Saturday, 20 April 2019

De tous les billets doux, devenus papillons

Sharing a CAS card featuring the lovely Butterfly Gown stencil from Funky Fossil Designs.

I decided to go with a stencil rather than stamp as my main feature on this card so I could play along at Mod Squad.  I used Distress Inks and the smallest of the Life Changing Blender Brushes so I could ink the stencil in different colours.  I wasn’t game to outline the butterflies completely so limited myself just to adding in their bodies with some Enamel Accents.

My colour choice is inspired by the cookies at If You Give a Crafter a Cookie.  The cookie inspiration was also why I added the green accents in Enamel Accents, to give a bit of height and texture to imitate icing, and why I chose the Ornate Trims and embossed them for my two accent lines.

I’ve got those accent lines as part of my layout thanks to the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches I’ve followed.  My image was too big for the rectangular element so I used mats to create it topping the three coloured ones with a dry embossed white panel.  I then fussy cut my stencil girl and placed her over the top.

This card is actually going out to a friend for her birthday but I thought adding a sentiment would ruin the simplicity and elegance of the design.  I also couldn’t see any need for any embellies deciding to keep this uber CAS to let that gorgeous stencil shine.

Chalks & Powders etc
WOW! Embossing Powder ~ Metallic Gold Rich Pale
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Stampin’ Up! Embossing Folder ~ Tufted Dynamic
Inks & Paints etc
Ranger Enamel Accents ~ Electric Lime
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Broken China, Scattered Straw, Tea Dye & Worn Lipstick
Tsukineko ~ VersaMark
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Fourz Cardstock ~ Tropical
Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress Collection Cardstock ~ Worn Lipstick
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Granny Apple Green
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection ~ CMS 326 Ornate Trims

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful use of the stencil! TFS at Mod Squad

  2. This is lovely.....such a fabulous dress!

  3. Your stenciled image is fabulous! Such a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. What a lovely dress and card! Thank you for joining us at FMS!

  5. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  6. Just gorgeous hun

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'If You Give A Crafter A Cookie' this fortnight. I Hope you will join in with us again real soon
    Hugs Shell xx


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