Hello Altenew friends, I'm glad to be back with another creative inspiration post! I love when I discover ways of stretching products or simply using them in unexpected ways, like today's combination of stenciled backgrounds with stand-alone dies. Let's jump in!
How to Combine Stand-alone Dies with Stencils on Cards
My cards today coordinate because of using a common color scheme as well as similar design and techniques. The color scheme is loosely derived from the newest Sparkle & Shine Crisp Dye Inks recently released. You can see the sets here and here.
I started by inking the background with the Meadow Burst 5-in-1 Layering Stencil using a combination of the light and dark inks from the Sparkle and Shine ink release and a few of the Altenew Blending Brush/Tools. The specific colors used are as follows: Raw Amber, Red Jasper, Rhodolite, Pistachio, Green Onyx, and Green Opal.
Next, I die cut some floral stand-alone dies that are meant to echo the stenciled florals. I combined the small bud and leaf from Rose Queen die set with a leaf cluster from the Flowing Foliage die set. I used heavyweight black cardstock so that it would hold up more sturdily, then adhered it over top of the stenciled design beneath.
Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the Pots & Plants stamp set, inking with Obsidian Pigment Ink and heat-setting with clear embossing powder. Then, I trimmed the card panel slightly smaller than an A2 size card, added a strip of patterned paper along the bottom to coordinate color-wise, and popped up the panel with foam tape.
This time, I used the Festive Clusters and Hanging Garden die sets to die cut the black accent details. I trimmed off the portions of the (Christmas-y) Festive Clusters die-cut and part of the leaf sprig from the Hanging Garden die set to produce a smaller design that fits the scale of the panel better and removed the more overtly seasonal element.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you've seen something to inspire you in your card-making! See the list below for specific supplies used.