On the CASE: Faceted Flower
On the CASE: Faceted Flower
Spring is trying so hard to melt all the snow here in East Nebraska – but, it’s coming! Soon, the grass will be growing and little plants will be pushing up from the ground. Why not add to the anticipation with a lovely, but simple, faceted floral design, courtesy of Concord & 9th!
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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!
Stamps: Faceted Turnabout Stencils (Concord & 9th)
Paper: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Solar White 110lb CS (Neenah), 2 1/2″ x 1″ Black Licorice CS (Lawn Fawn)
Inks: Crimson Crisp Ink (Altenew), Rouge Crisp Ink (Altenew), Blush Crisp Ink (Altenew), Sea Glass Crisp Ink (Altenew), Unicorn White (Hero)
Accessories: Gold metallic thread (Superior)
Other: Sponge Daubers (Scrapbook.com), Autumn Afternoon sequins (28 Lilac Lane)
On the CASE Notes
(your step-by-step guide – click the images to enlarge)
- Score the card base at 4 1/4″ and set aside.
- I found it best (discovered after I completed the project) to outline the flower on the stencil so you can get a better idea of where the finished image will end up…
- Make pencil marks about 3/4″ in from the right of the card base. This will help align the stencil as it’s rotated.
- Sponge on the first color. I used Crimson. Clean off the stencil and rotate it 90-degrees, using the pencil marks to align.
- Sponge in the next color, then rotate. You can see I added in some post-its to cover parts of the stencil so I didn’t get any stray ink on the card.
- Sponge and rotate two more times to complete the floral image.
- Sponge the sentiment on the Black Licorice cardstock with the Unicorn White pigment ink. It dries pretty quick. Trim any excess cardstock.
- Add some foam adhesive spots along with some swirls of gold metallic thread. Adhere the finished sentiment to the card base.
- Add some copper sequins to finish the look.
How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?
Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 – I really am loving how amazing these Turnabout sets create an amazing looking project with minimal effort. Having a stencil instead of a stamp definitely makes for a unique look, and makes the Turnabout style more accessible to those that may not have a stamp positioning tool. In case you don’t know, this is a TWO stencil set. The second stencil is a full faceted background that can make some amazing custom looks.
We hope our projects today inspired you to try CASE-ing our projects, or another project you’ve been eyeing! We hope to see you again in 2 weeks when we’ll be On the CASE again!
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