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Hero Arts Black Butterfly


It’s my day to share with you again… some more stenciled inspiration.    Our challenge this month is to use a stencil on your project.

The other day I saw a video by Ingrid Blackburn where she used embossing paste with a stencil, shook on some Colourbursts/Brusho’s and spritzed with water.  I have something called Pixie Powder which is similar to these with lots of mica powder in them.   I thought I’d give it a go.

It has produced such a pretty pale pastel background as I went lightly with the powders.  Did get a bit of seepage but it adds to the whole look.    I have used Hero Arts Swirl Stencil (currently out of stock but you can do a special order – check out the store HERE)

Once my panel had dried, I die cut it with a rectangle die from DieNamics (MFT) and layered onto black then onto a white base.  I die cut the Hero Arts Butterfly Fancy Die from black card.  The sentiment is from THIS Hero Arts stamp and die set.  (currently on sale in the A2Z store!)

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Stencil: Hero Arts Swirl Stencil
Stamp: Hello Stamp & Cut
Embossing Paste: Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Dies: Rounded Rectangles by DieNamics
Pixie Powders: Cosmic Shimmer



16 thoughts on “Hero Arts Black Butterfly

  1. The black butterfly is very striking against the muted background:0

  2. Pretty background for that lovely butterfly!

  3. Wow it’s gorgeous!!

  4. This is really pretty. I think the seepage makes it more artsy; I love it.

  5. Wow!! This is so beautiful!! Such a lovely background! The butterfly is beautiful!

  6. That is beautiful. I always seem to add too much water when I do backgrounds but this does look awesome with the Color Bursts. I am just getting enthused about using stencils so maybe I will have to try this myself sometime. I love your card you made.

  7. Gorgeous card. Love that butterfly and it’s now on my wish list. Same goes for the stencil. 🙂

  8. Love that background, very pretty!!

  9. Oh that is so very beautiful. Love that colorful patterned on the stenciled background.

  10. Great background! Very artistic-looking, and I love how the black butterfly visually pops off the card. 🙂 ~ Andrea

  11. This butterfly is my favorite HA butterfly ever. And I love it in black. Brilliant.

  12. What an interesting
    background stenciling!
    Love the butterfly.
    Carla from Utah

  13. Stunning background.

  14. Love this look, will have to try this. Thank you for the inspiration! That stencil is now on my wishlist, very pretty.

  15. The black against the pretty pastels is so striking!

  16. What a great, swirly background for a butterfly!

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