My first card uses a minimal color palette but has some added highlights thanks to Altenew's Gel Pens. The great thing about coloring stencils is that you can go as simple as you like, or you can step up your design by adding more colors or depth of shade.
The background was hot foiled using the Splatter Hot Foil Plate and Altenew's Brushed Gold Hot Foil Roll. While I had my hot foil machine out and heated up, I decided I would hot foil some sentiments from the Sweet Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and Die Set Bundle. The great thing about this set is that there is a coordinating die set that allows you to cut the foiled sentiment. You can also cut the sentiment into a two-part sentiment without hot foil if you wish.
To assemble the card, I ink blended an A2 card base using Minty Mint Crisp Dye Ink. I then trimmed the Splatter Hot Foil panel to measure 4″ by 5.5″ and adhered this to the card base using Altenew's Ultra Sticky Double-Sided Tape. I decided to fussy cut around the embossed image and adhere it to the card using Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I then added foam tape to the reverse of the sentiment and added it to the card.
To finish this quick and simple card, I decided to add White Gel Pen highlights to the flowers and leaves.
I used Minty Mint Ink to ink blend the leaves; I like the leaves to be darker at the base and lighter at the tips. This is easy to achieve; I added more ink to the brush and used a heavier hand, which gives a beautiful effect. I added some metallic white inky splatters over the flowers and set them aside to dry.