Saturday 7 May 2022

Butterfly Birthday


Isn't this Layered Mixed Butterfly stencil beautiful!
It's a new one from A Colorful Life Designs and I just had to play with it to make a card.
With this one, you get the details and the butterfly outline as well.
Today, I just used the details portion of the stencil.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I laid the Butterfly stencil onto a piece of white cardstock then decided what colours I wanted to use to ink it up with.  I finally settled on these Distress Oxide ink colours:  Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac
  • Now, I was feeling very lazy and didn't want to take the time to mask off all the areas that I wanted to use different colours on so, I decided to use my finger to apply the ink.
  • I rubbed the Distress Oxide pads onto a piece of acetate, one at a time, sprayed with water to dilute and then dabbed the colours onto the stencil using my finger.  I could really control where the colours went and keep them where I wanted them to be without blending together too much.
  • After I had the butterfly all inked up, I fussy cut it out, splattered it with my white Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • I stenciled the body of the butterfly with some Black Soot DOX ink and cut that out as well.
  • Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment and die cut it out.
  • To add more interest, I embossed another piece of white cardstock using an old Sizzix Embossing Folder. 
  • I glued the embossed piece to some pale mauve cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.
  • I pop dotted the butterfly over that, glued on the butterfly body and pop dotted the birthday sentiment over the center of the butterfly.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- FEMININE
Just Us Girls- FLOWERS

Stamps- Everyday Sentiment Strips (TE)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versamark
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Layered Mixed Butterfly (A Colorful Life Designs); EB folder;
white embossing powder (Lawn Fawn); Posca pen


Nancy said...

This is such a gorgeous butterfly, Karen! Love your choice of colors and background. So happy to see you in our gallery at Seize the Birthday and thanks for using the topping.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

what a pretty butterfly! I haven’t seen a stencil quite like this one before!

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful, colourful card Karen - yu have really made the butterfly 'sing'

Lori m said...

Gorgeous Butterfly stamp and such a pretty card, hugs, Lori m

Bonnie said...

So pretty with all these bright, happy colors, Karen! Happy Mother's Day!

Mac Mable said...

So pretty and such a creative use of that amazing stencil Karen x.

Pat said...

A great way to colour this wonderful butterfly Karen by diluting and using your finger to place the inks which has worked well, and the embossed background looks so pretty...a beautiful card. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a colourful and beautiful card Karen. Love the stencil.
Faith x

Glenda J said...

Wow - this is beautiful. Love the colours you chose and way to go using your fingers. Great textured background too. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.