Following my last post for the Pinkfresh Studio November blog hop, today I’ve got a slimline card that features another one of the new products. This time, I used the Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Slim Diagonal Stitched Plaid Die (that’s a mouthful!) which is a cover die with a really pretty grid-like texture.
I started by cutting my card base and a white card panel what was slightly smaller. I ran the panel, along with the Diagonal Stitched Plaid die through my die cutting machine, then got to work on a whooole bunch of presents. These were made with the Gift Boxes Cling Stamp, a pop-out stamp that makes stamping different colours really easy. After stamping an assortment of gifts, I cut them out with the coordinating die and arranged them down the left side of my textured card panel. Similar to these cards that feature the same gift box stamp + die duo, I heat embossed a couple of the gifts with metallic gold sparkle embossing powder, and while I was at it, also embossed the ‘fa la la’ sentiment from the Pinkfresh Studio Tree Trimming Friends stamp set.
To finish the card, I backed the white card panel with craft foam, centered it on my card base, and tucked the sentiment under the gifts near the top. I really love how the background die added just enough texture and visual interest, but doesn’t compete or distract from the stack of presents. Oh, and if slimline cards aren’t really your jam, you’re in luck because it’s available in regular A2 card size as well!
I’d love to hear: what kind of card backgrounds to you tend to gravitate towards when you’re crafting? In my case, I love the look of ink blending, but definitely need to get better at it! I tend to reach for cover dies a lot because they’re so quick and easy to use, and time is important at this time of year when the days to Christmas are ticking down so quickly!