Monday, April 16, 2018

Stamptangle Turtles and layered butterflies

Today I have a really fun card that features one of my favorite stamptangle stamps, the 
StampTangle Sea Turtle 2 from Just For Fun stamps. If you have followed along with me at all then you know that this is one of the best stamp lines that anyone on the market offers, I simply adore it and cannot get enough of them. Here take a look for yourself. 

I mean seriously, how can you not LOVE this line. 

For this card I took a piece of sea foam cardstock (I mean what other color would match that stamp perfectly) and I stamped that sea turtle stamp on the background using Topiary colored ink. I wanted this to show but not be the focal point of the card so I then decided to pair it with that beautiful kraft cardstock and started to layer. 

To pop up the focal image a little more I used two of my dies to create a rigid, stitched squares. These dies come in a set of about 6 so I simply picked out two sizes that were close but not the same and again with the layers. 

The turtle was stamped onto a piece of vellum using black ink. I then decided to flip it over to the back and color in the image using alcohol markers. I flipped the paper over because I did not want my alcohol markers to mess up the image's ink. 

For the finishing touches I decided to wrap some green twine around the card front and to stamp a "hello" sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock. The "hello" stamp comes from Just For Fun and can be located here

Following the same steps I also decided to use the 2-sided butterfly stamp and create a duplicate card. 

With the butterfly card I simply switched out the cardstock colors so that I was using the kraft as my primary background. I also decided to stamp this image onto some white cardstock and again colored it in using my alcohol markers. 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you were inspired. 


  1. The alcohol ink on vellum creates a beautiful stained glass effect! Thanks for sharing your details Jen!

  2. Th turtle is so cool and I love that square in both cards, it really ground them. TFS!