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5/07/2016

Teal Butterflies Embossed with a Stencil


 
Hi, and in case you didn't already know this, I spend a lot of time watching Youtube (could this be why I accomplish so little during the day? Nah, probably not!)
 
 
Caught this video from Ellen Hutson using a plastic stencil. I'd seen this done before, and had tried it, but never felt like I got a good embossing. Loved the Hero Arts stencil used in this video, but don't have it (_yet_!). Hunted through my stencils, and thought to try this MBox stencil. Mrs. A's  Butterfly Challenge #53 was for teal & texture, and this was started with that challenge in mind. Doing my usual ploy of missing the deadline, decided this would also work for the May CAS Mix Up Challenge.
 

 
 
 
 
MBox Butterfly Vine Stencil was taped over white card stock, run through the Big Shot as instructed in the video. However, I had to go to Tab 1, and add a lightweight shim (cut from a tv dinner box). My B/S is a newer one, and the sandwich used in the video was too 'tight' to go through on Tab 2. Worked good on Tab 1, with the shim, and got a very nice embossing.
 
Used Memento Teal and DI Concord Grape to sponge over the still taped stencil.
 
MBox butterfly (solid die cut from a snippet from a heavier weight paper that came from a set of sheets..it was part of the packing that helps keep the sheet package in a shaped form. It was white on one side, so hmmm...to the craft room instead of the recycle box. It cut very nicely, and there's 2 layers). The matching overlay die was used to cut the top butterfly, and this was sponged the ink remaining on the sponge from the Concord Grape. Added a couple rhinestones for a little glitz.
 
Sentiment is from a PBlack clear set, chosen primarily because it fit the space where I wanted to put it. Inked with the Memento Teal, heat embossed with Ranger Clear EP.
 
The stitched edges were made from a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle. (Jennifer McGuire recent video showing how to do this. Cut the rectangle shape. Replace the rectangle die so that it is only going to cut on a 2nd edge..and then you have the skinnier rectangle with the stitching all around it. Would post the link, but can't find it just now!). If anyone is interested, I'll try to hunt it up. I learn a lot from Jennifer!!!
 
Hope this will fit the bill of fare for CAS Mix Up. So thanks for skipping by and come back when you can. Blessings & Hugs.
 
 
 
 


46 comments:

Bonnie said...

This is AWESOME, Mary! Love that stencil and the colors you've used for sponging! I'll have to look for that video on adapting the stitching for a longer rectangle. I often want one that's skinnier than the die. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up! Happy Mother's Day, my friend!

Birgit said...

This is so pretty and so perfectly done. I love the colours and the butterflies

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Mary, that stencil technique has been on my list to try since I saw it on Jennifer's blog too, you have it mastered already! Have a wonderful Mother's day tomorrow!

Andrea W said...

Your ink choices are wonderful together and I LOVE the butterfly stencil. I'll have to check out the video and give this technique a try. Thanks for sharing!

Loll said...

Gorgeous Mary. LOVE the beautiful sponged colours of your background ... so beautiful with the stencil mask. Love the little butterfly for added dimension. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Redanne said...

I actually thought you had really stitched it! This is a truly stunning card, those butterflies are gorgeous Mary. Hugs, Anne xx

Linby said...

This is so pretty and effective, I love it. Must try this myself.

brenda said...

What a glorious card Mary, super stencil work with the vine and butterflies and a very striking panel design, how lucky for the lucky recipient of your pretty thank you card.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday, we are having a few nice days here in the UK and even been able to sit in the garden without a cardigan.

B x

LesleyG said...

Wow this is so lovely, and some interesting tips and techniques. Tfs xxx

Maxine D said...

Oh Mary - this is a stunner - love the colours and the wonderful results - that butterfly is gorgeous and the perfect accent.
Blessings
Maxine

Sarah said...

This is so striking Mary, such gorgeous colours against the white. I avoid You Tube at all costs...I would never get anything done or worse than that, forget to go to work!! xx

aussie aNNie said...

Ytube is how we learn I think as I know I have achieved a lot this way for my machines and all as well. Wonderful result Mary and the colours of the background are super gorgeous...love it.xxx

Valerija said...

Beautiful card. I just love the butterflies.
Valerija xx

Mrs A. said...

It's a lovely sunny day here today so have taken my coffee out into the garden and sitting in the shade with the fountain going. I love the sound of running water. I sweated buckets last night so hopefully I'm managing yo get the last of this retched flu virus out of my system. I have never felt so rough in my life. Anyways enough about me your beautiful teal butterfly card is amazing. I have a lot of plastic stencils that don't get used used so must give them a try through my big shot. I love the colours on here. The next butterfly challenge will be running for 4 weeks so you should have plenty of time. I need to have a bit of a rest and recoup my batteries. Hugs Mrs A.

