Blended Backgrounds & Dies | Lea Lawson

Blended Backgrounds & Dies | Lea Lawson

Hey there, Pinkfresh friends! Lea Lawson here to hang out with you today! Just in case you don't know who I am - I am the marketing/promotions manager for Pinkfresh, and am most often behind the scene! Although, my face does grace our Instagram & Facebook Live at times.

Today I am taking over the blog, and sharing a couple of cards that I have recently made for Pinkfresh Studio. You may recognize them if you tuned into Facebook Live a few weeks ago, but now you will be able to get a better look at them, considering my photography skills are WAY better than my video skills. :)

I focused on two of our standalone dies - Bright Side of Life and Houseplants. I am a big fan of dies, and I probably use them more on my cards than I do stamping! So, I am a lover of all the Pinkfresh Studio standalone dies, and it was time to break these two out & make some creations from them!

For both cards I created ink blended backgrounds using Distress Oxide inks! It's one of my favorite techniques for making cards these days, and an easy way to create an interesting background in the exact colors you want!

For the first card, I actually only blended three colors (Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers and Squeezed Lemonade) but when the colors blend together they create the rainbow!

I diecut the Bright Side of Life die 4 times from white linen cardstock, and layered it together with a glue pen. I do this with my diecuts to give them some rigidity, and dimension! This way I don't have to try and cut a zillion pieces of foam tape to fit on the back of it - it already has the dimension I love.


For my second card I blended with the following colors: Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover & Peacock Feathers. A couple other steps that I always take on my blended backgrounds is to flick water to them and then pick it up with a paper towel to get the reaction oxide inks have with water. Then I typically spray them down with a clear or white shimmer spray, then flick gold paint splatters to it. It just gives it a little extra!

This time I still cut the Houseplants die 4 times, but one of those layers was gold glitter paper. I layered the cuts together, adding the gold glitter to the top. Then I created a sentiment using the Let Your Heart Decide cardstock stickers. I think this sentiment would be really great for a grad! It's a little unconventional, but so fitting! It could also work for engagements, weddings, retirement, or anyone starting a new chapter in their life.

Well, I hope that you liked my cards today! Before you move along with your day, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I hang out on Instagram a lot, and share my work in progress in my stories...along with REALLY cute photos of my dogs! :) Plus, I just started a YouTube channel, and while there are only a few videos right now...I will be adding new content consistently!

Also be sure to check out my BLOG later this morning. I will be posting these cards there, along with a full supply list.
Have a wonderful day!


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