Use Stencils and Die Cuts For WOW Cards!

See how much impact you can get on your cards when you combine stencils and die cuts in a simple design.

I have combined stencils and die cuts before but THIS card just popped! I can tell you that I will certainly be making more of these in all kinds of color stories and with different focal elements. The simple yet dramatic stenciled rays radiating out from the flower call so much attention to the details the dies from Rubbernecker provide. Let me show you more.

stencils and die cuts were used in combination to create this dramatic card with a beautiful paper sun flower made using products from Rubbernecker

The Stenciled Base and Sentiment

  • Cut an A2 Sized card base and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer using white cardstock.
  • Use mustard cardstock to cut a 5.25″ x 4″ layer and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Secure the Sunburst stencil and white layer on the Make Art board with the magnetic ruler and magnets.
  • Use a large blender brush to apply the Citrus Color Fuse ink and remove the stencil when finished..
  • Cut  the stenciled layer down to fit on the mustard layer and attach using strips of mounting tape.
  • Cut a thin white strip and a mustard layering strip.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the white strip using black ink, attach it to the mustard layer using ATG adhesive and attach it to the stenciled layer using ATG adhesive.

The Flower and Foliage

  • Use  yellow cardstock to cut three layers of the largest flower in the Mixable Flower Stack set and the largest circle.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply Citrus ink to the flower centers.
  • Apply more Citrus ink up a portion of each of the petals using  the mini applicator. 
  • Apply a light layer of Pecan ink coming out from the center of each flower and up a small portion of each petal using a mini applicator.
  • Place the flowers face down on the molding pad and form the petals using a large round stylus.
  • Turn the flower face up, push down in the center with the stylus to push the petals up.
  • Attach the three flower layers together using glossy accents making sure to offset each layer.  You can check out my Flower Shaping Videos post to see how I shape and form my flowers.
  • Place the largest yellow circle from the flower set on the molding pad, push down using the large round stylus and attach it to the flower center using a piece of mounting tape.  
  • Cut the Tiny Flower Buds using brown cardstock, place them face up on the molding pad and form them using a tiny tipped stylus.
  • Start by attaching the tiny brown flowers in the center of the circle using glossy accents and continue adding them until the flower center is filled.

Finish the Card

  • Attach the flower to the center of the center of the sun using glossy accents.  Pro Tip:  I punched a large circle out of printer paper, placed the negative opening over the sun and applied the Citrus ink to fill in the sun. I wanted the sun filled in to show behind the flower.
  • Cut two sections of the foliage from the Organic Shapeable Daisy set using green cardstock.  
  • Tuck the foliage  pieces under the sunflower using glossy accents.  Pro Tip:  Once the foliage section is under the flower you can use your paper piercer to push it further under and hold in place for a second or two to make sure it is secure.

stencils and die cuts from Rubbernecker make this card with its beautiful paper sunflower

Using stencils and die cuts together can make such a fun and creative card. Here is a link to my Stencil Background and Flowers post that shows a soft muted stencil background.

4108 sun burst stencil
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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5301-05D Organic Shapable Daisy Die
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Mixable Flower Stack Die 5109D
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3327 Kittie Says Friends
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Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Versafine Clair Nocturne Pad
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PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
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Scor-Tape .25″X27yd
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Glossy Accents .5oz
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Make Art…
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Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Make Art…
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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Picket Fence Studios – Tools – Life…
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[ AMZUS ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Does this make you look at using stencils and die cuts together a little differently? Are you itching to make a card like this? Let me know what you think!

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