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Let's Connect! | Anne Fiene

Let's Connect! | Anne Fiene

08 Feb 2022 1 comment

Hello and welcome back! I'm up on the Pinkfresh Studio blog today with a card that's a bit of a departure for me, no flowers or frills! I had a lot of fun doing something a little new. I used Pinkfresh's new Art Deco layering stencil and hot foil plate, some masking, Pinkfresh inks and vellum circles for a soft graphic card that can be sent to anyone.

I started by using the Art Deco hot foil plate on Neenah solar white, 110 lb. And while I had my Glimmer machine out, I foiled several pieces of colored vellum, (I pick up my colored vellum on Amazon) and laid them out on my table to see which ones appealed to me most. I ended up using the foiled white and the pastel red and blue vellum sheets.

Then I started masking out the corners of the foiled piece of cardstock, using 3M Post-it tape, and blended Pinkfresh inks: Passion Fruit, Coral Reef, Ballet Slipper, Soft Lilac, Lavender, Slumber and just a little bit of Blue Jay, from one end of the card to the other. I only used stencils 1 & 2 of the 3-stencil set because I liked having some white tiles inside the inked image.

I grabbed some circle dies from various Pinkfresh die sets (I think I used dies from the Mini Slimline Essential Bundle and the Folk Edge Circles to get the sizes that I wanted.) I placed the foiled vellum sheet over my ink blended image to arrange the circle dies just where I wanted them and used washi tape to hold them in place while I die cut them out.

Once those circles where cut out I used tiny bits of foam tape to pop them up from the card base and placed large sequins over the barely visible foam tape. The thicker the vellum is the harder it is to see the adhesive used and the colored vellum was pretty thin. I used the Fancy Script Words hot foil plate and die set, with more of the same gold foil to add a pun-y sentiment and was done!

(pssst! I attached the foiled base piece upside down on the card base, so the hinge is on the right! I'm not sure if I want to fix it or not as this is making me laugh! I guess it depends on who it gets sent to.)

I hope some of these design choices have inspired you to make something new today! Thank you so much for coming by!

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08 Feb 2022 Nancy Bachman

I love the gentler use of color and how the vellum circles soften the linear look to the card. Just lovely!

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