Christmas Layering Stencils – Pinkfresh Studio

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with TWO cards featuring Christmas layering stencils from Pinkfresh Studio — Holiday Botanical Background and Thrill of Hope Wreath. They’re perfect for creating multiple holiday cards assembly line style and you can alternate the color palette for different looks. There’s a lot to show you today so let’s get started. As always, I’ve linked supplies with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Thrill of Hope Layering Stencils by Pinkfresh Studio | Holiday Botanical Background Stencil by Pinkfresh Studio

A NOTE ABOUT MY WORK SURFACE: I like to work on a surface that is easy to wipe clean and as well as magnetic to hold the stencils in place. I have a white glass craft mat from Glassboard Studio on my work table, which is a bit of an investment depending on the size, but is perfect for my crafting use. The magnetic glass mat from Simon Says Stamp is a bit more economical and works just as well. In either case, you will need rare earth magnets to hold your cardstock in place. I use the pawn shaped magnets found on Amazon.com since they are easy to pick up and move on the magnetic surface. As an alternative, the Wendy Vecchi Make Art Staytion works just as well.

Card 1

Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Botanical Background Stencil by Pinkfresh Studio

HOLIDAY BOTANICAL BACKGROUND
Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
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To start, I cut a piece of Hammermill Smooth Cardstock cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″, applied repositionable tape on the back, and stuck it to my work surface.As noted above, I work on a magnetic glass mat and hold the stencils in place with magnets. Since this is a set of layering stencils, the corners of each stencil has guides to line up the designs.

I used blender brushes to apply Distress Oxide inks to each layer of the Holiday Botanical Background Stencil as listed below:

For the sentiment, I die cut the Joy and Cheer die twice from Neenah Classic Crest 110# cardstock and glued the two layers together. I ink blended Distress Ink in Kitsch Flamingo and Candied Apple. Afterwards, I decided that the sentiment needed a little more punch so I applied Versafine Ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder. Once it cooled, I glued the sentiment in place.

I trimmed 1/8″ off of each side of the stenciled layer and applied foam tape to the back. I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp cardstock in Fog Gray to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and glued it to an A2 cardbase made from Neenah Classic Crest 110# cardstock. I assembled the layers as shown. For some added bling, I applied a few Oceans of Green gems from Picket Fence.


Card 2

Rowhouse Greetings | Thrill of Hope Layering Stencils by Pinkfresh Studio

THRILL OF HOPE
Size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
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As with the first card, I cut a piece of Hammermill Smooth Cardstock cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″, applied repositionable tape on the back, and stuck it to my work surface. I used blender brushes to apply Distress Oxide inks to each layer of the Thrill of Hope Layering Stencils as follows:

Stencil 1: Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers
Stencil 2: Uncharted Mariner
Stencil 3: Kitsch Flamingo, Candied Apple
Stencil 4: Pine Needles
Stencil 5: Rustic Wilderness

Once the stenciling was complete, I trimmed the stenciled panel with the largest die in the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set and added foam tape to the back.

For the sentiment, I used the Thrill of Hope Foil Plate with Glimmer Foil with Moondust foil. If you do not have the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System, you could use the Thrill of Hope Stamp Set as an alternative. I die cut the sentiment using the coordinating dies and cut two additional layers out of white cardstock. I glued all of the layers together to create a sentiment with dimension.

To finish, I assembled the layers as shown. For some extra bling, I added silver metallic pearls


Rowhouse Greetings | Thrill of Hope Layering Stencils by Pinkfresh Studio | Holiday Botanical Background Stencil by Pinkfresh Studio

That’s all for me today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]

New Class! Cards With Bloom – Queen’s Ink – March 24, 2022

Rowhouse Greetings | Cards with Bloom

In this workshop, we will make three slimline cards featuring layering stencils from PinkFresh Studio. No coloring experience necessary! Here, we’ll let the stencils do all the work for us to create these beautiful multi-colored blooms.

All experience levels are welcomed. If you’re an old hand at stencil projects, you’ll feel right at home. If you’re new to it, you’ll learn the basics to get you started with this fun project. CLASS FEE $38

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Thursday, March 24, 2022 – 12:30PM – 3:30 PM
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

Students should bring:

  • CRAFT MAT or GLASS MAT
  • SCISSORS
  • ADHESIVES for card assembly, including foam squares (i.e. Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares); repositionable tape (i.e. E-Z Dots Repositionable Tape by Scrapbook Adhesives); Beacons 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue for the base layers; any white glue that dries clear (i.e. Ranger Multi Medium Matte, Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive, Bearly Art Glitter Glue, etc.) for adding other card elements.
  • DISTRESS INKS:  Please bring the following if you happen to have them in your stash: Abandoned Coral, Bundled Sage, Evergreen Bough, Festive Berries, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Pine Needles, Rustic Wilderness, Scattered Straw, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick
    Don’t panic if you don’t have all the inks – I will bring my ink pads to share in class.

Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Notes Stencil by PinkFresh Studio
Rowhouse Greetings | You Are my Favorite Stencil by PinkFresh Studio
Rowhouse Greetings | Daisy Wreath Stencil by PinkFresh Studio

Thrill of Hope Wreath by PinkFresh Studio

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with a new card featuring the Thrill of Hope Stencil and other products by PinkFresh Studio. I’m always looking for ways to create holiday cards quickly and layering stencils make it easy to make perfectly blended cards. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Rowhouse Greetings | Thrill of Hope Wreath by PinkFresh Studio

Today’s project features:

I like using the layering stencils because I can put a card together quickly without worrying about blending or even coloring inside the lines. The Thrill of Hope Wreath Layering Stencil has five layers and I used Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness, Peacock Feathers, and Festive Berries.

