Friday, March 12, 2021

Indigo Vines without Washi - Pinkfresh Studio Instagram Release Hop

 Good morning! Today I'm joining a fun Instagram Hop with Pinkfresh Studio to celebrate the brand new Washi Release from earlier this week. I thought it would be fun to play with some of the coordinating stamp sets this time - without using the washi tape! I created these two cards to share two different looks you can get by doing this! I used Indigo Vines and the Coordinating Die for these two cards

First up, I stamped it in Detail Black ink and colored it with a rainbow of Copic markers! I went in rainbow order, and made sure to blend the colors across some of the leaves for a smooth blend. Isn't it fun and bright?

I used Diamond Tiles stamp for the background, stamped in Misty Coast, die cut that with Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, and mounted it on a gray cardbase. Added the wreath with foam adhesive, sentiment heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock with a double layer of foam adhesive to pop it up more, and then a row of rainbow Essentials: Crystals (inspired by my friend Lea Lawson!) to finish this one off!

For this next card - I also used something I've been working on a bit recently! I still want to work on it better and make it prettier, but I thought it would be fun to match up my Copic Colors to my Pinkfresh Studio inks!

Bear in mind that I do not have every Copic color, and this is a very rough version - but I thought I would share it anyway, in case it was helpful to anyone else like it was for me on my second card I'm sharing today! 

For this next card, I first stamped it in Misty Coast soft gray ink, and then colored it with 3 shades of green Copic markers that were in a nearby color family with the ones on my chart above next to one of the green families. I left my stamp lined up my MISTI, so I could stamp over it once I had colored. I wasn't sure what color I wanted the outline until I finished coloring - but decided to do it in the darker shade of green than I colored in - Meadow. I also stamped over it an additional time with embossing ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to enhance the green color and add some shine. It was perfect - and I loved how it came out!

I used Mint ink and Diagonal Plaid stencil on my background, and stamped my sentiment in an even deeper shade of the same color family - Emerald City. I added a vellum bow created with Partial Cut Bouquet with a Bow, and ink blended on white cardstock for the center piece of the bow to pull it all together. Finished off with some sparkly Essentials Jewels scattered on the wreath for extra sparkle!

What do you think? I would love to hear which version you prefer? Or what you would love to create using one of these stamp sets without the coordinating washi?

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1 comment:

  1. Both cards are gorgeous! I love them both for different reasons!
    I really appreciate the Copic "translations" as well! Since I've taken the plunge with Copics it makes them even more useful to have a handy way of matching them up to the ink colors for Pinkfresh! I've pinned them for quick reference.