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Thursday, June 11, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Deepti Creates a Quick and Pretty Card in 3 Easy Steps!

Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am showcasing a fun way to create layers with stamps and stencils :) An easy technique resulting in a quick and pretty card!

So, here's a look ar the finished card:

I started out by creating a mask of the flower and stamping it with black ink to cover the right and the lower edge of the panel.

Then I laid the stencil over this panel and sponged with Distress inks, keeping the red at the base and gradually changing it to yellow.

Then I heat embossed the sentiment on a black banner and adhered it all together. Easy peasy!

Here's the finished card again:

That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try. Happy paper crafting!

Products Deepti used in today's project:


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  1. Gorgeous and then some! Love it, thanks for sharing how too Karen x

  2. Gorgeous and simple - what a great combination!! This card is so perfect!!

  3. The flowers, the stencil, the colour...I'm in LOVE! Beautiful card, Deepti!

  4. Thank you - you make it sound so easy to accomplish such a beautiful card.

  5. This card is so cool!! I love how you stamped the flowers in black and then gave it color by using a stencil. I am going to have to try this technique!!

  6. Great example of this technique. The bright yellow really makes it a cheerful card.

  7. A real beauty, Deepti! Love the colors and the overall design. Thanks for the tutorial!!

  8. What a fabulous card Deepti - love the illusion of depth you have created.

  9. Simply an elegant and beautiful card ! Thanks for sharing the easy steps! Love it!

  10. BEAUTIFULLY stamped, Deepti!! Love love the yellow in this!

  11. Such a gorgeous card Deepti ..Love your stamping and the stencilled background ..TFS :)

  12. Really pretty. Masking is hard for me for some reason.

  13. WIth the talent you have Deepti ,It looks easy peasy :D !! Not for CAS n stamping struglers like me..Thanks for the tut:)

  14. Love this! The bold yellow makes this such a happy, happy card, Deepti!

  15. Love it, Deepti! Will try it for sure.

  16. Lovely card. Thanks for reminding me of the beauty of stamping. Sometimes I get caught in the anxiety of recreating "techniques" and forget the statement a CAS card makes. Cheers!

  17. I am in LOVE!! Absolutely gorgeous. The play of the black and white flowers with the sunny yellow is gorgeous!

  18. This is so pretty Deepti. I love the way the stencilled background goes from red to yellow and the black sunflowers are beautiful. x


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