Thursday, February 18, 2021

Three Fun Ways to Stretch The Layering Stencil

 Hello friends!

It is my turn to share multiple projects with you over Altenew Card Blog. You may have seen how amazing our new Flower Bunch Layering Stencils are from yesterday's blog hop. 

There are countless ways of using this set of stencils. I have come up with three projects to give you some extra ideas. You can use some of the inspiration with this stencil and make it your own.

Altenew-Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil-Fancy Floral Lace Die-001 (2)

 First Card:  No Stamping required. By following the guide, I was able to stencil each layer step by step.

Altenew-Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil-Simple Greetings Die-Sweet Moments Paper Pack-Seashore Enamal Dots -004 

It is best to start out with the stems and leaves. That way, you are able to see each section much more clearly.Altenew-Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil-Simple Greetings Die-Sweet Moments Paper Pack-Seashore Enamal Dots -002

 I love mixing up shades of yellow/orange (Warm Sunshine, Snapedragon and Marigold) , pink (Pastel Sunrise, Pink Diamond, Ruzzelberry, Fuchsia) and purple(Enchanted Garden, Andromeda). For the extra shading, I added Espresso and Mahogany Bark. This is the time to get your ink out and play!

Altenew-Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil-Simple Greetings Die-Sweet Moments Paper Pack-Seashore Enamal Dots -004

 Once I was happy with the stenciling, I added the die cut sentiment (Simple Greetings Die Set and Sweet Moments Paper Pack). After adhering the to the card stock, I noticed that the top part didn't quite line up. I took out the Floral Lace Die and covered it up. This is what we called "design element" (wink!).Altenew-Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil-Simple Greetings Die-Sweet Moments Paper Pack-Seashore Enamal Dots -003

Second Card: have fun with stenciling, die-cutting and fussy-cutting 

Altenew-Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil-Mod Square 3D Embossing Folder-Fancy Celebrate Die-Artist Marker Refill-001 

Since it is stenciled, that doesn't mean that the card has to be flat. I stenciled a bunch of flowers and then cut them out.

 Altenew-Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil-Mod Square 3D Embossing Folder-Fancy Celebrate Die-Artist Marker Refill (2) 

This didn't take long as the flowers were easy to cut out. To compliment these lovely blooms, I created a very striking background.

Altenew-Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil-Mod Square 3D Embossing Folder-Fancy Celebrate Die-Artist Marker Refill 

 Have you tried dry-embossing on vellum and then ink it up with alcohol ink? That was exactly what I did. I ran the vellum with Mod Square 3D Embossing Folder.

Altenew-Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil-Mod Square 3D Embossing Folder-Fancy Celebrate Die-Artist Marker Refill-001 (2) 

 With the Artist Marker Refill, I added a few drops of Desert Night and Seaglass and let it blend with Alcohol Blending Solution. Thanks to the embossing folder, the inky effect was pretty awesome!  I completed the sentiment with  Fancy Celebrate Die (die cut from Gilded Ombre Washi Tape).

Third card: Experiment with inks and stencils.  Less is more.Altenew-Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil-Floral Lace Die Set

 The inks really speak volumes here in this card. For the coral/pink, I used Pink Diamond, Coral Berry and Martian Terrain Crisp Dye Ink). For the blue, I used Silver Lake, Glacier Iceberg, Nimbus and Arctic Mountain.Altenew-Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil-Fancy Floral Lace Die-002

And because I am so in love with Floral Lace Die Set, it is only right to use it for this card! The sentiment from The Friendship Blooms Stamp Set fits in perfectly with my design.Altenew-Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil-Fancy Floral Lace Die-003

The following are my take-away with using this layering stencil.

  1. remove bits of stencil pieces (specifically, the buds) before use
  2. mix up multiple shades of the same color family
  3. work each section (stems and leaves, flowers and then the buds) separately will make it an easier task
  4. be creative with stencil paste and glitter
  5. feel free to trim/cut the entire or part of the stenciled image. You can use it for borders, focal point, edges or corners!
  6. Altenew-Flower Bunch Simple Layering Stencil-Fancy Floral Lace Die-002 (2)

What do you think?  This stencil set truly is amazing! I know I could create more versions with this layering stencils because it is super fun and versatile. I hope that you are inspired to give this stencil set a try! I'd love it if you can stop by Altenew Card Blog and leave me your feedback! 

 Thanks for stopping by! 

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7 comments:

Maura said...

Love this trio, Virginia!!! The flowers and colors are gorgeous and I love how you used the lace die!!!

conil said...

You must be aching for Spring...these cards sure seem to scream it. They're all so fresh and lively. Something to look forward to.

Denise Bryant said...

Love these pretty flowers, and now I have to add the Floral Lace Die to my wish list too! Beautiful cards with these awesome floral stencils!

Beverly S. said...

I have stars in my eyes after seeing your pretty cards using the layering stencils! These are definitely going on my wish list! Love all the new Altenew products!

Sue D said...

Love what you created with this stencil set and the techniques.

Dawn T said...

Fantastic cards Virginia. This stencil set is amazing and your cards are so inspiring.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great look at the layering stencil. My favorite is the last card. It has such a neat combination.