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!