Hello there, Lisa here with you today. I hope that you are all well! Today I have a card to share with you using the new Speedy Recovery stamp set, along with the A2 Blooming Iris stencil which was released last month. I didn't get a chance to use the stencil last month and as soon as I saw the Speedy Recovery set, I knew that I would pair them up. I love the way, in real life, iris's stand tall and strong and that's why I thought they would go well together.
I began by spraying Pixie Spray onto the back of the stencil and letting it sit for a minute or so. I then secured it to a panel of 80lb white cardstock. Using Life Changing Blender Brushes I blended Altenew Inks through the stencil. For the stems I used Moss and Olive; the flowers were inked with Lavender Fields and Deep Iris and the centres with Warm Sunshine. I did mask off areas as I went so that I got a crisp image without too much contamination of colour in other areas.
I then did a little bit of pencil colouring over the inks to deepen some of the areas and I used Faber Castell Polychromos Olive Green Yellowish (173) and Mauve (249) for that.
Next, I smooshed some Black Soot Distress Ink onto my glass mat, spritzed it with a little bit of water and then flicked some splatter over the panel. I left it to dry and then I popped it into the MISTI. Using Black Hybrid Ink, I double stamped the Stay Strong sentiment from Speedy Recovery.
To finish the card I adhered a few Iridescent Moonshine Sequins using wet adhesive and then added the panel onto a top folding A2 heavyweight note card. That brings me to the end of the card. I always enjoy using stencils whatever the medium. I hope that you get some time to craft today and maybe ink up a stencil or two yourselves. Until next time, have a great day!