Todays card was actually inspired by Martin from a Christmas card he made … my result is very different but I think you can see where the inspiration came from.
Look at the colour on this!
I am so pleased with this one I have to admit. So I started with a square of white cardstock and inked it up using a rainbow of colours… the tip to this kind of inking is to keep adding more and going back and forth with the colours so they blend and a decent amount of ink is laid down.
Then I laid the stencil over the top (think this is a Claritystamps stencil) and went back over the colours again adding more yellow where the yellow is, green where the green is etc.
Then when the stencil is removed you get the stencil pattern darker than the background.
This does leave a fair amount of ink on the stencil … so I sprayed it and then ran it through the Big shot to adhere the ink … hey presto a second background created … put this aside for now but sure it will make a pretty card sometime soon!
Back to the actual card… Once I had trimmed it down a little I decided to make a mini shaker and to add a black and white butterfly as the main feature … to be honest I just wanted to enjoy the background! Lol!
I ended up watering down some black gesso and splattering and then die cutting and stacking lots of the black squares to make the shaker element. Then I added some of the die cut stars I had in a pot on my desk and added those both inside the shaker and added a few on the outside too.
I used the Butterfly Brilliance stamp and die to create the butterfly and then grabbed the Lawn Fawn stamps and dies for the sentiment.
I mounted the panel onto another piece of black then onto a 6×6 card blank.
Love how this came out … so vibrant and fun. Looking forward to creating with the bonus panel too!
Entering this into the Anything Goes with Stencils challenge at Happy Little Stampers