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Inky Bouquet Thank Card - Pinkfresh Studio April 2023 Challenge

Updated: Apr 14

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am sharing the card that I made using the Inky Bouquet Stamp Set and Inky Bouquet Layering Stencils from Pinkfresh Studio for their April 2023 Challenge. Here's a look at my card.

Pinkfresh Studio Inky Bouquet Thank You Card by Rick Adkins-4

The April 2023 Challenge:

Here's a look at the Pinkfresh Studio's challenge inspiration image for the April 2023 Challenge in case you would like to play along for the end of the month. You can access the challenge post on their blog here.

Pinkfresh Studio April 2023 Challenge Image

For April the challenge was to create a project using some Pinkfresh Studio products in a Flowers Theme with and using the colors Coral Reef, Sparkling Rose, Lemon Whip, Clementine, & Olive.

My Card:

For my card I used the Inky Bouquet Stamp Set and stamped the image in Versamark Ink onto some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. I then covered the stamped image in Gold Detailed Embossing Powder and heat set it. Next I used the coordinating Inky Bouquet Stencil set to add the colors to the embossed image.

Pinkfresh Studio Inky Bouquet Thank You Card by Rick Adkins-2

The Inky Bouquet Stencil set is a 6 piece layering stencil set that allows you to add the colors to the images. I started off with the first stencil and added Lemon Whip Ink to the large flower and the two smaller flowers. I then progressed to the next stencil layer and added the same Lemon Whip Ink to the vase and the very small babies breath type of flowers. For the next layer of the stencil I added Sparkling Rose Ink to the next layer of flowers with the next stencil. For the leaf layers I added Olive Ink in a graduation of color; I started off with a light land and then came back with a slightly heaver application of the same Olive Ink to create the two tone effect.

Pinkfresh Studio Inky Bouquet Thank You Card by Rick Adkins-1

I then added the detailed layers of the flowers with both Coral Reef Ink (to the Sparkling Rose Flowers) and Clementine Ink (to the Lemon Whip flowers. Once I had all the ink blending done with the stencils I decided to add a little more color to the vase; so I added Clementine Ink to the strips and then replaced the open stencil for the vase and added Clementine to the outside edge of the vase to create a center highlight.

Finishing Touches:

To finish off the card I used my Paper Snips to cut out the floral image (because I thought when I ordered the Inky Bouquet Stamp Set and matching Inky Bouquet Stencils I didn't need the coordinating die; boy was I wrong which by the way I have since ordered.) I then cut out a panel of Neenah Solar White Cardstock with a cover plate from my stash (Stitched Greenery) and ink blended some more of the Sparkling Rose Ink over the center of the background panel. Before adding that to a piece of Neenah Solar White Cardstock that I used the Clementine Ink to swipe ink around the edge to create a coordinating mat layer.

Pinkfresh Studio Inky Bouquet Thank You Card by Rick Adkins

I then stamped my Thank You sentiment onto a piece of Vellum Cardstock and heat embossed it with the same Gold Detailed Embossing Powder and added it to the card front secured behind the card front with strong adhesive before adding it to my top folding A2 White card base. I then added a few Iridescent Rhinestones from my stash for a little sparkle to finish off the card. So the moral of my post to day really boils down to if you think you don't need the coordinating dies chances are you probably do, so you may of well go ahead and order them when you are ordering all the other goodies you want from Pinkfresh Studio. Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and I hope that you will play along with Pinkfresh Studio's monthly challenges they are a great way to be creative and find inspiration.

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Rick Adkins

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