Hi crafty friends and welcome to your next stop on the Pinkfresh Studio November Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil New Release hop! My card today was made with the new Darling Dahlias stamp and stencil set. This stencil set has a masking layer (that covers up the flowers and leaves) so that you can color in the background easily! Yay! I love that.
I put some Neenah 110 lb. card stock in my stamping platform with the red rubber Dahlia’s stamp and stamped out the image first, using Rocky Slope. I decided to make the flowers sort of bluey, which is an actual word, and used Sky Blue, Summer Shower, Seaside and Blue Jay, for the very center of the flowers, trying to keep the outside of the petals as pale as possible. The leaves are a light gray, Misty Coast and a little Rocky Slope at the base. I thought if I made the background color a darker gray it would really help those flowers look white. I tried to mottle the background a little, with darker shades of gray here and there because I thought it made it look more interesting. Then I splattered with some white acrylic paint just because I like the look of it.
I put the stenciled image back into the stamping platform, that still had the stamp in it, to heat emboss a smooth silver over the flowers. So pretty! I trimmed it down a smidge and adhered it to a light blue cardstock base. I decided that a white scallop frame would be so charming with those white-blue dahlias and used Pinkfresh’s Stitched Scallop Rectangles die set to do it.
I used another new release Scripted Greetings for the “Thanks” sentiment and found a white bow already made (and just a little squished) in my stash, to adhere on the frame next to the sentiment. That bow was made with the Artistic Bows die set. I added a few silver pearls and was done.
I hope some of these design ideas have inspired you to make something new today, thanks so much for coming by!
p.s. Here is a link to the photo I found on Pinterest that inspired this color combination.
-They will also be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. As per usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments.
The winners will be pulled and posted on November 11, 2021 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.