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.