Hello, friends. I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I have been busy in my craft room working on all kinds of stuff, and I’m sharing two cards that I managed to pull together yesterday. These cards may look different, but they started with the same stenciled panel, thanks to the large Layered Sunflowers stencil set from Simon Says Stamp.

NOTE: all supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this blog post.

I started by stenciling a 5.5″ x 8.5″ panel of Kraft card stock with the Layered Sunflowers stencil set. These stencils are 6″ x 9″, so they’re great for slimline cards, 5×7 cards, or other larger format cards. Because I was using Kraft card stock, I used my Distress Oxide Inks. I used the following colors for the flowers: Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, and Spiced Marmalade. For the stems, I had started with Cracked Pistachio but then came back in later with some Bundled Sage to warm it up. Once I was finished stenciling, I cut the panel in half to create two A2 sized panels.

For this first card, I kept the panel size as is (again, A2 or 4.25″x5.5″) and just inked up the edges with some Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. I also added some dots to the orange centers of the flowers with an orange marker. I finished the card with the Fancy Thinking of You die. I cut the shadow layer from vellum and the words from pink card stock. I scattered a few dew drops around the words. Pretty easy card, and I love how it turned out!

For the second half of the stenciled panel, I trimmed it down a bit and glued it to a white A2 card base. I took a white gel pen and added highlights. It makes the card look completely different, right? I used the Sending Smiles Word and Shadow Die set, and I think the orange color of the words just gives this card the most cheerful look.

These cards were not difficult to make at all, and I love how I only had to stencil once! Granted, there are three stencils in the set, but still! I don’t often make 2-For-1 cards, and now I’m just wondering why!

I hope these cards bring a smile to your face today. Leave a comment and let me know which card you like the best! As always, I appreciate you visiting my blog. 

Wishing you all a crafty day,

Allison

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