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:
- White Distress Heavystock Cardstock – Ranger Ink
- Distress Oxide Inks (Kitsch Flamingo, Salvaged Patina, Festive Berries) – Ranger Ink
- Alabaster White Embossing Powder – Brutus Monroe
- Glossy Porcelain Pearls – Little Things by Lucy
- Foiled Sentiments 1 – Pink Fresh Studio
- Aura Hot Foil – Spellbinders
- Glimmer Hot Foil System – Spellbinders
- Doll Pink Card Stock – Simon Says Stamp
- Dye Ink Pads ( Ballet Slipper, Bubble Gum, Raspberry Bliss, Mint, Meadow) – Pink Fresh Studio
- Flashy Flamingo Baubles – Trinity Stamps
- Jet Black Watercolor Brush Marker – Altenew
- Mini Blending Brushes – Altenew
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 quickly ink blended my background with Kitsch Flamingo, Salvaged Patina, and Festive Berries. I made sure to add plenty of pigment and to blend the colors together well.
- I stamped the image twice, mirroring each other, with an embossing ink, then embossed with Alabaster White Embossing Powder.
- 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 hot foiled the border image with Aura Hot Foil using the Glimmer Hot Foil System.
- I used the layering stencils and ink pads to color my hot foiled image. The stencils are numbered so they are easy to follow and get your image perfect. I used Mini Blending Brushes to color my images. The flowers were ink blending with Ballet Slipper, and Bubble Gum. The leaves were done in Mint and Meadow.
- 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!!