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.
First Card: No Stamping required. By following the guide, I was able to stencil each layer step by step.
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!
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!).
Second Card: have fun with stenciling, die-cutting and fussy-cutting
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.
This didn't take long as the flowers were easy to cut out. To compliment these lovely blooms, I created a very striking background.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The following are my take-away with using this layering stencil.
- remove bits of stencil pieces (specifically, the buds) before use
- mix up multiple shades of the same color family
- work each section (stems and leaves, flowers and then the buds) separately will make it an easier task
- be creative with stencil paste and glitter
- feel free to trim/cut the entire or part of the stenciled image. You can use it for borders, focal point, edges or corners!
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!
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