Friday, February 3, 2023

Pinkfresh Studio it's all in the details: stenciled, stamped, die cut, and foiled!

Hello, my Doodlebugs friends!  Michele here again - so that must mean it is FRIDAY!!  Yay!  I have a beautiful card for you today - by now you must know how much I love leaves?  This one from Pinkfresh called Detailed Leaf has many means of making it: stenciled, stamped, die cut, or foiled.  I wanted to see if it could stand up to just one - stenciling - but it fell quite flat for me.  Oh, it's pretty enough, but with a few extra steps you can get to this:

Detailed Leaf Stamp Die and Stencil from PinkFresh Stuidio

from this:


BTW Here's a tip - don't waste that lovely ink after blending the first stencil!
Just give it a spritz of water and flip it over onto a piece of cardstock...



I continued to spritz and flip until I achieved the inky look I wanted then, after drying, used one of the Spellbinder Essential arched dies to cut then adding my favored Altenew Dotted Swirls debossing:

Detailed Leaf Stamp Die and Stencil from PinkFresh Stuidio

Die-cutting, and adding the stamped image to the stenciled one really 
brought life to the leaves!  This sentiment is part of the stamp and the coordinating die set cuts it so perfectly in one piece.

But what if those lines were foiled?  Even when stenciled in shades of grey, the foiling really added gorgeous details!  

Detailed Leaf Stamp Die and Stencil from PinkFresh Stuidio

The sentiment on this masculine version comes from Fancy Script Words - foiled and cut with the coordinating dies.  I've added just a little more interest to the background using my Pinkfresh Diagonal Stitched Plaid die.

Detailed Leaf Stamp Die and Stencil from PinkFresh Stuidio

I hope I've brought a little fun into your day with these gorgeous leaves!  Wishing you the best crafty weekend, my friends!
=] Michele

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Layerig the Be Bold Blooms onto Hearts from Spellbinders

Spellbinders Be Bold Bloom and Altenew Versatile Greetings

What do you do with extra floral die cuts left over from a previous project? I covered a heart from the Spellbinders Essentials Hearts set with them!  You could also cover a square, oval, or circle for a similar look.  I used the Be Bold Blooms from Spellbinders, but you could use any floral or foliage dies.

After covering the heart, I added a sentiment and some gems. Having all those die cut and on hand made this card quick and easy to pull together.   I think I'll be making a few more of these with all my leftovers.


Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card.

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Concord & 9th Freshly Picked Valentines

Do you like making interactive cards?  The Freshly Picked die from Concord & 9th isn't just for fruit!  I filled with hearts and added a tiny message hidden under the top heart.  This makes it perfect for Valentine's Day or friendship.

Concord & 9th Freshly Picked Die and Mama Elephant Combo Rectangle

  Pull the heart up to reveal the hidden message.

Concord & 9th Freshly Picked Die and Mama Elephant Combo Rectangle

To create the card, I went through my "stash" of dies and found several hearts in different sizes that were perfect for filling the basket.  I die cut them from assorted color cardstock along with the basket from the Freshly Picked set and the cute bow I found in the Build a Gift set from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Concord & 9th Freshly Picked Die and Mama Elephant Combo Rectangle

I layered and glued everything together filling the basket and assembling the interactive note.  I've included a link to the Concord & 9th instructional video for assembling the interactive portion of this die at the end of my post.

I then layered everything up on the front of the card with the Combo Rectangle die from Mama Elephant.

I had so much fun creating this card, I created a second version in red and gold!

 

 Concord & 9th Freshly Picked Die

The Mini Everyday Messages from Mama Elephant are perfect for the hidden sentiments.  They are just the right size and they also includes a few messages that are ideal for interactive cards. It's a really great stamp to have in your collection.  I find myself reaching for it all the time.

 

Concord & 9th Freshly Picked Die


Here's the link to Concord & 9th's INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO for assembling the interactive portion of this card.  It's super easy!


Concord & 9th Freshly Picked Die

Hope you enjoyed the cards.  Which version is your favorite?

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Friday, January 27, 2023

OH, the possibilities with Altenew Dainty Leaves!

Hello my Doodlebugs friends!  I challenged myself to create more than one card design but limited myself to ONE [or two] dies... think I can do it?  You'd be amazed what can happen when you get the creative juices flowing and a bit of color cardstock come to the party!

Altenew Dainty Leaves and Mega Hello Dies

After cutting these Dainty Leaves from several different colors + white, I went back to my stash to see what might complement them - since they are indeed dainty, I thought this big bold Mega Hello from Altenew made a wonderful place to tuck them.  Now you know I had to utilize the negative cut from that panel ... here's card two:

Altenew Dainty Leaves and Mega Hello Dies

Where those Pinkfresh Studio gems were used to accent on card one, a bit of Stickles
adds a little whimsy on card two.  You might notice that I saved all the bits from my hello to tuck back into the negative spaces.

One more...

Altenew Dainty Leaves and Mega Hello Dies

One never knows when a sympathy card will be needed - isn't that Peace die lovely? I have my heart set on their Miss You and Mega Happy dies next!

How about another look?

Altenew Dainty Leaves and Mega Hello Dies

Altenew Dainty Leaves and Mega Hello Dies




Wishing you all a wonderful crafty weekend - maybe you'll take another look at your dies after seeing how a simple die can be the jumping off point to so many possibilities!

=] Michele

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