The colors at CAS Colours & Sketches inspired me to give another new-to-stencil set a try - the Simon Says Stamp Layered Tulips. I don't know why it took me so long to jump on the stencil trend, but as soon as they started coming up with fabulous layered stencils, I'm totally on board! It is such an easy way to add color - and to add it with shadows and dimension.
The first stencil is Saffron with a bit of Mango sponged at the base of each flower, then I stenciled the detail layer in Mango. All of the bottom layers are Pear Pizzazz but I did a light layer of ink, a medium layer and the darkest layer on the stems.
I hadn't thought ahead past the flowers so I checked my stash and found some new sentiments from Taylored Expressions. The big sentiment is Handlettered Easter which isn't new - but the dies are!! I adore the look of cut out sentiments. The strips are a new addition to the fabulous Simple Strips line - it's Easter Blessings. The picture shows just a handful of the various sentiments that you can cut out all at once!
Thank you to CAS Colours and Sketches for the inspiration!
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Handlettered Easter and Simple Strips Easter Blessings
Dies: Taylored Expressions Handlettered Easter dies, Simple Strips die
Ink: Stampin' Up So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Mango Melody
Paper: Stampin' Up Pear Pizzazz CS and the old So Saffron dsp
Stencils: Simon Says Stamp Layered Tulips
Other: Fun Stamps Journey Black Licorice Silk (for the splatters)
Oh, I love this! So pretty, Kim. Beautiful sentiments!ReplyDelete
Kim, I thought I had enough tulips in my stash - you might have just changed my mind!! This is SO beautiful - yes easy to use, but you have a way with choosing colors that is quite special! Really, a very lovely card! LOve the bordering stripes!ReplyDelete
So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.ReplyDelete
Kim this is just stunning! I love the contrast of the sentiment against the pretty stencilled tulips. I don't use stencils often either but have noticed some beautiful ones recently, including this one - off to the store!! I just love this card! Thanks for joining us over at CAS Colours and Sketches this week!ReplyDelete
This sunny color card is absolutely gorgeous, Kim! I love these beautiful tulips.ReplyDelete
What a stunning card Kim! I love the stencilled tulips and your pretty borders and that black strip sentiment. Thank you for coming to play with us at CAS Colours and Sketches this week. Vicky xReplyDelete
Oh, my goodness! Your stencil is absolutely perfect! Thank you for playing along with CC&S challenge.ReplyDelete