Hey there friends! Yesterday was new release day for Pinkfresh Studio, and today we’re continuing on the fun with an Instagram hop. I’ve got details on that coming up for you at the end of this post, but first, wanted to share a card that I made with the Pinkfresh Studio Indigo Vines set. The stamp, die and washi tape for this were released several months ago, but if you like coloring your own images in whatever shades your heart desires, you’ll be excited to hear that there’s now a coordinating stencil!
I began this card by doing my stenciling and ink blending first. For the wreath, I used the Indigo Vines stamp first to do my outline in Tidal Pond ink. This made it really easy to ensure that my stencils were perfectly lined up when I laid each one on my card panel to add more color. I only used two ink pads here – Tidal Pond and Soft Lilac – but went in with a light hand on my Tidal Pond areas so that the outline would still be darker.
While my blending brushes were out, I also did some really quick ink blending with Soft Lilac on white cardstock, which would soon become the first layers in my foiled butterflies. I have to say, the Small Butterflies hot foil plate and coordinating die have been one of my all-time favorite Pinkfresh sets released in the last year because they look beautiful with just about everything! I used the plate to create two sets of gold foiled butterflies – one set on vellum, and another on my Soft Lilac-blended cardstock. Once they were cut out, I matched them up and adhered the vellum layer on top of the cardstock ones with mini glue dots.
As for the background, I wanted a bit of texture but nothing that would compete with the wreath and butterflies. I used the Curvy Leaves die set to cut out a whole bunch of white leaves on cardstock that I’d previously backed with an adhesive sheet. I arranged these on my white card base, trimmed the excess hanging off the edges, and voila – background panel complete!
I love the words that are in the new Just a Hello stamp set, and the ‘just a hello’ was just the right size sentiment for this card! I embossed it in white on dark purple cardstock for contrast, then cut it out with the coordinating die. Finally it was time to create some dimension with the assembly. The Indigo Vines wreath, sentiment and butterflies were all adhered to my card base with foam tape (to the surprise of nobody), and I also covered the entire background panel with the same before mounting it on my A2 base. After giving the butterfly wings a little floofing to make them stand up, the card was done!
Instagram Hop + Giveaways
There are TEN $25 gift cards up for grabs in the Instagram hop today, and all the details you’ll need to enter to win are over in my feed. Just look for the Instagram hop graphic, then hop along and get more entries by commenting on posts of the other designers. And finally, before you go, be sure to also check out yesterday’s post for full details on the blog hop, including chances to win the full release and more Pinkfresh gift cards. Good luck!