GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card featuring several products from Pinkfresh Studio, including the Floral Notes stencil and coordinating die. This stencil is actually intended for a slimline card, but you’ll see that with a little crafty surgery, I was able to create an A2 card instead. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
This card had lots of moving parts, but never fear! I’ve provided detailed directions and illustrations below to guide you each step of the way.
Today’s project features:
- Floral Notes Stencil and coordinating Floral Notes Die by Pinkfresh Studio
- Perfect Sentiments Stamp and coordinating Perfect Sentiments Die by Pinkfresh Studio
- Additional dies by Pinkfresh Studio (see below)
- Inkblending with Distress Oxides (see below)
- Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Step by Step
- Cut a piece of Neenah Solar White #110 cardstock to 4.25″ x 11″ scored at 5.5″ to form the card base.
- Cut the Braided Oval Die from a piece of white cardstock. Set aside.
- Cut the Stitches Die from a piece of white cardstock. Ink blend on the long edges, first with Distress Oxides in Chipped Sapphire blending to Tumbled Glass. The center of the diecut remains white as an accent. Set aside until ready to assemble layers.
- On white cardstock, ink the three separate Floral Notes stencils as follows:
- Apply Distress Oxide in Ripe Persimmon to the large flowers. Add Picked Raspberry to center of each flower.
- Apply Distress Oxide in Chipped Sapphire to the smaller flowers
- Apply Distress Oxide in Twisted Citron to the leaves. Add Mowed Lawn to the base of the leaves for added depth.
- Diecut stenciled image stencil using the Floral Notes Die.
- Using sharp scissors, separate the stenciled image. (See Images 1 & 2 below.)
- Stamp sentiments from the Perfect Sentiments stamp on white cardstock with Versafine Claire in Nocturne. Die cut sentiments using the Perfect Sentiments coordinating die. (See note below.)
- Stamp sentiment from the Reason to Smile Wreath stamp set on a strip of white cardstock with Versafine Claire in Nocturne. Cut each end to form a fishtail.
- Apply foam tape to back of oval die cut, stenciled image pieces, and sentiments.
- Assemble layers as shown.
Cutting the Image
Since I wanted to create an A2 card, I had to cut the stenciled image to fit. See images below to see how I divided the image to fit my design.
Note on Perfect Sentiments Stamp
This stamp is actually 11 different sentiments as one stamp – in other words, you’ll stamp all the sentiments at the same time on a single sheet of cardstock. The coordinating die then creates the separate sentiments. This is a case where buying both the stamp and the die is more efficient for card production. In lieu of the die, you could probably either fussy cut or use a Cricut or Scan ‘n’ Cut to separate the sentiments although I didn’t try either method since I already had the die.
Notes on Tools
- For inkblending and stenciling, I used the Blender Brushes from Taylored Expressions. I prefer this set of blender brushes simply for the color coded handles so that I have a specific brush for each color family.
- I used Mint Low Tack and Repositionable Tape from Scrapbook.com to hold the stencils in place.
- I used Foam Sticky Strips from Taylored Expressions to adhere the sentiments and the stenciled flowers in place.
Hope you enjoyed today’ project! See you again soon!
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