Hi everyone. I seem to be on a butterfly kick lately :) This card is for several challenges, so I'll get right to the list ...
First, this was inspired by Diane, who was Queen For the Day at Splitcoast (QFTD209 - fionna51) last week. I'm a little late to the party, but really wanted to honor her by CASEing (Copy And Share Everything) this beauty. I changed up the colors, stenciled my background instead of using a patterned paper banner, and used splatters instead of pearls. Congrats Diane ... I hope you enjoyed your special week!
This is my second entry into Virginia's View Challenge #2 - stenciling and Time Out Challenge #2 (Butterfly Motif). I made my own stencil using my Cameo cutting machine, plastic clear sheet and a cut file from Silhouette America called "grid: diagonal". To me it looked like lattice and made a great background for the flourish and butterfly. You can just see a peek at the inside of the card, where I've added a strip of the same stenciling design for interest.
This is for the "Ways To Use It Challenge" (WT473 - New Beginnings) - this reminds me of the start of spring. I also used a new product to make the card (my stencil).
This is also for the Free For All (F4A215 - tone-on-tone) ... I have three layers of tone-on-tone (white) in my card: base, card front, butterfly and flourish.
And also for my first entry into this fairly new challenge - Card Concepts (#7 - include a butterfly). I believe my style would be Clean and Layered.
And last, but not least ... this is for the current challenge at Simon Says - Happy Birthday, where they are celebrating their fifth year of challenges. I made this a birthday card and used the butterfly dies that I purchased from SSS. Happy Birthday to them!
I secured my stencil over my card front and sponged lightly with blushing bride ink, just filling in the top center area. As mentioned above, I also added a strip of stenciled lattice to the inside of the card.
I removed the stencil and added splatters by tapping a paint brush dipped in smoky slate re-inker which had been diluted with water. I die-cut the flourish and top layer of the butterfly from white card stock, and die-cut the solid butterfly image from vellum. I stamped a simple sentiment to finish.
This has been a really nice day. It's Gord's birthday and we headed to Crescent Beach for a walk and then out for a nice lunch. The sun is shining and it's warm (but windy!) ... so nice to get out and enjoy the fresh ocean air! :)
Stamps: Be Happy (Amy R)
Paper: White (Neenah); Vellum
Ink: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Silhouette Cameo, clear plastic sheets, sponge, paint brush, Big Shot, Flourish 6 die (Crafty Ann), Moonlight and Kaleidoscope Butterfly dies (Memory Box)
Time Out #2
Card Concept #7
Simon Says - Happy Birthday