Monday, May 14

Stencil It

Hello Monday, my friends! Are you ready for a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge? We are ready for you with our STENCIL IT theme this week.

I decided to make a card and use the new Beautiful Day stamps and Butterflies stencil from Simon's April Card kit.

I started by creating a background with Distress Oxide inks. I smudge them across my craft sheet, mist with water, and lay the paper down into it. I love the surprise every time I pull it up! I dried that layer, then stenciled in some butterflies with Simon's stencil.

I overstepped one of the stenciled butterflies, and stamped a few more in Simon's High Dive ink, as well as stamping the words in black ink. I can easily use this as a sympathy card, or for a friend in need of a boost. 

I went around some of the butterflies with gold pen, and added Wink of Stella to the small ones. I had some crinkle ribbon I had in my stash that I had previously dyed with Abandoned Coral distress ink.  Then I thought I'd add a bit more with a tiny rose in the center of the ribbon. 

My stenciled butterfly card is ready to be used!

Now, it's time for you to pull out some stencils and join us this week in our Stencil It challenge! I'm looking forward to seeing what you share! 

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  1. Beautiful card Maura :-) I love how you used the stencil and stamp set in the kit, so pretty and the ribbon and little rose in the centre is such a gorgeous touch :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Beautiful card Maura, the bow you created is perfect!!!

  3. Love those pretty, delicate butterflies and that extravagant ribbon cluster really finishes the card off beautifully.
    Alison x

  4. Lovely design, Maura! I love the pretty red bow :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  5. This is just lovely Maura and that bow is so's the perfect finishing touch! Hugs xx

  6. beautiful card Maura, love the stamped butterflies on that gorgeous background and wow that bow finishes it off perfectly, hugs kath xxx

  7. Lovely background, the mix of purple and blues is really cool. The bow makes this card! Hugs, Macarena

  8. This is such a delightful creation, Maura. The colors and patterns on the background are so fabulous. :)

  9. I love the happy whimsical feeling of this! It's so full of movement and really made me! This really celebrates spring and imagination and color and all the other good things happening around us. Kudos to you for capturing the magic so well!

  10. What a lovely card, Maura, love the big red bow and the background is wonderful! Hugs, Sandra


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