Hello, Crafty Friends!! The layering stencil sets from Pinkfresh Studio are so much fun and make creating easy. I love that most have coordinating stamp sets and dies. Many now have a coordinating hot foil plates as well. The Happy Blooms Floral set is one of my favorites. The flowers are so cheerful. This set has all images on one large stamp and one die to cut them out with as well.
For this card, I used the following:
- Happy Blooms Floral Stamp Set – Pinkfresh Studio
- Happy Blooms Floral Die – Pinkfresh Studio
- Happy Blooms Floral Layering Stencil Set – Pinkfresh Studio
- Opposites Attract Stamp Set – The Greetery
- Opposites Attract Script Die – The Greetery
- Opposites Attract Die – The Greetery
- Slumber Premium Dye Ink – Pinkfresh Studio
- Blue Jay Premium Dye Ink – Pinkfresh Studio
- Sweet Mustard Premium Dye Ink – Pinkfresh Studio
- Sunshine Premium Dye Ink – Pinkfresh Studio
- Fresh Pear Premium Dye Ink – Pinkfresh Studio
- Key Lime Premium Dye Ink – Pinkfresh Studio
- Olive Premium Dye Ink – Pinkfresh Studio
- Marigold Premium Dye Ink – Pinkfresh Studio
- Grassy Knoll Premium Dye Ink – Pinkfresh Studio
- Fog Gray Cardstock – Simon Says Stamp
- Cosmic Sky Cardstock – Spellbinders
- Unicorn Ink – Hero Arts
- Pop Out: Nested Diamonds – Pinkfresh Studio
- Stackable Blender Brushes
- Jewels Mix – Pinkfresh Studio
- VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
I tend to use my layering stencils in order and love that Pinkfresh Studio numbers them for us. I don’t have to try to figure which images should be colored the lightest this way. I did reach for colors that I don’t usually use for this card and loved the outcome.
- I began by stamping the large floral image from the Happy Blooms Floral Stamp Set with my favorite black ink, VersaFine Onyx Black. I then used clear embossing powder and a heat tool to emboss the image. At this time, I also embossed my sentiments (Opposites Attract Stamp Set) the same way.
- I die cut the embossed sentiments along with 3 more or each in white to layer up and add some dimension.
- Next, I blended the Happy Blooms Floral Layering Stencil Set using a wide range of ink colors (listed above in the supply list). I always begin using my lightest ink colors and I like to add a little more depth by blending a little heavier toward the center of the images. I did 2 different green color palettes for my leaves.
- I like to wash my stencils with gentle soap when I am done with them.
- This image was then die cut using the coordinating die.
- For the background, I used Unicorn Ink to stamp the Pop Out: Nesting Diamonds on Fog Gray cardstock. I trimmed this down to layer on a piece of Cosmic Sky cardstock with foam tape for my background panel.
- I then arranged my flowers in opposite corners and adhered those directly to the panel. Then I adhered my sentiments in the middle of my card.
- Lastly I added some bling using the Jewels Mix.
I hope you enjoyed today’s card and it encourages you to try colors you don’t normally reach for. Thanks for stopping by!