Hello again! Once more, I have something new to share with you! Yes, I did place a couple of orders recently, which is why I have these new products to share with you. Today’s newest is with the Altenew Layered Dahlia Stencils. There are two stencils, simply named A and B. They can each be used on their own, or you can combine them for a gorgeous layered effect. That’s what I’ve done for today’s card.
LAYERED DAHLIA STENCILS
I chose to use 2 shades of pink for today’s card, but I can’t wait to try out a whole bunch of different colour combinations!
As pretty in pink as this is – can’t you just imagine it in fall colours?! What colour combination would you use?
This card comes together very quickly! The part that takes the longest, I think, is choosing your colour combination.
Start with a panel of smooth white cardstock. Lay the Layered Dahlia Stencil A onto the front, and hold it in place with some Thermo Web Purple Tape. This is my favourite re-positionable tape to use with stencils. Or, if you have a temporary adhesive spray, you can use that.
With the stencil in place, apply Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink with your blending tool over the whole panel. (I don’t know why, but my camera turns it into a yellowish hue). Once you’re finished with the light pink, remove and clean this stencil. Now, overlay Stencil B, and hold it in place. Apply Picked Raspberry Distress ink over this stencil. This gives you the shading for your images. Remove and clean this stencil, when you’re done blending. For large stencils such as these, I like to use my Life Changing Blender Brushes, as you can quickly cover more area.
For the sentiment, die cut the MFT Sweet Hello dies; the word in dark pink and white cardstock, and the outline background in vellum. Layer the 2 words together with glue, and then attach them on top of the vellum. Finally attach them to the bottom left of the panel, and add a few pearls to the top right. Now you can attach the panel to a dark pink card base.
I like how the layered stencils creates depth and shading, without adding more layers.
TRY STENCILS TO STEP UP YOUR CARDS
Stencils can be so versatile! Whether you use them for the focal point, or the background, they can add a lot to your project. With these Layered Dahlia stencils, you can even mask off just one of the images, to really make it stand out!
If you’d like to try this out, I’ve included some links below for online ordering.
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