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Fri 07

flutter by butterfly


Hello everyone! It has been awhile since I've posted. You know- life somehow gets in the way. 

I am back and I have a few of the new products Memory Box is offering for 2014. New dies, of which I did get a few, but Dave put out stencils for this year. You all know how hot they are right now. Usually I am a day late and a dollar short with stamping trends. Not so this year- embrace the new!

Of course I had to do everything short of cutting them apart (that will come, I am sure!!:)) I would like to think I came up with this technique, but I am sure someone else has tried it. I am surprised it wasn't featured during the Stencil class by Jennifer Maguire and Kristine Werner.

Here is what I did:

First I used markers and colored the Butterfly Vine stencil itself.


Next I LIGHTLY spritzed it, really just a mist of water- no puddles or beads of water!!!

I gently placed it ink side down on my card stock and ran it through my Big Shot using the same platform combo I use for dies.


When you remove the stencil the ink is embedded into the card stock, almost like a letterpress.


I trimmed the piece and created the base card. I die cut the Oriel butterfly with MB gingham card stock and the Lunette butterfly with white card stock and colored it with markers and added a coating of  glitter and added it as an embellishment.

I was going to add a sentiment, but I just didn't want to interrupt the simple beauty of the card.

I have been trying to come up with a catchy name for this technique and haven't been able to- any ideas?

Let me know if you have a good name.



How about the fantastic letterpress my stencil technique!! Not very catchy huh? Great technique though and a gorgeous card

Wow - you've created a beautiful card, and a creative technique...thank you!

Very impressed.

fun technique.
how about faux stencil-press.
stamping sue


Looking at your card, I was trying to figure out how you did the stencil. Thank you for the instructions! :)

Beautiful card! I love what you did with this stencil, how pretty! I would call it marker stencil transfer. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Stencil Colorbossing? Great technique!

Oh wow such a creative idea and oh so pretty results!

I love your inkyprint what a fabulous technique I will be trying this. Thanks for the inspiration as always Dx

Sue, I love this card and the technique! How about just calling the technique "stamping with stencils?"


I am just catching up... I love, love, love this card and the technique. Now I need this stencil. Terrific idea!


Love this, such a breath of spring and we sure need it!
What a great technique ...Colored Stencil Letterpress or at least that is what I'm calling it

What a great new technique. I am also a day late on new things. This sounds very easy. anything less than 5 steps is easy!!! Thanks for taking the time to share!!!

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