I have not used a lot of stencils. Maybe a few as light backgrounds but not much more than that. No reason for it, I just have so many other products, why deal with one more?! But finally, not only did I use a stencil but I used a five layer stencil! I might be a convert because I love the results.
I didn't spend any time thinking about this one. It was really supposed to be a practice image. I pulled out some colors that I knew would blend. Then when I got this big flower done and decided I liked it, I wasn't sure how to use it. I'm kind of a small-little-groupings cardmaker - these big things stump me. Fab Friday to the rescue!
The fabulous design team for Fab Friday are Stampin' Up demonstrators although it's OK with them if our cards don't use Stampin' Up products. I have more than my fair share of SU products and I felt a tad guilty not using them. So at the last minute, I added a background using the Stampin' Up Tasteful Textiles embossing folder! I like it - it gave it a nice soft look. The pinkish color is also Stampin' Up - I adore Flirty Flamingo - which is amusing because #1 I don't like pinks and #2 when I read other blogs I notice that many others actively dislike it!
This was fun and so much easier than I would have expected. I think I'm going to go try some different color combos!
Stamps: Avery Elle Simple Sentiments
Stencil: Pinkfresh Garden Florals set
Dies: Pinkfresh Garden Florals, Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangles, Scalloped Rectangles
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Flirty Flamingo
Other: Stampin' Up Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder, Pretty Pink Posh Marigold jewels