Friday, March 2, 2012

Framed Butterflies

I was playing around with my Crafter's Template this afternoon, Butterfly Meadow.
Butterfly Meadow
First, I sprayed Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist through the template onto natural cardstock.  Then I trimmed down the stenciled image to include just a few of the elements.  I mounted it onto a layer of kraft cardstock.


For the focal point, I cut a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis square in black cardstock, then layered on a plain square die like this, to create a frame:


While holding the black frame in place, I sponged different Distress inks within the frame.


Then I attached the frame to the stenciled layer with dimensional foam stickers, and added pearls.


The last step was to add this layer to a vanilla card base, off-center.

Hope you've enjoyed this simple card!  Thanks for coming by.



Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Confetti White cardstock - SU
Ink: Peeled Paint, Broken China, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain Distress - Ranger
Other: Big Shot; square, Fleur de Lis Square die - Spellbinders; pearls - Queen & Co.; Simply Khaki Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels; Butterfly Meadow Crafter's Template
Dimensions:  4 1/2" square

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15 comments:

Marisa said...

Such a beautiful frame and love the touch of sponging.

Anonymous said...

How fun! Simple, well, if you say so. Sure is neat! I was going to ask the size but then you have it noted. Nifty artwork!

Chris R. from Iowa

~Tammy~ said...

Colleen, this is just beautiful!

Annette said...

wow beautiful...love how you framed part of the image and used some color...so awesome..

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Colleen! Love the misted background and the beautiful framed scene!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Colleen! Love the misted background and the beautiful framed scene!

Lisa said...

Is there no end to your creativity Colleen?!! Another beauty ;)

Elizabeth said...

This is so pretty! A friend gave me some stencil templates but I haven't had a clue how to use them on a card. That is a great idea to spray glimmer mist through them!

Emily Keaton said...

Cool techniques, Colleen! I really like how this turned out. :)

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Gorgeous! Love the unique layout!

Stella said...

Collen this is gorgeou.s I the way you added depth to this card. And the subtle colors of distress ink made me sigh. This is a wonderful technique and a brilliant idea to create a fabulous focal point!
XX

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love that frame! Thanks for sharing your technique!

Bonnie said...

That black frame against the subtle neutrals just POPS! I love this card!

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Colleen! Your sponging with the different colors really looks awesome. Great frame, too.

Andrea Ewen said...

Lovely...that frame is amazing! Love the sponged look, too...so serene and soft.

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