Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Bodacious Butterflies

I don't know about you, but I am just LOVING this springtime weather. The sunshine, the warmth, the birds, the flowers. And the butterflies....

So I thought I would add some springtime butterflies to a card. Along with one of the newly released stamps. 

This striking card was easily created using the Misti and some masks. To use masks, stamp your forefront image, then mask it and stamp around it. Very simple. The stamps used were Audicity (May release) and Butterfly 2. I used colored pencils to color and added a little twinkle with some Wink of Stella. 

Audacity, Butterfly 2
Some sequins and a few Nuvo Crystal Drops added just the right amount of pizazz. 

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Til next time,
Keepin' it inky!

Stencil Rings & Eat Cake

I thought the new Stencil Rings Stamp would be perfect to try with my new Vicky Boutin Art Crayons.  

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I used my MISTI and colored the stamp the first time with various shades of blue and stamped it on watercolor paper (if you don't have these crayons, the technique will also work with Gelatos and Markers).  I overlapped the coloring to get a nice blend.

I misted the stamp with water and then stamped.  I did a second misting since there was still a lot of color on the stamp, and stamped a second time.

Love the fun water-colory look.  I paired my background with the super-fun to Inside Out Live Forever (Set of 10) stamp set.  The other background is made by sprinkling Color Burst Powders on watercolor paper and spraying with water (you can get the full Color Burst Collection in the Technique Junkies store & use my coupon for a discount).

I also thought the Inside Out Live Forever Sentiment paired perfectly with the fun Birthday Cat who looks like he's taken this pair of sentiments to heart.

I stamped the second sentiment on the inside of the card together with a strip of the Color Burst painted paper.

For my second card, I used the green crayons with the same Stencil Rings Stamp, again overlapping my coloring for blending.

A few spritzes of water and stamped it using my MISTI.

Even though the Inside Out Live Forever stamps are made to go on the outside & inside of the card, I also think they work well to include both sentiments on the front like I did with this design.

I stamped the tequila glass from Technique Junkies Call the Girls and trimmed it to use as the embellishment on my design.  I used a light green marker to color the lime.

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Stephanie Severin