Hi everyone! Welcome to your next stop on the Pinkfresh Studio June 2023 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release blog hop! I have a couple of projects to share today, made with the pretty new Humbled & Grateful stamp, stencil, and die. This charming design of flowers is perfectly sized for a mini slimline card, but I wanted to see it filling up the length of an A-2 sized card (and a tag).
I started by stamping out the image in light colored ink and coloring them with colored pencils. When I was done, I decided that while I liked them, I wanted a bolder look with more saturated colors, so I put them aside. I stamped the flowers again on ivory cardstock and colored them with my Pinkfresh inks using reds, oranges, blues, and purples for the blooms and yellow and green for the leaves.
When I was done coloring them, I put my image back into the stamping platform, and gold heat embossed the detail. I die-cut them out and started on the background. I used the birdcage die from another new release: Best Thing die set. I die-cut it from cream cardstock and used my blending brush and Warm Buff ink to give it more dimension and interest.
I love the birdcage as a garden feature and decided to stamp and color more flowers from the Humbled & Grateful stamp set. I cut them apart and placed them behind the birdcage, which had been glued to vellum to diffuse the flowers in the background. I used the Folk Edge Rectangles on ivory cardstock and glued it down on top of a gold panel that was also die cut with the Folk Edge die; I like how those gold pips show up so well along the border. That edged panel was glued down to a heavyweight cardstock base.
The birdcage was glued straight to the cardbase, and the long stems of the Humbled & Grateful flowers were popped up over it with foam tape. I used the bow die from the Wrap Around Elements die set (I’ve been going nuts putting that bow on everything!). I thought, spatially, the arrangement of the card benefitted from having that sparkly gold bow placed right there. The sentiment was gold heat embossed onto more ivory cardstock (Simon Says Stamp cardstock), and I used a few Gold Glitter Drops around it. Then I was done!
For my tag, I used a die from Classic Edgers on two 3 X 5 1/2 in. panels of white card stock, so they stacked on top of each other. Then I embossed one with Pinkfresh’s Lush Vines hot foil plate and adhered my drawn flowers to it with foam tape. I used the new Basic Banners: Everyday Sentiments stamp, and the Basic Banners die for my “Thank You” sentiment. I added a few Iridescent clear drops; I like to tuck them behind stuff so they peek out. I added some white seam binding ribbon to my very fancy-looking gift tag, and I was done.
I hope some of my design choices have inspired you to make something new today! I answer every comment I receive, so if you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks so much for coming by!
-They will 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 July 5, 2023 on their GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.