Best Wishes (Butterflies & Flowers Masks / Special Moments)

Use the new Stampin' Up!® Decorative Masks to create a really pretty card.

by Kylie

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! As we couldn’t head back to Victoria, and Al was also away for work, I was invited to attend an Orphan’s Breakfast by my sweet neighbours. Their friend has been hosting this event for years and I was lucky to be included. It was a nice way to spend the morning and I met a few more people in the neighbourhood. They were all so lovely and interesting!

Today was my first day back in the craft room. I haven’t been anywhere near it in days so what happened when I did sit down to create…yes, missing mojo again! Does this happen to you when you haven’t created for a while? Even though I have all the new goodies to play with, my mind drew a blank! Thankfully, the Stampin’ Up!® catalogues came to the rescue once more. I decided to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) a card from page 65 of the new January to June 2022 Mini Catalogue. Oh I so cannot wait until I can show you all the inspiration on every page. If you are a regular customer, your catalogue should be with you soon!! You are going to love it!

Okay, onto the card. Today’s card features the new Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks. The pack contains 6 stencils (4.5 x6″ in size). There are three background designs, one butterfly stencil and two flower stencils. They work together to build up a complete image.

I started by using a Blending Brush to sponge Misty Moonlight over a stencil to create that gorgeous soft background. It’s so pretty. I added this to a Misty Moonlight card base. Next, I sponged the base of the flower in Petal Pink ink before adding the top design in Calypso Coral. The leaves were sponged with Old Olive. To get the variation in colour, I added lots of ink to create the darker leaves, and I didn’t add any extra ink to my Blending Brushes so as to create a softer look for the other leaves. This panel was then die cut using a die from the Scalloped Contours die set.

TIP: When adding colour to the stencils, use Post-It Notes to cover the parts you don’t want to have coloured.

The example in the catalogue used a sentiment stamp from a set I do not have so instead, I used the ‘Best Wishes’ sentiment from the Special Moments stamp set. (The Special Moments stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration set which could be yours for FREE with a qualifying order from 4 January 2022.) I stamped the sentiment in Versamark on a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock before white heat-embossing it.

Next up, I folded a length of White Twine in half and then tied a bow. I attached this to the card with a Glue Dot. The sentiment was popped up over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also popped the main panel onto the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. If you need the card to be flatter for posting, you could add this main panel directly onto the card base.

I decided to add a little Wink of Stella to the flowers and the final touch was to add a few of the new Brushed Brass Butterflies embellishments. These are super cute! I can see myself using them on a lot of floral cards.

Here’s the card…

Isn’t this a pretty card? I think it would look really pretty created with brighter pinks and greens too. Oh, and purples as well. So many options! What do you think of the new stencils? They look good, don’t they? Check out my online store on 4 January 2022 to add them to your shopping list.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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