I hope you’re ready for some more florals, because I’ve got ’em coming at ya! Earlier this week I shared 2 cards made with new Pinkfresh Studio washi tapes from the latest release, and today I’ve got 2 more that feature the coordinating Joyful Bouquet stamp set.
For the first card, I decided to put my watercolouring skills to the test, and by that, I mean using my Pinkfresh dye inks with a water brush to create a watercolour effect. To start, I embossed the large bouquet image from the Joyful Bouquet stamp set in gold on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock because it’s my go-to for projects involving water. That said, if you don’t have this type of paper, I’m pretty sure you could still achieve a beautiful result with high-quality heavy cardstock.
Next, I pressed my ink pads onto a silicone craft mat, using it as my paint palette. Since the colours on the washi tape were so gorgeous, I decided to try to replicate them with my inks – a combo of Candy Violet, Coral Reef, Passion Fruit, Marigold, Apricot, Fresh Pear and Olive. I watercoloured away until the bouquet was fully coloured in, then worked on the rest of the card while it dried. I created a frame with the Stitched Scalloped Rectangles die set, as well as a sentiment from the Classic Words die set. I reach for this all the time because I love 2-piece sentiment dies, and this set has 9 of them that work for all sorts of occasions.
I backed the frame with foam tape, die cut my Joyful Bouquet with the coordinating die, and backed that with foam tape too. After mounting these on my card, I followed with the sentiment and finished with a few Pinkfresh clear crystals.
Originally the craft session was going to end there, but I love that large bouquet so much so I decided to do one more card. This time, I created a colourful background using the same ink pads listed above and the Layered Sunburst Stencil Set.
After trimming the stenciled background down to fit my white card base and mounting it with craft foam, I embossed the large bouquet again – this time on a piece of heavyweight vellum. I cut it out with the coordinating die, then created a little ‘Celebrate’ from the Birthday Sentiments set.
With all of the pieces complete, I adhered the sentiment onto the vellum piece, then used small clear adhesive dots to attach it to the background.
I hope you’ve been inspired by these cards to get crafty this weekend – and if you’re loving the new release, I’ve got some great news for you! There’s still time to participate in the blog hop (and win some fun prizes – details here!), AND there’s an Instagram hop happening today too! The full release, plus Pinkfresh gift cards are up for grabs, and you’ll find all the details in my Instagram feed – just look for the blog hop image. Good luck!