Butterfly hanging – Crafty Individuals New Stamps

Hi everyone

I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend.

 I would like to share a project made using two of the news stamps from Crafty Individuals.

I am completely addicted to the new butterfly stamps.  The stamp sheet contains the positive and the negative images of the butterflies. Each image is beautiful in its own right but the fun part is that you can stamp the negative image in one color and then stamp over it with the positive image giving a screen print effect!  So much fun!!

FloLangleyCIMay2015ButterflyHanging 008AWM
To make this project

Crafty Individuals rubber stamps:  CI 436 Inky Script Background, CI437 Butterfly Pairs, and CI 305 Clock and Steampunk (Fig 13).
Weekend in Seville Background Papers Book 8
Frame – CI’s Crafting Must haves.

Cut a piece of ply, mdf or thick card to size 14.5 cm x 10 cm approx and drill two holes for hanging purposes.
Base coat with one coat of Gesso and then one coat of white paint.
Cut a piece of background paper, just smaller than the board and attach this to the reverse side using PVA.
Cut another piece of background paper to size (this will be for the front), just smaller than the base, and stamp the “Inky Script Background” on to it and attach this to the base board using PVA glue.
Sand down the outside edges of the backing board.
Using a mask and relief paste (tile grout will work) make the circle patterns on the stamped script piece.
When dry, color the relief past with ink and add some gold wax.
Stamp the Inky Script image onto white card stock.
Using the frame as a guide, and matching the script up with the script on the background paper, cut a piece out 1 to 2 mm larger than the inside of the frame.
Attach this using PVA glue,
Give the whole piece 1 to 2 coats of Mod Podge or Gel Medium.
Attach the frame over the top of the small stamped piece using hot glue or silicon.
Stamp the negative butterflies onto white coated card stock using a dye based ink.
Stamp over the top of the negative butterflies using the positive butterflies and black Staz-on.
Attach the butterflies using silicon.
Attach the *flowers and **wire circles using silicon.
Stamp little “Fig 13” onto white card stock and attach this using silicon or foam tabs.
Thread the ribbon through the holes and tie a knot in the ends to secure.

*Handmade flowers.
Cut out the flowers using dies or punches.
Emboss with a patterned embossing folder.
Apply a coat of Gesso.
Color with ink to match the colors in the project.
Using a small piece of sponge dab on some white paint.

**The wire circles are just that.
Wrap the wire around a tube (prit-stick is a good size) and secure the ends by wrapping them over each other.
Dab on some white craft paint.

Thank you for looking
Happy Crafting

Florence x


  1. baileyrosy

    Hello me old mucker, what a fabulous hanging, the butterflies are beautiful and the colours !!! so pretty love how you used both the positive and the negative give a fantastic result especial ensconced within the beautiful frame.



  2. Shari T.

    Lovely hanging!! You’ve been creating such wonderful things of late, Flo!! I’ve got some major catching up to do 🙂 🙂 XOXO-Shari



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