Hi friends! I’m excited to be joining Pinkfresh Studio today for a blog hop to celebrate the latest December release.
If you attended the Pinkfresh Create & Connect virtual event last month, you’ll recognize some of the supplies used on my card today – specifically, the In the Meadow stamp, die and layering stencil set. I love these florals because the cluster sizes allow for so much flexibility – you can cover the majority of an A2 panel with the largest one, or create a wreath with the smaller images as I’ve done today.
To get started, I stamped the smaller images from the In the Meadow Stamp Set very lightly in Pinkfresh Warm Buff ink, just to get faint impressions on my cardstock to guide my stenciling. It was almost instinctual to take the stamp out of my MISTI, but I caught myself just in time and left it in so I could emboss my floral outlines after. I then worked through the In the Meadow Layering Stencils to apply color, using Pinkfresh inks in Regal Kiss and Evergreen.
Once the ink was dry, I returned my cardstock to my MISTI to emboss the outlines, then die cut all of the images in a single pass with the 1-piece In the Meadow die. While I was at it, I also embossed a ‘thank you so very much’ sentiment from the Built on Dreams stamp set on white cardstock.
To create some visual interest on my white background, I used the new Lush Vines Hot Foil plate sans-foil to create a dry embossed impression in my die cutting machine. I really love how this plate has a lot of smaller leafy images in it, but still allows the larger florals from the In the Meadow stamp set remain the focus.
With all of the elements complete, it was time to assemble the card. I used some Glad Press n Seal to help position my wreath pieces exactly the way I wanted them, which temporarily held them in place while I applied adhesive to the back. I placed this directly on my dry embossed background, then mounted the whole thing on a white A2 card base, backed with foam tape. To finish, I added the sentiment with foam tape behind it and a few metallic gold pearls.
Blog Hop + Giveaways
There’s lots to see in this release (check out everything else here!), so I encourage you to take a look and visit all the other amazing designers on the hop. Pinkfresh will be giving away the FULL release over on their blog and YouTube channel, and there will be a total of 10 $25 gift cards chosen from all the blogs on the hop list. Winners will be picked from the comments, so be sure to leave a comment below, and visit all the other stops. Winners will be chosen on December 14th, and announced on this page. If your name is chosen, you’ve got 2 weeks to claim your prize. Good luck!