Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Make It Monday #317 - Using Outline Images

Hello friends.  Playing along with Stephanie Gold and this week's Make It Monday challenge, and it's a FUN one!!  Stephanie shows us a great technique for outlining solid colored images and making really beautiful "artsy" cards.  Check out her great video and FABULOUS card HERE.

I have been wanting to use the Ever So Much stamp set since it came out last year as a freebie, but the main image (butterfly) is so large that I was just never quite sure what to do with it!  Until I watched Stephanie's video and this set popped into my brain right away!  Take a look:


I started by using a butterfly stencil with Berry Sorbet, Hawaiian Shores, & Harvest Gold inks, and then stamped the large butterfly image in black several times over the smaller stenciled butterflies.  I used Big Hugs for my stamped and die cut sentiment, and finished with some clear sequins and bakers twine.


I love the way this card turned out and can't wait to try this technique with some of my other stamp sets!  Make sure you check out Stephanie's beautiful card and video, and all the other cards in the gallery too, and then play along.  You can find all the details right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


22 comments:

  1. So beautiful...love your bold butterflies, so perfect for this card!

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  2. I love that you used butterflies....how fun! The colors are beautiful and the outline butterfly is big and bold. Beautiful card!

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  3. Oh yes, the perfect technique for those amazing butterfly images! Beautiful card Marcia, adore the composition!

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  4. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia. I love this. I wanted to do butterflies and it didn't occur to me to use this one. Beautiful card, my friend.

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  5. Oh yes, Marcia, you nailed it! This is fun and so beautifully done. I love the colors and the bold butterflies together, it's a wonderful design.

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  6. Oh wow, you know I have NOT inked that set up either...I love where you mind goes, this is gorgeous!! Happy Wednesday!!

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  7. Butterflies and spring! Your large butterfly works so well with this technique! The bright coral card compliments the large amount of black in your card beautifully!

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  8. Pretty colors Marcia, this is marvelous!!

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  9. WOW! This is bold and beautiful, Marcia! Love it! You know...I do not think I have even inked this beautiful butterfly yet. Hmmm! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. wow Marcia what a great layout with the soft colours and the bold outlines. Love it :)

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  11. Using big stamps is a big challenge, but you have mastered it my friend! I love the pops of soft color in the stenciled butterflies! Such a pretty card!

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  12. Marcia, I also haven't used this stamp because it's so BIG! But seeing your amazing card makes me want to pull it out and try it. I just love the way you used the smaller butterflies in the background with that whopper of a butterfly!

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  13. Stephanie’s technique is the perfect way to add color to your butterflies! Beautiful card, Marcia! 😉

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  14. Just gorgeous! Such a fun technique!

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  15. What a stunning card, Marcia! LOVE that butterfly~is Ever So Much a PTI Anniversary set? I don't remember it, but really think your design is perfect for this MIM technique :-)

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  16. Oh my, this is beautiful! Those butterflies are such a striking feature and I'm loving how you interpreted Stephanie's challenge! Gorgeous!

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  17. Perfect use of that BIG butterfly stamp set, Marcia! I love that you used a stencil for your pops of color. I need a redo of this technique. You’ve inspired me to try again...and use that beautiful butterfly.

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  18. Great choice of stamps for the technique, Marcia--great card!

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  19. How did I miss this beauty? It's totally gorgeous Marcia!! I love that you used a stencil for the background and that large butterfly is amazing. I miss you so much my friend!

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  20. Very pretty, Marcia! I like your take on the challenge.

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  21. Magnificent, Marsha! This. Is. GORGEOUS.

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