Hello there! I’m back with a second card today, this time using the stencil from Claritystamp’s March Craft Club.
I started with a large square of white card, attached the stencil (I used a tiny bit of Blu-Tac under the butterflies) and then brushed ‘salvaged patina’ and ‘twisted citron’ Distress Oxides through it. The ‘twisted citron’ was a bit more yellow than I’d wanted, so I blended a little ‘mowed lawn’ over the top to make it more of a lime green. I edged the card with a black Sharpie and then attached it to a 7×7 card blank, which is larger than I usually use but I thought would be good for a wedding card.
I have to admit that the stencil design looked a little familiar when I first opened the packet, and I then remembered the ‘butterfly tangle’ die from the Craft Club in 2021.
I die cut this in gold card, and trimmed the butterfly from the circle before gluing it onto the card front. I wanted to add a bit more defintion to the plain white butterflies on the stencilled image so popped some aqua Glossies onto them as well.
To finish, I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut banner and heat embossed it in gold with WOW powder.
I thought the effect of the two butterflies overlapping each other worked well for a wedding card, and they’re surrounded by family & friends. (Maybe I’m reading too much into this – it’s only a card after all!) Incidentally, I also make a second topper from this stencil when I came to clean it. There was quite a bit of ink still on it, so I lightly spritzed it with water, laid it on a piece of card and ran it through my embossing machine. Here’s the result – no ink wasted!