All the hot autumn colours today! Today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the October release from PinkFresh Studio. More details on the hop below, but for now let’s jump in and have a look at what is in the new release. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
I love a simple, delicate die cut and inspired by this gorgeous card by May Park; I got out my PinkFresh watercolours for this hot autumn watercoloured background. I taped a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolour card to a board and brushed water across it before bringing in the watercolours. I used Sunshine, Clementine and Candy Apple and while the watercolours were still wet, I dropped in some Finetec gold too.
You can see a little of the shimmer from the Finetec here when I turn the card to the light. I splattered with more of the gold and also white gouache then set my background aside while I worked on the rest of the card.
I die cut all of the Dainty Blossoms dies from Neenah Solar White card. I used one on this card and the rest on the cards I’ll show later in this post. I also die cut a couple of the dies from Simon Says Stamp glitter card. I then die cut a Noteworthy Frame into the watercoloured background and tucked the die cut stems through. The Noteworthy Frames don’t fully cut the frame instead the sides are left intact allowing for a great place to add or sentiment or in this case to wrap twine and tie a bow.
For the sentiment, I used the new My Favorite Things To Say set which is filled with inspiring greetings. I cut apart the sentiment I chose and stamped it in clear embossing ink on Slate card and white heat embossed before trimming to banners and adding with foam adhesive. I added the panel with foam adhesive to a white card base and then finally accented with sequins.
This is a beautiful laser cut paper piece of art that I got from Nineteen Alexandra Road, and it inspired this simple set of four cards.
I pulled out four colours which I found inspiring together for this time of year – sort of autumnal with the Burnt Orange and Sunshine but the Cotton Candy and Black mix it up a little. Again, I used one of the Noteworthy Frames to die cut a focal point in each panel and then picked a lovely script sentiment from the My Favorite Things To Say set and stamped in clear embossing ink before white heat embossing on each panel.
I used the remainder of the Dainty Blossoms die cuts I had left over from my first card and tucked them through the slots left by the die cut frame. I accented each card with a trio of enamel dots (so old now I no longer know where they came from) and then mounted the panels on white card bases.
If you particularly fancy an autumn hit? Then the stepped-up watercoloured version of this card particularly tones well with the Sunshine and Burnt Orange paired back, simple versions. Which is your favourite? Stepped-up or clean and simple?
Today’s blog post is part of a blog hop to help PinkFresh Studios celebrate their October Release. As with all good blog hops, there are giveaways! The Pinkfresh Studio blog will be giving away the entire October release to one lucky commenter. Also, I have a $25 gift card to give away from comments left on this post. All winners will be posted on the PinkFresh Giveaway Page on Sunday, October 14th and winners must check that page within two weeks to claim their prize.
Below you will find the thumbnails of everyone participating in the hop today! A good place to start is the PinkFresh blog.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D