Hi Everyone! Ya know that excitement when you find new products or new companies, and you get excited? Especially when you have that moment when you think to yourself, of course, that totally makes sense? Well, that has happened for me, pretty recently, with Pinkfresh Studios and their flower sets. I mean, think about this, they have stamps that coordinate with layering stencils, and you stamp once (well, when I say once, it is a large stamp, so I use my Misti), and the die lines up perfectly for you to cut once, and they even have the piece to do hot foiling! This has totally blown my mind. This brings me to today’s project: ink blending with stencils!
I am using Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock 110 lb for my card base, for my white card layers, and also my white cardstock for my stamping and blending layers. Next, I cut down several sheets to create multiple panels. Then, I scored four of those panels at 4 1/4 inches to create my card bases. After that, I took two of these panels and used them in my Misti. I am stamping the flower image using Pinkfresh Studios Metropolis Ink.
I am then leaving the stamp in my Misti, rotating my cardstock 180 degrees, and stamping my image a second time. Then I repeat this process on a second panel.
The reason I am doing this is that once I am stenciling my colors on, I can really create multiple panels in the same time it takes to create one, which then gives me the option to either have more flowers to work with or the ability to create multiple projects in the amount of time it takes to normally create one project.
The stamp, die, and stencil sets I am using from Pinkfresh are called Be Strong. Now here are the colors I have used with the stencils to create my flowers. I used the same two colors on all the panels for my leaves, and those are from Catherine Pooler and are Lime Rickey and Grass Skirt. For the pink flower panel, I used Catherine Pooler Catching Rays, It’s A Girl, and Party Dress. On the purple flower panel, I used Catherine Pooler Sauna, Pixie Dust, and Grape Crush. For the blue flower panel, I used Sauna, Fiesta Blue, and Something Borrowed. And for the yellowish-orange flower panel, I used Sauna, Catching Rays, and Tutti Frutti.
As for which cardstock I used for each card, the pink one uses Canvas Texture Pink Tutu and Raspberry Ice cardstock. The purple one uses Canvas Texture Hydrangea Purple and Canvas Texture Plum. The orange one uses Yellow Jacket (Textured) and Adobo (Textured) cardstocks. And for the yellow and blue one, I also used Yellow Jacket (Textured) and Textured Pearlized Splash cardstock. I used a die set for all my layers, also from Pinkfresh, called Stitched Rectangles Essentials Dies with my Gemini, cut all my assorted card layers.
I stamped my sentiments using my Misti and Pinkfresh Studios Licorice Ink. It is a dark gray but not as severe as black, and for these, I did want that slightly less severe look. I then assembled all my layers using ScorTape.
So what do you think?
I hope you like this group of cards, and as always, I can’t wait to see what you create!