Posted: August 6th, 2023 by

Entwined Butterflies Stencil | Vibrant Card

Hi there! We are really excited to welcome back Ali Carubia to our Design Team and Ali is here on the blog today sharing her new inspiration. This vibrant, happy card was created with our ENTWINED BUTTERFLIES stencil, with a sentiment from our JUST BE HAPPY set.

Hi everyone! I’m playing with the fabulous ‘Entwined Butterflies’ stencil from Visible Image today. It looks quite delicate but it is strong enough to hold its own on a card, with just a little ink and a sentiment.


To begin, I cut a 6″ square of 300gsm smooth white card, sprayed the back of the Entwined Butterflies stencil with stencil adhesive and left it for a couple of minutes.

 Then fixed it to the front of the card and pressed down to fix all of the stencil to the white card. 

I used a 0.2 pt black archival fine liner pen to draw around all of the gaps in the stencil. It takes a little while but it is worth the effort. I rotated the stencil/card around on as I worked.

Picked 3 waterbased inks  – Ocean Blue, Fuchsia and Lemon Tonic from the Spectrum Harmony range. Started with the yellow ink, in circular motions, applied ink in about 4 or 5 patches. Then used the pink to fill in some of the gaps, blending over some of the yellow but leaving white gaps for the blue ink.

Filled in the white patches with the blue ink, blending a little with the yellow and pink but avoiding any orangey bits so it doesn’t turn brown.

Carefully peeled the stencil away from my inked up card.

Used a fan brush to flick some water over, patted with  a paper towel and dried with a heat tool.

I trimmed the inked card leaving about 1/16″ white border, attached it to black card leaving a 1/4″ border and then onto a 7″ x 7″ white card blank using pva glue.

Then I stuck the stencil over a strip of black card and used a white gel pen to draw around the stencil.Tip – place the black strip on your coloured card, line up the stencil with the inked butterflies and the black strip will stick to the stencil.

Trimmed the strip then filled in with white acrylic ink – PH Martin’s Bleed proof white ink.

Mounted the strip onto white card leaving a 1/16″ border at the sides.

Chose one of the sentiments from Visible Image ‘Just be Happy’ set that would fit nicely, stamped onto black card with pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Fixed the sentiment and black panel into place with double sided foam pads and added a couple of black gems to the top right hand side.

Quite liked it but thought it needed an extra something so inked another butterfly through the stencil, cut out with scissors and attached it with 3d glue gel.


  • Visible Image Stamp – Just Be Happy
  • Visible Image Stencil – Entwined Butterflies 
  • Stencil Spray – Stick n Spray
  • Spectrum Harmony Ink pads – Ocean Blue, Fuchsia, Lemon Tonic
  • Pigment ink pad – Hero Arts Unicorn White
  • white gel pen
  • black fine liner pen
  • White Embossing Powder
  • White Acrylic ink/paint – PH Martin’s Bleed Proof White
  • Clear sparkle pen
  • Blending tool & foams
  • Paint brushes – round brush, fan brush if you have one for water droplets
  • Kitchen towel
  • Heat gun
  • White card (300gsm) and Black card for matting & layering
  • 7″ x 7″ white card blank
  • 3d glue gel, PVA glue and double sided foam pads

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I hope you have enjoyed this project.

Ali xxx

This is such a fabulous bright and happy card! We love how you have used the Entwined Butterflies stencil, and the black panel and co-ordinating sentiment look so striking. Thanks Ali and welcome back to team VI ♡

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