Our card challenge for June was to use stencils. Are you like me.... love to have all the tools but then forget to use some of them? This card and envelope were made using the Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative Masks (from the Jan-June 2022 Mini).
The butterfly was 'blended' using Parakeet Party & Starry Sky inks with the Blending Brush. It's a fun way to get variation of color. I used just Parakeet Party on the flap of the envelope, making some areas darker than others.
The pink background was done with another stencil (or mask) from the same set and I spritzed ink on with my spritzer. This makes a less precise design, which is nice in the background.
The last bit I want to draw your attention to is the enamel dots. These are so much fun! If you look on page 59 of the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog you will see the Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics. These come in 3 Bottle (Red, White, Black) and you can customize the size of your dots by how much you apply. They dry quicker than you would expect. So much fun to use.
Since this was our monthly challenge card, I have two more samples to show you, from my stampin friends:
Here is Donna's card - look at that fun background - great use of a stencil.
And here is Kathleen's card - another beautiful background made with her stencil. This was a fun challenge card. If you are in a creative rut, why not take out your stencils and play around.
NEXT MONTH - our challenge card is to use paper scrap strips on your card. I'd love to have you join us and show what you come up with.
Other news - Yesterday the new July-December Mini Catalog went live. There is nothing "mini" about this catalog. 87 pages of goodness! If you didn't get your copy you can see the pdf version online (or send me an email to request). Click the image below to take you to the pdf version
Yesterday is also the start of our current round of Sale A Bration. If you are new to this promotion, from July 1 - August 31 you can earn a free Sale A Bration item (click imagehttps://www.stampinup.com/categories/sales-specials/sale-a-bration?dbwsdemoid=76561 below) for every $50 purchase. You can also earn free items for hostessing a qualified party and there is a fun promotion right now if you join my team!
Thanks so much for stopping by!