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Blooming Branch + December Challenge = Colourful Holiday Cards

Blooming Branch + December Challenge = Colourful Holiday Cards

17 Dec 2021 2 Comments

Hi guys! 

It's Erica back on the Pinkfresh blog today, with two flowery cards. For these cards I have used the colour scheme from the December challenge but mixed it with the Blooming Branch set. I'm slightly in denial about Christmas being so close so any excuse to use flowers and blooms, I'm in. 

First of, I heat embossed the Blooming Branch stamp set with white embossing powder on one panel, and with gold embossing powder on a second.

The idea was to get a softer look on the white and more vivid on the gold. 

To add colour I have used the Blooming Branch layering stencils and the inks I used are Sparkling Rose, Berrylicious (the colour in the graphic is closer to Candy Apple, but I went slightly lighter) Sunshine, Meadow and Aquamarine

I wanted a bit of a rainbow look still (surprise, surprise, I know... ) so I started with the Sunshine in the middle, and then went pink and red towards the top and the teal and turquoise towards the bottom. 

To get the look, you add the colours in the same areas on each layer of stencil. You just keep building it up as you go through your stencils, and eventually you end up with this fun rainbow look. 

With the colour added, I cut them both out with the coordinating diecut and on the back of these, I added foam tape to raise them up on the card. However, I had to make my backgrounds first and the sentiments too, of course. 

I'm totally obsessed with the Abstract Triangle hot foil plate, so I used it on two panels. One with Matte Gold and one with Opal, which I at first thought I might have actually hot foiled the plate with instead of the paper... Luckily for me, it was foiled to the paper, but it is very subtle. It looks more like an embossing folder, than hot foiling. 

While I had the Glimmer Hot Foil system out and hot, I decided to use the Thrill Of Hope hot foil plate for the sentiment. On these I used gold foil, and then I cut these out with the coordinating diecut. I also cut out an extra piece to layering up the hot foiled piece to make them slightly sturdier. 

The background pieces were trimmed down a little and then directly adhered to a card base each. On top of these I added the Blooming Branch pieces, the sentiments and then I just had to add some Jewels to add even more pizzazz! I can't help myself, I love these Jewels and they are such a perfect finishing touch. 


That's it from me for today, but I hope you found some inspiration here and don't forget that you can still take part in the December challenge. You can win a $50 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio shop just by taking part, so what are you waiting for? Go on, have some fun and play along. The deadline is December 28th, so plenty to of time and you can enter 5 projects! 

Right, I will stop jibber-jabbering now and let you go. Thank you so much for stopping by, lots of love and happy crafting from Erica 

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20 Dec 2021 Annette Gordon

This card is absolutely stunning! I love a rainbow effect!

18 Dec 2021 Kathryn Frantz

Happy to see what you have created with your “Happy Mail!” Your color palette is so joyful. The colors moving up and down bring smiles to my face making the sentiments a perfect addition!

Thank you for sharing your time and talents!

*I am also excited to try this because it looks like I have all the parts and pieces!

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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