Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thanks So Much

I finally got around to using the awesome new butterfly dies from Paper Smooches: Graceful Beauties.  I was inspired by a sketch from Papertrey Ink:

First I started out by creating the background on some craft cardstock.  I added the stitched details with Lil Inker Design's Stitched Mats: Rectangles.  I got the idea from a Jennifer McGuire video on getting more out of your stencils.  I masked off the edges before adding the dots using Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink, a sponge dauber, and My Favorite Things Swiss Dots stencils.  Next I shifted the stencil in order to add the colored dots between the white ones with Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Chipped Sapphire and Mowed Lawn, to match the colors I planned for the butterflies.  I stamped the butterflies from the Graceful Beauties set in distress ink on watercolor paper.  Then I used a darker shade of distress ink and a watercolor brush to add in a little shading.  I fussy cut each of the butterflies and arranged on the white rectangles cut with the Lil Inker Stitched Mats.  The sentiment was heat embossed in Ranger princess gold.  I had to cut the stamp in order for the sentiment to fit in the remaining white rectangle.  Last, I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

I'm entering this card into the Paper Smooches Sparks - Anything Goes Challenge.

And Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog


  1. Heather, being a dotty girl, I really like your idea to make multi-color dots for your background! It really adds a nice touch to the rest of your pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Fabulous spotty background and love the depth of shading on the butterflies too :)
    Thanks for playing along at PS Sparks this week :0)
    Jenny x