Hello friends! Erum here. Today, I am sharing a one-layer card featuring Build-A-Garden: Daffodil Delight. I challenged myself to use only two ink pads and stencils to create this card.


On a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock (80lb) stamp image in Sunray Crisp Dye Ink with the help of a stamp positioner. Leave the stamp inside the platform. Now, I will use only two inks to color the image through the Build-A-Garden: Daffodil Delight Simple Coloring and Layering Stencil.

Please follow the guide on the stamp insert to color the image. I will, however, share how I inked my image; you can also watch the video.

I started with the top most image with stencil 4, applying ink with a very gentle hand using a Mini Blending Brush and only applying pressure where the petals connected. So you can see the big flower on the top left has light petals (open ones). And for the smaller flowers, vary the ink intensity so, in the end, you get a variation of inking on the petals.

Through stencil 5, apply the yellow ink with a little pressure when starting and make this area darker than the open petals. This is the center portion of the flower. Do not saturate this area as there is one more layer to go on top of this.  Next, place stencil 4 again and layer a darker concentration of the same yellow ink. And for the leafy bit, apply Limeade Crisp Dye Ink with a heavy hand at the base, reducing the pressure as you move to the tip.


Place the stamp back in the stamp positioner and stamp over it again in Obsidian Pigment Ink. Now, stamp another image on the other side, again in Sunray Crisp Dye Ink. We will repeat the same process of coloring through the stencil.

Through stencil 1, apply yellow ink with pressure and reduce it as you reach the edge. Through stencil 3, apply yellow ink with a gentle hand and, this time, add a bit of green to the mix to create distinction. Tip: if you get too much of a green hue, go over the area again with yellow ink. Apply both Limeade and Sunray inks for the leaves to get an autumnal feel and color.

Once done, place the panel in the stamp position and stamp the image again in Obsidian Pigment Ink. Use a heat tool to dry the ink completely.


Now place the Fine Tulle Stencil and apply either of the inks or both, your choice, selectively around the bunches of flowers. I didn't mask my images, nor did I mind getting some of the stencil design on the flowers.

Next, I added fine black splatters, and to finish, I stamped the sentiment in Obsidian Ink.

You can watch the video below or on YouTube.

Video: One-Layer Stenciled Card Using Two Inks!

I like how this one turned out. I wanted to challenge myself and see how the card would turn up if I only used two inks because I mostly use many inks from different color families. I think it looks nice and pretty and has a soft feel to it. Quite different from my usual bold, intense cards!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments. Thank you so much for stopping by!


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Cindy C. August 29, 2022 - 2:47 PM

This looks incredible!!

Maureen R August 29, 2022 - 5:09 PM

Wow!!!! Fantastic card!!! Great way to stretch your supplies!!!

Helen Kalb October 13, 2022 - 7:26 AM

Such a pretty card Erum!


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