This is Caly and I'm so happy you're joining me today for two projects using two layered stamp sets from Pinkfresh Studio.
Pinkfresh Studio Inks are WONDERFUL, if you haven't given them a try. I know stamp staining is a big deal for some people I want to say how pleasantly surprised I am that using red pigments have not stained my stamps when I've used Pinkfresh Studio Inks. I used the inks for my cards today and the colors are all beautiful!
My first card uses the Curvy Floral Vine stamp and die set. With layered sets where the foliage and florals are on the same die-cut, I like to die-cut first, then stamp so that the images line up well. After die-cutting, I in-lay the die-cut into the negative space and set them in my MISTI to line up my stamps.
Ink colors used: Coral Reef, Candy Apple, Fresh Pear, Key Lime.
After stamping, I ink-blended a background panel in a circle where I planned to form my wreath. Then I die-cut a frame using the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die before splattering my background and images with white and teal acrylic ink. My sentiment is die-cut from the Phrase Builder: Sending die set that I die-cut simply with white and black cardstock. To finish, I embellished with light blue jewels.
My second card is very similar to the first with techniques. I've used the Simple Blossoms stamp and die-set for my flowers and foliage. I stamped my flowers only to die-cut and stamped the foliage and stems directly on my card panel.
Ink colors used:
Key Lime, Olive
Coral Reef, Candy Apple
Soft Lilac, Lavender
Ocean Breeze, Aquamarine
After die-cutting my flowers, I die-cut my frame using the same Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die. Then I ink-blended my background with Soft Lilac ink and again, splattered all my images with white and purple acrylic paint. Once dry (it only takes a few mins), I planned where I wanted my flowers and stamped the stems and leaves over the ink-blended background. I finished by attaching my blooms with foam adhesive for dimension, stamped my sentiment using black ink and embellished with Pinkfresh Studio Jewels in purple.
I hope you enjoyed this set of stamp layered florals! I recommend choosing light colors for the solid florals and adding darker colors (darker than you'd think - I tend to jump 1-2 shades) for additional layers to really help the images pop. Thanks for joining me today!