Honeycomb & Butterflies

Today is the day all of you bargain hunters have waited for! Prices are now officially as low as they can go in our Gambler's Sale at Flourishes -- meaning everything left in the store is 60% off. That's right -- EVERYTHING!
The gamble is over and now the rush is on to pick up anything left in the store that you've had your eye on. When items sell out, they will be gone for good -- never to return again. From now on, all prices will stay at 60% off until stock sells off. Simply use the code GAMBLERS60 in the coupon box at the time of check out to get this fabulous discount!  THIS SALE ENDS TODAY!!!!

One of the minor trends that our industry has is honeycomb or hexagon shapes so today I thought I'd hop on that trend wagon and create something fun yet flat... and here it is!
I started off by cutting a panel of Classic White Cardstock and then I stamped my script back ground using the "Sweet Nature" stamp set. I added a very thin layer of white gesso over top of it to make it fade into the back ground a bit.  Then I stamped some of the blooms from the "Sweet Nature" stamp set on top and also the small butterfly from the "Friendship & Flowers" stamp set in "Tuxedo Black" ink from Memento.  The sentiment is also a stamp from the "Sweet Nature" collection.

Then I took some Stampin' Up! "Taken With Teal" ink and stamped my "Honeycomb" back ground stamp on the central area of the panel. You can see some hints of it around the boldest butterfly.  The butterflies were stamped using Memento "Tuxedo Black" ink but I stamped each one right after the other; so the first one is rich and dark, the second below that is more muted and the third one is much more subtle.  This technique is called "stamping off".

I used a stencil from The Crafters Workshop, 'Balzer Designs' called "Mini Tiny Circles" in the top right hand corner and another Crafters Workshop that looks like chicken wire and added some soft orange gesso texture.   I painted all of my blooms, butterflies and back ground using Dylusions "Lemon Zest" ink spray,  Tattered Angels' "Valencia" Chalkboard Glimmer Mist and Stampin' Up! "Taken With Teal" ink.

To finish off my card, I used the medium toned teal cardstock from the "Emerald Coast" Paper Collection and the soft yellow cardstock as my card base from the "Sunflower" Paper Collection.

I just love all the layers and subtle textures of this card front.  I hope you do too!

The Flourishes Design Team has been at it again -- creating beautiful cards to show off and inspire! So, head on over and see.....

Thanks for stopping by and again, don't forget to use the code GAMBLERS60 for 60% off your entire order!  SALE ENDS TODAY!!!

~ Ally ~

Sponsored by Flourishes LLC

stamps: Flourishes (Honeycomb, Friendship & Flowers, Sweet Nature)
cardstock:  Flourishes Classic White & "Sunflower" & "Emerald Coast" Paper Collections
ink:  Memento, Stampin' Up!
mists: Dylusions by Ranger, Tattered Angels
stencils:  The Crafters Workshop
gesso:  Golden.


  1. Ally, you should DO A TUTORIAL on this one!!!! To SEE the layers coming together would be PRETTY NEAT!!!! :) This IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  2. Such beautiful work of layering colour, texture and design in this one Ally! Gorgeous!

  3. You said, what I wanted to say. "I love all the layers and subtle textures of this card front" that's how I feel, just a super job.

  4. ALLY!!! WHEN is the big "Street Blog Hop?" I thought it was TODAY! Am I wrong on the date? Let me know? THANKS ALLY!!! I KNOW EVERYTHING is all crazy with all the orders & shifting or "closing" the doors of Flourishes!


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