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Wednesday 7 February 2024

2024 Crafty Kickoff IG Card Hop - Week 4

Hello lovely friends and happy Wednesday to you all.  I hope your week has been really good so far.  I'm sharing my card for this week's 2024 Crafty Kickoff IG card hop, which has been organised by my lovely friend Kelly.  Each week we will share a themed card to inspire you and this week we have a great theme of 'stencil it'. 

Now we all love our stencils don't we and I'm sure, like me, you have an abundance to choose from so I know this is going to be a fun week.  Here is my card:
and a close up look:
of course I decorated the inside:
I decided to go clean and simple again this week and used one of my favourite stencils, which definitely doesn't get enough love.  I began by cutting a panel 4" x 5 1/4" (but did cut it down smaller later) and placed the stencil in the middle.  I choose some bright colours as it's so dreary here at the moment and blended them in a diagonal pattern.  These colours really do make me happy, and I should use them more.  I stamped the butterfly over top of my stencilling with black ink and finished off with a small sentiment, stamped more to the right, again in black ink.  This is where I decided to make my panel smaller as I didn't want a mat layer but did want some interest.  I took a dotted edge die and die cut my panel and then trimmed it.  I placed a piece of black card behind to show through the dots.  The panel was added to my card base with foam tape.  No embellishments on this one as I liked it as it was.  For the inside I did another panel the same way, stamped a sentiment in black ink in the centre, and then used the stencil just in the bottom right corner using the same inks; simple but effective I think.  The panel was added with double sided tape.  

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps & More challenge - make your mark (stamped my butterfly)
Aud Sentiments challenge - use dies and/or love (I used a frame die)
Dream Valley challenge - add a sentiment
Scrapping4Fun challenge - ATG (4th and final entry)
Stamping Sensations challenge - animals, birds or creatures (my butterfly)
Stencil Fun challenge - ATG with a stencil option love/hearts
Tic Tac Toe challenge - stencil, die cut, frame (my die cut is my frame so delete if not appropriate)
Triple B challenge - must include a bird, butterfly or bloom

I would love it if you would pop over to Instagram and see the amazing work by all the other crafters taking part in the hop.  Please use the hashtag #2024CraftyKickoffcards to find the hop and also so that we can find your creation if you are inspired to take part.  

I'll be back again with you tomorrow with a couple of cards so please pop by and check them out.  As always I appreciate the comments you leave and thank you so much for stopping by. 

Love and hugs, 

card ingredients:
Uniko Stamps - Simply said stamp set
Uniko Stamps - Wonderful day stamp set (for inside sentiment)
Gina K Designs - ink pads - passionate pink, tangerine twist, wild dandelion
Limetree Crafts - 250gsm smooth white card (for panels and card base)
Hobbycraft - A4 luxury black card 
Versafine - onyx black ink pad


Diane said...

A beautifully stenciled card!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Simply Clean & Simple and Stencil Fun.
Diane SCAS and SF Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Simply Clean & Simple}
{Triple B}

Betty said...

Love your card, Denise - wonderful stenciled background with the elegant butterfly - so pleased you entered our TicTacToe Challenge! and your frame is just fine for our challenge!

Catie Cuddles said...

Wow! The butterfly really pops off the bright stencilled background and love the die cut with those dots around the edge. Perfectly put together.
Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Dora said...

What a great style. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations.

Linby said...

What a fabulous and inspirational layout - it looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

Linda Callahan said...

Sooo pretty! Love the butterfly against the stenciled backdrop! Glad you joined us at TTTC!