Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Pinkfresh Studio, Stencils & Turnabouts

I have a few cards to show you today, starting with my entry for PFS Monthly Challenge.  I used the theme of stripes & gradients with all PFS dies.  
The Color Block Stripes pieces were brushed with Distress Oxides candied apple, abandoned coral & saltwater taffy.  Probably this combo has been done before, but I just ended up with it looking for inks I have that could make a gradient.  Now I want to use them on a blended background!  Delicate Wreath die cut was double embossed in WOW White Twinkle ep which gives an incredible sparkle!  
I tried a variety of combos for the sentiment from Classic Holiday Words & ended up liking the white shadow with silver metallic words.  The matching embellishment dots were made by inking up scraps in the 3 DOs, clear embossing them & then diecutting with the berries die from Layered Wreath.  I have a bunch more dots ready to use, so I plan to use them as berries on some wreaths. 
Next is my entry for TTTC180 using the diagonal row of Stencil, Sentiment, Berries.  I love Gina K's Stellar Snowflake stencil & wanted to try using it with blue & purple Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. 
I call it an artsy look, but to some people it's probably messy--haha!  Anyway, I like it, so cut down the panel & splattered with Distress Stain Tarnished Pewter.  I love the shimmer from the Mists & Stain. 
The frame is PTI Pierced Feature Frames Rectangle & the silver embossed berry branches are from PTI Spruce & Sprigs.  I used old circle dies for the sentiment from GKD Festive Flowers.  Luckily I had the right shade of purple cardstock in my stash for the purple mats.  Tried various embellishments & really liked the Spellbinders silver dots.  I'm also entering SSS Monday & Rudolph Days.

Recently I made cards with a couple of my CN9 Turnabout stamp sets & posted them on IG.  Love how they turned out, so thought you might like to see them.  First is the Wreath Turnabout stamped in PTI Scarlet Jewel, Sweet Blush, Honey Nut & Simply Chartreuse.  I restamped each turn until I had the color intensity I wanted.  
I'm loving this color combo, even thought it isn't a traditional one for Fall.  I brushed the card front to match.  The stacked sentiment is from Spellbinders October 2020 Small Die Kit.  I covered the word in shimmer & added tiny pearls.  
Stacking & adhering the delicate word was a cinch using SSS Micro Dot Adhesive sheet.  I'm always going to have that on hand!
The other card went to my sister who has a big birthday tomorrow!  I wasn't sure an ombre pallette would work for Turnabouts, but I just love it!
I picked the color because I happen to have an Altenew set of 4 teal ink cubes.   I stamped the separate branch from the set using the 3 lightest shades & stamped Winnie & Walter's "birthday" in the darkest.
The W&W Happy diecut was double embossed in WOW Embossing White Twinkle ep.  I added shimmer to the branches & embellished the card with clear dots.  Think my sister is going to like this one.
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  1. Beautiful set of cards, Greta! Especially love the gradient stripes with the wreath atop!!

  2. A wonderful display today Greta and so nice to see Glimmer Mists again, I used to demo with them but they just disappeared from craft stores here in the UK.

    B x

  3. What a stunning set of cards Greta. Love all those pinks on your first card. Simply gorgeous.

  4. A beautiful collection of cards Greta. Thank you for joining in the fun at Rudolph Days this month.

    Sue xx

  5. Those pink/coral colors made a gorgeous card. The sparkle looks so pretty on the snowflake, Greta. Your turn about cards are wonderful. I love the fall colors and the aqua colors are awesome.

  6. Hi Greta,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    Your cards are all so gorgeous and very wonderful designs too.
    Love all the wonderful colours and beautiful creations.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  7. beautiful set of cards, greta. love the ombre palette on the card for your sister. it is so pretty.

  8. What a wonderful collection of pretty cards! I just love the colors on the first card - it's merry in every way possible!

  9. I especially love your first card because I like it when Christmas cards aren't made in the classic colors.

  10. Such an eclectic mix of cards, Greta and I really like all of them. It's so nice to see PTI products used as well - I've always loved them but cannot justify the horrendous charges to get them to the UK now. I love how you have used non-traditional colours on your festive cards too.
    I hope you are well,
    Take care
    Carol x

  11. Fabulous cards Greta - especially the one you made for us at TTT. Love the shimmer mists and that fabulous stencil and those gorgeous colours! Thank you for coming to play at Tic Tac Toe! Vicky x

  12. So many lovely cards Great, it is always such a treat to visit your blog!


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