Hi there! I am back today with another project that I’m also sharing over on Instagram as part of the Pinkfresh Studio January 2023 Release Instagram Hop. I always love seeing my illustrations become stamps, but I was even more excited when Kinnari (the owner of Pinkfresh Studio) told me that they were going to create a Wonderful In Every Way Hot Foil Plate in addition to the stamp set, stencils, and coordinating die. I am totally obsessed with hot foiling, and seeing my design as a hot foil plate was so exciting! Yesterday, I shared a watercolored project using my new Wonderful In Every Way stamp set (which you can check out HERE), and today I am sharing a project using the Wonderful In Every Way Hot Foil Plate, coordinating layering stencils, and coordinating die. Let’s get started with the details!
Foiling on colored cardstock is one of my most favorite ways to utilize color in my cards. I think that the finished effect of using one shade of colored cardstock throughout the project makes for such a polished, cohesive final product. To that end, I wanted to do some colorful foiling on a shade of super pale apricot colored cardstock using some pretty pink foil using the new Wonderful In Every Way Hot Foil Plate.
I began by hot foiling the large floral image from Wonderful In Every Way Hot Foil Plate twice on a panel of A2 apricot colored cardstock using some bubblegum pink foil. I arranged the image so that it was slightly off the edge of the cardstock both times. I then used the layering stencils with the Peach Fuzz, Coral Reef, Ballet Slipper, Bubble Gum, and Sparkling Rose inks. I kept the focus on the pretty pink blooms, adding just a hint of color and shadow to the foliage with the peachy inks.
I initially planned on making a one layered card with both of the foiled floral swags creating a sort of frame on my pale apricot card front, but I ended up wanting to add a bit of color and texture to the area behind the blooms, so I used the coordinating die to cut the finished foiled and stenciled images out. Because I had hot foiled them on the edges of the same size panel of cardstock, I had a guide for exactly where to place them on my background. I die cut the Dotted Lattice cover plate die from some coordinating matte pink foil cardstock and layered it on another A2 panel of the pale apricot cardstock. I love how this looks almost tone-on-tone, but still it’s so colorful!
I adhered the die cut blooms to the top and bottom of the card front with foam adhesive, using the straight edges as my guide for placement. I always like to coordinate the foil/cardstock combination for the greetings with the focal points, so when I was foiling (I do all of my hot foiling in a big batch so that I have lots of bits and bobs to use later) I made sure to hot foil the new Wonderful Sentiments Hot Foil set using the same foil/cardstock combination so that everything stayed cohesive. I adhered the greeting with a double layer of foam tape to help it stand out even more from the background, then added a few Blossom Glitter Drops for some more sparkle!
Well, that’s all for today’s project! You should take a peek at the hop happening over on Instagram; Pinkfresh Studio is giving away tons of prizes, and we have even more inspiration to share with you using this month’s new release. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!