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

  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!

  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!!

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

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

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

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



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