We got away from the heat for a few days at the bay where we like to camp. One evening 5 seals were fishing very close to our site--fun to watch! Always enjoy getting back to making cards & I started with PTI.
First is my entry for MIM: Creating Stencils from Die Cuts. I happen to have the smallest die from Mix & Mat: Flourishes already cut from white cardstock, so decided to use that.
First I used a blending sponge with Spring Rain & then I turned the stencil over & blended with Green Parakeet to make the pattern you see. I kept it light & it almost looks like vellum. The butterfly & sentiment are from Butterfly Hope & I used the same inks, plus Soft Stone for the butterfly body. Hard to tell, but the butterfly is layered to one die cut from vellum. I added a very small Green Parakeet mat & then attached it to the Spring Rain Mix & Mat: Flourishes die cut. I tried a white card, but much prefer the look using Soft Stone.
Finished off by adding Wink of Stella & light blue sequins to the butterfly. I'm also entering HLS Anything Goes with Dies, SSS Monday & SSS Wednesday.
Somehow I missed the last Transformation Tuesday--not going to let that happen again--haha! I have 3 of the now retired Take 3 stamp sets, which I love.
Today's card uses the same basic layout as the Fall card I made using Pigment Powders over Versamark ink. This time I made a one layer Christmas card using Distress Oxides faded jeans & broken china for emboss resist. Love how you can easily stamp with DO ink for a matching sentiment. I added white dots as snowflakes using my extra fine point Sharpie. Decided against adding twine or any embellishments--really like it as is. I'm also entering CAS on Sunday, HLS Christmas, ModSquad & Stamplorations. I'll catch up with you as soon as I can.