Hello, there! Michelle here, and welcome back to another edition of Terrific Tags with Michelle.
Today, I am creating a faux tag, showing how to enhance stenciling with stamped accents. I love that with Dynamic Duo: Dainty Roses, you can combine stenciling with stamping for a beautiful look!
I started off by creating my faux tag. I die cut one of the middle-sized Ornate Nesting Dies from Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock. Using the hole die from the Labels & Tags 2 Die Set, I die cut a hole towards the top of the shape/panel.
This will create the faux tag. It will be faux, rather than real, as I will not thread twine through, I will simply place it on top to complete the look!
I took the Dynamic Duo: Dainty Roses Layering Stencil Set and placed the first stencil on top of the panel, using a Low-Tack Sticky Mat to hold both in place. I started with the foliage, but you can start with the roses too, both ways line up perfectly!
I took Green Valley Crisp Dye Inks and using a Mini Ink Blending Brush, I blended ink through the openings to color the leaves and stems. I started off with Firefly and then added a little Grass Field for added depth.
For the second layer of the leaves, I used Shadow Creek, followed by a little Mountain Pine.
For the roses, I used Enchanted Garden Crisp Dye Inks. The first layer uses Wisteria, the second Hydrangea, and I finished off with Ultraviolet.
Enhance Stenciling with Stamped Accents
Although the stenciling looks great as is, I did want to add the stamped images to enhance it even further.
I placed the panel into my Stampwheel and then placed the stamps from the Dynamic Duo: Dainty Roses Stamp Set on top. I picked the stamps up with the flip plate of the Stampwheel and inked them with Obsidian Pigment Ink.
The images were stamped onto the panel to complete the image. Those stamped lines really do enhance that stenciling!
TOP TIP: These stamped images are in more of a hand-drawn/sketchy style, so if you do not line them up perfectly, no worries! They will still look great!
Creating the Card
I die cut the hole reinforcer piece from the Labels & Tags 2 Die Set using Jet Black Cardstock, and adhered it to the panel. The panel was then adhered to an A2-sized white card base with Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
I stamped the sentiment from the Dynamic Duo: Dainty Roses Stamp Set onto Jet Black Cardstock using Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip and adhered to the card with more Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
To finish off, I tied twine into a double bow and adhered it to the hole in the panel to create a faux tag. To embellish, I added a few Essential Black & White Enamel Dots (just the black ones) around the sentiment.
I hope I have inspired you to try enhancing stenciling with stamped accents, as well as creating a faux tag. You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube.
Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a great day!