Friday, 13 May 2016

Butterfly Birthday JAI # 311

The weather continues to be mild for May - we've had the odd storm this week but temperatures are still around 20 degrees and we are looking forward to another sunny weekend.

And it's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week Nikki has suggested we "Just Add...Masking." It's such a fun technique and so often helps us create a scene and add a little more or maybe use less of a detail. Our fabulous Team have created a beautiful array of examples to inspire you so I hope you can pop on over and take a look.

Can you see my masking element? Yes, I used the inside space of one of the Circle Framelits over the Happy Patterns Stencils. This limited the amount of colour applied to the background and gives it its shape. Sadly both these stencils and this pretty butterfly are both retiring in a few weeks so best to get in quick if you'd still like to get them. I've used this set a fair bit this year and it's one I will really miss but I know that means there will be other lovely toys to use soon too :-)

Card stock: Whisper White (standard and Thick), Silver Glimmer, Vellum
Designer Series Paper: Brights Stack
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Black Stazon (Vellum), Melon Mambo, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky
Stamps: Floral Wings
Accessories: Big Shot, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Happy Patterns Stencils, Silver Bakers Twine, Triple Banner Punch, Basic Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to see what the rest of the Team have come up with to inspire you at Just Add Ink and I look forward to seeing what you will create using the much loved Masking technique too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Gorgeous card, Jan. Love that butterfly & great idea with the circle. - Katerina

  2. What a wonderful mix of bold and subtle Jan! I love the spotlight effect you achieved by clustering all the elements together. xxx

  3. Wonderful layered effect Jan. Your butterfly is stunning - sad that it's retiring. Chantell x x x

  4. Jan I love the subtle nature of your masking! I love the colours you've chosen for your butterfly - it really stands out.

  5. Such a lovely, creative, way to use the masking technique, Jan. The contrast between the subtle background, and the bold butterfly, is beautiful. Great card!

  6. Oh Jan, I love this so much. The butterfly cluster is so bold & beautiful, supported by the subtlety of the masked circles, and the scattering of pearls is a perfect touch.
    Di :)