Hand Stamped By Heather Wright-Porto: Totally Techniques: Stencil

Friday, May 27, 2016

Totally Techniques: Stencil

Good morning stampers!

This month's technique is called Stenciling. Wait until you see the Totally Techniques Design Team in action this week --- Ah-MAZING!!!!! WOW!

My card this week features the Butterfly Basics Bundle and I created my own stencils with the 2 Butterfly Punches (Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly), and actually used the Butterfly Framelit as a stencil too!

More view from the top and side so you can see the depth of the card and all it's layers.

I'm going to go into the tutorial on creating this card, so I'm adding this section here so you can quickly go through the hop if you wanted to skip the tutorial LOL.  Enjoy :D

Totally Techniques Design Team

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Patrice Halliday-Larsen
Amy Koenders
Lee Conrey
Shelagh Freemantle
Marine Wiplier
Erna Logtenberg
Heather Wright-Porto --- You are here. Thanks so much for visiting!
Nadine Weiner

The next blog on this totally awesome, Totally Techniques designer is Nadine Weiner!

Stamping Tutorial: Butterfly Basics / Stencil

Start with your focal panel. My paper started at 5-1/4 x 4 but keep in mind I do later trim it to 5 x 3-3/4.

I punched out the 2 butterflies in Whisper White, and placed the framelit (to use as a stencil).

I used a sponge and Soft Sky around the butterflies and to create a soft background color.  Then you can see I begin to color the large butterfly with Daffodil Delight.

I finished coloring the large butterfly with Bermuda Bay and Cucumber Crush, and used a Dauber to do that.

I lifted all the butterflies.

Next I then use the Whisper White paper where the Bitty and Elegant Butterflies were punched from, and use that as my stencil to continue.

Here, you can see I colored one butterfly with Bermuda Bay and Cucumber Crush (top left); and the other with Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay (and it makes a shade of green itself).  I used the Daubers to try and get heavy, deep color.

I also added one at the bottom, using the Bitty Butterfly stencil, Bermuda Bay and Cucumber Crush inks, however it ends up getting trimmed out of my final card.

Next you can see I placed back the original masks for the Bitter and Elegant Butterfly punched shapes, and then created a mask for the large butterfly (with scrap I had lying around).

I'm going to use the Fern from the Butterfly Basics set and stamp over/around the masks.

Instead of removing the masks after I stamped the ferns, I decided to keep them!  I adhered them using Stampin' Dimensionals.

One of the last pieces is the large die cut butterfly.  I used Whisper White but the colored it using a Dauber with Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, and then filled with Daffodil Delight.  This is then adhered using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I then trimmed the card panel to 5 x 3-3/4.

For the greeting, I used the Thoughts and Banners Bundle.  I stamped the banner in Bermuda Bay, and then the word CELEBRATE in Cucumber Crush.  The greeting is placed at the bottom of the Ferns using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Then, on the card base, I sponged the left side of with Bermuda Bay.

Then adhered the focal panel to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Products Used

Stamp Set
  • Butterfly Basics Bundle
  • Thoughts And Banners Bundle (NEW: Available June 2016)
  • Whisper White
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Cucumber Crush
  • Daffodil Delight 
  • Soft Sky
  • Sponge
  • Daubers
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Big Shot (Butterfly Framelit)
  • Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • Elegant Butterfly Punch

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stampwithamyk said...

Beautiful butterfly Heather! Love the color scheme and your stenciling is perfect. :)

Heather Wright-Porto said...

Thx so much Amy 😀 Love Bernuda Bay lol

Unknown said...

SO beautiful Heather...those butterflies and the images underneath are fabulous!!!

Patrice said...

Wowza, a whole lot of love has gone into this card, it is nothing short of stunning :-)