What’s a blog hop?
If you’re not familiar with a blog hop, let me explain… Pinkfresh Studio has challenged several of our crafty friends to create projects with the new release. Each one of us has made something special, and we’ve all posted it at the same time. We will each link to the next blogger, so you can hop along in a circle to see each one like a virtual parade! It’s so very fun. There are also giveaways! I’ll share more details here in a bit, but for now let’s get on with the project tutorial…
Step 1: Embossing
I started by heat embossing the Inky Floral Background stamp onto a few different papers since I wasn’t sure yet which direction I was going. I ended up choosing a teal patterned paper from the Happy Heart 6×6 paper pad and a sheet of watercolor paper both embossed with rose gold powder.
Step 2: Base Layers
Once I settled on the background, I trimmed it to 4″x5.25″ and added it to a top folding A2 card base. I also used white card stock to die cut a Gazebo and four frames using the Stitched Scallop Rectangles die set.
Step 3: Stencil
Next, I used the Inky Floral Background Stencils to ink blend over the embossed background on watercolor paper. The colors I chose were Ballet Slipper, Bubble Gum, Coral Reef, Passion Fruit, Apricot, and Lavender.
Step 4: Floral Arranging
To give the gazebo a bit more oomph, I heat embossed it with three layers of brass powder and created a vellum shadow layer using the outline of the metal die as a template. I also fussy cut several of the blooms to build a bouquet.
I then secured the top half of the gazebo to the vellum shadow layer so I could arrange and tuck blooms in and around it. A couple spots of liquid glue were used to attach them allowing a bit of dry down time to fiddle with the final placement and to allow the petal ends to curl up.
Once I was happy with the arrangement, I added foam tape behind the piece in areas where it wouldn’t show through the vellum and secured it to the card front.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
And there you have the finished card! I really hope you like it.
Okay, now let’s talk about the prizes… Pinkfresh will be giving away TEN $25 gift cards. Winners for the gift cards will be picked from the blog hop comments. So, check out the new collection HERE, and leave a comment below this post telling me which product is your favorite. In addition, Pinkfresh Studio will also be giving away the full release as a grand prize to one winner over on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel. Winners will be chosen & posted on 5 August 2022 on the Pinkfresh GIVEAWAY PAGE. (Prizes need to be claimed within the 2 weeks following.)
Okay, once leave your comment below to enter the giveaway, then you’re all done with this stop. I’m the caboose on this hop, so your next destination should be the Pinkfresh Studio blog. Before you leave, I do hope you’ll subscribe and consider joining me on your favorite social platform. You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube. I hope to see you again soon. Until next time… stay crafty!
– Laura Evangeline
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