Butterfly Die-


Circle Cutter-

Punch 303

Stenciled Butterflies…

Hi everyone! Wendy here and I'm back with my take on the May Sketch. Have you had a chance to check out this months challenges? The requirements are to use either the card or layout sketch, use butterflies on your project, and have a mothers day/mom/grandmother theme. I couldn't find any photos that would work for the theme so instead I scrapped these photos of my boys on Mothers Day. That counts, right? 😉


Instructions for Stenciled Background Paper:

  1. Diecut Butterfly from scrap paper to create your stencil. Be sure to select paper that will be strong enough to hold up to multiple inkings. 
  2. Using a blending tool and your stencil, rub Distress Ink (Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Scrattered Straw, Mustard Seed, and Spiced Marmalade) onto the cardstock. 
  3. Be sure to have some butterflies going off the page and some overlapping each other. 

Stencil 1

Here is a closeup of the butterfly stenciled on the entire piece. I used Punch 303 to create the fancy border under the title. 

Stencil 2
I hope you'll take some time this month to enter the challenges! We'd love to see your creations! Be sure to check out the Challenge Page for all the rules and info! 

9 thoughts on “Stenciled Butterflies…

  1. stephanie

    this is beautiful. what a great way to use that butterfly die.

  2. Barbara Bruder

    The use of stencils is a great idea. Your L/O is so beautiful.

  3. Angela Fehr

    What a beautifully designed layout! I love the idea of using die cuts as stencils!

  4. Bev Code

    this is amazing and beautiful.. sharing this with other friends on other sites..

  5. Linda Beeson

    Now that is wonderful! Not only is your idea really neat but the colors you picked are perfect!

  6. GinniG

    WOWOWSERS!!!! I agree with Linda! FABULOUS idea and PERFECT colors!!!

  7. Jess

    Such a gorgeous effect!

  8. Valerie Bishop

    TFS such an awesome technique!! It’s gorgeous!!

  9. Gina

    OMGoodness this is amazing!!!! Such a fabulous idea!

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