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Bold and bright or subtle and elegant? | Card ideas with Natasha Valkovskaya

Bold and bright or subtle and elegant? | Card ideas with Natasha Valkovskaya

Hello, Pinkfresh Studio friends! Happy to see you here! Today I'm playing with Sweet Lemonade set and Spring Floral die from January release.

First, I'd like to share three bright, bold, and easy cards featuring Sweet Lemonade stamps and coordinating dies.

I coloured three pieces of watercolour cardstock with Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers distress inks. Once they were dry, I die-cut three lemonade bottles, stacked them together and cut them into three parts. 

So now, mixing and matching the pieces I can make three cards with these fun multicolour bottles!

To ground my bottles I stamped the small fruit images from the set in the same inks. For the first card, I inked the stamps, spritzed them slightly with water and then stamped them onto watercolour cardstock.

For my second card, I decided to experiment and first stamped the images and then spritzed the panel with some water. What do you think? Too messy or interesting?

My third card is a simple one-layer card.

I stamped the background with an acrylic block. I've been playing a lot with this technique recently. Here's one more card I shared a couple days ago.

I like bright colours, but sometimes we need an elegant and classy card. Here's an idea featuring Spring Floral die.

The sentiment is from the gorgeous Scripted Bold Sentiments 2 set. I used a strip of acetate to create a window and to adhere this delicate floral arrangement.

I think this card is so elegant in its simplicity. You could add a little something to it by adding a bit of gold embossing powder to the edges of the diecut.

 Thank you for your time! I hope you like these ideas and are inspired to play with your stamps and dies. So which team are you: Bold & Bright or Subtle & Elegant? Let me know in the comments. Have a great day and find time for something that makes you happy!

Natasha

xoxo

2 comments

2. Feb 13, 2019

It would be great to have a tutorial / video of how you made the last card with the spring floral die please. Love it!

Maria
1. Feb 12, 2019

Love all of these cards and ideas! I especially like the tip about doing three stampings, colorings, and dieing, and then cutting them apart to mix and match!

Margaret R

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