I’m literally vibrating with excitement as I share today’s cards with you, because they highlight products from a very special new business that I can’t wait to tell you about! Earlier this month, one of my nearest and dearest friends, Ivana, launched Pigment Craft Co. Pigment is a small, totally on-trend and Canadian-owned (eh!) papercrafting company that’s all about encouraging and inspiring creativity. Whether you’re a card maker, scrapbooker or aspiring DIY papercrafter, Pigment’s got all sorts of goodies to get you in the mood to make – and actually DO that making! I am beyond inspired by Ivana and this beautiful business she’s bringing to the world, and am SO proud to support a small Canadian company.
It’s only been a few days since a bundle of products from Pigment’s first release landed on my doorstep, but as you can imagine, that envelope didn’t stay sealed for long! The cards I’ve got for you today are two of what I know will be many more to come featuring Pigment’s Frame Builder Hello Beautiful Stamp and Stencil Bundle.
I followed the same process for building the frame on both cards, which was to first stamp the frame, then stencil, then stamp the details, and die cut. The Frame Builder Hello Beautiful Stamp and Stencil Bundle contains 2 layering stencils, plus the clear stamps that allow you to customize the frame of florals however you like. Using my stamping platform, I inked up the frame and stamped the image on my card panel. Next, I transferred the panel to my magnetic Make Art Stay-tion mat (one of my new crafting must-haves!), secured the stencils with magnets and filled in the colour on the flowers and leaves with my ink blending brushes.
Stamping the remaining parts of the flowers was the next step, and I had SO much fun doing this! Until making these cards, I’ve never really been one to sit and stamp a whole bunch of tiny dots and details, but that’s all changed! It was so relaxing, and now all I want to do is stamp little bouquets!
Once the ink was dry, it was time to use the coordinating die to cut the frames out. I knew I didn’t want to put them on plain white backgrounds, so I stamped some very light patterned backgound stamps on white panels. Unfortunately you can’t see the detail in the photos, but I chose a light pink tiny polkadot background for the coral/navy card, and a light green plaid background for the orange/green card. These provided just a little bit of visual interest, without distracting from the beautiful floral frames.
After backing the stamped panels in foam tape, I centered them on my card bases. I followed with the frames, also backed in foam tape, because your girl was VERRRY much feeling the dimension when making these! The only thing missing was… words!
I picked a sentiment for each card from the Dashing Sentiments stamp set, embossed them in white, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. As a big sans-serif fan, I LOVE the modern font used in this set. It’s like no other stamps in my stash, and the dies cut each one perfectly. As you probably guessed, I backed these with skinny foam strips and adhered them onto the cards.
I’m thrilled with the way these cards turned out, and can’t wait to make more in new colour combinations. If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out Pigment Craft Co – I’m certain your crafty little heart will be bursting when you see what else is available, and can attest first-hand that the products will bring you hours of papercrafting joy!