Hi everyone! I’m happy to be back up on the Pinkfresh blog today with a mini slimline card made with a couple of new releases from December: the Blanket Stitch Mini Slimline Rectangle die and the so pretty Cosmos Bunch design. The colors for this project were inspired by some new ribbon and string I had picked up with a lovely, frosty lavender shade that I also ended up including on my card.
I started by stamping the Cosmos Bunch image onto some white card stock with Rocky Slope, a lighter shade of gray. Then I took my stamped image out of the stamping platform, leaving the stamp in place, and used the Cosmos Bunch layering stencil set with Fresh Pear and Soft Lilac to lightly color in the greenery and large blooms. Then I used my color pencils to add some detail, darkening the color at the base of the leaves and the tips of the flower petals. I used a darker purple and yellow around the center of the flowers, though it can be hard to see. Then I decided that I wanted those sprays of small flowers to be boldly colored and used Pinkfresh’s Berrylicious.
When I was done coloring everything in I put the image back into the MISTI and stamped with Detail Black ink over the image. Then I set it aside to fully dry and pulled out the Blanket Stitch mini slimline to cut out a piece of white cardstock. I thought it might be fun to wrap the string and ribbon, that first inspired my color choices, around the blanket stitch die cut panel and decided that the stitch detail combined with the ribbon wrapping turned out so pretty!
I ended up cutting oddly shaped pieces of foam tape to fit in between the ribbon/string on the back of the die cut panel, to adhere it down to a lavender cardstock (Simon Says Stamp) base piece.
I happened to have a couple of baggies of previously hot foiled sentiments (kept separated by sentiment sets but in a drawer with other finished but unused pieces) in my stash already, and the red foil pops beautifully in coordination with those tiny flowers.
After I die cut out my colored in Cosmos Bunch I decided that I wanted those lavender blooms to have some sparkle and used some of my favorite Stickles glitter gel. I just used my finger tips to spread it out from the middle of the bloom, making sure to leave the darker tips glitter free. Then I used more foam tape to pop it up over the white die cut panel, added the sentiment and a few silver pearls and was done.
I hope this has inspired you to make something new today, thank you so much for stopping by!