Creativity Unlocked feat. Happy Blossoms Ensemble | Quick & Easy Coloring with Stencils

by Michelle

happy blossoms ensembleHello there, Michelle Short here with Terrific Tags with Michelle and another edition of Creativity Unlocked featuring Happy Blossoms Ensemble!

Welcome to Creativity Unlocked, where we highlight a new product from this month’s new collection! Discover each product's endless creative possibilities and get inspired to create the paper crafting ideas we share here. Keep on reading for exclusive tips from our designers, handy tips and tricks, and stunning project inspiration from talented crafters. 

Keep on reading for more tips and project ideas using this new ensemble!

03 04 2023 Creativity Unlocked Projects Collage Happy Blossoms Ensemble

Happy Blossoms Ensemble: Stamp/Die/Stencils/Embossing Folder

The Happy Blossoms ensemble is all about flower power. Whether you want to stamp and color with your favorite coloring medium, ink blend to create a soft dreamy look, or take it up a notch with embossed textures and layered die cuts, this ensemble has it all! Feel free to mix & match these products or use them individually; the possibilities are endless!  

Today I have a tag to share with you to coordinate with a card I made for the release. You can see that card in the video below! I wanted to keep the same design by using different products from the Happy Blossoms Ensemble.

The Happy Blossoms Ensemble features Soft Blossoms Outline Stamp Set, Soft Blossoms 3D Embossing Folder, Soft Blossoms Simple Coloring Stencil Set, and Sweet Blossoms Layering Die Set.

Happy Blossoms Ensemble

Embossing the Design

I started off by die cutting a tag from Classic Crest 110lb Solar White Cardstock using one of the larger tags from the Terrific Tags Die Set.

I then placed it inside the Soft Blossoms 3D Embossing Folder (from the Happy Blossoms Ensemble) and ran it through my die cutting machine to emboss the image onto the tag.

Happy Blossoms Ensemble

Quick & Easy Coloring With Stencils

To add color to the flowers and leaves, I used the Soft Blossoms Simple Coloring Stencils. To keep the stencils in place, I first placed the tag on to the Sticky Mat in the Stampwheel and then placed the first stencil on top. The Sticky Mat holds the stencil in place so that I can ink blend on top without worrying that it may move.

For the flowers, I used the three lightest shades from the Enchanted Garden Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set – Wisteria, Hydrangea, and Ultraviolet. I used both Small and Mini Ink Blending Brushes, to add the color.

I made sure to add the ink darker than I thought I needed it, as when it dries, it does lighten up slightly.

For the leaves, I used Aqualicious and Teal Cave from the Sweet Dreams Crips Dye Ink Mini Cube Set with the Mini Ink Blending Brush.

Happy Blossoms Ensemble

Assembling the Tag

I cut another tag and adhered it to the back of the embossed one, adhering with Glue Tape. This is so that I have a clean place to write a personal message.

I then took the sentiment from the Soft Blossoms Outline Stamp Set and using the Stampwheel, stamped it onto 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 tag using Instant Dimension Foam Tape.

Happy Blossoms Ensemble

To finish off the tag, I took the white gel pen from the Must-Have Gel Pen Set and added clusters of dots to the flowers and leaves. This is a great way to add interest without adding embellishments! I also added twine through the top of the tag and tied it in a bow.

 Product, Multiple Ways!

Before you go, here are a few card ideas featuring this new ensemble!

ALTENEW SOFT BLOSSOMS stamp stencil SWEET BLOSSOMS die set ROAMING PANDAS stamp set MAr23 Nathalie DeSousa
Indeed, when it comes to journaling, Nathalie never runs out of ideas to make beautiful pages! We love her layout and her lovely coloring of the flowers from the Soft Blossoms Outline Stamp Set.
Altenew Soft Blossoms EF Soft Blossoms stencil Wicker Texture EF Vertical Greetings Die 3 Laura JaneLaura's ink-blended embossed background is just stunning! The vibrant pastel yellows from the Butternut Crisp Dye Ink matched well with the green hues from the Frosted Foliage Fresh Dye Inks collection.

Altenew Soft Blossoms Stamp Soft Blossoms Stencils Enchanted Garden Inks Sweet Dreams Inks Michelle ShortMichelle's card features delicate floral designs created by ink blending soft purple ink through stencils. We just know that the recipient of this birthday card will have a smile on their face! Altenew Soft Blossoms 1 Erum Tasneem

Who said that flowers couldn't be brown? We just love the unique vintage look of this card featuring flowers with rich, beautiful brown tones!

Debby van Diepen Delicate Dragonflies Soft Blossoms16.9 DebbyvDiepen

We adore how Debbie paired the gorgeous Soft Petals 3D Embossing Folder with the Delicate Dragonflies Die and Hot Foil Plate Set from the Contemporary Serenity Ensemble! The stunning dragonfly really took the spotlight as the focal point of her card.

I love coloring images with stencils! It is such a quick and easy way to add color! I hope I have inspired you to take a look at the Happy Blossoms Ensemble. You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube.

~ Supply List ~

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Terrific Tags Die Set
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Enchanted Garden Mini Cube Set — Altenew
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Sweet Dreams Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set
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Mini Blending Brush Set
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Embossing Ink
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Tara Prince March 6, 2023 - 11:03 AM

so beautiful

Altenew March 6, 2023 - 11:36 PM

Glad you like it, Tara!


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