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Oct 16, 2008

Batik Butterfly

Here's a card I never shared with you and in truth I wasn't totally thrilled with it but that was because the colors aren't really moving me - lol! I made this card a couple of weeks ago for the Technique Lover's Challenge over at SCS.

Lynn challenge was very cool - Colorwash Batik - and she gave great instructions on how to do it. I thought since Batik is sometimes done with several layers that I could try it with my Kitchen Sink Stamps multi-step stamps. The only trick here that you have to stamp the image backwards. I decided to use 3 Step Butterflies because I thought they would work well with the batik look and just because I love them!! I first stamped and embossed the Step 3 stamp, then spritzed on some So Saffron colored water. Then I ironed off the embossing as the instructions explain. Next I took Step 2 stamp and embossed that over the first one and spritzed on Cranberry Crisp colored water. Finally, I ironed off the embossing again and finished up my card. I added a little bit of "cross stitching" with linen thread to add a bit of interest.

I think I might have spritzed a bit too much with the colored waters since I ended up with more a blend rather than blotches of color and I wish that I had had some different reinkers to try (I really wanted more of a red & yellow mix to make touches of orange). But I really do like the technique and think I'll have to try it again sometime!

Only 3 more sleeps until I leave for the cruise - can you say EXCITED!!! Yikes!! Let's hope this head cold goes away fast!! :) Have a great day everyone!

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Watercolor paper (SU!), Patterned Paper: Afternoon Tea (SU!), Stamps: 3 Step Butterflies, Vintage Words (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip (SU!), Accessories: Cream ribbon (SU!), brads & hardware (WRMK), Linen Thread, Corner Rounder, Clear EP (SU!)


  1. Beautiful card, Jules! Another way to show the versatility of KSS stamps.

  2. WOW! This is amazing!!! I am SOOOO envious of you cruisers LOL! next year, if they do it, I'm TOTALLY going!!!

  3. this is beautiful!! I happen to love the colors you used on this.

  4. Beautiful! I love the stitching detail on the bottom!

    Have a wonderful time on the cruise! I am so jealous!! :) :) Enjoy it!!

  5. Gorgeous card!!! Beautiful colors ... lovely technique! :D

  6. What a pretty card and the linen thread details are just perfect!

  7. WOW Julie...what an amazing card! I have never tried that technique...but the result is amazing. The stitches are definitely the perfect this card!

  8. This is very pretty, Julie!! I'm glad you changed you mind about sharing this!!


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