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Cheers to Summer! | Anne Fiene

Cheers to Summer! | Anne Fiene

04 Jun 2024 2 Comments

Hi everyone! I'm on the blog today with a bright, fun, summer card! As soon as I saw Pinkfresh Studio's new Cheers design, I knew I wanted to load up that elegant glass with die-cut flowers in saturated summer colors. I used the stamp, stencil set, and die, but there is also a press plate available.

I started with two large panels of pale yellow cardstock (Simon's Lemon Chiffon) and used Pinkfresh Studio's Limoncello, Citron, and Bay Leaf to ombre the colors onto one of them for my backing panel. I left the bottom of the panel free of ink and used my brushes to apply color, darkening it on the way to the top.

Then, I grabbed my other piece of yellow cardstock and stamped out the Cheers stamp set with gold embossing powder. I think stamping on the same yellow paper that I did for the cardbase, let the flowers really stand out and kept the glass not really in the background but not competing with the blooms for attention either. I used the accompanying stencils to color everything in, using shades of yellow for the glass contents and just a touch of gray for the ice cubes. I used pinks for the straw, yellow and orange for the fruit slices, reds for the cherry, and greens for the foliage. I left the strawberry uncolored.

I cut everything out and set it aside to work on those floral die-cuts. I did get all of my floral pieces colored, cut, and puzzled into place before I started gluing it all down. I stamped a flower from the Sunshine on My Mind stamp set onto the backing panel, to subtly fill the background of the arrangement. I also stamped part of the sentiment before I filled the card with foam tape and die cuts.

I hot foiled on vellum with the new Berries and Blossoms press plate, using Citrine foil, for a couple of the pieces that went straight down on the card, underneath the glass. I used the Sweet Blossoms die and stencil sets for a large, beautiful yellow flower in the front, bright pink florals, and a bold turquoise stem tucked into the arrangement. I love yellow, pink, and turquoise together for a beautiful summery palette!

I used a die from the Wrap Around Elements die set with gold specialty paper. And using a small barreled paint brush, I spiraled the die-cut strip and tucked a few shiny springs into the arrangement. I wanted a little white dot for the center of that large yellow flower and used PFS's Hearts and Stars coverplate with a scrap of cardstock for it. After I saw all of the hearts and stars that also got cut out, I had to include a few on the card. And I was done!

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


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04 Jun 2024 Anita V
You guys never disappoint! The elegance, the subtle yet gorgeous use of color. The fact that you can dress up the cards in so many different ways, amazing!
04 Jun 2024 Jess K

This is gorgeous. Love it!!!

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