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Getting super excited about the Card Maker Success Summit that I am hosting next week!  Pinkfresh Studio is one of our sponsors for the event.  They sent me some product to play with and I'm in love!  Today I am going to show you a card I created with their layering stencils.

But first, let's talk about the Card Maker Success Summit.

Something I've become more and more passionate about over the last two years is getting a game plan to create my holiday cards early in the season.

As I became a card maker a few years ago, I started creating Christmas cards for all of my friends and family. Soon they came to expect awesome WOW type Christmas cards, so the pressure was on.

I found that I was waiting until the last minute to create the cards and it put so much stress on me. So I decided to get a game plan and start my holiday card making project earlier in the season. It’s never early to start your card making projects of any kind, particularly holiday cards.

And through that journey, I’ve found that I love helping card makers do the same. That is, to get inspired to start their Christmas Card-Making project early and gain confidence by learning from 25+ awesome card makers experts.

That's why I'm so excited to bring this free 4-day event to you!

You can learn absolutely everything you’d ever want to know about the summit over here, but as a quick overview:

  • The summit will run from July 15th through July 18th.
  • Each day will be packed with amazing speakers who are ready to help you create a card making plan that will minimize stress, let you get your cards done early and create beautiful professional hand crafted cardsthat will WOW your friends and family.
  • We’ve got a pop-up Facebook group where you’ll find crafting friends, connect with other card makers, ask the speakers questions, and whatever else we come up with!
  • You can attend the summit absolutely free, but you can choose to grab the VIP All-Access Pass at any time during the summit. The VIP All-Access Pass will give you an all inclusive pass to the summit (meaning you get all the videos for life or at least until my Stamp Me Some Love business is around).

The VIP All-Access Pass is currently being offered at a special price, and it will disappear for good once the summit is over, so start thinking about now!

Are you excited?! (I sure am!)

Head over to the website to learn more and grab your free ticket. More information will be sent straight to your inbox afterwards.

I can't wait to kick this thing off!

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Card Details

I was absolutely delighted when I saw the folks over at Pinkfresh Studio sent me stencils. It is probably my all time favorite tool to use in my craft room.  Getting clean images through different types of media, whether that is ink, paste, or other mixed media is soo much fun!

The stencils I used coordinated with the Reason to Smile Wreath Stamp Set and Die.

And I will be a little honest, I was a little intimidated to work with the layering stencils.  I have only seen it done a handful of times and I had not seen a tutorial on how to create a card using this particular product. And as you will see I even managed to layer the stencils in reverse order, I still came out with a beautiful card.

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So as mentioned, I did not watch a tutorial on how to use the stencils so I did a little trial an error before creating this card.  What I did not see is that the stencials are actually labeled in the top left corner.  I didn't make that discovery until after the card was made.. LOL.  I decided to use a sharpie to mark the stencils so it would be easier for me to see next time.

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So like I mentioned, I actually did the layering backwards.  I inked up the stencial with the big leaves and then worked my way inwards.  But I think from the order of the stencils I should have done it the th other way around.

Start with the outer petals of the flowers and then work my way up.  Oh well! I think it still came nice!

This stencil set also has words that you can stencil in the middle of your wreath. You can ink blend, Smile, Hello, Miss You, Hope, Dream, Thanks, Believe.

I choose "HOPE" for this card.

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Once I ink blended the card using the stencils, then I put the card into my Misti, and lined up the outline stamp. I used a darker green to set the outline a part from the filled in leaves.

Here are the ink colors I choose:

Leaves:

Flowers

Hope

Once the card was stamped and ink blended, I used the coordinating die to cut out the wreath.

I wanted to have a bit of dimension for the front panel, so I cut a card panel of the same color as the card base, Purple Hearts, and ran it through an embossing folder.  The card panel was cut down to 5 3/8" x 3 7/8", So it gave the card a monochromatic look for the base and you are left with the wreath as the focal point.

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Since there was a bit of dimension in the card panel, I decided not to raise it up any and glued it directly down to the card panel.

Embellished it a bit with Pinkfresh Studio Essential Jewel Mix.  I love this mix.  I purchased years ago, and I still have tons of rhinestones left to play with!

Supplied used in this card

Don't forget to sign up for the Card Maker Success Summit

As one of our sponsors, Pinkfresh Studios is giving away 3 bundles during the summit.  These bundles consist of Holiday Vibes Word die, Tree Trimming Friend stamp set and coordinating dies.  Be sure to register to win at https://stampmesomelove.com/cmss-giveaway-july2021 for this and other prizes!

Pinkfresh Studio is also giving away an exclusive discount to our VIP Members.  Be sure to grab your VIP All-Access Pass to get this discount and other amazing deals and bonuses!

2 Comments

  1. Sandy Mcallister on July 9, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Gorgeous. I have never used a layered stencil before either. Looks like fun.

  2. Sandy Stewart on July 10, 2021 at 10:35 am

    This is a beautiful card, I am not quite into stamping… Yet!

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