I applied Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks to a panel of white CS using ink duster brushes, laid the stencil down and spritzed it with water. Following Loll's instructions I immediately removed the stencil, let the panel sit for a few seconds and then I blotted the panel with some paper towel. What a lovely effect! I trimmed my panel so it would fit onto a black A6 sized card base, daubed the edges and stamped a few random speckles using black ink. I applied the same colours of Distress Inks to another piece of white CS, stamped the butterfly and fussy cut it. I used a black Sakura Glaze Pen to add shiny detailing to the butterfly. I die cut the flourish, glued it in place, stamped the sentiment and attached the butterfly. To complete the front I added two black die cut butterflies and embellished them with rhinestone jewels.
Here's a closer look at the burlap stencil ghosting.
I wasn't sure how I was going to decorate the inside of the card and the envelope but I knew I wanted to keep it fairly simple. I remembered I had an SU! 'Baroque Border' wheel stamp that I'd unmounted from the wheel so that I could use it as a border stamp. I dug that out and was so chuffed to see what a great match it was to the die cut flourish I'd used on the card front! I inked the edges of the white panel before adhering it inside the card and I added a butterfly.
Stamps: Penny Black 'Social Butterfly' set, SU! 'Gorgeous Grunge' set, Clearly Besotted 'Brushed Greetings II' set, SU! 'Baroque Border'
CS: SU! Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Tim Holtz Salty Ocean, Evergreen Bough & Peacock Feathers Distress Inks
Tools: Tim Holtz 'Burlap' stencil, Penny Black 'Flourish' die, Memory Box 'Cascadia Butterfly Trio' die, Inkylicious ink duster brushes, sponge dauber, water spritzer bottle
Embellishments & accessories: Sakura Black Glaze Pen, SU! rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals