On the CASE: Faceted Flower

Mar 13, 2019Hello, Just Because & For You Cards1 comment

On the CASE: Faceted Flower

Mar 13, 2019Hello, Just Because & For You Cards1 comment

It’s coming!

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)

  1. Score the card base at 4 1/4″ and set aside.
  2. 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…
  3. Make pencil marks about 3/4″ in from the right of the card base. This will help align the stencil as it’s rotated.
  4. Sponge on the first color. I used Crimson. Clean off the stencil and rotate it 90-degrees, using the pencil marks to align.
  1. 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.
  2. Sponge and rotate two more times to complete the floral image.
  3. Sponge the sentiment on the Black Licorice cardstock with the Unicorn White pigment ink. It dries pretty quick. Trim any excess cardstock.
  4. Add some foam adhesive spots along with some swirls of gold metallic thread. Adhere the finished sentiment to the card base.
  5. 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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