Hello and Happy Friday, Pinkfresh friends! It's TaeEun here today with a couple of cards I made using gorgeous standalone dies from our August Release. It was another epic release by Pinkfresh Studio!!!
Today I'm showing an unusual technique using Modern Blooms die: dry embossing & heat embossing. Along with this technique a glossy cardstock and alcohol inks can help you to achieve a faux metallic look.
This is my first card, which shows the faux metallic background I mentioned above.
I started off by creating an alcohol inked panel. I used a felt applicator to apply the inks on a glossy cardstock. I used Flamingo, Shell Pink, Peach Bellini and Valencia and tapped the applicator on the area where the flowers of the Modern Blooms die are. I then added silver Mixative with a droplet of blue and green alcohol ink on a new felt applicator and colored the area among the flowers and the border. I love how silver Mixative adds metallic shine to the panel!
After the alcohol inked panel was completely dry. I placed Modern Blooms die on it, which was inked up with an embossing ink, and dry embossed the panel instead of cutting it using an embossing mat. I added two sheets of heavyweight cardstock on the sandwich to make a deep impression. As the embossing ink was transferred on the panel after dry embossing, I could heat emboss the panel in gold.
For the sentiment I used Kelly Alpha Upper Case dies. I cut "hello" using the dies ,once from a golden cardstock and three times from a white cardstock. I stacked them all together and set them aside.
I then started assembling my card. I rounded two diagonal corners of a white cardbase. I also rounded the background panel and foam mounted it on the cardbase. I adhered the letters and finished off the card with some bronze metallic and pink jewels from our Jewels Mix.
To start I made the alcohol inked background panel. First I sprayed lots of rubbing alcohol on a glossy cardstock and dropped Flamingo and Shell Pink alcohol ink on the left bottom half of the panel. I blended the inks by blowing. After the panel was dry I added some gray dots using Slate alcohol ink and a micro applicator.
I dry embossed the panel in the same way like I did for the first card. But I didn't use any additional cardstock this time to get a fine impression. I partially silver heat embossed the dry embossed panel.
I prepared two Leafy Branches, one in silver glitter paper and the other in white. I stacked two die cut pieces to make the white one. The Beautiful word was cut once from the same silver glitter paper and three more times from some white cardstock to raise the silver word die cut.
I mounted the background panel flat on a white cardbase, adhered the silver Leafy Branch on it and added the silver Beautiful word as shown in the picture. The letters of Mini Puffy Alpha Stickers from Just a Little Lovely Embellishment Bundle helped me complete the sentiment. The white Leafy Branch was then adhered using foam adhesives. I finished off the card by scattering some Jewels Mix.
That's it from my side for today! I hope I could inspire you to create something using our new standalone dies!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a happy and crafty weekend!