Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Addicted to Stamps and More: Die Cuts and Stencils

It's time to show off your die cuts and/or stencils at Addicted to Stamps and More! I've got a bit of each on my card today: 

My friend and snarky sister Barbara sent me some die cuts along with a card recently, and instead of hoarding all of them, I decided to put this layered butterfly to use almost right away. I really like it in the shades of blue, with the glittery black body. The top layer was a good match for tumbled glass distress ink, and so I used it with a cloud stencil/mask to create a sky panel. It's matted with some black glitter cardstock as well. I adhered just the one side of the wings to the card base, and tucked a sentiment into the corner, embossed with sparkly embossing powder to go with the black pieces. I also rounded one corner to soften the overall look a bit. 
Thanks to a tip from my friend Barbara, I'm adding this to the current Shopping Our Stash challenge: Spread Your Wings. (The butterfly may be new-to-me, but the cloud stencil and sentiment are definitely stash.) 

My teammates at ATSM have used stencils and die cuts in beautiful ways, so head over to the blog for lots of inspiration. I hope you'll join us! 

Supplies: Neenah white, $ store black glitter & assorted blue cardstock, Clearly Besotted Say What? stamp, Versafine onyx black & tumbled glass distress ink, Hero Arts sparkle embossing powder, Birch Press glimmer butterfly dies, MFT cloud stencil

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Barbara Godden said...

Very pretty card, I like the idea of the black border to match the sparkly body of the butterfly, Great card design. I love your stenciled clouds so soft and light and really gives the feel of flying. (you can add it to the SOS challenge)

dj said...

What a gorgeous butterfly...love the layers within the die!! Way to go shopping your stash...that die creates such a beautiful butterfly!! Thanks for playing long with our "spread your wings" challenge over at SOS!!

Joyce said...

Your card is so very pretty, and I really love that layered butterfly. I spotted it as Birch Press the moment I saw it, and you've picked such pretty colors for it.

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous butterfly, Lindsey and I love that it has centre stage on this pretty card. The cloud stenciling makes a perfect backdrop and the rounded corner detail finishes it off beautifully.
Hope you are well.
Take care,
Carol x

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful work Lindsey!