Floral Background card

Hero image: Completed floral background card.
Completed floral background card 6″ x 6″

Did you hear the EXCITING NEWS? We have NEW STENCILS coming out on February 14th! We’re all so excited over here because we have received ours already and have started creating some beauties for you to ooh and aah over before you get yours!

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Our dear boss, Jaime, decided to challenge us. She asked us to make some simple, yet beautiful cards for you. Uh oh…. WAY out of my comfort zone! You guys know me, I’m the grungy goodness texture queen! Time for me to STRETCH my creative boundaries and hop out of my grungy texture box, ha ha!

The new stencils are GORGEOUS, you’re absolutely going to LOVE them! I chose my two new favorites and decided to show you a quick, easy, and effective background that you could use for pretty much any project, and most certainly for a pretty card. Right, let’s get to it shall we?

To begin I selected my first favorite stencil, the new six inch TCW963 Hanging Vines stencil by Ronda Palazzari. Isn’t it gorgeous? Yes, I know it says hanging vines, but I decided to use it upside down so that it looks like foliage growing up!

Close up of Stencil TCW963 Hanging Vines taped to the card.
Stencil TCW963 Hanging Vines by Ronda Palazzari

Have you ever tried the stacked stencil technique? It’s where you stack different stencils on top of one another and stencil through them all at the same time, then remove one, and stencil with a different color, and so on. That’s what I did next. I added stencil TCW968 Summer Meadow over TCW963 Hanging Vines and taped them down.

Close up of the two stencils sitting on top of the card. The TCW968 Summer Meadow stencil is at a slight angle to show that stencil TCW963 Hanging Vines is stacked below it.
Stencil TCW968 Summer Meadow was stacked on top of stencil TCW963 Hanging Vines.

I used an ink brush to apply Distress Ink through the stacked stencils using small, circular motions.

The stacked stencils have been inked using an ink brush and Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink.
The stacked stencils with Rustic Wilderness applied with an ink brush.

I then removed the TCW968 Summer Meadow stencil to reveal the TCW963 Hanging Vines stencil and repeated the same ink technique using Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink.

Close up image showing stencil TCW968 Summer Meadow being removed to reveal Stencil TCW963 Hanging Vines.
Removing stencil TCW968 to reveal stencil TCW963
Close up image showing the completed card background surrounded with the ink brushes, ink pads, and stencils.
The completed background with stencils removed.

Next, I used some of our rubber stamps TCW2208 Precious Sentiments by Valentina Harper and I embossed them onto some white card stock using orange and coral embossing powders. I then hand painted them using the ColorSparx powders in Gamboge, Fucshia and Marigold. Lastly, I attached the flowers and sentiment to the card with some copper thread, paper bird and crystal gems.

Close up image showing the stamped sentiment and flowers heat embossed with orange and coral embossing powders.
The flowers and sentiment were heat embossed with coral and orange embossing powders.
Top shot of the completed card laying on a wood table surrounded by the rubber stamp set and the three Colorsparx powders that were used to hand paint the sentiment and flowers.
The completed card with the ColorSparx powders and stamp set.
Close up image of two flowers, half the sentiment, and the paper bird ephemera.
Close up image of bird and sentiment.
Close up image of the focal flowers, sentiment, and bird.
Close up image of the completed flowers and sentiment on the card.

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Michaela Butterworth
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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4 thoughts on “Floral Background card

  1. These flowers are so pretty The stacking of stencils is brilliant and the flowers look so realistic with those embossing powders and colorsparx in all the orange and coral colors

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