Happy Thursday, Pinkfresh friends! Yasmin here sharing a floral and dimensional inspiration card with a “Modern” look using the Sunshine On My Mind: Stamp, Sunshine On My Mind: Stencil, and Sunshine On My Mind: Die to add the floral look. Also, to make this card, I used the Basic Banners: Everyday Sentiments and Basic Banners: Celebrate Die to add the extra card sentiment. Besides, to add texture and details to the card layout, I used Stitched Diamonds Coverplate Die and one of the dies from the Nested Arches Die plus dies from the following sets, Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set, Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Squares Die Set, and Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Circles Die Set to build the dimensional layers for the card front. Lastly, as per usual, I used some of the Ombre Glitter Drops: Sparkle & Shine to add the touch of sparkle, and the 1/2 Blending Brush Set, 1/4 Blending Brush Set, and PFS- Inks to add the minimal inking touch. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into the step-by-step for how I made it.
Therefore, I started by getting the stamping done over an A2-size white card panel using the floral stamp image included in the Sunshine On My Mind: Stamp. Also, to get precise stamping, I used the stamping tool and the Stamp Press Tool. As for ink hues, I used Warm Buff Ink. So, after getting the stamping done, I left the stamp image in place inside the stamping tool, and then I used the stencils included in the Sunshine On My Mind: Stencil set. As for the layered stenciling, I used a combination of regular-size ink blending brushes and some of the 1/2 Blending Brush Set and 1/4 Blending Brush Set to add details. By the way, I'd like to mention that I kept it minimal with the stenciling by skipping stencil #1 and using the following hues Marigold Ink, Fresh Pear Ink, Olive Ink, and Warm Buff Ink.
Thus, after getting the layered stenciling done over the stamped image, I went back to get re-stamped the stamp image to bring back the outlined details; and right after getting that steps completed, I put the stamped image aside to continue with the die-cutting steps for the layering pieces.
So, for the die-cutting layering pieces, I used the die-cut machine alongside pieces of white cardstock to get the large stitched diagonal frame, and to do that, I used the large die included in the Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set. Next, I used the large die from the Nested Arches Die set, and after getting the arched die-cutting piece, I used the Stitched Diamonds Coverplate Die to add texture to it. Then, I used the large and small dies included in the Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Squares Die Set to die-cut one small and one large stitched frame. Nevertheless, I used the small die included in the Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Circles Die Set to die-cut a stitched circle.
Therefore, once I completed the die-cutting steps for the layering pieces, I created some paper springs using plain white cardstock. If you’re new to Pinkfresh blog posts, you are welcome to explore other blog posts to find out how I create them, as I have previously shared those steps in many blog posts. So, that said, I used 1/2 of an inch and 1.0-inch paper springs to create different pop-up levels. By the way, you can see the size difference in the image above.
Moving on, right after I had created the paper springs, I got the card assembling started, so to do that, I got the textured arched die-cutting piece glued to the large diagonal stitched frame. Next, I used the paper trimmer to trim down two inches from the diagonal-square frame. Right after I got it trimmed, I added craft foam adhesive to the left side, and then, I got it mounted over the textured arched frame. Followed by that step, I used the paper trimmer to trim down about 3/4 of an inch from the right side and about 1/2 inch from the bottom parts of the diagonal-stitched circle.
Soon after, to keep going with the card assembling, I used the 1/2-inch paper springs to get the partially die-cutting diagonal stitched circle mounted over the lower right side of the textured arched frame, and then, I used the 1.0-inch paper spring to get the last die-cutting piece mounted over the lower-left side.
Nevertheless, the image above shows exactly how I got the die-cutting layering pieces mounted over the textured arched frame. Also, you can see the different levels of dimension that the paper springs added to the card’s layout design.
So, to keep going with the card assembling, I got one of the floral images glued to the small diagonal stitched square layer. Next, I glued one of the smaller stamped images and one of the leaves to the partially diagonal-stitched circle. By the way, I’d like to mention that I added dimension to each die-cutting piece by layering extra die-cutting pieces. However, you can skip this step to avoid extra bulkiness to the card.
Subsequently, I added a floral touch to the upper right side of the textured arched frame by using the large floral image and the extra die-cutting pieces. And as soon as I added the floral layering touch, I kept going to create the banner and the dimensional die-cutting sentiment.
As for the banner, I used the Basic Banners: Everyday Sentiments and Basic Banners: Celebrate Die. Then, to keep it simple, I used the hue I used for the rest of the stamping. To create a flag banner looking, I rolled out a piece of white cardstock with my fingers, and then I got the backing of it glued to the left side of the layered card panel.
Next, I got the left side of the die-cutting banner flag glued to the upper part of the glued piece.
Finally, to finish the card, I got the backing of the layered card panel glued to an A2-size top folding white card base, and then I added more dimension to the flag banner by getting the ends up with the tips of my finger. Then, I added a touch of sparkle by getting some of the Ombre Glitter Drops: Sparkle & Shine glued around the dimensional modern card front design.
And, with that said, thank you so much for stopping by. We hope you have enjoyed reading the step-by-step how I’ve made this floral and dimensional inspiration card with a “Modern” look using an array of beautiful products by Pinkfresh Studio. And, if you get inspired by today’s project, don’t forget to tag us @pinkfreshstudio and use #pinkfreshstudio so we can see your projects. Also, don’t forget to stop by our Instagram feed to see this card in action when we share it in our reels. Happy crafting, and much love to you and yours!