I shared a sneak peek of this stenciled panel on my IG Stories the other day and now I'm here today sharing how I turned that panel into this card! When I'm struggling to find a color combination to work with, I always like to head for complimentary colors, like I did here with the blue and orange! My husband is a HUGE Denver Broncos fan, so there's always a lot of blue and orange going on over here! ha ha! You can also try using lighter shades of each of the complimentary colors to give your project a softer look, like I did on this card.
As I mentioned earlier, I started this card off by using the Seamless Floral Pattern Layered Stencils onto a 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch piece of white cardstock. I eventually trimmed the panel, but the stencils come with guide marks to be used with those dimensions, so that's what I started off with! I used Apricot, Slumber, Clementine, Fresh Pear, and Key Lime ink for the panel. I trimmed it down on the sides; just enough to not cut off the leaves and then to 5 1/4 inches tall.
Those dimensions allowed me to add the white Lacey Edgers to either side using foam squares for dimension. I used one of the sets of holes to use as my guide to get them lined up straight on each side. I die cut the "Hello" word, using the Essentials: Classic Words die set, out of gold specialty paper and once again using white cardstock. I glued them together using a fine tip 2 way glue pen.
I didn't want to cover up the stenciled panel too much, so I opted for a circle frame and a few other flowers for added detail and dimension. I die cut the circle frame using the Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Circles and then added it to the panel using small foam squares. The extra flowers around the circle were die cut using the Charming Floral Wreath die set and then stamped using the Charming Floral Wreath stamp set. I find that with this set in particular, it is much easier to do the die cutting and THEN the stamping using the negative space as a guide to line up your images!
I added the "YOU ARE MORE AMAZING THAN YOU KNOW" sentiment, which is also from the Charming Floral Wreath stamp set, to the bottom of the circle. I always love adding some Essentials: Jewels to my projects and for this card I chose the deepest blue and light yellow! I added them to the centers of a few of the flowers using liquid glue. The entire panel was added to a top folding A2 card base using foam squares. This would be a perfect thank you card, even though it doesn't come right out and say that, or just a "hello" card to an amazing friend! Thanks for fluttering by!