Butterfly Stencil | Birthday Sentiment Stamp

Hello! We have stempelfrida here on the blog today with a beautiful card created with our Butterfly stencil and the ‘It’s Your Birthday’ stamp from our new LOST FOR WORDS set…

Ohhh, Visible Image has a brand new release this month. And what shall I say? The stamps are awesome! I’m going to start today with a set that truly isn’t the first to catch your eye, because some sets in the release are just “bang”. But I fell in love with this one right away. These are texts, which use quite simple words for purposes that you can use frequently. I’m always looking for texts like this, actually. And now finally I have this wonderful set that shows them in such great fonts. You can view the whole set in the supplies list further down.

Today I present you the birthday greeting on the butterfly, which I made with a stencil and a shaving foam technique.

inky butterfly stencil | birthday stamp | clear stamps | handmade card

So let’s first get to the technique with the shaving cream. In a shallow bowl I sprayed shaving foam (the cheapest I could find), flattened the mass a bit and dripped a few drops of Refiller into the foam. I then mixed these with a wood pin. This looks so yummy!!!

I have applied this mass with cardboard to the white background cardboard, which I had covered with the stencil. Excess foam I took off again and dabbed all the rest off gently. After that I let everything dry well.

butterfly stencil | birthday stamp

The edges of the butterfly, the splashes and the body I have emphasized with Polychromos pens.

I stamped the birthday sentiment with a matching shade on the motif. At the edges I drew the stitches and then matted the image on a yellow-orange card.

butterfly stencil | birthday stamp | handmade greeting card


it's your birthday stamp | clear | rubber | butterfly stencil | handmade card

Polychromos 101, 107, 109, 111, 115, 121, 193, 168, 173, 16
Refiller Clearsnap Color Box Chalk orchid pastel, creamy brown
Color Box marigold peony


birthday sentiment stamps | clear | rubber | handmade greeting cards


inky butterfly | stencil | visible image

Ohhh this is so beautiful! We adore your colour choices and the shaving foam effect looks stunning with our Butterfly stencil, and our Birthday stamp is wonderfully co-ordinated!
Thank you stempelfrida ♡


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Live Life Now | Butterfly Stamps | Stencils

Hello there! We have Lisa Taggart here on the blog today with 2 stunning cards featuring the inky butterfly stamp from our ‘Live Life Now’ set with 2 of our butterfly stencils on a gorgeous background…

For today’s project I’ve made a duo of cards using both stencils and stamps from Visible Image including some of my personal favourites. I’ve also had a little fun using one of the new large rectangle gel press shapes from Ranger.

live life now | card | butterfly | stamp | stencil

I used the following stamps and stencils:

Live Life Now

inky butterfly | stamp | grunge

Butterfly Ink stencil

inky butterfly | stencil

Count Me In Stencil

numbers | stencil | jumbled

Entwined Butterflies Stencil

Entwined Butterflies | Stencil

‘The Ripple Effect’ background stamp set was also used but I’ve since learned that it may be retired. It’s never too late to bring it back Mark! Hopefully many of you will already have this old favourite but if not any of the other background stamp sets would work.

The steps:

To create the background I began by brayering lilac pigment ink on to the Gel press plate. On top of this I lightly sprinkled different colours of brusho powders pre mixed with water using a fan brush. I then pulled a print on to white card.

To enhance this a little further I used the entwined butterflies and count me in stencils along with iridescent gold acrylic paint to create subtle interest on top. The effects of this can be seen on the final project depending on the angle of the light.

I then used the large butterfly stencil, the background stamp set, ‘Live life now’ set and coloured ink to build up the layers.

I divided the print into two before adding the final stamped layer using black ink. I also added gold splatters and the sentiment.

live life now | card | butterfly | stamp | stencil

live life now | card | butterfly | stamp | stencil


Bye for now and I hope your year is a good one!

Lisa. Xx

Wow these are absolutely stunning Lisa!  Your backgrounds are incredible, and the gold paint against the vibrant colour looks fabulous! Thank you ♡

You will find more of Lisa’s inspiring projects over on her blog.


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