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Apr 10, 2021

Butterflies, a Stencil and a Vintage Key

Hello and welcome! 

I hope you had a nice Easter weekend. We had plenty of sunshine here and I enjoyed the beautiful weather, it was perfect timing for a little blogging break over the holiday weekend! 

But we are back again at Allsorts challenge this week with a new theme set by Tracy who wants to see... Butterflies, birds and/or bugs. Hope to see you joining in for a chance to win! We have a new sponsor this time, Helping Hands Craft , who are giving away a  £15 Voucher to one lucky randomly selected winner!

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My card was inspired by this week's MFT sketch

To make my card, I started out by stamping and heat embossing the beautiful Penny Black stamp Gathering Together (an older wood mounted stamp) using Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink (a great neutral ink color) and clear embossing powder. Then I used a circle die to cut this out. 

Next I stamped all the butterflies (the large one is part of the stamp Gathering Together, the small ones are from the retired Stampin Up set Kindess Matters), using Memento Tuxedo ink and I colored using Copic markers. Cutterbee scissors were used to fussy cut all butterflies and I placed them on small die cut circles for some added interest. The main image circle was inked along the edge using Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress inks.

I used a Tim Holtz stencil from this stamp kit to add a stencil design to the card base with Tumbled Glass ink and then inked the edges here using Broken China ink.

The sentiment from the Penny Black set Snippets was stamped directly onto the card base using Versafine Onyx ink. Foam tape was used to adhere the image circle onto the card base and I finished it off by adding a few black sequins to the circle. These sequins were part of the February 2019 Hero Arts stamp kit.

You can see a closeup above.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

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Penny Black Saturday - Use PB stamps opt. Cute // As You Like It Challenge - Embossing or Stenciling- stenciling, I love the look of colorful stenciling) // Aud Sentiments Challenge - add a sentiment // Cute Card Thursday - Wings // 2 Crafty Critter Crazies  - Critters // Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Spring // Happy Little Stampers - Stencils //  Paper Shelter - Sentiment // Ike's World - Springtime // Crafty Calendar - Spring // 
Anything Goes


Mervi said...

Gorgeous card with fabulous butterflies!
Happy weekend;-))m

kiwimeskreations said...

An exquisite card Ellie - loving how you used the sketch, and those butterflies are gorgeous
Stay safe

Linby said...

This is a beautiful colour palette and you brought together all the elements so expertly.

brenda said...

A really effective design along with the soft colour palette Ellie and Butterflies always please.

B x

Joanne said...

That is a beautiful card! I just love butterflies and must have a good 1/2 dozen stamps of them. Pinned.

MarjBanzalesDesigns said...

Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! That is such a beautiful project! Good luck to the challenge and I hope to see you again in the next month. 🙂 DT Marj

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Fabulous!! Love so much that big butterfly and your design!

Kathleen said...

Super backgrounds and colours with lovely images.

Kath x

Wendy L said...

So beautiful Ellie and your butterflies are stunning. Xx

Lizzy Love said...

Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Hope to see you again in the next month. :)
--- DT-Lizzy---

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Wow, cute card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Il Mondo di Ross.Creazioni Handmade said...

Wonderful!Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! Such a cute and adorable project! Good luck to the challenge and I hope to see you again in the next month. Rossella dt Clever Dexter

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Mervi!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Maxine! Thought the sketch was so perfect for the butterflies :)

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Lynn!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Brenda!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Joanne!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Marj! Happy I was able to join in!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you Alice!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Kath!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Wendy!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Lizzy!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Rossella!

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card Elliebelle .... love the design...
Hugs Sylvie xx

excopic said...

Amazing!! I love this card!!
Thank you for joining us for our April Clever Dexter Challenge . Good luck and we hope you'll join us again this month or the next! - DT Irene from Clever Dexter Challenge

Roberta Cercato said...

Hey! Thank you so much for joining us over at the Clever Dexter Challenge Dexter loves your cleverly concocted creation and so do I! I love your cute! Goodluck and I hope to see you again in the next month. 🥰 Dt Roberta

Unknown said...

Beautiful work! ... Thanks for sharing with Polkadoodles this week, Nelly dt x

Tracy said...

What a stunner Ellie, love this, it's gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Maria Nicotra Tinyworks said...

Thank you for joining us at challenge Lemon Shortbread
DT Maria

MarjBanzalesDesigns said...

You are most welcome! I'm glad you join the challenge. Come join us every month! :)

The Craft Princess said...

Oh that is sooooo beautiful!!! I love butterflies. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
Hugs... Janie
Crafter's Castle

Lizzy Love said...

your welcome!! <3

Doris Klein said...

Wow.. that's fantastic! I love butterflies and Blue is my favourite! And what a clever idea with the sketch! Amazing job you've done here!

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
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OlgaB said...

Lovely layout and detail!
Thank you for joining Catch the Bug!
Hugs from Africa!

Tammy Miller said...

This is gorgeous - really love those colors! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge @ Catch the Bug Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again real soon!!

Amy Johnson said...

Oh wow! This card is incredible! I love the colors!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Your butterflies on this gorgeous card are absolutely stunning! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Valérie said...

This is a gorgeous card with the butterflies. I love it! Thank you for sharing at Aud Sentiments. Valérie

Create With Joy said...

Ellibelle - your butterfly card is stunning!
Congrats - you are one of our Featured Guests at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)

Susan Renshaw said...

Pretty card!
Thank you for sharing with the Clever Dexter Challenge!
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Alex said...

Amazing beautiful! Love the butterflies!
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.

Crafty greetings

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Cardogram said...

Gorgeous Card. The look of the card is fabulous, the use of the dies is very very clever and the way you were inspired by the sketch was brilliant. Thank you for playing along Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies DT Dhruvika XOXO said...

What a beautiful card and your butterflies are magnificent and so beautifully coloured.


monique said...

Thank you for sharing in our challenge at">Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in
Monique DT its fab

Owl Make It Crafts said...

gorgeous card! love the contrast of the yellow butterfly! Thank you for joining us at the Clever Dexter Challenge.
_DT Monica

Beverley said...

Fabulous card, those butterflies are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in our April 'Easter/Spring' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
Bev x

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the colours and the sentiment!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
DT for AG with Dies
Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!