Today we are welcoming special guest Lea Lawson, marketing director for Pinkfresh Studio, to the blog today! Lea’s cardmaking style is nothing short of gorgeous, and we know that you will LOVE what she is sharing with us today! Let’s take a look…
Hi crafty friends! Today I have a pretty pastel card to share with you that features many of the latest stamps & dies from Pinkfresh Studio! I’ve also featured our premium dye inks which come in 48 delicious colors.
Supply List: Pinkfresh Studio: Nested Diamond background stamp, Modern Layered Floral stamp set, Modern Layered Floral die, Layered Bouquet stamp set, Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, Essentials: Pretty Frames 2, Essentials: Fancy Label Frames, Essentials: Crystals Mix; Pinkfresh Studio Premium Dye Inks – Ballet Slipper, Coral Reef, Peach Fuzz, Lemon Whip, Mint & Meadow; Other: WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad, Brutus Monroe Gilded embossing powder, Lawn Fawn prisma glitter, Lawn Fawn chunky glitter, Bazzill Basics Cotton Candy cardstock, Hammermill 100 LB smooth white cardstock, Martha Stewart Champagne glitter paper, Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr. diecutting machine, My Sweet Petunia MISTI stamping platform
I tend to work in sections when I create cards, and I typically start with the stamping. I started by stamping the Nested Diamond background with premium dye inks in coral reef, lemon whip, peach fuzz and mint. This cling rubber background stamp has an exciting feature to it—each layer is a separate piece to make stamping in multiple colors a cinch! When the background was finished, I moved on to stamp layering the bouquet from the Modern Layered Floral stamp set. I find that it is easier to line up the stamp layers if you die cut this one first, then do the stamping in your MISTI, just use the negative cut as a jig. Finally, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Layered Bouquet in Gilded embossing powder to white cardstock.
The next step is die cutting all the layers. I started by die cutting the background with the largest Diagonal Stitched Rectangle. Then I die cut a frame from champagne glitter cardstock using the Pretty Frames 2 die. Finally, I diecut the sentiment layers with our Fancy Label Frames die set.
I decided that I wanted a little extra shimmer, so I covered the Modern Layered Floral bouquet in a glitter mix of Prisma & chunky glitters. I love mixing these two types of glitter together because they add an attention-grabbing factor to any project!
At this point, I put my card together. I mounted everything to a pink A2 top folding card base using foam adhesive. To make this card more mail friendly, you can use less dimensional adhesive if you’d like! I finished by accenting each corner with the Essentials: Crystals Mix in pink & clear.
I really hope that you enjoyed my card, and might have learned some new tips or tricks along the way. I hope that I have inspired you to reach for your favorite shades of pastel, as they really can pack a punch on your projects even though they are a lighter tone!
I’m Lea Lawson. Wife to Josh and mom to two precious babies in heaven, Ellie & Layton. I am a dog mama to Bailey, the grumpy… I mean precocious yorkie, and Sadie, the sweet but not so smart cocker spaniel. We always tell her that she’s lucky she’s so pretty! I have been crafting in some shape or form for as long as I can remember, but have “formally” been part of the paper crafting industry since 2002. I am currently the Marketing Director for Pinkfresh Studio, and count myself lucky to be able to do what I love full-time. I blog at Lea Lawson Creates, and post often to Instagram as well!
Be sure to follow Lea at the links above to find more card making inspiration and ideas! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us today, Lea!