Welcome to my crafty blog. I’ve been playing today with the latest stencil from Claritystamp’s monthly Craft Club – this lovely wave of butterflies. I’ve used the colours from Color Thowdown and the embossing theme from Just Us Girls. I’m also going to share it as a second card for Inkspirational‘s ‘curve’ challenge.
I started with a square of white card with the stencil attached, and used it as an embossing folder by running it through my Gemini machine with a rubber shim. It gvies a great rasied effect for the image.
I put the stencil back in place and brushed Distress Oxides through it in ‘mowed lawn, ‘kitsch flamingo’ and ‘weathered wood’. I realised it had moved slightly while I was blending the inks, but that actually gives the butterflies a slight white highlight. I blended the three colours around the edge of the card as well, to follow the shading on the butterflies, then edged it with a back Sharpie and attached it to a 6×6 card blank.
All it needed to then finish it off was a suitable word sticker, and a few pink Glossies.
Thanks for dropping in. I wasn’t sure about this stencil when I first opened the packet, but it’s definitely grown on me now I’ve used it. Now to think of more projects for it…