CRAFTERS WORKSHOP WISTERIA STENCIL
I was browsing online in one of my favourite stores, Scrap ‘N Stamp, recently. They are constantly updating their store as new product comes in. Well, as soon as I saw this Crafters Workshop Wisteria Stencil, it went right into my cart! I just love wisteria; the scent, the colours, the way the blooms hang down… just beautiful! I’m still mourning the loss of my wisteria tree, when our contractor, while replacing some siding on our house, cut down my wisteria tree!! That was NOT a good day for anyone!! He promised that he would plant a new one for me this year; I’m still waiting!
SOFTLY BLENDED COLOURS
The stencil measures 6″ x 6″, so I thought I’d share a picture of the full panel I created. Of course, for use on a card front, I had to cut it down – but I saved the bloom I had to trim off!
I trimmed the panel down to fit a standard A2 card, and made it into a birthday card.
This is another card that comes together quite easily! The trickiest part is stacking the die cuts for the words.
CARD FRONT DETAILS
As shown above, I first created the full 6″ x 6″ panel. Cut a panel of white cardstock to 6″ x 6″, and place it over the stencil. Hold the stencil in place with some of the Thermo Web Purple Tape. This will keep your hands free for blending, and stop the stencil from slipping out of place. Plus, this tape won’t tear your cardstock when you remove it.
I chose two shades of purple for the flowers; typically wisteria flowers are a light & darker purple, with some white areas. To colour, start with your lighter colour, then add the darker. I used SU! Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape classic inks. For applying and blending, use the Life Changing Blender Brushes; if you have the selection of smaller ones, they’re perfect for the small openings of each blossom.
Blend some colours for the leaves, as well; in nature, you’ll hardly ever see a solid-coloured leaf. I blended Shabby Shutters Distress ink with a bit of SU! So Saffron ink on the leaves.
The sentiment is the My Favorite Things (MFT) Birthday Wishes Die, die cut twice in black cardstock and once in brushed silver. The 2 black layers are attached directly on top of each other; the brushed silver layer is attached slightly offset, to create a shadow appearance. I used the Ken Oliver Stick-It adhesive sheets for the black cardstock, and Gina K. Connect Glue for the silver layer.
To finish off the card front, I added just 3 little pearls from my craft stash in the bottom right corner. Then, the front panel is attached to a light green card base.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card! And if you are lucky enough to have a blooming wisteria this year – enjoy it! I’m afraid the closest I may come is this Crafters Workshop Wisteria Stencil. Lovely as it is, it doesn’t have the scent!
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