But today a new theme started at Allsorts challenge and we're back to our regular -weekly - schedule. Mervi is hosting this week and she picked the theme of "Mother's Day or Feminine". Hope you can join us for a chance to win some Woodware stamps.
I so love the style of stamps from the Penny Black set Butterfly Garden! It's a new to me set, and I think it is also from a more recent release from a couple of months ago.
I heat embossed the butterfly using white detail Embossing Powder on Bristol Vellum paper. Then watercolored it with my Zig Clean Color markers. It's been carefully fussy cut with Cutterbee scissors to add to the design. The background was done with a dotted stencils, unfortunately I don't rememer who it's by, but I think any stencil would look nice behind the butterfly. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink for stencilling, last time I used this stencil with yellow ink and didn't wash it off (please tell me I'm not the only one who doesn't wash the ink off their stencils!!) so the two colors mixed gave this pretty shade of light green. The paper strips are from my stash and the Mother's Day sentiment on the card front is an older one from a Whimsy Stamps set and no longer available.
I continued with the stencilling on the inside as well and used another stamp from this set along with a sentiment from the Penny Black set Friendship. I thought this sentiment was perfect for the occasion.
Penny Black Butterfly Garden // Penny Black Friendship // Whimsy Stamps Sentiment (no longer available) // Versamark Ink // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink // Mustard Seed Distress Ink // Ranger Detail Embossing Powder White // Heat Tool // Tonic Stamp Platform // Dotted Stencil - not sure which brand I have // Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush // Bristol Vellum Paper // Zig Clean Color Markers // Cutterbee Scissors
I'm sharing with these challenges:
CAS on Friday - Butterflies // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Penny Black Stamps // Alphabet Challenge - CAS // Colour Crazy Challenge - Coloring // Paper Shelter Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Many thanks for visiting! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Rain in our forecast, but it could be worse (supposed to snow just north of us - hope it stays there!).
So beautiful Ellie. XxxReplyDelete
Gorgeous card Ellie! Love the butterfly and love the inside of the card also!ReplyDelete
Have a great day!
Thanks Marilyn. Same to you too!Delete
Amazing image and a really nice colour combo!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Helene!Delete
I really do love today's card Ellie, the stencilled backdrop is perfect for showcasing the Butterfly and the tent shape is a nice change as well - seem to be a popular shape your side of the pond which I need to adopt. Was pleased to see you use that stamp and die as it's one I ordered from John last weekend and it arrived today - yep another £26 customs charge, but it's getting so hard to find PB's here in the UK now, or rather I ones I actually want.ReplyDelete
Thanks Brenda. I did not use a die, I fussy cut. Didn't realize there was a matching die available. I'm sorry you're having such high costums charge.Delete
Lovely cards, I really like the layered ink techniques.ReplyDelete
This is GORGEOUS! LOVING that butterfly!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Julie, fell in love with this butterfly from the set :)Delete
WoW! This is amazing. It's so beautiful, inside and out!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Amy!Delete
Wonderful card inside and outside! The butterfly is amazing and love the delicate feel of the whole card!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Alice!Delete
This is a fabulous card Ellie, a really super background and the colour goes so well with the lovely butterfly, a really lovely card, outside and inside too.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card inside and out. The butterfly is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DTReplyDelete
So pretty and delicate - wonderful make.ReplyDelete
So beautiful butterfly, lovely delicate colours in the background.ReplyDelete
Totally love this card too;-))m
Oh what a pretty card Ellie - love that you took the stencilling to the inside too!ReplyDelete
Lovely card with fabby colours and sweet design. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Shelter this week.ReplyDelete
Love n hugs
WOW wonderful card, inside and out. Fantastic design with the butterfly and I love the sentiment.ReplyDelete
These are beautiful Ellie, gorgeous designs.ReplyDelete
Fab card love the design thanks for sharing at crafty catzReplyDelete