Hi everyone! I have another Scrappy Tails card for you today! I will be using the 6x6 four-layered Sunflower stencil with its coordinating die for my card. The set comes with three stencils with 4 total layers to color a gorgeous sunflower image. Each stencil is marked accordingly so you know which one to use first, second and last.
I took the first layering stencil, which colors in the stems and leaves and used a combination of two shades of green ink, a light one and a medium tone to blend through. I blended in the lighter shade green ink on the edges of the leaves and the medium ink on the inner parts of the leaves and the stems. I used a light brown ink for the middle of the main flower.
Through the second stencil layer, I blended yellows and oranges to create the petals of all the sunflowers. I used the darker shades of orange towards the middle and the lighter shades for the tips of the sunflowers. For the last layering stencil,I used a dark shade of green and a dark brown. (This stencil has all the details for the stems, the veins of the leaves, and the sunflower center detail).
After I finished with all the layers of the stencil, I took out my colored pencils and added even more details to the flowers, leaves and stems. The good thing about coloring stenciled images like this, is that you will have a “guide” on how to color in the details. You will just need to follow the details that are already there and enhance it. I made sure to use colored pencils that were slightly darker than the ink color I used for each piece. I colored the inner parts of the petals and leaves with the darkest shades. This is a wonderful technique to add that extra OOMPH to any stenciled image!
After coloring the image, I die cut it out using the coordinating die. I also cut out two more layers and added it to the back of the die cut image for extra dimension.
I wanted to make the background very subtle, so I stamped one of the sunflowers from the Wild Sunflowers 6x6 stamp set with Versamark ink onto a red 4.75x6.75' card stock panel. Then, I sprinkled the sunflowers with clear embossing powder and heat set it. I ink blended the sides of the panel with a dark shade of red.
I added the heat embossed panel onto a 5”X7” side folding card base. Then I added a 1.5” strip of green polka dot pattern paper from the Harvest Blessings 6x6 Paper Pad onto the lower part of the panel after ink blending it on the sides with a dark green ink. I adhered the sunflower image onto the panel. To the side of my stenciled flower, I added the sentiment “Sending you Sunshine” also from the Wild Sunflower stamp set. I finished off the card with the yellow gems that came in the Deluxe Harvest Blessings Card Kit.
I hope you were inspired to give this technique a try!
Have a wonderful and crafty day!
‘Till next time!