Can I just say, I love my Clarity Stencil Brushes! I know, you are probably getting tired of me saying it but it's true. They made this background so easy to create and I love how it looks. To get the depth of color in the center I just brushed over the same area a few times. As you can see, it only added a hint of color around the window. The colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge made for a very pretty card, don't you think?
To start, I took a layer of Whisper White cardstock and, using those Clarity Stencil Brushes, brushed Pool Party ink until I had the just the look I wanted. The window is cut from Whisper White using the Picture Window Die and glued it over the background wash. The leaves are punched from Garden Green cardstock using the Bird Builder Punch. For the flowers I used the Mini Bloomers Die 2 and cut them from Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Real Red cardstock. To the center of each flower I added a bit of White Blizzard nuvo Glitter Drops. The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set and stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
The dies I used are from Taylored Expressions. The ink, cardstock and punch I used are from Stampin' Up! Also, my card was a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) of one done by Jean Manis.
The colors I used are from the Color Throwdown Challenge. For all the challenge details and to share your project, click the image below.
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