Hi! It's Georgina with my regular Thursday post.
I have a 7x7 card to share with you today. As part of the current Stencil Promotion fortnight I have used two stencil to create the card image and background. The stencil I used were That Special Touch Flower & Butterfly stencil and Imagination Crafts Diamonds stencil both available from Lisa B Designs.
I used the Flower & Butterfly stencil to create the main image. I started by stencilling the flowers of the left hand side first. I then cleaned the stencil and turned it over to stencil the flower on the right. I also used the stencil to add additional butterflies.
I used Adirondack dye ink pads for the colour. I applied it with Cut 'n' Dry foam. The ink colours I used were, Sunshine Yellow, Watermelon, Meadow, Aqua and Stream.
For the flowers I started by adding the Watermelon to the tips of the petals. I then added Sunshine Yellow to the centre. Without adding extra ink to the Watermelon's piece of Cut 'n' Dry foam I then used it to blend the two Watermelon and Sunshine Yellow together.
I used Stream and Aqua ink pads for the butterflies. For the leaves and stems I used Meadow Adirondack ink pads. I added strong colour to the centre of the leave and light strokes of colour the edges. With just one colour ink pad you can create multiply different shades.
I cut out the coloured image to form a square shape but I cut around some of the leaves and petals so the look like they are coming off the edge of the image. I then added a very light colour of Tumbled Glass Distress ink around the edge with a blending tool. I then added this to a square of black card and added dots around the edge with a black fineliner. I also used the fineliner for the butterflies bodies.
I used Imagination Crafts Diamonds stencil to create the design on the card blank. I used Sunshine Yellow Adirondack ink pad for the colour and again applied it with Cut 'n' Dry.
Inspired by Lisa's March workshop I finished the card by adding Indigo Blu Sheffield Steel megaflakes to the centre of the flowers and butterflies.