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Spring Has Sprung!

Spring Has Sprung!

This new Stamp and Stencil Combo is going to change how you make cards, especially if you like to make multiple cards in one sitting.  I like to make gift sets  for teachers and friends and this set is perfect for that!
Distress Oxides (in a light and dark shade) or you can just use one color and intensify the one color for the centers of the flowers
Glitter Glaze (Alabaster or Fallen Snow, or any color really!)
Perfect Blend Cardstock
Raven Cardstock
Alabaster (or clear) Embossing Powder
Green Ink Cube
Stamp and Stick Mat
I lined the large stamp into my stamping platform and used an ink cube in green to stamp the leaves.  I found it was easier to get better coverage on the leaves with a smaller ink cube. 
Next, I took the larger circle stencil and ink blended some color into the openings.  The Stamp and Stick mat is an awesome tool for helping line up the stencil without it moving while you ink blend.   I also found it easier to write the word "TOP" on the upper left hand corner of each stencil, so I didn't waste time lining it up.  Each time I went to use a stencil layer, I knew which side was up and exactly how it lined up. 
Next, I took the smaller circle stencil and use a darker shade of ink.  Finally, I used some Glitter Glaze (or Candy Coat) to fill in the dotted centers of the flowers.  You can really use any medium on each of the layers.  Now all that needs to be done is finishing the cards with various sentiments embossed in Alabaster embossing powder on Raven cardstock. 
You could even leave them plain for a beautiful set of note cards!
I can't wait to see how you use this Stamp and Stencil Combo!  Tag me on Instagram @katedeignancards and be sure to follow @brutusmonroe for more ideas!
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