Friday 17 June 2016

Butterfly stencil cards

Just popping in real quick to show off a few cards I made ages ago. It's been a crazy week and this weekend we will be helping my sister-out-of-law move house, so no crafty time this weekend either. Summer is always such a busy time - it just seems like life all of a sudden... well... comes to life during the few short summer months. So much to do in the garden, it's light enough to go for a run in the evening. And last night me and the Culinary Consultant celebrated our (almost) four-year anniversary by going for a nice meal and some comedy in town. We only made it back home right before midnight, so when my alarm clock went off just before six I couldn't figure out what on earth was going on and now I'm almost falling asleep on the sofa at 9 pm.

For my cards, I used Tim Holtz Distress inks on watercolour paper, letting the colours randomly run into each other. I created two panels, one using subtle pastel colours and another one using brighter colours. Then I used the STAMPlorations Shower of Flutters stencil to mask the watercoloured card, and inked using grey and black ink for each card respectively. Then I used my watercolour brush to flick some water to create the distressed patterns where the inks reacted with the water. I left a clear space in the corner to stamp a sentiment from Fond Expressions 2, which I heat embossed in our theme colour, silver. 

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
CAS on Sunday - Butterflies
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Animal Magic
One Layer Simplicity Challenge - Stencil
Cute Card Thursday - Bugs or Butterflies

Card: 300 gsm watercolour card, 240 gsm black card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2
Stencils: STAMPlorations Shower of Flutters
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Abandoned Coral, Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Bundled Sage, Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke, Scattered Straw, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Twisted Citron, Victorian Velvet, Wilted Violet, Tsukineko Versamark
Other: Papermania Silver tinsel embossing powder, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies


Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Karola! The design is wonderful and the colours are so pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

how lovely Karola....great way to highlight the stenciling with the shadow you added..
Thanks so much for playing along with the OLS this month!