More Clean and Simple Stencilled Flowers

by Joanne James13. April 2022 09:50

Today I'm sharing a card for the current challenge over at CAS on Friday where the challenge is to use a stencil. I chose a favourite colour combination of yellow and navy blue and came up with this sunny creation to contrast with the grey clouds that seem ever present here in the UK at the moment:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Instead of stencilling the whole of the floral image across the centre, I added a partial stencil along two edges of my main panel, in order to preserve the all important 'white space'. I layered a selection of yellows for depth, then inked a sentiment from 'Create With Friends' and overstamped the edge of one of my floral clusters:

A couple of thin borders completes my card.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

If I was making this card again, I'd probably move the florals in the bottom left corner out even further, showing less florals and more white - next time! I really love these stencils; I do have to be careful to not get either too enthusiastic with my blending brushes or put my inky fingers across the clean white areas on my card. If this happens to you too, all is not lost; with a 'ruined' card that was the pre-cursor to today's creation, I simply chopped around the offending smudge and converted the remains into gift tags for my in-person customer orders:


Waste not, want not and all that! Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (3) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/13/2022 11:56:56 PM #

I love these...the yellows are so pretty with the floral stencils!!  My friend Michele told me when using stencils, "You'll be friends with LOTS of post-it notes!"  That's what I use...note-sized cover up ALL the white areas of my card while stenciling!  The bold black sentiment really pops on it as well!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
4/14/2022 12:03:00 PM #

That is so true LeAnne - post-it notes are definitely my friend as far as stencils are concerned!!


Kim S
Kim SUnited States
4/18/2022 11:31:00 AM #

I got those stencils right away, but they haven't come out to play yet! I love how you've used them along the edge. And you've created such depth with the various yellows.


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