Inky Creations with April

Sharing my love of handmade cards and papercraftting

Hello Crafty Friends! I pulled out the beautiful Charming Floral Border Stamp, Stencil, Hot Foil, and Die from Pink Fresh Studio to create a couple cards. For my first card I used a technique from Day 1 of the Online Card Classes Spring Card Camp 2022. This Ink Lifting technique is so fun and easy. Even though the live version of the camp took place in May, you can still sign up and take the class now. The second card used several of the items from this suite of products.

I also used the following to complete my cards:

Card 1:

Card 2:

For my first card, I used the ink lifting technique and although the color difference in minimal (and can be seen better in real life) it still adds some great variation to the background image. I love ink blending on Distress Heavystock. I like how smooth the cardstock is and how easily it accepts ink.

  • I then used some water on a paint brush inside the embossed image, working in small sections. I dabbed the ink away with a paper towel to lift some ink. Some areas I had to go over many times to get the ink to lift. This left a chalky color in the image where I lifted the ink.
  • I mounted the card panel on a top folding card base. Then added some baubles and a sentiment.

For the second card, I wanted to use the stencils to create a beautiful hot foiled image. I love the shine from the hot foil and how perfectly colored the layering stencils leave an image.

  • I then die cut the image using the coordinating die.
  • On a background panel, I stenciled Miss You with Raspberry Bliss. I then splattered some black using a Jet Black Watercolor Brush Marker on the panel.
  • I mounted the floral image using some foam tape above the sentiment and added some Baubles.
  • This panel was mounted on a card base made with Doll Pink cardstock.

I love how these cards are totally different but both showcase the beautiful image from the Charming Floral Border Stamp, Stencil, Hot Foil and die. I always like to try to make several different cards when I have a set out. It challenges my creativity to do this.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

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