I love that the shading on these flowers is stippled as it provides a different look. The layers are not difficult to line up and allow you to change the whole look of the flower just by playing with different color combinations. I would have given the set 5 stars but I was disappointed that the die set did not include a die for all of the larger flowers. I found this to be a curious omission. I found the masking stencil wonderfully convenient since I hate cutting masks, but it does still require some practice with placement since the thickness of the stencil still requires a set back from the edge to avoid a halo effect around the covered flower. This is a set which allows for a multitude of looks which gives you greater choices over which way to with color or by whether or not you use the stippling layer. The ideas contained in the accompanying brochure to be extremely helpful.