Have you wondered if you can change the colour of your vellum doilies? Well the simple answer is yes you can!
Using a blending brush pick up the ink colour from your ink pad, with your doily over scrap paper blend the ink colour across the doily using your blending brush in a circular motion. I used Garden Green on my sample card here.
Another cool thing to think about as you are adding the colour to the doily is the pattern you will create underneath. The doily makes a great stencil! So if you want to get an added bonus out of colouring the doily have card stock underneath. Keep the doily still as you add colour and voila an extra background piece is created to use on another card.
I used my coloured doily as a background feature to my die cut Hand-Penned Petals image. I coloured the image using Stampin’ Blends. If you are not a fan of colouring, this stamp set offers the option of Two Step stamping. That is, there are stamps which are block images that fill the flowers and leaves so you don’t have to hand colour. An ofering that makes Hand-Penned Petals even more versatile.
The back ground papers are also part of the Hand-Penned Petals Suite. I made this card some time ago and on looking at the Annual Catalogue now I can see I was probably inspired by the sample images for the Hand-Penned Suite on page 104 of the catalogue. Also part of this Suite are the matching dies which I used to die cut my floral image.
I love the font that has been used to create the greetings in the Welcoming Woods stamp set. It is such an elegant font and the size of the greetings means they fit inside many of our Stampin’ Up! punches and dies.
Here I used the Double Oval punch. The combination of these two punch ovals makes matting your sentiments so EASY!
So have some fun experimenting with colouring your vellum doilies and paly around with the stencil background you create too.