I love butterflies. I think of spring and flowers and beauty when I see them. So I decided to make a stencil with butterflies to make a card using them.
I placed it on top of cardstock and then I pounced some color. I wanted it to be colorful so I used yellow, blue, green, and a touch of pink to pick up the color of the die cut butterfly. I like that adding the colors lightly gave the background a soft, watercolor look to it.
|The paper is 6 x 6|
|I only did some of the butterflies not all.|
Next, I cut a butterfly from the Hannah Montana Cricut cart. The butterfly images in this cart are so pretty.
The sentiment also a stencil. I used the Everyday Fonts cart for it. I pounced the color and then outlined the letters with a fine line marker to make it stand out a bit more than the butterflies in the background.
I left it simple for the CAS look which I seem to be gravitating towards now :)
I cut the butterflies at .50 in each and the font at .75 which is why called the stencils itsy, bitsy -- plus it sounded cute :)
I used gesso on this card for some texture and a different look. I used the herringbone image from the Edge to Edge cart. I cut it at 8 inches and just slapped on some gesso - which shows in some places... I think that if I use a temporary adhesive next time it will give me a sharper image. I'll try it out next time.
The suave gentleman is from the Suburbia cart. I was inspired by Nadia from With Glittering Eyes blog here and here to change the image a silhouette to a more dimensional image. He is no Ryan Gosling but I think he came out alright! :D
I added a "hey, girl" sentiment to it. If you're not familiar with "Hey, girl" and Ryan Gosling, check out this pinterest board. I don't know what I am going to put inside it, yet. Maybe: "hey, girl... the glitter in your hair, ears and teeth really set off your eyes" or "hey girl... let's organize your paper collection by color and texture." I get a kick out of these!