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! Mary this is so VERY beautiful, what super stencilling and colour, love the added butterfly. A lot of work went into this and it paid off beautifully.
Faith
x

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!! Love the butterflies!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the work with the stencil! Very striking Mary! Great stitching too. Lovely butterfly and sentiment. Awesome card!

Pat said...

This is so pretty Mary and love the butterfly stencil and the added die one on top and great colours too. Thanks for passing on the idea to make a stitched edge on a skinnier rectangular shape too. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Just AMAZING CAS, Mary! Love very much your sponging and dry embossing with the stencil! FAb colours and adorable butterflies!!
Have a lovely Sunday!

Pippa said...

Love the white on the vibrant colours and really you can never have too many butterflies!

cuilliesocks said...

Oh my gosh, that colour is gorgeous and the butterflies are so pretty, you've done a fabulous job Mary, Kate X

dutchess said...

Love it Mary....vibrant colours and lovely stencil technique....you tube is my best friend for learning how to do stuff!.....have a great weekend xxxxx

Sue said...

Such a pretty card Mary.

Hope you have had a lovely weekend. Sue

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! The stenciled butterflies look amazing!! I love the beautiful colors!! What a gorgeous card this is!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

crafty-stamper said...

Great technique and CAS card-love the colour
Carol x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW Mary my friend! This is a real knockout! I have many stencils and have seen this technique done before, but never tried it! Seeing your stunning result has given me an incentive to give it a go! Have a wonderful week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Kathleen said...

Wonderful creation, gorgeous colours and love the stencil.
I have a few but not really got the hang of using them yet!
Have a good week Mary.

Kath x

pam said...

Gorgeous card Mary, beautiful colours and technique, I adore butterflies these look amazing.
Pam x

Liz said...

Oh WOW! This is just stunning! Beautiful colours and I love the design. I'll have to have a go at making a skinny stitched rectangle. xx

Donna Ellis said...

Thanks for the technique video and for sharing your beautiful card, Mary! I wouldn't have thought of using the machine like that! Thank you! Hugs, de

Susanne Vargas said...

This is a real stunner! You definitely mastered this technique! The stencil is beautiful, as are the colors!

Carol L said...

THis is just stunning Mary! I love the blue & white combination with just a hint of purple. The stitching around the stenciled panel looks so pretty too. Beautifully detailed and created!

Kim Heggins said...

WOW....this is what I said out loud when I saw your card! This is simply amazing, just love what you did!

Gerrina said...

Blue is my favorite colour and like this it looks stunning! There is nothing not to like on this card; just things I love to see... :) Hugs, Gerrina

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Mary ... awesome stencilling and sponging ... and the most gorgeous colour palette ... just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Olga Fink said...

A gorgeous card Mary! I love the color you used!
Xoxo Olga

Petra Swart said...

Oh, WOW, what a wonderful look you've got here, Mary!!!!! Your stencilling is absolutely perfect and the colours are so beautiful!!! Love your stunning butterflies and the stitching detail!!! The little die cut butterflies is lovely!!!! So beautiful, my friend!!!!
Hugz

nancy littrell said...

Thank you Mary for describing your techniques on your beautiful card. So pleased you are joining us at CAS Mix Up :-) Hugs, Nancy

Brenda said...

I enjoyed that video Momma Mary, never tried this technique before but I sure do love it! Love how your card turned out!! The butterfly stencil you used is so pretty, love the inking as well. Gorgeous and you got two challenges done as well, good for you! Hugs, Brenda

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Mary, gorgeous colours and pretty butterflies - a fabulous CAS design.
Pauline
x

cm said...

I'm proudly proclaiming myself the 41st person to be swooning over your stunning butterfly card! Another stencil added to my ever-expanding wish list...
~c

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this card- fun ideas too- will have to pop over and watch some of Jennifer's video's! Loving your combo of colors too!

Pia S said...

Going to check out more closely the techniques you've used. You learn from Jennifer and others, I learn from you. Always appreciate tips on how to use stencils . This turned out beautiful.

Sandy said...

I love this Mary - now how far behind did I get anyway or are you posting every day!!! Naughty girl - it's not nice to fool old ladies!
sandy xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! gorgeous Mary. love teh blues and the stencil and the little butterfly, a lovely card.
Faith
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

WOnderful job with the stencil. You get such smooth coverage!