Spring Stencil Flower

by Joanne James20. March 2014 21:27

Good evening blog readers! Today I have a simple Spring flower card to share with you; simple in execution, yet I have been pondering its execution for almost a week. Why? Well, the challenge over at Less is More this week is to use masking or stencilling on your card. As I don't own much in the way of stencils and generally make my own templates if I want to mask or stencil something, I've been deliberating what to do. Then I saw the photo inspiration over at Fusion this week -

and I had a sudden flash of inspiration. Here is my card:

I kept with the yellows and greens of the inspiration photo and used Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi as I wanted my card to have a light, bright spring feel. I was tempted to stencil a repeating pattern, but decided instead to go with a single graphic flower instead for greater impact. I created the flowerhead by making my own stencil from a piece of card with a punched out circle and once in place on my white card, I positioned a flower cut with my Blossom Party Originals Die in the centre with some low-tack adhesive and sponged yellow ink onto the space in between - here's a photo of my makeshift mask/stencil which might make more sense:

For the stem I used a retired stamp from a set called 'Sweetheart'; this was the first ever stamp set I purchased so I feel I can't part with it for sentimental reasons and it was just perfect for this card. I finished with a simple sentiment and a bright pink candy dot layered on a small punched circle.

I'm also linking this card up with the lovely peeps over at The Paper Players this week, where Jaydee's challenge this week is to create something clean and simple with the theme of 'Spring'; I'm pretty sure today's card fits the bill.

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Comments (10) -

Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
3/21/2014 3:13:58 PM #

This sunny card would make me feel better, Joanne! Great happy colors and CAS layout. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at The Paper Players!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
3/21/2014 7:48:22 PM #

Thanks Sandy - there is something quite cheery about yellow flowers, isn't there?

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Nance Lempinen-Leedy
Nance Lempinen-LeedyUnited States
3/21/2014 9:21:31 PM #

What a happy little pick-me-up card, Joanne!  Clever way to stencil the flower and it is perfect for the inspiration piece!  Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
3/21/2014 9:35:22 PM #

Thanks Nance - there is something about Spring colours and flowers that just makes you feel so much better about life I think.

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Anne
AnneUnited Kingdom
3/22/2014 8:26:57 AM #

Clever way to make your stencil and a super card!
Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
Anne
(Guest commenter LIM)

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Joanne James
Joanne James
3/22/2014 9:22:26 PM #

Thanks Anne - where there's a will, there's a way!

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Lynn
LynnUnited States
3/23/2014 6:18:47 PM #

Simple and oh so perfect. Love your take on the Fusion inspiration!

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Joanne James
Joanne James
3/24/2014 8:53:54 AM #

Thanks Lynn. I'm new to Fusion, but really enjoying your dual challenge inspirations.

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Betty J.
Betty J.Germany
3/24/2014 2:37:05 PM #

Love the CAS look of your card, Joanne. Thanks for playing along with us in the Fusion card challenge and hope to see you again.

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Joanne James
Joanne James
3/25/2014 11:46:54 PM #

Thanks Betty. Looking forward to future Fusion challenges.

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