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Stamp your Encouragement

One of the new stamps was this butterfly. The kit came with the solid image and the detailed image.  

I love to create my backgrounds with stencils.  The flower is a stencil from DecoArt called Succulent.
I just held it where I wanted it and sponged distress inks.
I have the new Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform.  I love how you can stamp your image twice! You get a clear image every time!!
I stamped the solid butterfly with Mustard distress ink.  Lined the detailed butterfly up with stamped overtop with Barn Door red. 

I used some colored cardstock to mat my sentiment and the card base. Really made the colors pop!!!

I'm entering Craft Stamper challenge-Anything Goes

The Mixed Media Challenge #39-Photo Inspiration:  I was inspired by the flowers.  The end of summer is here. The colors make me happy!!

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