Wednesday, October 19, 2016

MIM #264


Die-Cut Stencil Shapes


This week on MIM, I am joining Melissa Phillips as she demonstrates how to create beautiful stencil effects with our dies. 
Melissa has such a lovely style and the cards she makes are always so inspiring. 
In this video, we learn how to get even more mileage out of our paper crafting supplies with an easy technique!  Check it out HERE.

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 My Card ~
I made a stencil out of my PTI Cover Plate: Butterfly by cutting out the smallest butterfly die. Instead of using a paper towel, I used my Mini Ink Blending tool and dabbed it into each ink color for my background.
The Peony On Parade flower and leaves were die cut and stamped with Black ink, The center of the flower is embossed with black powder.  I was going to color it in, but decided at the last minute to leave it as is and just pop it onto the butterfly panel. 
My original thought (which I totally forgot!) was to cut a Black cardstock panel instead of the Aqua for a bit more drama ... I may do that with the next card :-)


  1. Hello Helen! Your card is soooo beautiful! Love the gorgeous butterfly stenciling and this fun technique for MIM!

  2. Ooooh, the stenciled butterflies are so lovely! Beautiful card, Helen!

  3. This is so pretty Helen! How clever of you to cut one of the butterflies from the cover plate. I never would have thought to do that. The colors you used on the background are awesome! A beautiful, beautiful card!!

  4. The butterfly was a great choice for the technique, Helen--beautiful card & I like the flower not colored in!

  5. Genius idea to just the butterfly as a stencil and part of the total design.

  6. Helen, this turned out SO beautiful! I love your stenciled butterfly background in all those lovely colors, and leaving your flower uncolored was a fabulous idea as it just really pops! Beautiful, beautiful card!!! :0)

  7. Oh, love those butterflies. Such pretty colors. Lovely card Helen.

  8. Beautiful butterflies, love the colors! I LOVE your flower au naturale, great idea!

    1. Just read you were from MA...I live on Cape Cod....were we neighbors? :)

  9. Your butterfly background color combination is so pretty. The flower really stands out uncolored.

  10. Gorgeous card! Love the butterfly stenciled background and beautiful blossom!