Simon Says Stamp - Leaves Wreath Trio, STAMPtember 2021



I adore Stencils and have a major crush on the stencils that I've been seeing lately that come in layers like the Leaves Wreath from Simon Says Stamp, STAMPtember 2021 Release!


The large leaves on this stencil fill up a card quickly and the bright colors are eye-catching and joyous!


I made this trio of simple cards by pairing that 6" x 6" stencil with leaf and sentiment diecuts pictured below:




If you don't yet have blending brushes, I would recommend the smaller size of Simon Says Stamp Blending Brushes . They come in both large and small sizes and I like the small size for stenciling.



The cards rely on super easy ink-blending and stencil-layering to get the striking gradients and details showcased in each card.


Let's Get to Making!



SCRIPT THANKFUL CARD - Stenciled Leaves and Layered Diecut Sentiment

Card Base Size: 6" x 5.5"

Brown Card Front Mat: 5 5/8" x 5"

Card Front Mat: 5 1/2" x 4 7/8"

Featuring:

  • Simon Says Stamp Leaf Wreath Stencil

  • Simon Says Stamp Thankful for You Dies

  • Wendy Vecchi Make Art Station

  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Colors: Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed, Lucky Clover and Wilted Violet


Before we get started, 2 things!

  1. I have fallen in love with the Wendy Vecchi Make Art Station. This simple tool is a metallic mat with AMAZINGLY STRONG magnets to hold your surfaces and tools in place and it is a godsend when stenciling

  2. I know that it seems like I used an entire rainbow of colors but my trusty Distress Ink colors blend so seamlessly and create beautiful gradients as the colors react with one another to create new shades.




Key Tips:

  • The cardstock is initially cut to 6" x 6" and then trimmed after stenciling

  • The Distress Ink colors are applied in the following order starting top center and going clockwise until you end up where you started: wilted violet, lucky clover, mustard seed, rusty hinge, wilted violet, lucky clover, mustard seed, rusty hinge

  • With the first layer complete, remove the "leaf outline" stencil layer and align the "leaf veins" layer and color with the Walnut Stain Distress Ink

  • Repeat all of the above to make a 2nd stenciled panel for the 2nd and 3rd cards

  • Once stenciling is complete, cut down the card front to 5 1/2" x 4 7/8", layer on top of the brown cardstock and pop up on top of the Smoke Grey card base



Finish with layering your Thankful diecut using brown and metallic gold cardstock.


All done and all pretty!