Hello again, my friends! Alphabet Challenge has a new theme starting today – “X is for Xanthic” which means “relating to, or tending toward a yellow color.” In other words, we are looking for yellow on your projects. My card today was created with stencils that are new in the mini catalog called Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks. They were so much fun to use! These stencils allowed me to control the amount of ink on the flowers as well as the background. Then, I added the butterflies and sentiment from Catching Butterflies and lots of texture to finish the card.

Once you finish here, I hope you visit our Alphabet Design Team gallery for some great inspiration and play along before the deadline of March 10th!

My secrets to making this Quiet Meadow project

  • Firstly, this A6 card was made with thick white cardstock,
  • Once the focal panel was complete, it was layered onto So Saffron cardstock.

Now, the FUN Part!

  • This card started with stencilling a piece of white cardstock, that had been adhered to my work station with the stencil and all of the other stencil images covered so I would accidently get ink where I didn’t want it.
  • Then, using my blending brushes (but you can use whatever you have available), I layered So Saffron and Bumblebee inks onto the layering floral stencil. After that, I cut it out with the circle die.
  • After that, I did the same process with the floral stencil onto another piece of white cardstock. Then, I stamped the sweet butterflies and colored them with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends marker. Once completed, I embossed it with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.
  • I like to save the negative piece of cardstock when I cut out rectangles, so I actually got to use one for this card! Firstly, I embossed it with the Bricks & Mortar embossing folder, then I layered it over the background. After that, I adhered it to the card base.
  • Finally, I stamped the Catching Butterflies sentiment onto So Saffron cardstock and cut it out with the die from Potted Succulents. Then, I added a little bow of white bakers twine to complete the card.

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