Ink Blended Butterflies with Layering Stencils from Pinkfresh Studios
Well we just wrapped up the Card Maker Success Summit last month! Pinkfresh Studios was one of our Top Sponsors for the event and they sent me a box full of goodies to create some cards to share with you. This beautiful butterfly card is just one of the ones I created. You can find my Pinkfresh Layer Stencil card here.
Let's talk a little about the Card Maker Success Summit! We hosted one of the most epic card making events of the year! This summit was focused on helping card makers like you get a game plan for their holiday card making projects.
There was over 12K attendees who registered for the event. Crafters from all over the world came together to get their holiday card making projects off the ground!
Although the summit is over for now, we have plans in the works to host another summit in early spring 2022. You can get on the VIP waitlist here so you will be notified when the event opens it's doors again.
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Today I am sharing with you a card with this beautiful butterfly stampset which also has a coordinating layering stencil as well as a cutting die.
First stamped the outline image of the butterfly with versamark cleark ink and then sprinkled pink glitter embossing powder over the image and heat set it.
Next I used the layering stencils to ink blend the color of the wings. I only used two colors for the wings and one for the body.
The large part of the wings were ink blended with PFS Ballet Slipper and and small accents were blended with PFS Soft Lilac. The body was PFS Misty Coast. Once the ink blending as complete, I die cutted the image out.
Next I focused on the card front panel that everything was going to be adheared to. I decided to try out some new acrylic paper from Arteza. It's got a canvas texture on one side and smooth on the other.
For the background, I pulled out some stencil paste and created a unique color mixing a dark purple with a white. I used a pallet knife to mix it as well as lay it down on the card panel. I was going for an organic look rather than a neat one. I think the purple color can out rather nice.
Then I set the card panel to dry, which took a few hours to set.
Next I decided to use the PFS word die "Love You The Most". This word die is absolutely adorable, but there is one negative thing and that is it does not come out all as one die cut. Each letter is individual.
So I die cut the sentiment out on some glitter card stock. Then I die cut the halo with a pink card stock. Next I put each letter on the halo die cut and positioned them as they should go, one word at a time.
Once I had them lined up nicely (using my poker tool), I think used a very thin strip of painter's tape and laid the tape down onto the entire word so I could pick the word up all at once.
This allowed me to turn over the word and put small amounts of glue on each letter and use the tape to flip the word over and adhere it perfectly to the halo die cut.
I repeated this process until the entire sentiment was complete.
Lastly I put the card together. The butterfly was slightly folded up to give the wings a dimensional look and was adhered directly to the card front. The sentiment was popped up with some dimensional foam.
And to finish it off, I added a few PFS rhinestones for an embellished look. I even added a couple to the butterfly antennae.
The butterfly is quite large for this card design it won't fit in your regular A2 card envelope, so I will probably have to create my own envelope on my Silhouette Cameo.
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It was such a pleasure working with Pinkfresh Studios. Catch the live stream we did during the summit. Heather showed us some super cute ideas using the new Bloosom and Berries set using washi tape and the coordinating dies. Check it out!
Supplies used in this card
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Your card is so sweet and dainty. I love the added blings you added. Everything needs some bling before its finished…well, in my opinion at least! lol
Stay safe with Covid raging on and Ida doing its thing. We are supposed to get a taste of the storm here in Atlantic Canada but nothing like the US is getting pounded with.
Beautiful card! Do you know when your next BIG event will be held? The price? Thank you!
It will be in February… price… Have not decided on final details 🙂
Very pretty card! Like the blotch of pink stencil butter behind the butterfly.
Where do you get your blending brushes? I didn’t see a supply link for those. Thanks ?
Hey there! sorry about that! I just added those to the list now.