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Apr 27, 2019

Allsorts Challenge 517: Mother's Day or Feminine

Hello and welcome! Sorry I haven't posted in almost 10 days. I did make a few cards during this time, but I was working ahead on some posts and had nothing I could share yet.

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.

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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.

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
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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!). 

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  1. So beautiful Ellie. Xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Ellie! Love the butterfly and love the inside of the card also!
    Have a great day!

    1. Thanks Marilyn. Same to you too!

  3. Amazing image and a really nice colour combo!

  4. 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.

    B x

    1. 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.

  5. Lovely cards, I really like the layered ink techniques.

  6. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING that butterfly!!!!!!!!

    1. Thanks Julie, fell in love with this butterfly from the set :)

  7. WoW! This is amazing. It's so beautiful, inside and out!

  8. Wonderful card inside and outside! The butterfly is amazing and love the delicate feel of the whole card!!

  9. 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.

    Kath x

  10. 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 DT

  11. So pretty and delicate - wonderful make.

  12. So beautiful butterfly, lovely delicate colours in the background.
    Totally love this card too;-))m

  13. Oh what a pretty card Ellie - love that you took the stencilling to the inside too!

  14. Lovely card with fabby colours and sweet design. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  15. WOW wonderful card, inside and out. Fantastic design with the butterfly and I love the sentiment.


  16. These are beautiful Ellie, gorgeous designs.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Fab card love the design thanks for sharing at crafty catz


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