Today sees the introduction of two fab stencils to complement the Fun Flowers stamp set which is also re-released this week.
Here's my take on the Fun Flower Spray stencil and mask.
The technique used here was one I saw the very talented Jennifer McGuire use. It involves dry embossing of the stencil, combined with faux letterpress for the background. I'd seen her You Tube video here and wanted to have a go, I was just waiting for the right stencil to use!
To begin, I took a panel of white card the same size as the stencil and attached the stencil to one edge with masking tape to create a hinge, then ran it through my Big Shot. When you lift the stencil a raised outline of the design is revealed!!
To create the background, I inked the underside of the stencil, without removing the tape hinge, with my brayer and Salty Ocean DI and ran it through my Big Shot again. Repeat as necessary to get the right amount of depth of colour.
To colour the leaves and blooms, I used a mixture of masking and masks and DI ink.
A simple sentiment from Everyday Sentiments stamped in black and the final panel trimmed before adding to an A6 white base card completes.
My second card uses both the Fun Flower Stencil and masks and the matching stamps.
This started off as a OL card but as I removed my masking tape it tore the surface of the card, even after I'd taken the worst off the sticky before! Anyway, waste not want not, I added a couple of white panels and strips of dark pink card to cover the faux pas.
Originally, I had masked off my central panel then stencilled in the blooms with Kitch Flamingo DI, then stamped over with Seedless Preserves DI. Placing the masks from the set, I added stamped green leaves with Twisted Citron DI.
The rest of the make you know! A simple stamped Everyday Sentiment on a white card panel completes.
I'll be back again tomorrow with more from the Uniko February 10th Birthday release.
Oh they're fab! The colours on the first card give an impression of daffodils, love it.ReplyDelete
Absolutely love all the colouring on your fun flowers spray card.ReplyDelete
Looks like we had a similar layout idea with your second card, but I like yours much better! X
I'm so glad you explained the technique on your first one, I was trying to figure out how you added the blue...I've watched Jennifer's video and it still didn't register! :D Gorgeous makes and such a contrast xReplyDelete
These are so pretty and what a lovely technique on the first xReplyDelete