This first card was made using a Claritystamp stencil called Leaf Wreath and butterfly die from The Range. I cut a piece of white card to just under 6" square and stencilled the wreath onto it using my blending tool and Distress Inks in Crushed Olive and Mowed Lawn. I then removed the stencil and outlined the leaves using a green Lyra Aqua Brush Marker, a little bit of shake but not too bad, and decided to darken the colour to shade a bit more using one of my Spectrum Noir Pencils in a similar green. I coloured some white card using Brushos in Scarlet, Brilliant Red and Orange before die cutting the butterfly from it. I stamped the 'thank you' sentiment using Versafine Olympia Green and heat embossed it using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder in the centre and added the butterfly.
I am entering the following challenge:
CAS Mix Up July Stencil Challenge - Stencil Tracing. (I used stencilling with outline tracing, die cutting, Brusho watercolouring, stamping and heat embossing). I am only just in time for this too, so apologies to Loll and Bonnie. (So pleased to get a Top 3 placement for this challenge)
The second card was made using a Crafty Individuals stamp called Baroque Splatter Script Background and the same butterfly. I cut a 4" square mat using a stitched die and then using the same size and one size smaller die I cut a frame to go over the top. I also cut a much smaller stitched square to place the butterfly on to, all cut from snippets of white card. I then stamped the Baroque Splatter Script on to the background white mat using Broken China Distress Ink and then heat embossed it using the WOW Clear Gloss EP. I then layered up the background with the frame and small central square and cut the butterfly from a snippet of Brusho scrap from my box which toned in nicely. I then added the 'Happy Birthday' Sentiment underneath again using the Broken China and Clear Gloss EP.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Sieze the Birthday Challenge - No. 195 Anything Goes (no optional topping)
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 382 where we use up our snippets of card and paper etc.
Butterfly Challenge - No. 144 'A' for Aquamarine + Butterfly.
Two beautiful cards Pat, your stencil outlining is spectacular- such crisp lines and great background to the framed butterfly :)
Oh my, Two Gorgeous Butterfly cards, Pat. So pleased you added to CAS Stencil Challenge your beautiful stenciled wreath that you had outlined and then added the stamped sentiment and pretty die cut butterfly. Such a Clean Crisp CAS design. Stay Safe and Creative. Hugs...Nancy
Two gorgeous butterfly cards Pat! LOVE that gorgeous wreath stencil. So pretty in the crushed olive and mowed lawn. I have not used those two colours together, but must give that a try! The bright butterfly really brightens the card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!
our square card is beautiful with the blue stamped script background. Nicely framed and another gorgeous butterfly with perfect colours. xx
Two beautiful butterfly cards Pat....the colours on your stencil card are striking..love the blue tones on your 2nd card.. Have a good weekend
Two beautiful butterfly cards Pat.
Two beautiful cards! Love the stencilled wreath in this fresh green colour. The colourful butterfly is really pretty against it! The blue one is just as beautiful, the sculpted edge adds the perfect interest!
Wonderful twofer! I love both cards very much! The outlining looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing at CAS Mix Up:)
WOWser, both of your twofers are splendid - I love the soft leaves of the first and the delicate background of the second
Happy Friday, Pat
Wowser Pat - two absolutely gorgeous cards here. Wonderful outlining so steady handed! I love both card but of course your snippets one is extra special.
2 great cards but that outlined stencil is something special. The contrast from the red butterfly with the green leaves is just great and your freehand outlining looks perfect to me. Thanks for joining us at CAS mix up. This month, as long as the linky is open, you are not late xx
I love seeing all of the outlined stenciling out there because of that challenge, and this one in particular really pops with that clean lined edge! Such a beautiful butterfly and wonderful designs on both of your cards, Pat. Great orange and green together on your thank you note, and the Baroque Splatter Script is perfect with your Brusho butterfly! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!
Two wonderful cards Pat, your designs and colours are beautiful, the butterflies are so pretty, couldn't choose between them if I had to,Kate x
I love that butterfly! It has cute little circles/dots on the wings to make it unique and it looks very pretty in both the orange and the blue/violet snippets. Your stenciling and tracing are fabulous on your first design! And I love the classic frame design using the Baroque Schplatter on your second card! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #29! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell
The butterfly you have chosen to use on both of your wonderful cards is so very pretty. The first card is extra special with the outlining of the stencil and looks fabulous Pat x. Loving the tonal blues on the second card and what a striking design x.
Two gorgeous cards and such a difference in the colourways. I love them both. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with your second card. Hugs Mrs A.
The shading on your lush wreath is fantastic, Pat ... how eyecatching is that delicate orange butterfly against it ... lovely! Your birthday card has such a different feel to it ... it's soft, serene and wonderfully dreamy! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)
What a pretty wreath, Pat! I love the shading and the gorgeous butterfly perched on it! Love the monochromatic background with the blue butterfly! A very crisp and clean pair of cards! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!
Two very beautiful cards Pat and the blue on using one of my very favourite background stamps xx
Two beautiful cards with those lovely butterflies. Love the blue one (my favorite color). Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.
Both are so lovely Pat... I love the white backgrounds and your butterflies take centre stage... Beautiful cards!
Wonderful cards Pat. Love them both. Your butterflies have beautiful nuances. The stencil outlining in the same tone blends in softly, perfect for the challenge. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!
Many congratulations Pat with the top three over at CAS Mix Up...Your card is a real stunner and I so love it x.
so beautiful...great job.
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