USE YOUR DIES! That's our challenge today at Stampin' Royalty.
And I remembered a card I did a while ago using leaf dies to make a stencil. And I thought the Botanical Builder dies would make a a great stencil too!
I chose the dies I wanted from the set, I chose three pieces. The leaf was large so I picked a medium and small flower to go with. Then I placed the dies on a piece of Whisper White card stock (5-1/2" x 4-1/4") and cut. I repeated this until I had die cut the entire piece. Since there are a lot of small intricate little pieces on this stencil, I used my two way glue pen on the back, covering those small pieces with a fine layer of glue. When this glue dries it is repositionable, perfect for my DIY stencil.
To create my background I used Whisper White Ink, a sponge and a piece of Soft Sky card stock. I like to use a light hand with out a ton of ink and tap till I get the coverage I like. Slow and steady wins this race! Look at the soft and subtle background it created. But now that I have the stencil I can make a bold and bright background too!
I dressed up my background with more of the die cut images from Botanical Builder dies and I used some of the stamps from Botanical Blooms to give another dimension to my green leaves and the pink feathers! Don't those look like flamingo feathers? The white flowers are left overs from the making of my stencil. I just sponged a bit of the Flirty Flamingo ink in the center and added a black swirl from the die set.
Then I just had to add the flamingo from Pop of Paradise to the corner, it was the perfect thing! The sentiment is from the Tin Of Cards stamp set. And just when I thought I was done with this card I thought it needed a bit of bling, so I added two strands of Bermuda Bay sequin trim. Love is in the details!
You can find all the fun things I used to make this card at my online store.
Thank you for stopping by! Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you with anything.
If you'd like to see more creations with dies be sure to check out this week's post at Stampin' Royalty and play along with us!