by Tiffany Pryce
I love mixing geometrics and flowers so I thought I would combine the new Penelope Pinpoint Frame die with some previously released products for a fun, congratulations card. It is a pretty easy card to make so let's dive into the details.
I started by coloring a panel of white cardstock with distress ink sprays. I used prize ribbon, salvaged patina, and twisted citron. I sprayed the ink randomly and focused the darker color on one side. Here is a picture of a second panel I sprayed but did not end up using. I ended up spraying the panel I used for my card even more to deepen the color a little bit, but this gives you an idea of what the final panel looked like.
While the panel dried, I die cut an A2 panel of white cardstock with the Penelope Pinpoint Frame die. I trimmed the frame in half to give a different look. Chopping up a die cut is a great way to get a different look and stretch your supplies. I knew my card would have a lot of elements on the right side, so I ink blended some yellow and blue ink on the corner to balance out the card design. I adhered the white frame to the inked background.
Next, I die cut all of my floral elements. I die cut the Leafy Garden Border from vellum and adhered it to the frame edge.
I die cut the Potpourri Flower Set from two colors of foil cardstock from the Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad. I adhered the flowers with liquid glue in and around the Leafy Garden Border and added clear Fairy Jewels to the flower centers.
Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the Art Deco Birthday Greetings in prize ribbon distress oxide ink in the top corner. Before you stamp a new clear stamp, make sure that you condition your stamp by rubbing it with your fingers or with a microfiber cloth to ensure the ink sticks to the stamp. The goal is to remove any film left over from the manufacturing process. Without conditioning, ink tends to bead up on the stamp causing issues with getting a clear impression. I adhered the completed card front to a top folding A2 card base. Hope I inspired you to pull out your ink sprays to make a colorful background. Enjoy the rest of your day!