Both of the stencils in this release work with the Scandinavian Prints stamp set. My card features the Scoop stencil. It's made to help you create a background pattern using the floral images from the Scandinavian Prints stamp set. First, trim a 6x6 piece of cardstock to stamp on and secure it underneath the stencil. Then choose an accent stamp - I chose the squiggle lines for the top of the flowers - and stamp that in every scoop.
Then I used a blending tool with a paler shade of ink to sponge each scoop, creating multiple flowers. I love how the blending tool automatically creates shaded flowers with dimension! Yes, I was oohing and aahing over this for quite some time afterwards.
Next, stamp the stems under each scoop. Using a paler shade, stamp the leaves. I stamped all the leaves on the right side first, then stamped the leaves on the left side. I used the same colour of ink to stamp the veins on the right-sided leaves only.
After my background was done, I trimmed it down to a front panel for an A2 card base. Starting with a 6x6 panel allowed me to centre the pattern on my panel. Then I heat embossed a sentiment from Into the Woods on the flags from Scalloped Dies and adhered them to the front of the card, popping up the top one with foam tape for a bit of dimension.
There's a GIVEAWAY! Be sure to leave a comment on the Neat & Tangled Blog for your chance to win the Polka and Scoop stencils! There will ALSO be a $25 gift certificate drawn from all comments left on the design team blogs so be sure to leave one here, too! :)
All release products will be available for purchase tomorrow and I'll be updating my links at that time. See you again tomorrow!