Pinkfresh Studio – Monthly Challenge – Words with Botanicals

Hello!

Did you know that Pinkfresh Studio has monthly challenges that you can participate in?  You can do a scrapbook layout, card, or anything using Pinkfresh Studio products.  This month’s theme is Inspiration.  We’re hoping you’ll create a card(s) using the color scheme below based on a Pinkfresh design team member that has inspired you.  I don’t always get the chance to participate,  but I really did feel inspired with this theme!

PFS Sept Challenge - Inspired By

We have so many inspirational design team members and I have to say that my cards are inspired by Natalia Valkovskaya and Zsoka Marko.  Sometimes, I feel like I live under a rock in this community because I didn’t know these talented cardmakers/scrapbook layout designers before joining the Pinkfresh Studio design team.  These ladies make the most whimsy, soft and elegant cards and it really amazes me how they capture the essences of the Pinkfresh product line.  I really am inspired by them!  They are also very supportive and encouraging and I’m so glad to be working with such wonderful women.

Hello - Love with Botanicals

I knew I wanted to use these die cut words with botanicals.  To incorporate the colors from the challenge, I decided to use alcohol inks for these cards.  I used the following alcohol ink colors:  Eggplant, Salmon, Lemonade, Shell Pink, and Aqua (in the same order as listed in the challenge poster above).

Love with Botanicals 1

I used the alcohol on yupo paper with direct-paper application and used a hand air blower to push the color around.  I was able to use one A2 sized panel and cut them in two for both cards.

Hello with Botanicals 1

I used the Love with Botanicals and Hello with Botanicals dies to cut out the words and some of the foliage/flowers on white cardstock.  I wanted to keep these cards very clean and simple with the colors only popping through the die cut words as the major focal point.  I adhered the alcohol panels to the back of the die cut panel directly and arranged the foliage and flowers where I wanted my sentiment to be and adhered it with a little glue dot.

Love with Botanicals 2

The sentiments are embossed in white over black paper and propped up on some foam tape for some dimension using a stamp set from Pinkfresh Studio called Birds with Flowers.

Hello with Botanicals 2

Before placing the card fronts on the black mat, I decided to frame the black cardstock with some gold ink.  I simply ran the Metallic Gold Ink pad along the edges of the cardstock to give it a soft gold line.  I feel like this makes the card more elegant and gives it a more finished look.

Hello - Love with Botanicals

Thanks to Natalia and Zsoka for their inspiration on these cards.  I hope I’ve also inspired YOU – whether it be to create a card just for fun, to use alcohol inks, or to create a clean and simple card – the reasons are endless!  I hope that your day is fabulous and as always – thanks so much for stopping by today!

XOXO,
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PFS Birds with Flowers
PFS Birds with Flowers
PFS Hello with Botanicals
PFS Hello with Botanicals
PFS Love with Botanicals
PFS Love with Botanicals

Wagner Heat Tool
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
HMSB | EH | SSS
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
HMSB | EH | SSS
HA White Embossing Powder
HA White Embossing Powder
HMSB | 
 SSS | EH
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
HMSB | EH | SSS | Joanns
Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
Air Blower
Air Blower
EH Ebony Black Cardstock
EH Ebony Black Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
HMSB | EH | SSS
Ranger Yupo Paper
Ranger Yupo Paper
EH | SSS | AMZN
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Metallic Gold Encore Ink
Metallic Gold Encore Ink
3.5 inch Round Acrylic Block
3.5 inch Round Acrylic Block
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
EH | SSS | AMZN
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Sizzix Big Shot Express
SSS | SBC | AMZN
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
EH | SSS | AMZN

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