Friday, May 17, 2013


It's Gez's turn to set the challenge on the Daring Cardmakers and she would like to see lots of stencils being used.  How you use it, and whether it's a bought one or you make one yourself is up to you.

If you do a google image search on "free stencils" there are loads of ideas to download and use with inks, paints etc.  I found a pretty butterflies stencil  I saved the image, then decreased the colours to just 2 (Black and White) before moving the butterfly images about a bit to fit better onto a square card. 
I saved this as a .gif and opened it on a Craft Robo page and resized to be the right size for my project. The stencil was cut in plain white card and was all ready to use.
I used the little cut out butterflies too, inking them and adding them in the gaps.  Some were just glued down flat, others are just adhered under the body section so that their wings can be folded up
Inks; mix of Versamagic and Cats Eye ink pads
Dies: Memory Box Amana Circle, Large Butterfly
Bazzill deep purple card
Dewdrops in aqua shades
Ice Stickles in purple and crystal white

I did make another card but it was such a "dog's breakfast" that it's going in the bin!

Hope you'll pop over to the DCM BLOG and join in with us this week
Thanks for visiting


Hazel said...

I bet the other one ŵas ok really. Anyway this one is beautiful. Love the way you created the stencil and also that you used the cut out butterflies x

Karen Gist said...

This is really pretty Kathy!

BTW I am with you on the 100's of sites that people link their work to! xxx

Traceyr said...

oo what a delicate looking card Kathy. :)

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

ha ha, I'm totally with you on the multiple challenges! Love this card, and you're so clever to create your own stencil x

Miri said...

Making this stencil sounds a bit complicated ... but it was worth it =)! Your card looks great.