Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today sharing some inspiration using the new Bitterroot Stencils and coordinating dies! I love that these new stencils are available with dies… creates so many possibilities!!
For all three of my projects today, I began by stenciling the Bitterroot Stencils several times on panels of plain white cardstock using the Enchanted Garden ink collection, as well as Plum and Pure Graphite for the flowers, and using Lime and Limeade for the foliage. I just went to town stenciling all of the layers, then die cut some of the finished blooms, leaving one set of finished stenciled blooms on the full A2 card panel. I love having a pile of colorful die cuts with which to create coordinating card sets!
For my first project, I used Instant Dimension Foam Tape and liquid adhesive to add lots of layers of Bitterroot stenciled die cuts to a plain white card base. I love how the white card base helps creates a seamless background for the white edges of the die cuts, keeping everything nice and clean, but still allowing lots of dimension with the use of the foam tape. I adhered them all over the card front, leaving a small space on the right side for a greeting.
I die cut the “thanks” greeting from the Simple Greetings dies, cutting it three times from some more white cardstock and adhering the pieces together using liquid adhesive to create a dimensional die cut. I adhered it to the card front, and I think that the subtle white-on-white is just so pretty. I added a few metallic charcoal gems to the centers of the flowers to add a bit of extra texture and some shine to the matte card front.
My second card features the simple Bitterroot stenciled panel. I trimmed down the panel slightly on all sides, then used a small blending brush to blend some Wisteria ink around the exterior edges, giving the flowers an almost reverse halo. I die cut a Garden Trellis cover plate from some white cardstock and added it to a plain white A2 card base, then added the stenciled, blended panel to the card front using foam adhesive.
Once I'd adhered the main components to the card front, I added another white Simple Greetings die cut to the card front, allowing the subtle blending on the card front to highlight the white die cut. I used some more metallic gray gems for the flower centers. I love the addition of sparkle and shine that these gems add to the card front!
My final card features some “peek-a-boo” stenciled die cuts in conjunction with a Circled Greetings: Hugs die cut. I began by die cutting the Circled Greetings: Hugs from the center of a panel of plain white cardstock. I then arranged my remaining Bitterroot Stencil die cuts both behind, in front of, and peeking out from this sentiment.
I adhered one of the full Bitterroot Stencil bouquet die cuts in the center of a white A2 card base using liquid adhesive, then layered the sentiment panel over the top using foam adhesive, which allows the sentiment die cut to pop from the colorful floral background. One of my favorite things about the Bitterroot stencil and die set is that not only do you receive the die to cut out the full bouquet, but you also receive the individual flower dies, as well as dies to cut out sprigs of greenery! I adhered some individual stenciled flowers and greenery on the sentiment die cut layer, allowing some of the die cuts to peek out from behind the sentiment, while others laid over the top. I added a couple more metallic gems to the individual flower centers to finish off the card.
Well, that's all for my project today! Thanks so much for reading, and I hope you'll go check out the layering stencils…. these are SO much fun to play with, with infinite color combinations and techniques! Have a marvelous day!