How to Use Your Dies as a Stencil

After the past two weeks, I am so ready for Spring here in Texas! I have lived here all of my life, and I have never seen the whole state get clobbered by snow and ice, much less have the power grid fail! We were lucky and only lost power. We were able to stay with a family member until the power was restored. No pipes or water issues, BUT we didn’t have internet for over a week. It’s so hard to type a blog on a tiny phone screen! 🙂 Enough of that, let’s check out this card I made for club last month.

The Simply Succulents Bundle was the 2nd on my wish list (those Hydrangeas are sooooo gorgeous, so that was my 1st). I also ordered the Blending Brushes that were just sitting on my desk begging for ink! This is what I came up with! I love how the colors contrast against the white space of the stenciled image.

All you have to do is cut out a stencil using the large die from the Potted Succulents dies with Basic White cardstock. (Really any color works, but I am using the colored stencil for another card!-BONUS) I did place some washi tap on the edges so it would not move too much while I was using the Blending Brushes. These Brushes are SOOOOO SOFT! I almost want one for an emotional support tool! You just swirl in the ink color of your choice and then swipe in a circular motion on your surface. They wash out with little effort! I used Rococo Rose, Mint Macaron, Soft Seafoam, and Rich Razzleberry to make the colors blend and resemble succulents.

To complete the card, I just stamped on coordinating cardstock colors and cut them out using the rest of the Potted Succulents dies. I wanted a soft focal point behind the cut outs that wouldn’t compete too much with the gorgeous background. The Stitched Shaped dies are a must, I use them all the time! I used Vellum Cardstock with the Circle to make the soft back drop.

The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle is now available for customers to order today!! And it’s my Creative Kit of the month too! I just love the colors they chose for the Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP paper! BUT it’s while supplies last-so grab yours today!!!

*March 2021 Creative Kit designed by Laura Venvertloh: Hurry while kits last!  When you order the NEW Butterfly Bouquet, you will receive supplies to make 6 cards & envelopes mailed to you from ME!! (3 designs, 2 of each).
Ink Colors that will coordinate for this month will be: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Mint Macaron, and Black.  
What you need to do to get the fantastic kit is click the button below. It has a link with the host code to alert me that you want the FREE kit with your order.

You may want to grab that stunning 156824 Butterfly Bijou 6×6 DSP!  It’s only available with this promotion! You can also add any items you may not have on hand.
All the consumable items will be included with your creative kit mailed from me! I will email your tracking number once mailed.

  You just need the inks, adhesive, and your Butterfly Brilliance bundle that Stampin’ Up! will mail to you!  A PDF with pictures and measurements will be emailed to you after purchase!   (FREE kit is only available addresses in the United States)

Product List

Simply Succulents Bundle
Simply Succulents Cling Stamp Set
Potted Succulents Dies
Stitched Shapes Dies
Blending Brushes
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' Pad
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Metallic Pearls
3/16" (1 Cm) Braided Linen Trim

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