Thursday, 6 February 2020

Flowering Dahlia

Stencils....they are such a great tool to use to create.  You can use them in many different ways to create.  The most popular way to use them is to rub over them with a stencil or a blending tool but I wanted to try and give the stencilled image a different look, so here's what I did.

I am using a 2 part stencil which means there are 2 separate stencils.  You start with the first, remove it, then overlay the second to add the details.  
I began with the Altenew Dahlia stencil A.  To give it a unique look, I pressed a baby wipe onto my DOX ink pad, then pressed that through the opening of my stencil.  I love the grainy look it gives.
When I was happy with the first inking, I removed Stencil A and overlaid Stencil B to add the details using some Black Soot DOX ink.
I splattered the whole piece with some diluted black acrylic paint and set it aside.
Using some black cardstock, I die cut the Follow Your Heart die from Penny Black 3 times and glued them together.  I glued that over my stencilled background and added some black gems.
I simply added it to a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- none
Inks- Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans, Black Soot DOX ink
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook); black cs
Accessories and Tools- Follow Your Heart die (PB); Dahlia layered stencils (Altenew);
black acrylic paint; baby wipes; paintbrush; black gems


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

A gorgeous stencil, I love the colors, and that is a neat way of doing the inking. TFS!

Mrs A. said...

I haven’t heard of two part stencils before. The results on your card look lovely. Hugs Mrs A.

Lori m said...

I'm just loving your beautiful cards and backgrounds, thank you for the inspiration and sharing, hugs, Lori m

I Card Everyone said...

I love the way you look at our 'tools' in a different, very clever, way, Karen!
It must be Dahlia day... I just saved a page on IG with the most gorgeous Dahlia bulbs - of course I only saved them for the photos, not because I'm shopping!

Daffodil Cards said...

I just love how you seem to do "simple" things and come up with masterpieces. Gorgeous colours
Faith x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very gorgeous and in such great colors. I love the black specks on it too!

Glennis F said...

Love this card, a great technique

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, fabulous technique and colours, Kate x x

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful stencil, Karen! I love how the baby wipe transferred the color! The black adds lots of drama to this classy card!

Pat said...

I love that Dahlia stencil Karen and the two part stencilling is so pretty and the three layer sentiment really stands out. A beautiful card. x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous 2 step stenciled dahlia using your DOX inks. TFS your tips on your technique for the grainy look. Loved your acrylic paint splatters and black stamped sentiment too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Marcia Hill said...

This is SO pretty Karen! I have that stencil and will definitely try your technique with the baby wipe and the black soot DOX for the 2nd layer. STUNNING card my friend!! :0)

kiwimeskreations said...

What a stunning card Karen - quite dramatic with the black layered sentiment, and the fabulous stenciling

Mac Mable said...

Such a stunning effect with that two step stencil and what glorious and vibrant colours Karen....Another stunner my friend x.

Lucille K said...

Lovely, the 2-step stenciling looks great with the colors and technique you used :)

Loll said...

Amazing! Love how you've used this 2-part stencil, Karen. The baby wipe gives a watercoloured look. And the black detailing looks fabulous over top. Always learning from you, my friend! xx