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Making the Most of your Bombshell Stamps: A Tutorial

With all of my stamps, I am always looking for new ways to reinvent them. Giving them a fresh new look makes me feel like I have a new set of stamps to play with! I was going through my Bombshells, and I noticed that I could swap bodies around a bit. This is not a gory project- I promise! ;)

To start, you need Butterfly Queen and Bombshell Angel.

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What we are going to do is put Angel’s head and torso on Butterfly Queen’s legs. So, you don’t need to stamp out the entire image of either. I have made two versions of this “morph,” which is why I have two of each Bombshell.

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Color in the skin and the hair. I used pencils for that. You will notice that on Butterfly Queen’s image on the top right I did not color in her belly. You can click on any of the images to see it bigger.

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Next, color the outfits. Please note that I completed the line across Angel’s body. She is now wearing a crop top.

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On the green version of Angel, I colored her outfit in completely. I used watercolor markers for their outfits.

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Cut out all 4 images. I cut around Angel’s hands so that I can slip Butterfly Queen’s bodies underneath. See my finger holding her hand up? Please note that on the blue version, I cut Butterfly Queen’s belly on a curve. Cutting it straight would have been very obvious. But the curve works with Angel’s now-cropped top. Also, I did not keep the upper triangle of the green version of Butterfly Queen (even though I had colored it in).

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And here they are in their new bodies and outfits! See? I told you this wasn’t going to be gruesome! They each have new, totally different looks to them!

Here they are on their cards. I love their new looks!

I hope you’ve been inspired! I would love to see you try this technique. What other ways can you transform your Bombshells? I’ve got some more up my sleeve…but that’s for another time! :) Have a great day!!!

Comments

KC said…
alison these are so cool! I'm a little sad they're not gruesome I got excited ;) I do love these! I really want the butterfly queen now! that is so cool they wear the same dress size!
Nice one - almost like getting more stamps for free :)
That is wicked awesome sweetness!!!! LOVE IT!!!
Daniella said…
How awesome are you???? You color like Picaso! Those Bombshells look fabulous!!! Bitchin'!!
xxD
Micki said…
I saw this in my Google reader but hadn't had a chance to stop by.... awesome tutorial and love your coloring - I can't color worth a damn with watercolor pens or pencils. Oh and that is an awesome idea...
Nancy said…
What a great idea! Love the two "new" ladies you created!
Kathi said…
You know that I love this tutorial and the way you swapped out the body parts. :D

Great cards. Fan-freakin'-tastic tutorial.

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