Happy Monday, Pinkfresh Studio friends! Yasmin here sharing with you these 2 cards that, I’ve created using; Heart and Soul Stamp and Heart and Soul Die Sets along with the Essentials; Braided Oval and a few more dies which you’ll see below.
To begin with, I started by stamping with embossing ink the image from the Heart and Soul Stamp 2X on a large piece of Bristol Smooth card stock. Once, both images were stamped, I covered them both with super fine Gold embossing powder and, I heat set them.
Once the powder was completely melted, I temporarily adhered the large piece of to a clipboard with masking tape, and I water colored both images with my ZIG brush pens in Peach/Pink and Marine Green hues. Soon after when I was done with the water coloring, I set the images aside to dry. In the meanwhile, I created the die-cutting pieces that I was going to use for both cards. So, first; I ran through the die-cutting machine the largest die from the Essential; Stitched Rectangles to die-cut the frame out of white card stock 2X. Then, I layered both ovals from the Braided Oval set, and I ran them through the die-cutting machine to die cut the oval frames also, out of white card stock. Because I wanted to create a shaker card, I used one of the oval dies from my HA oval set to die-cut the center out of one of the ovals as, for the other braided oval, I left it as it. To finish the die-cuttings for both cards, I used the same oval die to die-cut a piece of fun foam for dimension, and a larger oval from the same set to die-cut the acetate for the shaker card.
By the time that, I was done with all die-cutting my water colorings were dry so, I went ahead and die-cut them out of the card stock using the Heart and Soul Die. Soon after that, I started the layering for the cards so, for the first card, I adhered the backing of one of the frames with doubled-sided tape to an A2 top folding white card base. Then, I foam mounted the first braided oval to the card using the foam fun that, I die-cut earlier. Lastly, I adhered on the left side of the card the first floral with foam mounting tape to add even more dimension. As, for the sentiments, I decided to die-cut only the top from the Hello 3X out of white card stock and, 1X out of gold card stock. Once, all die-cutting were done, I stacked the all and I adhered the dimensional Hello to the card. By the way the hello die is from the Classic Words Die Set
Because, I was going to heat emboss over the acetate on the second card, I decided to die-cut a second oval. So, after my second oval die-cutting was done, I adhered the acetate to one of braided oval with strong double-sided adhesive then, I adhered the backing of the oval to the second die-cutting creating that way a sturdy piece that could resist the heat. As, you can see, soon after that, I gold heat embossed a sentiment which by the way comes in the same stamp set. Lastly, I foam mounted the stitched frame to an A2 top folding white card base. Then, I carefully adhered skinny pieces of foam mounting tape to the perimeter of the oval creating dimension so, the shaker elements could have movement. Right afterwards, I added sequins to the center of the card and, I peeled the backing of the foam mounting tape to adhere the oval to the card. To finish the card off, I foam mounted the second floral to the oval, and both cards were completed.
As, a finishing touch, I decided to create a sparkly balance on both cards so, I covered the entire water coloring using my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer and pink jewels from the Essential; Jewel Mix.
With that being said, I hope you have enjoyed reading the step by step on how I’ve created these 2 cards. Thank you and Happy Crafting!