Thankful Flowers Coordinating Stamps, Dies & Stencils
Posted on January 07 2022
Happy New Year!! LeeAnn here with a few fun cards utilizing one slimline stamp set with coordinating dies and stencils. The Thankful Flowers bundle is so beautifully produced and is so easy to line up and use! I really enjoyed playing with this set.
This first card features just the Thankful Flowers Slimline Layering Stencil set and blending with LDRS Hybrid Inks. It gives a soft no line effect and looks absolutely beautiful in person. The stencils come with a total of 8 layers which are clearly labeled for ease of use. They are also etched with the images from the previous layers to aid in lining up each layer. They are some of the easiest layering stencils I have ever used and the quality is outstanding!
I blended with the following LDRS Hybrid Inks: Layer 1 - Pink Tutu & Lipstick Jungle, Layer 2 - Peachy Keen & Tangerine Dream, Layer 3 - Fairie Dust & Parisian Purple and Layer 4 - Olive Branch & Evergreen.
There are two steps (stencils) to each layer so I started with the lighter color for each layer and accented with the darker color. You could achieve the same effect with one stamp color for each layer by blending additional layers of the same color, therefore building up the pigment. To finish off the stenciled panel, I spread glitter paste on the 2nd stencil of each layer to add sparkle.
The stenciled panel is die cut using the coordinating die and layered on a sparkly card panel on a white card base in the slimline size of 3.5" x 8.5". I wrapped the stenciled layer in green velvet ribbon and attached the stamped coordinating sentiment from the Thankful Flowers stamp set (coordinating dies are also provided for the sentiments...I LOVE that!!).
The second card utilizes the stamp set in conjunction with the stencils. I first stamped the image in LDRS Hybrid Ink in the color Alloy. I then blended the images using the same colors as the first card, but with the stamped outline the blending looks more vibrant. The card base and layers are identical to the first card, however I mounted the sentiment in the center of the card without the ribbon as the vibrant colors really shine. I did not use glitter paste on this card either and it's beautiful without it.
For the next two cards, I utilized the same slimline stamp set, but cut the image in half and created two A2 size cards with the images. I stamped the image in Alloy and colored using alcohol markers. I then re-stamped the image using LDRS Watermark Ink and heat embossed with gold metallic powder.
I cut the stamped image in half and created a card topper using the A2 Diagonal Stitched Layered Card Toppers Die Set. I layered the card topper with two more layers and affixed to a standard A2 card base in white. The sentiment is stamped in LDRS Hybrid Ink in the color Raven and die cut using the Thankful Flowers coordinating die set.
I used the other half of the stamped image to create this last card but mounted in the lower left corner of the card topper. The sentiment is stamped in LDRS Watermark ink and heat embossed in gold metallic. I added washi tape and sequins and an A2 card base in Kraft color. Using pieces of the whole image brings your attention to some of the beautiful details of the stamp set. It really is quite gorgeous. I love that you can use the stencils or the stamp set alone or together to create different looks. So much fun!!!
So which card is your favorite???? I have a very hard time picking!! ;-). Cheers to a blessed 2022! Crafty hugs,