Hello! I am so excited to be guesting this month with Pinkfresh! It is so cool how the kits arrive in the clear folder giving a peek of what is inside. My very first product to use from the June kit was the stamp and die set. I couldn’t wait to see how it worked. Such a genius idea to create your own titles, subtitles, dates, etc.
I stamped in white pigment ink on navy pattern paper. I loved this effect and was willing to let it dry enough so that I could then send it through the Big Shot. I stamped and cut four sets. For both my card and layout, I sewed them together to adhere as a banner.
The layout came together based on the inspiration from the colors of the kit. The warm summery colors had me thinking of how amazing our daylilies have been blooming all throughout the yard. So much so, that I had to go outside with my big camera to take some shots.
Inspired by the diagonal text of “LOVE THIS” on the acrylic card, I trimmed the top left and bottom right corner from it to adhere to the corner of the base of my 8.5X11 layout. I used one of the leftover corners on my photo. I went with lot of layers on this layout, keeping the background neutral with two colors of cardstock in two types of textures, smooth and textured. I mask and misted the wood frame in white on the background, let dry, then hand stitched the inside of the masked frame.
The texture of the canvas tags and sentiments on them are great as is, but I loved the look of it layered under my photo. I also used the thick glassine envelope that came with the kit contents to layer under my tag. I created more texture and layering with the washi tape layered over pattern grey diagonal pattern paper and then die cut leaves.
To finish the layout with more layers, textures and color, I added the frames under the the tag and photo, and adhered the painted wood veneer “Smile” vertically.
I went with soft colors for my summer card. I used one of the frames with a bold pattern paper to create contrast from the softer colors to create a focal point. Similar to the layout, I layered the canvas tag under the frame, but added more layers from another acrylic card and a scalloped circle. More of the sentiment of the tag showed this time, so I used the stamp and die to form the banner “hello.” Added a little subtitle under this with one of the gold stickers on a label. Finished the card with a few dots from older Pinkfresh collections.
This is a great kit that can be layered to create different textures and colors.
Thank you so much Pinkfresh for having me! I enjoyed playing with the mix of amazing products!