Sunday, March 3, 2013

Beautiful butterflies

Inspiration: Victoria Butterfly Gardens, British Columbia, Canada  Beautiful memories from a visit over 10 years ago.
Simon Says Stamp and Share-Use a stamp you love but don’t use often enough.  So happy to give my butterflies center stage on the card for they have waited a long time.  In fact so long I do not remember the manufacturer so if anyone can help me with that I would certainly appreciate it!
SCS Mix-abilitiesweekly Friday challenge #5-The Mask-erade Ball

I defined the portion of the Flower of Life stencil (by Artistcellar) that I wanted to print on my cardstock panel including the right top and bottom corners (border area on the stencil) by masking off unwanted areas with printer paper.  I also used Eclipse masking paper to define the placement of the butterflies.  After lightly misting the stencil I gently tapped the cardstock into the mist to capture a reverse print.
This is my first inking of the HA leafy vines stamp and I placed the image on the left side.  A blending tool was used to color the background with distress inks and a aquabrush to paint the butterflies with distress inks. The image is matted with black glossy paper and attached with 3-D dots. A corrugated packing paper was painted and buffed with Inka Gold covers the card’s front. Sparkling accents were added to the butterflies with a Sakura gellyroll stardust pen.

Thanks for stopping by...I would love to hear your comments.


  1. Oh my Jan! That is just gorgeous!!!

  2. Beautiful blending of the colors harmoniously in the background behind your lovely butterflies. Glad you set them free on this card! :) Glad you joined us at Simon Says stamp and Show this week!

  3. GORGEOUS CARD! Love all the layers and depth of colours! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

  4. Hi, Jan! This card is so pretty! I love the Flower of Life Stencil with the sprays in the background, the Leafy Vines stamp, and those gorgeous butterflies! Thank so much for sharing this one! ♥


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