Hello there, it is Verity here from Pretty Little Button for the Bumbleberry Design team. Have you tried out the new mask stencil set from Altenew? You can create beautiful cards using these masked stencils even without the coordinating stamps and I'm going to show you how.
Altenew Mask Stencil - Exotic Tulips video:
Altenew Mask Stencil - Exotic Tulips photos and written step-by-step:
The masked stencil set I'm using is the exotic tulip stencil set from Altenew and I'm using ink-blending along with some Copic colour for added detail to create the first card.
I adhered the masked stencil to some Neenah Classic Crest solar white 80lb card stock and position the large floral to one side. To prevent ink from getting onto the card in places where I didn't want it - so the other opening within the stencil, I used some post notes to mask these areas off.
Using the blending make-up brushes and a couple of yellow/orange inks from Catherine Pooler I started to add ink to the flower from the base upwards, softly fading it out. These brushes give a lovely smooth blend allowing you to get a light colour, but you also don't need to be too neat with this, as we will add some Copic colouring detail later.
The best part of stencilling is removing the mask and seeing the crisp outline of the floral. I repeated the process for the stem and use two greens from Catherine Pooler inks. For the leaves, not only did I used the stencil, but I also use the positive masks that come in the set.
To cover the floral, I just added some repositionable tape to the back of the mask and adhere over the top of the ink blended area and did the same thing for the stem. Now when ink blending the leaf onto the card panel, it layers behind the flower as well as the stem giving depth and dimension to the card design.
Once both leaves were added, I decided that it need a little more definition and thought my Copics would work well for this. I'm still new to Copic colouring, so I just added the colour in a flicking motion from the bottom floral upwards starting off with the lightest colour. Then I kept repeating this with darker colours making sure the flicks don't go up the floral as high. I also went in with some reds, to add more depth to the flower. I repeated this process with a couple of green markers for the stems and leaves, adding some shadows to the leaves where the floral head overhangss the leaves.
The card panel was foam mounted onto a cardbase which was made out of some Lawn Fawn Fog cardstock. To add a sentiment I used a sentiment from Altenew 'Thinking of you stamp set. I like to position the stamp set over the card to see which sentiment fits best, and due to the nature of the clear packaging, it really lends to this.
I stamped the sentiment once more onto a matching piece of Fog card and foam mounted this onto the panel. In addition, I added a black and white heat embossed sentiment strip beneath this. I used my favourite white embossing powder - Opaque Bright white by WOW! Embossing powder for the secondary sentiment. The card was finished with strawberry coulis jewel drops from Tonic Studios.
For the second card, I repeated the process of ink blending through the stencil just with the small tulip shape. I also used the mask to add depth and layer to the floral bunch.
I kept this floral bouquet simple and didn't add colour details but instead added some black paint splatter using my Altenew Watercolour pan set for some detail to the background.
For the sentiment, I used 'Sending love' from Altenew Inked flora stamp set and added a small heat embossed sentiment from the Leaf canopy stamp set. This card was also foam mounted onto the fog card base and finished with Limencello Jewel drops by Tonic Studios.
These masked stencils are a great way to stretch your craft budget and get more from your supplies without using the co-ordinating stamps. You can keep it very simple with no added extra colour detail but still create stunning floral cards.
- Altenew - Exotic Tulips Mask Stencil
- Altenew - Watercolour 36 Pan Set
- Altenew - Inked Flora
- Altenew - Leaf Canopy
- Lawn Fawn - Fog Cardstock
- WOW! Embossing Powders
- Gina K Connect Glue
- Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
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Until next time!