Beautiful day – Newton’s Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today with this pretty butterfly stencilled card. I love layering stencils, they are even more versatile than the simple ones and give opportunities to try a lot of techniques and textures. Let me show you how I created this beauty!

On a piece of light pink cardstock I laid down the first layer of the Butterfly stencil and added Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. It is pretty on its own, but we can take it to another level with the second layer: it lines up perfectly thanks to the engraved lines!

I added Rina K designs Elektro-Pop Neon Pink Glitz Glitter gel, removed the stencil and set it aside to dry. Approximately after an hour or so I ran the panel through my die cutting machine with the postage stamp die from the Framework die set. I distressed the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush to give it more depth.

I stamped one of the butterflies from the Monarchs stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Black Sparkle embossing powder. It addds a subtle sparkle to it, so pretty. It is not advised to use your Copics with heat embossed images but I was super careful and coloured it with my pink markers. I do not experience any damage, but if you want to be on the safe side here is a trick: use your stamp positioner to stamp the image in Copic friendly black ink, colour it and stamp over it once more with Versamark and heat emboss it. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a black die cut panel which is from Slimline Frames and Windows and popped up the butterfly under it with thin 3D foam squares.

I assembled the card on a white top folding A2 sized card base and used 3D foam squares to pop up the black die cut. So much texture and different effects on one simple card, gorgeous, don’t you think?

I hope you like my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Stay safe!


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