Challenges · Making Cards

Hello-Pinkfresh Studio

Well, hello weekend! Thanks for hanging out for a little bit with me today. I’m sharing the other experiment that I talked about on Wednesday. These are a little weird, but I like them.

Today’s experiments were inspired by two things. 1). Wanted to do something different for the Pinkfresh Studio June challenge with my limited products, 2). Kristina Werner’s video where she swatched metallic watercolors on black cardstock.

The theme for this month’s Pinkfresh studio challenge is mix & match. Here is the inspiration image.

I decided to mix things up by die cutting the Hello With A Bouquet die from black cardstock, and watercoloring it with metallic watercolors.

The black cardstock is Gina K Design Black Onyx. I die cut it three times and layered them together with Gina K Connect glue. Using a combination of Gansai Tambi Gem Colors, 31 Purple Fish and Zig metallic watercolors, I colored in the image. Once it dried, I added the die cuts to a Black Onyx card base.

I added difference colored Lucy’s Cards gems to the card front, and finished it off with a sentiment from Pinkfresh Studios Happy Hugs. I stamped the sentiment on more Black Onyx cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Wow Opaque White embossing powder. I love how the metallic watercolor pops on the black cardstock. It’s a completely different look from white cardstock.

The top row on the black cardstock is the same paint that is on the white cardstock, from the Rose Gold to Pink Gold.

I wasn’t too sure about how the black cardstock was going to turn out, so I did the same thing in white.

This is almost the same as the black card, except I used yellow instead of the gold. For this card, I die the image twice from Gina K Soft Stone cardstock, which is the same color as the card base. I glued the gray die cuts together, and then flat to the card with Gina K Connect glue

Then, I added the watercolor piece, only gluing the center, and letting the edges curl up. I added more Lucy’s Cards gems, and a sentiment from Happy Hugs. This card is almost all Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors.

Both cards are a little out of my comfort zone, but it’s fun to play with different looks and techniques.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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