When I saw another Stampin' Up! demonstrator (Mercedes Weber) show how to make the Butterflies Thinlits into stamps, I knew I would be copying her idea. Lucky for me, I had some self-adhesive Fun Foam that I'm sure I got for the grandgirls to create with. (I hate stopping and running to the craft store.) Maybe you have a stash hidden somewhere too.
I cut the Fun Foam a little bigger than the Butterflies Thinlits and ran it through my Big Shot. When you pull the Butterflies out, you are left with these butterfly images. Don't throw them away! You can use a Sponge or Sponge Dauber and any ink pads to create shadow butterfly images on scrapbook layouts or cards.
I pulled off the backing and adhered my two Butterflies to Clear-Mount Blocks E and F. If you want to use the third and smallest Butterflies Thinlits, use Clear-Mount Block C.
TIP: If you try to remove the Butterflies from the blocks, they will tear. You'll just have to order extra blocks to keep your Butterflies on.
Be still my heart because it was racing with excitement. Now the question going through my mind was "will it really stamp"? Drum roll, please. . .
Voila! I used the Buttterfly Basics Stamp Set and stamped off the inked images on scratch paper, so the colors were more muted on the card.
On this card, I used a VersaMark Ink Pad and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder to heat emboss the Butterfly image. It worked! The words are from the Lots of Thanks Stamp Set.
If you haven't purchased the Butterflies Thinlits Dies, now you have too! It is so fun to make your own stamps from them. Run, hop or skip over to my online store and purchase them and the extra Clear-Mount Blocks. You'll be in for some extra fun creating with these beautiful Butterflies!!!