Well hello there! I’m back with another project using some of the new products from the Pinkfresh Studio July release, and this time, let’s talk stencils!
As you’ve probably seen, Pinkfresh has a very extensive layering stencil lineup, many of which coordinate with stamp and die sets. This month, they’ve added a few stand-alone layering stencils to the lineup, including the Diamond Builder Stencil. This is a 4-layer set large enough for a full-size (4×9) slimline card, but for today’s project, I opted for the mini slimline size.
To get started, I positioned my mini slimline card panel on my Make Art Staytion, which is my favorite surface to do stenciling on because the magnets hold everything in place effortlessly. For the first and second stencils, I used Mermaid Cove ink – the first time blending with a very light hand, and for the 2nd layer, applying the ink a little more heavily. For the third layer, I decided to create some dimension by swapping ink for embossing paste. (If you missed my embossing paste background tutorial, you can find it here.) I applied it quickly with my palette knife, poured some clear glitter embossing powder on top and tapped off the excess. I set this aside to dry completely before taking my heat gun to it to set the embossing powder, and while I waited, prepared the rest of the components for my card.
The new Happy Blooms Floral stamp set is one of my favorite florals from Pinkfresh to date, and I decided to incorporate it by embossing one of the images in white on Concord and 9th Peacock cardstock. I embossed a ‘thanks’ from the new Just a Hello stamp set on pink cardstock while I was at it, then created a little striped panel with a few coordinating blue and pink strips from my scrap stash. I played with the arrangement of the floral under the sentiment for a while until it was exactly where I wanted it, then adhered it in place and backed the entire thing with foam tape before centering it on the diamond panel.
To finish things off, I mounted the diamond panel on my card base with foam tape, added a few clear crystals around the sentiment, and that was it! The photos don’t quite do the embossing paste justice, but in real life, the dimension on the diamonds is much more obvious and so is the glitter!
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