Hi there! I am over on the Pinkfresh Studio YouTube channel today with this video pairing the new-ish Celebrate in Style stamps and several other products from Pinkfresh. My goal was simple: to keep the color scheme cohesive throughout the entire project, while also mixing the metallic textures on the individual embellishments. Watch the video below or HERE on YouTube.
Lots of individual pieces, but together they make a super color coordinated finished product!
In case you can’t watch the video, I began by heat embossing the Celebrate in Style stamps using some sparkling embossing powder that had flecks of beautiful rose gold glitter amongst the pearlescent plum on some watercolor paper. I also heat embossed the Blushing Floral Stamp background on an A2 panel of blush cardstock using the same embossing powder. So many elements of sparkle and shine on this one!
I taped my watercolor panel down to my watercolor board, then used Karin markers to add some beautiful peachy pink and magenta to the cake and floral adornment. Depending on your preference for soft or vivid color, you can either scribble your Karin marker on a ceramic palette and pick up the color with a damp paintbrush to achieve a softer, more controlled look, or you can put the pen directly to the watercolor paper and maneuver the color with your damp paintbrush. Picking up the color from the ceramic palette adds more water and thus dilutes the color, making it softer and less intense. Once I’d finished watercoloring the two images, I die cut the entire thing in one fell swoop with the coordinating Celebrate in Style Dies. Once I’d die cut everything, I went back with my Karin markers and added some color to the white edges of the die cuts to keep the color scheme completely true and avoid that white edge around the die cuts.
Next, I die cut a panel of more blush cardstock using the Essentials Classic Edgers, giving it a decorative stitched scalloped edge. I also cut a panel of coordinating lilac glitter cardstock with the same scalloped edger die to break up all of the blush and add some more interest to the background. I popped up the scalloped panels with some foam tape, then added the cake with a double layer of foam tape for tons of dimension. I added a foiled die cut greeting created with the Brushed Sentiments Foil Plate and Coordinating Dies, created using the same blush cardstock and some rose gold foil to keep things monochromatic. The final touch was to add a few Sparkling Champagne pearls from the Pinkfresh Studio Essentials embellishment line!
Well, that’s all for my project today! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!