Mesh stencil butterflies

There is plenty of texture on today’s card, more than most of my projects. The pretty shimmer  which is only just apparent in the photos is from Nuvo pure platinum embellishment mousse. I pressed it through the Darkroom Door mesh stencil onto watercolour paper. Once the mousse had dried I added distress stains over the mousse. It soaked into the paper but was easily polished off the mousse.

To create the butterfly panel I stamped with the same colour inks as previously used stains. After stamping the butterflies in one colour I blended with water and added drops of another colour to make them all all two tone. You can also see some dots of blue because I love a little splatter here and there.

I completed the card with a sentiment, some silver cord and co-ordinating blue mats.


Stamps: Butterflies, Thank you
Stencil: Small stencil mesh (DD)

Inks: spiced marmalade, festive berries, stormy sky distress inks
Stains: spiced marmalade, festive berries, stormy sky distress stains

Also: nuvo embellishment mousse, silver cord

6 Comments on “Mesh stencil butterflies”

  1. Liz Jones in New Hampshire says:

    So pretty!

  2. Pat says:

    I love the effect of the mousse and then the distress stain to fill in the gaps works beautifully Heather. The butterflies are so pretty, and the silver cord ties it all together too. x

  3. Karen Jackson says:

    This is lovely,and you can see the pretty shimmer from the mousse. i have not come across the mousse before, Heather. Does it take long to dry?

  4. Beautiful card – fab textural background, gorgeous colours and those butterflies are wonderful! xxx

  5. memalagene says:

    Beautiful! I love the moused mesh background and the matching colored butterflies!

  6. Rufus says:

    Gorgeous! The color choice just makes my heart sing. The technique is fun and the butterflies look like they are ready to take flight. Just fantastic.

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