Friday, March 3, 2017

Stencil and Stamps

The a2z Scrapbooking March 2017 Challenge is calling for us to play with stencils so with that thought in mind I made this card today to enter into the challenge. And, I love the outcome I got too! I am also entering it into the Double D Challenge in which we are to go with a Think Spring theme. Flowers of any kind remind me of Spring as do the butterflies.


The stencil I used is one I purchased some time ago but just now got around to using it. It is a Designs by Ryn stencil called Hibiscus. I combined that with the Hero Art CL867 Color Layering Butterflies and a Hero Arts sentiment set called SRHA15 Prayers.

I used Gina K. Designs Ivory card stock and used Gina K. Designs inks in the shades of Innocent Pink, Wild Dandelion, Fresh Asparagus, Passionate Pink and Black Onyx. I used the MISTI for stamping the butterflies and sentiments. After all the main elements were added to the single layer card I finished it off by adding some black rhinestones.

This was so fun to do and working with the bright colors helped to make a gloomy weather day feel more cheery.

Thanks for stopping in and for all the wonderful comments you leave me.

God bless,
Verna

20 comments:

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous stencil, I love the colors you used with it too! Beautiful butterflies as well! This is a really pretty card, Verna! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member!

Downsouth said...

You're right; thinking spring is all about flowers & butterflies. BTW: Down here the azaleas are coming out in full bloom ranging from red, pink and white. The whole coast is full of beauty and you captured it in your card. Your Hibiscus flowers and butterflies are just as gorgeous with the wonderful eye catching colors you used. You always blend colors so well, Verna.

Barbara said...

Really a pretty card with the colors on the flowers. It will be flat for easy mailing too.

Diane said...

Your stenciling is beautiful and I love love the colors and pretty design!! Thank you for joining our challenge at double d!
Diane DD Dt

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty colors in the sponging. A Lovely spring card!

Darlene said...

WOW your stenciling is gorgeous Verne ... awesome use of color! Beautiful overall design ... love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Think Spring’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
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Donna Ellis said...

Fantastic coloring through your stencil, Verna! Don't you just love using "old stuff", especially virginal stuff? I'm going to be publishing a card soon that also has a virgin stamp in it! Beautiful colors, lovely shading, and delightful scene! It doesn't get any better than that! hugs, de

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE this, Verna!!! Your coloring is fantastic, as are your colors themselves. Great layout too, beautiful design. Well done!!! This card just makes me smile!!

Joyce Erb said...

Great stencil and love your colors and composition!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Verna! Your card is so pretty! I love those butterfly stamps - they have moved closer to the top of my pile of stamps I want to use! They are NBUS for me! Your stencilling is gorgeous too! Love these colours!

Arlene said...

What a great stencil. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Patti J said...

Gorgeous!

Shari M said...

Love the colours and of course butterflies.

Macimbalo said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love that stamp set and how you used it on this card! Who wouldn't love receiving this lovely card! Thanks for joining the fun at a2z!

Cindy C. said...

Great combination of stencil and stamps! Love the bright colors!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at a2z.

Dawn Turley said...

Beautiful card Verna. Thanks for joining us at A2Z this month.

Karen L K said...

Pretty flowers and butterflies! That would definitely cheer someone up. Nice color choices too.

Monica Maier said...

Love the use of stencil and stamp on the card, beautiful! Thanks for joining us at A2Z!

foleysfriend said...

Love your combination of stamping and stenciling and really love the bright colours you chose. Thanks for joining us at a2z.

sue n.

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining a2z scrapbooking!