Good morning! I am back again today with another card featuring my newest illustration for Pinkfresh Studio: Artistic Dahlia! The Pinkfresh Studio washi tape suites are some of the most unique and innovative products on the market, in my opinion; there are so many ways to customize the images with the stamps and stencils in addition to using the pre-printed washi tape that is like an endless supply of stickers. For my project for the Instagram Hop (happening now over on Instagram!) I used the Artistic Dahlia stencils to create some pale pink dahlias with bright blue filler flowers and minty green leaves. Let’s get started with the details!
I began by stamping the one-and-done Artistic Dahlia Stamp on some white cardstock using Misty Coast ink, a super pale gray that provides just enough outline to allow me to see where to place the Artistic Dahlia stencils. I used the new Blending Brushes to blend Soft Lilac and Candy Violet ink to create some cool pink dahlias, Slumber, Blue Jay, and Sapphire inks for the filler flowers, and Mint and Meadow inks for the foliage. The super pale gray ink combined with the detailed layering stencils creates an almost no-line look! I die cut the finished blended floral clusters out with the coordinating once-and-done die.
For the background, I wanted to create a super soft patterned background, and the color palette for the floral clusters reminded me of a super preppy outfit that I had in high school… what could be “preppier” than argyle? I used the Slimline Argyle Stencil set with Soft Lilac and Slumber inks to create this soft argyle pattern on my slimline card base.
To create a ground for my floral clusters, I die cut one of the new Rounded and Braided Rectangle dies from some heavyweight vellum. I included lots of little bits of filler flowers and foliage to accent the larger bouquets in the Artistic Dahlia suite, but the larger floral clusters are generously sized and can stand on their own without much assistance! I adhered the two largest clusters at the top and bottom of my vellum die cut using some foam adhesive, then added another layer of foam adhesive behind, creating a double layer of foam tape. I adhered the die cuts to my argyle background so that it had lots of height and dimension. I stamped one of the beautiful greetings from the Artistic Dahlia stamp set using Sapphire ink, then die cut it with one of the sentiment dies included in the coordinating die set. (I love how delicate these sentiment dies are!) Finally, I accented the cool color palette with some Iridescent Clear Drops. I think they look like drops of dew!
Well, that’s all for my project today! Pinkfresh Studio is hosting an Instagram Hop with even more inspiration using the new March Release, so be sure to head over to the Pinkfresh Studio Instagram Page to get started hopping! There are tons of prizes available, including the entire new release!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!