Thursday, June 18, 2015

Colorful Butterflies

 Since my hands were already stained with ink from the cards I made last night, I figured why not just roll with it and play with inks again!!

I used a new butterfly stencil I bought a while ago from STAMPlorations.  Using Tim Holtz mini ink pads, I inked the back of the stencils, layed it on watercolor paper and sponged around the stencil before lifting it up.  I've been lovin' Tim Holtz Ranger inks - omg, they are so brilliant and rich (will definitely need to get more!).  The butterfly die cuts are "go to" dies from Memory Box and the wonderful Bible verse is one of my favorites from Verve!

Thanks so much to these challenges for the inspiration:

Clean and Layered style




  1. Oh wow!!! How Pretty!!! LOVE the butterflies, sentiment and the background! :) Have a Crafty day!

    Scrappers Anonymous

  2. Your background is gorgeous! What a stunning card. Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept!

  3. Gorgeous card, Kathy! I love your background with your butterflies and your sentiment is lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  4. I'm so glad you got inky with those butterflies, Kathy! That sweet butterfly is perfect with the watercolor background! This is one of my favorite Bible verses. Good words to live by! Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS!

  5. A fabulous card Kathy, a lovely design and stunning inked background with a gorgeous sentiment and die cut butterflies!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. This card is gorgeous! Love the stenciled butterfly background. Thanks so much for playing along with our Color Me Happy challenge at Use Your Stuff.
    Lori - UYSDT

  7. Wow, what a gorgeous creation! Love the background with the butterflies and the verse is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept :-)

  8. What a neat technique. Turned out gorgeous!

  9. What a beautiful card, Kathy. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I really enjoy having you play along with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. What a wonderful background you created with your stencil and distress inks! thanks so muvh for joining us in the Fusion Challenge Kathy! Julia xx

  11. Such a gorgeous card and a wonderful card! Love the technique you used! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!