Friday, June 13, 2014

One Layer Butterfly

I just got this stencil  (Mini Climbing Vine-- The Crafters Workshop) and wanted to try it out.  I had the butterfly stamp on my worktable from another project and my Distress inks were out. Since I needed a quick card to send to my sister, I pulled out a card blank and made it all one layer right on the blank.

I started with taping the stencil down and using an ink blending tool with Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn DIs.   I carefully removed the stencil, spritzed with a Mini Mister to blend the colors a little and then dried it with my heat gun.  I then turned my still wet stencil over, put it on the background and pressed down with a clean towel.  The second (reversed) image does not show up well in the photo (you can see it just a bit to the right of the right wing), but is very clear, but light, in person.

Next I stamped the butterfly (Outlines Rubber Stamp Co.) with Archival Jet Black and colored using a water pen and Distress markers (Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint).  I had a little Peeled Paint on the brush and added the shadow with it. Done and ready to send!


  1. Another lovely card Sarah and again great inkingk and stencilling, thanks for sharing a second piece with us at Allsorts (yep I am working back to front !)

    B x

  2. Another GORGEOUS addition to the Paper Crafting gallery!! LOVE this MUCH!!!

  3. Lovely! Lovely!!! :) Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!


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