Hi there everyone! It's Jenny here, and today I'm going to share a pair of cards that feature the stunning Impressionist Bouquet Layering Stencil and Diet Set.
Layering stencils are some of my favorite stash supplies, and Altenew has released a few that comes with a die that cuts out the final layered image.
The Impressionist Bouquet Die Set not only cuts out the overall flower, complete with stalks and leaves, but it also comes with individual bloom dies. You can layer up the flowers and just die cut those out on their own to rearrange to your liking. I've used both approaches in my card sets today.
2 Easy Ways to Use the Impressionist Bouquet Layering Stencil Set
1. Die Cut First
I ink blended the largest bloom first. To ensure I aligned it properly, I cut out the shape first, using a half panel of Solar White Cardstock. I then placed the die cut back into the negative of the cardstock and adhered to my Crafter's Mat using Glue Tape on the back to keep it in place. Then, I overlaid each layer of the stencil in turn.
The guide on the back of the Impressionist Bouquet Layering Stencil Set packaging is great to follow, as well as the outlines etched into the stencil itself.
For the layers, I used Crisp Dye Inks in Baby Pink, Fuchsia and Magenta, Teal Cave and Aqualicious for the leaves, and Honey Drizzle and Hazelnut for the floral centers.
More Stencil Layers – Stencil Your Background As Well As Your Focal Image
For the card's background, I used the Fine Tulle Stencil, adding a swirl of Aqualicious, fading out towards the edges. I then overlaid the die-cut Impressionist Bouquet with Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I also added a few splatters with a paintbrush using Jet Black Ink Spray.
2. Rearrange the Impressionist Bouquet
On my second card, I didn't need to die cut first, but just ink blended the layers minus the leaves.
I used Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, and Midnight Violet Crisp Dye Inks, with the flower centers the same colors as before. I then die cut out each of the pieces, using the other dies in the matching die set. I did add a touch of the Must-Have Gel Pen Set using the white gel pen here and there on this and the pink florals too.
For the background, I used the leaf layer from the Playful Patterns Layering Stencil, inking the leaves first in Aqualicious, then adding some depth from the stem upwards with Teal Cave. This way, the background color matches the other card in the pair.
I arranged the florals with foam tape around the stenciled background, overlapping and doubling up the foam tape in some places. I then added a few Jet Black splatters and clear drops, as well as a One-Go Birthday sentiment created as before.
I love the different looks you can get just with a few layering stencils – these are so versatile and really so gorgeous in purples, pinks, and teals, don't you think?
You can check out the full end-to-end tutorial over on Altenew's YouTube Channel: