It’s a summer loving Erica on the blog today (in fairness, that is me every day), with a trio of summer coloured cards, using the lovely Lush Peonies set from Pinkfresh Studios. I’ve gone for a soft look by only using the layering stencils to add colours. It does look amazing stamping or heat embossing the outline stamp on top though.
Because I’m a total weirdo, I have this inability to just make one card at a time. I guess I figure while I have the stuff out, might as well have some fun and see what happens. Things escalate a lot in my craft room… so while I planned on making two for this post, I ended up with three.
For the first two I have used the layering stencils with yellow, orange, coral and pink shades for all layers. Leaves and everything. Pink leaves anyone?
It was only the third one that has somewhat natural colours, with pink flowers and green leaves. I think the one with the yellow leaves is my favorite though, there is something about it that really appeals to me.
I did use the coordinating diecut to cut all three florals out, and then sat these aside while I worked on the backgrounds. I decided to stick to a summery colour palette and cut out strips of coloured card stock using the widest strip in the Essentials Slim Cuts Slim Stripes.
Instead of stacking these close to each other, I have left a little bit of a gap in between. To space them evenly I used my grid mat to measure the spaces and then adhered them with double sided tape.
The floral images where adhered to the backgrounds and the final touch was to add a slim banner, again using the Essentials Slim Cuts Slim Stripes diecut, but the middle size this time, with the sentiment ‘you are amazing‘ on each one. Super simple but fun to make and giving summer vibes!
With that, the Pinkfresh Studios cards are done and in other news, there are also six new ink colours from Catherine Pooler to add to the Cranberry Fizz and Deck The Halls inks, in the Luxe Collection.
I’ve swatched these colours, using the tag die in the Hearts-n-tags set.
I also used them on a card to do some ink blending as well as stencil printing. These inks blend so well, and work with so many techniques, which I love!
There is also some other fun goodies available from Catherine Pooler, and anyone who knows me knows I love a good word die and cover plates.
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Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica