It’s been a week packed with Pinkfresh new release celebrations, and I’ve got one more card to show you using (as the title suggests) another hot foil plate! Several months ago, Pinkfresh introduced a really pretty Daisy Wreath layering stencil set and die, and I was thrilled to see that a hot foil plate was created in the latest release to coordinate with it. Florals with some elegant shine? Sign me right up!
This card started off the way most do – with choosing my inks. Originally I went with Pinkfresh inks in Mermaid Cove, Marigold, Coral Reef and Passion Fruit. You wouldn’t know that by looking at the finished card though, because when my stenciling had dried, I wasn’t loving the coral look and wanted something a little more vibrant and slightly cooler in tone. I decided to try (very lightly) layering on some Raspberry Bliss, which is a very vibrant pink. Just a little bit totally did the trick, and produced the pink that you see on the petals. But let’s rewind a bit – after ink picking was the foiling!
With my hot foiling machine all ready to go, I layered a piece of white cardstock, gold foil and the Daisy Wreath hot foil plate, then flipped them over and placed them on the platform. Before running them through my die cutting machine, I placed the 2 shims that come with the Glimmer Hot Foil System on top, along with a folded piece of cardstock between the shims to create a little bit of extra pressure. You don’t have to do this, but I’ve found that it seems to be the ideal sandwich combo for these plates and my die cutting machine.
Once the foiling was done, I was able to use those lines to line up my stencil. Note that this particular set has a bit of an artsy vibe to it, so the stencil doesn’t exactly line up inside the lines. I did all my stencil work with ink blending brushes, and once it was complete, I used the coordinating die to cut out the wreath. Rather than using it as a single piece, I decided to cut it up so that I could position the flowers near the top right and bottom left of my card. The background still needed a little something, so I stamped a plain white panel with the Diamond Tiles Cling Stamp, then trimmed away the edges so that the pattern was cropped evenly.
To create some dimension, I backed my pieces of the Daisy Wreath with foam tape, as well as a sentiment I’d pre-foiled and cut from the Perfect Sentiments set. After arranging and adhering those to my card, I covered the back of the diamond tile panel in foam tape and mounted it on my card base.
Alrighty, that wraps up the week of Pinkfresh new release inspo! I hope you’ve enjoyed these cards, and if you’re stopping by for the first time, I’d love to have you check out some of the other recent posts for more ideas. Finally, be sure to enter to win prizes in the blog hop here – you’ve got until June 29th!