Saturday, May 3, 2014

Itsy Bitsy Stencils

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!


  1. Oh how fun!!! Love your butterflies and adore your Ryan - Hey Girl card! Just love how you altered him!!! Love your tiny stencil technique-- I want to try it!

  2. I never thought of my Cricut to make stencils. I love the cards you made using your own stencils. Now, you have my brain thinking all kinds of ways to use stencils. Thanks a bunch!


  3. Two great cards - love the stencilled backgrounds! TFS

  4. Love both of your cards! Great challenge!


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