Hello sweet friends! Welcome to my little crafty corner! I had so much fun making today’s card so let me tell you how it all came together!

Lately I love using all shades of pink and this card was no exception. After die cutting a small and a big flower with the Altenew Sakura Blossom dies, I used the cardstock as a diy stencil to add inked flowers to my background. Instructor Lydia Evans reminded me of this super effective technique in her Beyond Basic Backgrounds course over at the Altenew Academy.

I used Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves Distress ink and a blending tool to go over my stencil. I also added lots of pink, black, white and clean water splattering with a water brush.

Since I really am incapaple of leaving a card one layered, I added some pink stitching all around the panel and used the same thread to attach three more flowers made out of vellum. I don’t have a sewing machine, so I used my Tim Holtz ruler to poke the holes.

The sentiment comes from the Altenew Script Words die set and I used black cardstock to die cut it before foam mounting it to my panel.

I mounted the panel onto a Pale Gray card base using craft foam and called it done!

So go ahead and search through your dies to find the ones that will work great as stencils. And have fun!

See you soon!

I’m entering this card to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.

  1. This is gorgeous!! Love that pink stitching and vellum flowers. Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I hope you’ll join us again soon.

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