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Season of Wonder!

Hello my crafty cohorts! I’m up on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today with a mini slimline that I made with their new Poinsettia stamp, stencil and die sets and the Holiday Ornaments stencil and die. And although this is not the Christmas card I originally planned to make, I love how the pretty pink glow looks celebratory and perfectly suitable as a Christmas card.

I started out thinking that my card’s main element would be those new, fun ornaments on a slimline, with a bough at the top so I got those stenciled and die cut first. Then I thought I would put some pretty flowers in with the bough and pulled out the Poinsettia stencil set. I used pinks and soft reds for the flowers (Ballet Slipper, Sparkling Rose and Bubble Gum. Coral Reef and Passion Fruit) and a few different shades of green for the greenery, (Fresh Pear, Grassy Knoll, Olive, Mint, Meadow and Emerald City). When I was done with the flowers I decided that I didn’t want to put most of them in a drawer and add just a few to the card because I liked them so much. So I heat embossed some gold glittery embossing powder over the design, die cut them all out and came up with a new plan.

I inked up more white cardstock, with the same pink and soft reds I used to make the flowers, right on to the card base. Then I splattered with white acrylic paint and added some water to a smush of Bubble Gum ink so that I could splatter that color too. I faded it towards the bottom mostly because I just like that soft transition from white to color. 

I realized I could keep a couple of my ornaments and adhered them straight down to the card base tilting them to give the impression that they were swinging from the cluster of flowers. I made a frame using dies from Pinkfresh’s Mini Slimline Essential Bundle and layered the blooms under and over it. The sentiment was made with another new release: Thrill of Hope hot foil plate and some bright green foil. Then it was die cut out and popped up with a little foam tape.

I added Pinkfresh’s gold pearls because I thought they were complementary to the gold embossing and overall warm feeling of the card. Then I was done!

Thanks so much for coming by. I hope that this has inspired you to make something new today!


This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Rachel Jolley

    Absolutely gorgeous…and it’s pink, my favourite colour ??!

    1. Anne

      Oh, I’m so glad you like it Rachel! Thank you!!

  2. Marisela Delgado

    Anne, you always blow my mind! Gosh, your cards are always gorgeous. Just stunning!

    1. Anne

      Marisela! You say the nicest things! Thanks lady!!

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