Well, I asked – and you answered! Earlier this week, I shared a card made using the Altenew Layered Dahlia stencils in pinks – you can see that post HERE. In that post, and on my business Facebook page, I asked what colour combinations you’d like to see used with these stencils. Well, I had 2 great answers! So here are 2 projects with the Layered Dahlia stencils in two new colour combinations.
LAYERED DAHLIA STENCILS IN BLUES
One of my longtime readers, Rosalie, said that she would love to see the flowers done in blue. I would never have thought of that! So here you are, Rosalie – your blue flower!
How pretty is this?! I’m so glad that you suggested this, Rosalie!
With this card, I decided to use only the largest full flower, from one corner of the stencil. First, lay Stencil A over your white cardstock, and hold it in place with some low-tack tape. I like my Thermo Web Purple Tape for this. Next, apply Broken China Distress Oxide ink with your blending tool. When that’s done, remove this stencil, and align Stencil B in the same place. Since the stencils are translucent, it’s easy to line them up. Now, use your blending tool and add the shading details with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink. When you’re done, be sure to remove and clean both of your stencils.
Use the sentiment from the Gina K. Inspiring Poppies stamp set. Stamp in Nocturne ink, cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. To finish the card, create a dark blue card base, and attach a narrower panel of medium blue. Attach your front panel with foam tape.
I’m really please with how this turned out!
FALL TONED LAYERED DAHLIAS
I had a few comments seconding my thoughts about fall coloured dahlias, so here we are!
This time I used 2 of the other flower images, and turned the orientation sideways.
This time, I did 2 different colour combinations. The left side, larger flower is stenciled with Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress inks. The smaller, right side flower is stenciled in Fossilized Amber and Fired Brick. Same colour families, just different intensities.
After blending, stamp the sentiment from the Altenew In My Thoughts stamp set in Nocturne ink. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. For additional interest, add a few splatters with the Spiced Marmalade ink. This panel is deliberately offset on a gold panel, and attached to a red/rust coloured card base.
VERY VERSATILE STENCILS
So, including my first project earlier this week, plus the 2 today – I’d say that the Layered Dahlia stencils are very versatile! I’ve used first the entire stencil, then just one of the flowers, then 2 other flowers from the same stencil – and all in different colours and layouts! A very good investment, I’d say! I hope that you’ve enjoyed my Layered Dahlia Stencils in two new colour combinations.
If you’d like to get creative with this Layered Dahlia stencil set, I hope I’ve helped to inspire you. If you have other colour combinations, I’d love to hear about them – I’m game for trying out more! I’ve included links below, for online shopping, for you to order & get creative.
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