Hey there friends! Today I’m super excited to share a little set of cards I made over the weekend, featuring products from Pigment Craft Co‘s first two releases.
Sometimes when I want to craft but don’t quite feel my creative juices flowing, I pick out a couple of ink pads, a stamp set, and sit down for a great big stamp sesh. That’s exactly how these cards began. I fell in love with Pigment’s Spring Floral and Celebration Bouquet designs the instant I laid eyes on them, but wasn’t quite sure yet how I wanted to lay out my cards. All the stamping I did gave me plenty of time to noodle on this, and the result was four coordinated designs.
The ink colors I worked with were:
- Greens/Blues: Pinkfresh Studio Tidal Pool and Aquamarine, The Stamp Market Sea Glass
- Oranges: Pinkfresh Studio Clementine, Apricot and Peach Fuzz
- Browns: Pinkfresh Studio Espresso, Doe and Warm Buff
After I had a bunch of flowers ready from the Spring Floral stamp set (plus a few leafy branches from the Hello Beautiful Blooms set), I cut them out with the coordinating dies and played with a few different arrangements. I absolutely love the versatility of Pigment’s floral stamp sets so far, and how easy it is to mix and match across stamp sets too. The flowers I made from the Spring Floral set were enough to create 3 cards – the first with a large cluster, the second with a few smaller clusters, and the third with a wreath. (You can have foliage and not make a wreath, right!?)
The sentiments for these cards came from the Celebration Bouquet Stamp Bundle and Cup of Happy stamp set. Once I had them ready, I adhered my floral elements (some with regular double-sided tape and others with foam tape), then centered each panel on a plain white card base.
For the fourth card, I used the Celebration Bouquet Stamp Bundle to create two bouquets (inks were Peach Fuzz, Apricot, Clementine, Aquamarine and Tidal Pool), and cut them out with the coordinating die. I embossed the ‘congratulations’ sentiment on a plain white card panel, then positioned my bouquets above and below and trimmed off the excess that wouldn’t fit on the panel. From there, I secured the flowers with foam tape, backed the panel with more foam tape (to the surprise of nobody), and mounted it on my card.
Once all of the cards were finished, it was time for embellishments. For some I opted for clear enamel dots, and others were given a little bling in the form of crystal confetti. Enamel dots are my go-to for adding water droplets on stamped images because they don’t discolor the ink in the way that liquid adhesive does.
I’d love to hear – which of these designs is your favorite? I had so much fun making them and am now 100% in the mood for spring! Thank you so much as always for stopping by, and I hope you have a great week!