Hi Pinkfresh friends! Has the latest release got you feeling in a festive mood? It's certainly had that effect on me, and today I've got a fun holiday card to share that features some of my new favorites. Let's get into it, shall we?
The Swirl Background stencil set is one I fell in love with right away. It reminded me of the patterned paper in one of Pinkfresh's scrapbook collections last year, and I love how it provides the opportunity to incorporate a lot of different colors. I went with a modern, slightly unconventional holiday palette of inks in Mermaid Cove, Ocean Breeze, Bubble Gum and Candy Apple, and once finished, I trimmed that background panel down to 3.5" x 4.75".
Moving along, I foiled a set of the new Ornaments in shiny silver foil, used the coordinating layering stencil set to color each one, and then grabbed the Ornaments die to cut them all out. I love that the die is one piece, because I don't know about you, but I've got a LOT of holiday cards to make and I appreciate any time savings I can get!
While my foiling machine was still hot, I created a large bold Joy sentiment, using Spellbinders Speckled Prism foil and a deep teal shade of cardstock to create some strong contrast against the Swirl Background layer. Then, to incorporate an extra ornament, I swapped out the 'O' in Joy for one of my favorites in the set. For dimension, I decided to add a band of vellum around the middle of the background panel, popping the foreground elements forward a bit with some foam tape. And, because I like my cards to have lots of dimension, I mounted the whole thing on my A2 card base with a little more.
This card turned out very shiny and sparkly, and that's the way the holidays should be, right?! The Swirl Background Stencil has so many color combination possibilities, and I can't wait to play with it a bit more in my upcoming holiday cards. I hope you enjoyed checking it out this project, and that you're feeling inspired to create with the latest release. Thank you so much for stopping by!