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Friday, June 12, 2015

Three-Step Stamping, Watercolor Style

I love many things in the new catalog, but this one caught my eye first! I just love butterflies:) The promise of rebirth, change and the whole spiritual.
Project Details
Stamps
 Watercolor Wings new, Gorgeous Grunge
Card Stock & Papers
 Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink
 Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Delightful Dijon, Mossy Meadow, Tip Top Taupe, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede,
Accessories
 Blossom Accents, Stampin Dimensionals, Basic Jewels Pearls,
Tools
 Brick Embossing Folder new, Bold Butterfly Thinlits


Project Details
Stamps
 Watercolor Wings
Card Stock & Papers
Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Gold Foil, Whisper White
Ink
 Watermelon Wonder, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede
Accessories

Tools
 Bold Butterfly Framelit, Butterflies Thinlits


The butterfly carries a symbolic meaning in many cultures. It is always associated with a peaceful spirit and metamorphosis because of the transformation they undergo in the cocoon. In some Chinese cultures, the butterfly represents immortality. In some Japanese cultures, butterflies represent the human soul. White butterflies are a common symbol for angels and spirit guides.

Some Native Americans have a butterfly totem which serves to guide them on a journey of freedom from the past to becoming a higher self. Still others believe that Butterfly is the symbol of change, the soul, creativity, freedom, joy and color. It reminds us not to take things too seriously and to get up and move. They teach us that growth and transformation does not have to be a traumatic experience, it can be joyous. Butterflies have the ability to grow and change, leaving the safety of their cocoon to discover life in a new form without fear. They work through many stages to become the beautiful creature they are. Similar to the butterfly, we too are always moving through different stages, each equally as vital. It is no good rushing to a particular stage, nor is it good getting stuck at a stage and becoming stagnant.

Many people believe that a butterfly is a sign from a loved one who has passed away, and in many cultures, it is considered a bad omen to harm a butterfly.

Me? I simply refuse to call this beautiful creature a butterfly. It has nothing to do with butter and it doesn’t fly, it flutters. Since I was very young, I have called it a flutterby...giggles!

You can get the stamp set, called Watercolor Wings, or bundle the stamp set and coordinating dies and save 15%. Click here to order
 Below are a few samples of this three-step stamp. As you can see the color combinations are practically endless!



2 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing your beautiful creations carole as well as the awesome color combinations. this set just moved up on my wish list ~ smiles, karen ;-)

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  2. Gorgeous! Love the color guide too!!

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