May 31, 2022


This card features another use of stencils, or as Stampin' Up! refers to them, Decorative Masks. 

In order to create this lovely butterfly, I used two steps of stenciling. 

The first step involved getting the base color, Flirty Flamingo, for the butterfly.The second step was to add detail with VersaMark ink, and then adding black embossing powder, and heat setting it to emboss these details.

I tried to capture the gleam of the embossed portion of the butterfly, 
but it didn't show up all that well.

The photo below shows the Decorative Mask (stencil), which can be found on page 65 of the Mini Catalog, and is called Butterflies and Flowers. It just so happens to be retiring soon.

In the photo, you can see how I have the flower above and the detailed butterfly below covered with tape, so, when adding the base color, I didn't pick up any stray areas.

When I proceeded to the detail area, I did just the opposite, I covered the lower portion of the solid butterfly.

I used the Blending Brushes to do the stenciling. They work so well.

After fussy cutting the butterfly, leaving a small margin of white, I mounted it upon a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock die cut with the Scalloped Contours Dies with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I added a black rhinestone to the head portion of the butterfly.

The gorgeous Designer Series Paper behind this was from the Sale-A-Bration DSP called Daffodil Afternoon. 

The perfect finish for this card, which, by the way, could be used for virtually any occasion, was to add it to black cardstock, then to a white card base. 

Have you given stenciling a try with the wonderful Blending Brushes? So simple and satisfying to do!




  1. You fussy cut extremely well. I thought it was a die! Your card is gorgeous!

  2. Love this butterfly card! So pretty! Thanks for linking up at the Making a Home - Homemaking Link Up!

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Linda! Thanks also for letting me link up with you!

  3. That is beautiful! I can definitely see the dimension on the butterfly.

  4. Gorgeous and perfect for Summer. I love the colors. Featuring when my link party opens tomorrow.

  5. Beautiful card! I like the layers and the 3D quality along with the summery colors and the butterfly theme.
    Thank you for linking up at Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 21.

  6. Linda, so pretty! Love this. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.
    Visiting today from Imparting Grace #24

    1. Oh, thank you so much, Paula! I'm delighted that you love it!