on the envelope flap of the Medium Basic White Envelope using the same colors as used for all the leaf images. Tip: Place a scrap piece of paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to keep the stamping confined to the envelope flap.
I like the flexibility of a "Thinking of You" card as it can be used for pretty much any situation: Birthday, Sympathy, Get Well, or as a general note card.
Be sure to come back for a visit on Monday to see another card sample using the A Touch of Ink stamp set; but this time featuring the hummingbird and some coloring.
Have a great weekend!
Basic Black: 3-7/8" x 5-3/8"; Basic White: 3-1/4" x 4-1/4", 2 @ 2-1/2" x 2-1/2", 2 @ 3" x 3"; Granny Apple Green: 4-1/4" x 11"; Oh So Ombre 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4" x 4-1/4"
Supplies I used to make this card
Stamps: A Touch of Ink; Inks: Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Shaded Spruce, Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black; Cardstock: Basic Black, Basic White, Granny Apple Green; Designer Series Paper: Oh So Ombre 6" x 6"; Tools: Blending Brushes; Adhesives: Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Dimensionals; Other: Medium Basic White Envelope