Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog! Pinkfresh Studio has a beautiful new collection out today, and I’m happy to share with you a couple of cards I made to help celebrate the release! I answer every comment I get, so please let me know if you have any questions!
I used the darling new Butterfly Garden stamp, stencil, and die for my first card. I think this scene of flowers and butterflies is just magical! I put a panel of white cardstock in the MISTI and used the stamp with light gray ink. Then I used the accompanying 4-stencil set along with Peach Fuzz, Coral Reef, Slumber, and Storm to color in my scene. Then I went over everything with pencils to add shading and highlights. I love to use a stencil to apply a light base coat of color, then sort of “edit” with my pencils afterward. I think it goes much faster than only using pencils. I used the Butterfly Garden die to cut everything out. I also used the die to cut out additional pieces and glued the doubles together to strengthen them.
Then I grabbed another panel of white cardstock and blended Sky Blue and Summer Shower onto it to mimic a sky behind my garden scene. I splattered it with white acrylic paint, let it dry, and then die-cut a panel from it using the darling Ornate Banner die set. I used fun foam to adhere my ornate banner to an A2-sized cardbase.
I used tiny pieces of foam tape to pop up all the garden elements using the stamp to figure out how to arrange everything. Easy-peasy! I wanted to sweeten up this scene even more by adding a bow at the top with the Wrap Around Elements die set. Then I sprinkled Stargazer and Peach Fuzz jewels. I added a few Metallic Pearls in matte silver. And that tiny, charming “Hello” sentiment is included in the Butterfly Garden stamp and die sets. And I was done!
I used the new Summer Blooms stencil and die sets for my next card. These designs were previously released exclusively for the Create and Connect virtual event Pinkfresh Studio hosted last year. I already had all the elements from the stencil colored in and sitting in my stash, so I thought it might be fun to make a card with a rainy day scene for Spring. I blended a background with Sky Blue, Misty Coast, and Rocky Slope for the sky and Mint and Misty Coast again for the ground. Then I added glitter gel to the clouds (because water glistens in sunlight …and I like sparkly things 😉). I already had a silver gazebo, too; when the Gazebo die first came out, I used it with every imaginable color and specialty paper I had because I heart it so much!
The design trick I found that I prefer to use when making a card with the Gazebo die and florals is that it’s a very delicate die cut, fairly thin, so when arranging my plants on the card, most were glued straight down to the cardbase, behind the gazebo, or you wouldn’t see it very well. After gluing the gazebo to the die-cut plants on the card, I used foam tape to arrange the sun and clouds. Then I used the new The Magic is in You Phrase die set (there is also a hot foil plate available) for an encouraging sentiment. I think this would be a lovely sentiment for a graduation card.
I added Iridescent Clear Drops to fall in a straight line down from the clouds, then sprinkled a few drops around the scene. And I was done.
I hope some of these design choices have inspired you to make something new today. Thank you so much for coming by!
But wait! 🥳 There are prizes!
-They will also be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. As usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments.
The winners will be pulled and posted on May 31, 2023 on their GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within two weeks.