Sunday, 6 January 2019

Soft and subtle

… are not words usually associated with me!

However, combining the soft tones of pink and grey with a floral image and a stencilled background produced a soft, subtle effect that even I can handle!


The stamps and stencil are all ones included in the fantastic set of 4 stamp sets and 4 stencils that comes with the current issue of Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine. Like many of my crafting friends, I'm absolutely blown away by this set!

First I sponged pink ink through the trellis stencil, then stamped the border (it looks a bit like tyre tracks, doesn't it?) over the stencilling at the top and bottom in grey. I stamped the flower spray onto the stencilled area, overlapping the edge slightly, and then again on a separate piece of paper. Then I cut out the stencilled panel, fussy cutting around where the flower and leaves overlap the edge.

I coloured the large leaf directly over the stencilling and the rest of the image on the separate paper, then fussy cut the flower and stalks and pieced them over the background. I matted it all with grey and then added it to a card with the sentiment stamped in grey.

I am sharing this with a brand new challenge, CAS Stencil, where this month's technique is sponging



Also with The Flower Challenge, where this month it's a colour challenge, using pink and grey.

6 comments:

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful card, love the pink colouring and image

BożenA said...

WOW! A wonderful, delicate card. Beautiful colors, so soft and feminine
All the best for you in the New Year
BożenA xx

Loll said...

Beautiful Jane! LOVE the stenciled background and stamped edging on the panel. So pretty with your beautiful flower. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

Julia Aston said...

I love the colors you used on this Jane! what a great stenciled background for your border stampings and that lovely layered flower! thank you for joining us in the first CAS Stencil challenge! Julia xx

Unknown said...

What a beautiful and elegant CAS design!!! The paper pieced flower adds some dimension to the card!
Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

Linda said...

This looks so pretty. I love the colours and the stenciled background. Thank you for joining us on the CAS Stencil challenge xx