For ink blending, I used domed foam applicators to apply the ink. You’ll see from the handles that I have blenders from Ranger and Scrapbook.com. I’m using domed applicators from Scrapbook.com since that’s what I have on hand, but Ranger makes a similar product that will work just as well.

I start a piece of 110 pound Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover cut to 4.25” x 5.5” or A2 size. I like this paper because it’s a nice weight and has a smooth finish. It has the added advantage of being suitable for Copic markers so I don’t have to keep multiple brands of white card stock on hand. It comes in other weights, but I prefer the 110 pound weight for my cards.

To make the stenciling easier, I’m going to use my Wendy Vecchi Make Art STAY-tion – this is the smaller 7” version. I love these huge magnets which are easy to pick up and do not snap together or pinch your fingers. And it’s perfect for layering stencils because it will hold your paper and stencil firmly and makes alignment easier.

Having said that, I’m going to use Mint low tack repositionable tape from Scrapbook.com to hold my cardstock in place. You don’t really have to do this since the magnets will hold everything in place, but I found that using tape was a quick and easy way to align each stencil. The paper then stays in place and I just switch out the stencils for each layer.

Each of the stencils are numbered in the upper left corner and there are alignment marks in each corner. You’ll want to make sure that you orient each layer of the stencil correctly with the print side facing up and the number in the upper left corner. Once it’s lined up, place the magnets in each corner to hold it in place and begin blending.

Here is the order of the colors:

  • Stencil 1: Twisted Citron with accents of Peacock Feathers
  • Stencil 2: Rustic Wilderness
  • Stencil 3: Festive Berries
  • Stencil 4: Mowed Lawn
  • Stencil 5: Peacock Feathers

And when I remove the last stencil, you can see the final image – a beautifully colored holiday wreath. I stuck to traditional holiday colors, but this would be just as lovely in monochromatic shades of blue. You can adjust the colors even further and create a lovely fall wreath!

I trimmed the image with the with the Diagonal Slant Rectangle die set by Pink Fresh Studio. I could have just trim 1/8” from each side, but I like the stitched detail created by the die.

I also cut a piece of craft foam to adhere to the back of the stenciled layer. I know that craft foam has kind of fallen a bit out of favor, but I still use it. I’ve heard that some people have had issues with their cards coming apart. My secret weapon is Beacon’s 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive. It dries quickly, but I still have time to move a layer if I don’t get it straight on the first try. It also doesn’t wrinkle the paper which can happen with other glues. It runs about $8.00 for a 4 ounce bottle and it lasts a long time especially if you keep it tightly closed between uses. For me it has been a lot cheaper than using tape runners. Best of all, I haven’t had a single card fall apart since I’ve been using it.

My card base is a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110 pound card stock, not to be confused with Neenah Exact Index which is also 110 pound. This is the paper that you want for card bases. I cut it as 4.25” x 11 and scored it 5.5 inches to create a top folding card.

For the sentiment, I used the coordinating dies from the Thrill of Hope stamp set to cut two blanks out of Neenah 110 pound white cardstock for the Happy Holidays sentiment. I stamped the sentiment on one of the blanks using Versafine Claire in Nocturne, cover it with clear embossing powder, and heat set the powder and ink. I glued the two die cuts together to add dimension to the sentiment once it’s adhered to the card.

To finish off the card, I’ve added a few metallic pearls in silver from PinkFresh Studio. I used Ranger Multi Medium Matte which I transferred to a fine tipped applicator bottle. There are lots of white glues on the market, but I keep coming back to Multi Medium Matte which is a gel medium made by Ranger that can be used as a glue or a  sealer. It’s non-yellowing and it dries clear so it’s perfect for people like me who tend to squeeze out too much glue when adhering embellishments like pearls or sequins.

Rowhouse Greetings | Thrill of Hope Wreath by PinkFresh Studio

That’s all for me today! Hope you enjoyed today’s project and I’ll see you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]

Happy Holiday Circle Frame – PinkFresh Studio

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post to show you a recent project featuring the Happy Holiday Circle Frame stamp set and coordinating dies. I love making holiday cards in non-traditional colors so I skipped the usual green holly leaves and stuck to rich shades of blue for an unexpected but elegant twist.

Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Holidays Circle Frame by PinkFresh Studio

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links  may be used at no cost to you.]

Today’s project features:

You’ll be amazed to know that I was actually able to create a card using just three Copic markers! The coloring is simple and something that you could do while sitting in front of the TV watching holiday movies. But Copic coloring is not your thing, there is also a coordinating layering stencil that I’ll link below that you could use with your Distress Inks to speed things along.

I’m running off to finish last minute holiday errands. Hope that you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: B02, B66 (leaves); R46 (berries)

[Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.]

New Copic Class! PinkFresh Florals! – Photo Scraps – September 25 – 1:00PM

Join me for an new Copic class at Photo Scraps! In this workshop, you’ll complete three cards featuring the Happy Blooms Floral stamp from PinkFresh Studio. Details are below. Class size is limited to 8 students so sign up today! 

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscrapsclasses.blogspot.com/
Saturday, September 25, 2021 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Copic Markers

The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers or other supplies you’ll need to participate in class.

Other Supplies

Please bring:

  • Scissors
  • Thin foam tape such as the Foam Sticky Strips from Taylored Expressions.
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Multi Medium Matte, Gina K., etc.)

Class Cards

Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Blooms Florals by PinkFresh Studio
Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Blooms Florals by PinkFresh Studio
Rowhouse Greetings | Happy Blooms Florals by PinkFresh Studio