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Subtle Blended Florals

Subtle Blended Florals

Hi there! Emily Midgett here with you today sharing a super easy, but still elegant, way to "color" your floral images! I love the super sketchy look to so many of Pinkfresh Studio's floral designs; they're detailed, but not so detailed that they have to be colored in a realistic way that is, let's be honest, really stinking difficult. (haha!) Loose watercolor looks lovely with this style of artwork, and today I've used some colored ink pads and tiny blending brushes to add very subtle color to the new Floral Elements and Floral Cluster stamp sets, adding some pretty gold accents to make some super feminine projects. Let's get started with the details! 

For both projects today, I wanted to maintain a pretty coral, pink, and white color scheme with gold metallic accents. My last several projects have been absolutely saturated with color, so creating something a bit more subtle and elegant was just what my creative heart was craving! I began by heat embossing elements from both the Floral Elements and Floral Cluster onto some white card stock using gold embossing powder, then added various shades of pink, peach, coral, and teal inks with a teeny tiny blending brush. The embossing "resists" the ink, allowing you to easily add color to the images without having to pay attention to such details as where each petal begins and ends! 

After die cutting my Floral Elements images with the coordinating dies, I die cut a Geo Floral background from some white card stock and adhered it to a white card base for a texture, tone-on-tone backdrop. I die cut a gold glitter label using the Essentials Fancy Frame dies, then adhered a white "hi" cut using the Adore Alpha die set. 

I then adhered a strip of the Matte Gold Washi Tape to some white card stock and die cut it with the Simple Edgers die set to create a scalloped edge. I adhered all of the die cuts to the textured card base with foam adhesive, finally adding a few Essentials Jewels for some extra sparkle! 

For my second card, I used the same color scheme and coloring "technique," this time focusing on the Floral Cluster stamps and dies. After die cutting this large blended bouquet out using the coordinating dies, I cut it in half using my trimmer and arranged it on a white card base to which I'd added a line of Matte Gold Washi Tape

I also die cut a gold glitter label and a slightly smaller white label using the Essentials Fancy Frame, adding a greeting from Floral Cluster stamped in a smokey gray ink. I adhered the die cuts with a mixture of liquid and dimensional foam adhesive. The final touch was to add a bit of sparkle using some Essentials Jewels

Well, that's all for me today! I hope I've inspired you to try something new, even if it's just "coloring" with your inks and blender brushes instead of your markers or watercolors! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day! 

1 comment

1. Jul 09, 2019

Very pretty florals!

Jan Metcalf

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