Saturday, July 1, 2017

A Little Dose of Happy

I just got some happy mail from Tammy Tutterow and couldn't wait to play!  Tammy is branching out, and one of her new ventures is designing stencils with StencilGirl.  Tammy's are different in that she has designed hers to be done in 2 steps, although either of the designs in each set will work by itself.  Here's my first play with one called Mad About Plaid, and the sentiment is also new, from her darling set called Tiny Sentiments.

TT A Little Dose of Happy

supplies: white cardstock, Mad About Plaid 2 step stencil, Tiny Sentiments cling stamps, Posie Parts cling stamps and matching dies, Simon's Stitched Rectangles, picked raspberry, peacock feathers, and twisted citron distress inks, ink blending tool, water brushadhesive foam squares

These new stencils can cover a 5" X 7" area, so you have lots of wiggle room in placing the elements right where you want them.  This particular set has a vertical stripe for 1 stencil and a horizontal one for the other, and since they're so large, you could also use just one of them and turn it 90 degrees to get a plaid.  Lots of possibilities!    After sponging on my distress inks, the panel was trimmed to fit onto an A2 card, then I cut another stitched rectangle for the center and stamped the sweet sentiment in the center.  The posies were colored using the same distress inks diluted with a spritz of water, and then die-cut with their matching dies.  I popped 2 of the posies above the rest of the card for a bit of dimension.

I am so excited about the Tiny Sentiments, too - they will be such fun to mix and match with Tammy's smaller stamp sets, more of which are coming in the pipeline!!

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

11 comments:

  1. Great color combo, Lin! Just love the plaid you created!!

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  2. Very fun! I love that idea of the two step stencil and your plaid is lovely!

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  3. What a lovely vibrant card Lin - love the flowers matching you custom made background
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  4. Such a great idea. Your stenciling is really pretty and the colours are prefect with the flowers

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  5. Your plaid background came out so perfectly it looks like pattern paper. And your flowers......wow, so cute and just right with the sentiment. Love your colors!

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  6. I loved this over on IG, and I love seeing it again here. Fun colorful plaid and wow it is a stencil?? I thought for sure it was a pp its so perfect.

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  7. This is lovely, such wonderful colors! Happy 4th Lin!

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  8. love this...such a cheerful card.
    xxKaren

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  9. Oh wow--I love this card, Lin--happy indeed!

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  10. Love the look of the two step Plaid stencil Lin! Great colors:)

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