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Ink swiped butterflies

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This card became real from a mistake. I’m not joking!

While stamping butterflies for another card design, I accidentally wiped some of the ink off of the stamp with my shirt. I have seen the technique of ink swiping done in YouTube videos but hadn’t wanted to try it. But since I had already stamped it, I tried to find a way to save it. And now there is a card from it. Never give up! 🙂

I used just the background stamp from the sommerfugl-plata for this. I chose 3 shades of blue for the first one and stamped first with the lightest shade. I wiped the ink pad on to the stamp rather than patting the stamp on the stamp pad. I used a very light hand so there would be streaks in the ink. For the second layer, I swiped the ink the same way but also wiped away most of the ink from the left and right side of the stamp. I matched it up and stamped on top of the lighter layer. For the third layer, I applied the ink the same way and then wiped away even more of the ink going from the left and right edges towards the center of the stamp. This gives a lighter color around the edges that blends into the darker color in the center. The opposite of this would look really great too! Just remember to let the ink dry completely before stamping the 2nd and 3rd layers.

I did the same process for all 3 butterflies, just choosing different ink colors for each. I used Distress Oxide Inks in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans (blue butterfly), Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Ripe Persimmon (orange butterfly), Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet (pink butterfly).

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I liked how they looked but wanted to give them a moving halo of color. I lightly brushed on the lightest color of each to one side and used a lightly wet brush to add soft lines to the halo.

I then went over the whole card lightly with Distress Ink Oxide, Antique Linen, with a makeup brush to soften the white background. I die cut the background and then stamped Tusen Takk with Versafine Onyx Black ink from the Fleksitekst-plata. I glued the top piece to a textured piece of paper that I embossed with silver embossing powder. Then I attached those panels to Neenah cardstock that was cut in half.

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I really like how this card turned out! Will you try this technique? I would really like to see it if you do! If you have any questions about this card or technique, please ask. 🙂

Hilsen,
Dawn

Meet Huldra DT member Dawn

I thought I would take the time to introduce myself since I am not well known in the Norwegian scrapping world. 🙂

Hi, I’m Dawn and I am from the US originally, Boston area. I have lived in Norway with my Norwegian husband for the last 6 years. We have a 3.5 year old son, #magnustheviking. We live in Nannestad with our 4 dogs.

First, let me explain why I will mostly blog in English. Norsk er vanskelig! haha I began to learn Norwegian when I moved here and I do speak, read and write it, but not that well. It is not so easy to learn a new language when you are over 40 years old. 😉 My husband says I think too much and I think he is right. I will still try but this is too much text for me to write in Norwegian right now.

I have made cards since 1998. I took a break for a couple of years but felt the need to be creative again when my son was born. I found Hobbykunst Norge, increased my crafting stash and created as many cards as I could. Soon I had so many that I needed to start going to markets to get the extras out of the house. 🙂

I have never seen the Norwegian style of cards with multiple layers of paper and flowers before moving here. It is beautiful and elegant and something I have no idea how to make myself! My style is Clean and Simple (CAS) using many different ink mediums. My favorites are Distress Ink and Distress Oxide ink. It is not very often that a card does not have one of them on it!

I often use Distress Ink to watercolor as well. I love the brightness of alcohol ink but don’t like the smell. 😉 I emboss as much as I can and foil occasionally. I can not draw nor can I write very nicely. I love to add bling to a card to finish it. I usually make A6 sized cards but do make A2 sized cards if using American cardstock. Neenah 110lb is my favorite cardstock for cards.

I was so honored and very surprised when I was asked to be a Huldra design team member. As soon as I got the stamps I ran home and made 14 cards! They were so easy to use, so many ideas came to me very quickly. They are well made and stamp beautifully! I am very proud to be a member of such an amazing team. 🙂

I really hope you enjoy the cards I make. If you want to know what was used for a card, feel free to ask and I will answer as quick as possible. 🙂 I hope I can meet you at a hønetreffe sometime!

Hilsen,
Dawn