Jan 9, 2017

Butterfly wishes

Hi Connie here with you today.

I know I may be pushing it just a bit but now that Christmas is over I am ready for spring, and all that goes with it. I thought it would be pretty to color in some nice soft spring colors to match the paper I used for the background. I used my spectrum markers to color it.


I decided that I would like a shadow behind the die, so my first step was cutting a strip of cardstock that would be in the center of my card, I wanted a slight border on it so I used the Memory Box Country stitches die on either side of the panel, I love how you can add these stitches anywhere on your project.  Next I cut out the Memory Box Kensington Branch die and laid it on the panel right where I wanted it.


Then I laid my piece of cardstock that I cut the die out with back over the piece taped down the ends and carefully lifted my die cut back out so now I could stencil through the open areas for my shadow.


Once again it is best to use a pounding motion instead of swiping when using these as stencils. Just lift a corner and check to see if you have the kind of coverage you would like before totally taking the stencil away, after checking I went a little darker with my ink choice, but you may want it a little more subtle.

Then I just applied my die cut to the card, offsetting just a bit so you can see the shadow behind. I did add a little bit of the Spectrum glitter marker to the butterflies after, but I suggest doing that before as you see I went off the butterflies a bit onto my background.



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9 comments:

  1. Beautiful spring beauties, love how you shaded and shadow. Great inspiration

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  2. Really pretty Spring card! A fabulous idea to place a shadow behind the flowers, thank you for the tutorial. Love your stitched border too!

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  3. Oh Connie, this is stunning! I love how you used the negative card stock as a stencil for the background. It really sets your butterflies off nicely. The stitched border is a wonderful addition too!!

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  4. Lovely card. The colors on your die match the background paper perfectly.

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  5. Beautiful creation Connie and awesome tips! Great job!

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  6. So beautiful, great way to use the negative of your die too.
    Dolores

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  7. Connie, what a lovely delicate card! perfect design!

    Alicia

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