June 5, 2013

MFT Teasers - Blissful Butterflies


Welcome! It's that time again - MFT teaser week is starting!


Today I have two cards to share, using the new Blissful Butterflies stamps and Die-namics. 
Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the information on this month's release, prizes and for designer links!


I wanted to pair my butterflies with some rainbows - I went for a tradtional look with one card, and more of a deconstructed rainbow on the other.

I started my deconstructed rainbow card by stenciling with the Graduated Hexagons stencil. I over stamped the text from Art Expression Text. I anchored the text by masking off with a torn piece of paper and sponging on some kraft ink. I also used Abstract Art to add some Kraft brush strokes to the card front.

The gorgeous butterflies were die cut then stamped and I added a pop of red with some rhinestones.


I wanted to go with the deconstructed rainbow feel on the inside of the card as well. I used the butterfly as a stencil, sponging in the colour, then over stamping the text.


This card uses a more traditional rainbow for the background. I created a rectangle mask, sponged the edges, stamped the text from Art Expression Text then removed the mask and stamped the brush strokes. The text has more of a watercolour, blurry feel where it interacted with the brush strokes which I really liked - it reminded me of looking through a prism or water to see a rainbow! I love unexpected things like that when I'm stamping! (if you want a crisp look, try stamping the background first with a permanent ink that won't blur with a water based ink stamped overtop)

I think this is my fave butterfly of all the different designs in this set, it's so bold! 



Inside my card I stamped the text again, and let my butterfly "fly" half off the card. I love those paint splatters, aren't they fun?!

Here are the wonderful My Favorite Things goodies I've used today:


  
Stamps: Blissful Butterflies, Art Expression Text, Abstract Art (MFT Stamps) Paper: Primitive White, Smooth White (MFT Cardstock) Ink: Premium Dye Ink in Red Hot, Grape Jelly, Orange Fizz, Lemon Drop, Sno Cone, Sour Apple, Black Licorice, Kraft (MFT Stamps)  Dies: MFT Die-namics - Blissful Butterflies (MFT Stamps) Other: Graduated Hexagons Stencil (MFT) Rhinestones

20 comments:

  1. Your backgrounds on the cards are so pretty. Gorgeous cards.

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  2. Love your bright and bold cards.

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  3. You coloured our world with these fantastic projects Sarah.Love the script back grounds!

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  4. Gorgeous cards, I am loving the abstract art

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  5. such fun, pretty artsy cards, Sarah! love the brushstrokes with the text and butterflies.

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  6. fantastic cards, lovin the new brushstrokes and mixed media sets

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  7. Oh Sarah! I adore that card with the rainbow and butterfly! GORGEOUS!!

    Tricia

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  8. These are AWESOME Sarah! LOVE the CAS designs on these beauties! FAB!

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  9. These cards are awesome!!! Love the abstract but clean look!

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  10. Great job on your cards, loving those butterflys!

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  11. they are both beautiful, Sarah!

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  12. Love our abstract cards and backgrounds.

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  13. LOVE both of your cards! That deconstructed rainbow is SOOO pretty!! I really love how you showcased the Abstract Art stamp set & butterflies on both of these cards!

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  14. Love the rainbow effect on the one card. The dark butterfly really makes it pop.

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  15. Two terrific cards! Like the subtle and the bold rainbow. Nice designs. :)

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  16. Oh these are gorgeous! Looks like you'd lots of fun playing with your new goodies :)

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  17. WOW!! What gorgeous and stunning cards!!

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