Stamps & Layering Stencils on colored cardstock

Good morning!  LeeAnn here on the blog today with another way to utilize the stamps and dies that coordinate with layering stencils.  These are some of my favorite products, because there is so much versatility in using them.  Today I am making two similar cards starting on colored cardstock.  I use the cardstock as my base color and thus I skipped stencil A in the 4 piece set.  I'm using the LDRS Forget Me Not stamps, coordinating Dies, and Layered Stencil Set, which are all available in an exclusive craft kit.  
The first card is a no line look so I started by stamping the Forget Me Not image in LDRS Hybrid Ink in the color Alloy.  It's my favorite ink to use for a no line appearance.  I then layered stencil B and blended Soft Kisses ink onto the flowers.  The leaves are blended using Prickly Pear with stencil C and Olive Branch with stencil D.  Once all of the inks are complete, I reused stencil B to add a layer of shimmer paste using a small rubber spatula.  The shimmer paste dries clear and sparkly so the Soft Kisses shows through.  It gives such a pretty effect.
The sentiment is from the same Forget Me Not stamp set.  Let's just talk for a minute about that font!  How amazing is that????  It offers so much interest to the card in such a simple way!  
I have talked about this before, but I cannot express enough how I love that LDRS gives you dies for the sentiments with their stamp sets.  It is an over the top way to make the cards stand out and I just love this feature of their coordinating dies.  Once you start using them, you'll never go back to a standard sentiment strip!  The sentiment is stamped in Raven ink and die cut and mounted using foam squares.
I layered this card panel with a gray cardstock for a softer look and mounted on the card base using foam tape.  Both of these cards are a standard A2 size card.
The next card is a little bolder look!  I stamped the image on the same colored cardstok in Raven ink.  I then used stencil B to add a hot pink shimmer paste and didn't add any other ink blending.  Such a fun look and so so simple!
I used the same ink and process for the sentiment and layered the card panel on black cardstock to add dimension and pop on the same white card base.  Add a splattering of sequins for a little more shimmer and voila...super simple card but stunning impact.
What do you think???  What is your favorite look?  I would love to hear your ideas in the comments!
Crafty hugs,


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