Stencilling with Simon Says Stamp DAISY BOUQUET
Thanks so much for stopping by! This gorgeous stencil is one of many new products in Simon Says Stamp's new release, 'Lucky To Know You'. It is perfect for making Spring and Easter cards and is a nice compliment with other products.
I began this card on a 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" Bristol Smooth card stock panel with Distress Oxide Shaded Lilac. To create this ink blended background, I started inking at the bottom of the panel and worked diagonally and upwards to the right hand corner, lessening the pressure as I inked, to create an hombre effect.
I die cut Simon Says Stamp's Spring Blessings and Fresh Daisies wafer dies out of Neenah 110lb card stock and white sheet foam. Tombow glue was dotted on the foam die cuts and left to dry. When this glue dries, it is tacky and perfect for stacking die cuts. I used tweezers to help line up the foam with the card stock. There is plenty of time to make adjustments to ensure the die cuts are aligned.
The stencil was sprayed with spray adhesive and placed over the ink blended panel with the design corner lined up on the lower, left side of the panel. The adhesive ensures the stencil will not slip when applying the ink and peels off easily after the inking without damaging the paper. I used ink daubers to apply Distress Oxide inks; Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire. I also used Hero Arts' Unicorn White ink. Masking tape protected areas near the image I was stencilling. Beginning with the flower petals, I started at the base with Wilted Violet and finished off the petal tip with white ink. I then went back to Wilted Violet and, with very light pressure, blended the the purple slightly into the white. The leaves were stencilled exactly the same way using Chipped Sapphire instead of the purple ink. The centre of the flowers were also inked with the blue. In future, I would ink the centre of the flowers prior to doing the petals as I did have to do some touch ups!
To finish up this card, the panel was attached to an A2 sized card base and the die cut sentiment and daisies adhered. Easy peasy! A fun and easy card to make!
Simon Says Stamp: Daisy Bouquet Stencil, Fresh Daisies Wafer Die, Spring Blessings Wafer Die
Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock
Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock
Distress Oxide Inks; Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac
Hero Arts; Unicorn White Ink