Thursday, March 30, 2023

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Altenew | Flowing Butterfly

Hi there!

I escaped into my studio for a bit to use a few supplies that I’ve had on hand but haven’t had a chance to play with. This Flowing Butterfly stencil from @AltenewLLC has been in my possession for months and on my “Up Next” list for equally as long (yes, I keep a list of supplies that I know I want to play with – especially if I have an idea in my head I know I want to make with them).

This card was super easy – and I think the result is just stunning!

I sprayed a piece of watercolor card stock with Salvaged Patina Distress Stain and let it dry while I ate dinner. I helped it along a bit with my heat tool when I came back just to make sure that it wouldn’t smear when I started working with it.

I secured my stencil over the top left corner of the sprayed panel and used Distress Oxide inks and my new Simon Says Stamp ink blending brushes (OMG! I absolutely LOVE these brushes) to blend the different shades of green, blue, and purple. Once I was satisfied with my blending, I removed the stencil and set the panel aside to dry (Oxide inks take a little longer to dry than regular dye inks).

While the panel was drying, I cut the sentiment out of black cardstock and cut the shadow for it out of vellum. I used a tiny amount of liquid glue behind the sentiment to secure it to the vellum.

Once my panel was dry, I added the sentiment and a few sequins for some sparkle.

Do you track your new supplies so that you remember to use them? Do you keep a list somewhere of ideas you had for them?

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!


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  1. Gorgeous! I purchased this stencil for a Bridget Casey workshop and haven’t used it since. I will play with this one again soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thank you so much! I hope you can pull it back out and use it again! It lends itself to some awesome ink-blending, but you could emboss it too!


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I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.



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