Christmas Cards

Pinkfresh Studio Seasonal Wreaths Inspiration

I finally found time to play with a few Pinkfresh Studio holiday products that was released last month. These wreaths caught my eye immediately, and I couldn’t wait to create with them.

As you can see, these two cards have completely different styles and techniques. Let’s start first with the Layered Wreath.

I die-cut Cactus and Gumdrop green card stocks with the outer and inner Layered Wreath dies. I used a finger dauber to ink Gumdrop card stock (bottom Layer) edges with Olive Premium Dye Ink from the Over The Hills Ink Family. I repeated the process for the Cactus card stock, this time using Evergreen Premium Dye Ink from the Garden Stroll Ink Family. Next, I gently added a thin layer of glue onto the wreaths’ inner and outer edges with my finger, and poured micro sparkling dust over the adhesive. The glue dries fast, so I did a few edges at a time. Once finished, I glued the wreaths together, and started die-cutting the accent pieces. I used Sour Apple Card stock for the light green leaves, and Red Hot card stock for the berries. Once I finished gluing them on, I brushed each piece with a shimmer pen, then added Crystal Glaze for shine. I set the glittery wreath aside to dry, and moved on to the background.

On a Tickled Pink A2 size card stock panel, I blended Berrylicious Premium Dye Ink from the Heartbeat Ink Family around the edges. I followed next with Gathered Twigs Premium Ink, From the Wild Truffles Ink Family. I stamped and white heat-embossed a sentiment from the Wishing You Merry Days stamp set, then sprayed the panel with sparkle craft spray. I opened up to bottle and used the nozzle to tap a few drops onto the card stock, then used a paper towel to dab off the water, picking up some of the ink. This left behind a soft splattered look. I die-cut the panel with the large Diagonal Striped Rectangle die, and splattered watered-down white acrylic paint to finish the background. I used foam adhesive to attach the panel to a card base. I added the wreath, followed by Be Merry, which I die-cut using dies from Classic Holiday Words. I die cut the words three times from Red Hot card stock, stacked and glued them together for dimension, and glued them to the a white die-cut shadow. I brushed the words with shimmer, then added Glossy accents for shine.

My Next Wreath is from the Season’s Greetings stamp set. I made a Clean and Simple card, letting the wreath take center stage.

I started by die-cutting a white card stock panel with the large Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Die. I stamped the wreath in the middle of the panel with Misty Coast Premium Ink, from the Urban Raincoat Ink Family. I used Copic Markers to color a quick undercoat, then added detail and shading with Polychromos Pencils. I did the same process for the ribbon, stamping in Misty Coast Premium Ink, coloring an undercoat with gray Copic Markers, then added detail and shading with Cool Gray Polychromos Pencils. I used the coordinating die to die-cut the bow. I Stamped Season’s Greetings inside the wreath with a crisp black ink, added the bow with thin foam squares, and attached the panel to to a card base with foam adhesive.

This is my second project using Misty Coast Premium Ink for no-line coloring. The ink did wonderful. I hope I have helped give you new ideas on making your next wreath. You can always find more inspiration on the PF blog. That’s all that I have for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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