It’s Friday, and I’m feeling good vibes, aren’t you? This week I’ve been sharing a bunch of cards using items from Pinkfresh Studio‘s new release, and there’s more where those came from!
Today’s card was inspired by a retro swirl image that I stumbled across on Pinterest. The new Pinkfresh Hugs and Good Vibes hot foil plate seemed like the perfect sentiment to go with this retro idea, and it was just a matter of figuring out how to create a background that communicated the same sort of swirl. I decided to have a go with the previously-released Pop-Out Sunburst Cling Stamp which would allow me to incorporate several colors but keep the focus on the gorgeous large sentiment.
Ink-wise, I went with Pinkfresh inks in Tidal Pond, Mermaid Cove, Mint, Clementine, Marigold and Warm Buff. Using my stamping tool, I alternated colors all the way around the Sunburst cling stamp until my background was complete. This stamp set has a pop-out circle in the middle, but I didn’t worry about that since I knew the sentiment would cover it.
Moving along to that gorgeous foil, I put the new Hugs and Good Vibes foil plate, a sheet of gold foil and a white piece of cardstock onto my hot foiling machine. Once it heated up, I ran it through my die cutting machine, and voila – a perfectly crisp and shiny result! If you recognize this sentiment from an earlier release, you’re not imagining things – it was originally available as a stamp set, so if you don’t have a hot foiling machine you could certainly do a gold-embossed stamped sentiment and achieve a similar result.)
I used the coordinating die to cut the foiled impression out, and from there, it was just a matter of backing it and my stamped background panel with foam tape and mounting them on my card base. Super simple, and sometimes simple is best, right?