Friday, December 11, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio December 2020 Stencil and Die Release Blog Hop - Four Ways to Use the Daisy Wreath!

Hi Friends! I'm excited to join the December Pinkfresh Studio Blog Hop, and can't wait to share four different ways to use the Daisy Chain Layering Stencils! I'm having so much fun playing around with these layering stencils!

You may have come from the blog of Keia Shipp-Smith, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Pinkfresh Studio blog

 

So, I had A LOT of fun with the Daisy Chain Layering Stencil and Die set!! The ease of use, versatility, and the professional-looking results are key features of this set. Have you used a layering stencil before? 

Daisy Wreath Layered Stencils

If not, they are a group of stencils where each stencil represents a different color in the final design.

I did not realize until I started using these, but there are REGISTRATION MARKS on the stencil for where the four corners of an A2-sized card should be. This is a total game-changer in the ease of use of these stencils! 
 
Not only do you not have to worry about lining each different stencil up with the prior stencil, but you also know that your final design is going to be centered perfectly on the front of your card! 


It's a little hard to see the marks because they are lined up directly on top of the card, but they are there, and making using these stencils a snap!

Let's take a look at several different ways you can use the Daisy Wreath layered stencil set:


1. Blended and Centered on the Card, as Intended
This is the first card I made, and I was shocked at how good it looked without doing anything "special" or "fancy" to it! I blended gray ink for the leaves, so the melon and coral flowers really stand out.
 
 
This could easily be a one-layer card without the sentiment, stitched panel, and crystals. 

 
2. Die Cut and Centered on the Card
This set also has a coordinating die that you can get to cut out your stenciled daisy wreath! Having the die is really useful if you want to layer your daisy wreath on top of a patterned background. 
 
Tip: Keep the white center of the Daisy Wreath so you have a nice place for the sentiment.

The background of this card is from a new set of stencils, the Diamond Plaid Stencil. It's hard to believe there are just two stencils that create this cozy plaid look. 

Two things I think plaid is fantastic for are:
 
1) Masculine cards, and
2) Winter cards.

A very useful staple to have in your craft room!

3. Die Cut, Remove Wreath, & Position Back-to-Back
Just because the
flowers are on a wreath doesn't mean they have to stay on a wreath! Here's what I mean:


Here's a photo of the die used to cut the wreath. On the right I have the two sections of flowers cut away from the wreath simply by snipping away the vine area. You would never know by looking at these floral arrangements that they were part of a wreath. 
 
Now that they are free of the wreath, you can position them however you would like. 



Being back-to-back gives you a nice space on the bottom of the card for the sentiment.
 
I used just one of the new Diagonal Plaid stencils to make the green binding of the card. Because the flowers are covering up the plaid intersection, you are left with a fun zig-zag pattern.

 

4. Die Cut, Remove Wreath, and Position in a Swag
There are many different layout options with these two floral pieces, but another one that seemed to work well is to arrange them into a swag pattern. The swag is a really nice element to move your eyes down along the card.

I got a "sympathy vibe" from this swag arrangement of flowers, so I used quiet colors for the flowers and leaves. The tan and blue plaid I made for the lower left corner is a quite, cozy pattern. I added a thin blue line with a colored pencil to make the plaid pop a little more.
I know there are many more ways to use the flower sections (one in opposite corners, or cut two wreaths and have flowers in all four corners) so it will be fun to keep playing around with this set!
 
I do have one more card to share, and this one uses another Layering Stencil set!
It's a slimline card featuring the Seamless Floral Panel Layering Stencil Set. Instant patterned paper, in whatever color combination you're looking for! 
 
Did you happen to notice the "Seamless" in the title of the product? I was so happy to see that! This is such a SMART design that repeats as often as you need it, just move the stencil up to where you left off. 
The stencil is sized for an A2-sized card, but since the design repeats, you can easily use this to cover a slimline card! It's like a 2-for-1 deal! Here you see how I've taped an A2-sized card to my workspace so I can consistently position the registration marks, and then put the slimline card on top of that. Once I'm done using the stencil, I move it to complete the top of the card.

 
The sentiment dies are from the older
Essentials: Classic Word Die Set and I love how they stretch across the entire length of the slimline card.

What a fun release this is! I'm really into the Layering Stencils now, because it's an easy thing to do when you're hanging out watching TV (lots of that going on this year!) and you get consistent, quality results.

GIVEAWAYS: 

Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog, IG feed & YouTube channel! A $25 gift card will also be given away to a commenter on every stop in this blog hop, so don't forget to leave a comment! Winners will be picked from the comments and posted on December 18, 2020 on the GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

 

SHOPPING PROMO:

Free US shipping on all orders $50+ now thru December 17th! No code needed.

 

30% off discount on all full size ink pads - now thru December 17th! It's a great time to fill in any of your holes. Promo code is INKPADS30.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

I am now happy to send you off to the amazing Kelly Lunceford who is going to wow you with her projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly

 

Supplies Used (affiliate links, thanks so much for your support!)

Daisy Wreath Die

Daisy Wreath Layered Stencils

Diamond Plaid Stencil Set

Seamless Floral Panel Stencil Set
 

86 comments:

  1. So many beautiful cards and inspiration ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. The daisy wreath is my favorite from this release and every one of your cards is better than the last. Loving all the possibilities with different color combinations, thanks for all the inspiration!

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  3. Beautiful cards, love the backgrounds, love the floral elements. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I love what you've done with these amazing new stencils! I didn't think I would use the wreath stencil very much but seeing it on your cards made me look at it in a different light. All of your cards are just gorgeous.

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  5. Gorgeous cards! Love that they're all so different but from same stencils! Loving this release!

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  6. Oh my word - gasping over your post. Your cards are stunning!! I am floral card addict :) Thanks for so much gorgeous inspiration. I have not seen your work before so am delighted to have found you here!

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  7. Great idea to use the wreath as a swag! Love all the stencils in this release!

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  8. I absolutely LOVE your cards and will be CASING them soon!

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  9. Stunning cards all of them! I love the use of another stencil underneath the flowers, and my jaw dropped when you cut the die in two to use the wreath in a different way! Why do I not even think of these things myself lol!! Thank you for showing how creative you can get with this die!!

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  10. great design ideas using that new stencil. Lovely ab=nd great backgrounds.

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  11. Gorgeous cards Kelly. Love Daisy Wreath! So pretty and elegant. Lovely colors! The backgrounds look so cool with the Diamond Plaid stencil. Thank you for the inspiration! Happy (and safe) Holidays!

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  12. Your wide variety of cards really shows us how versatile this new release is!
    Wonderful cards!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  13. These cards are so beautiful. I love that they use the same stencil but with different colors and placement they take on a new life. Gorgeous!

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  14. Adding grey is such a modern and gorgeous idea. It really makes the other colors stand out in an amazing way.

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  15. The cards are beautiful. I am always looking for unique ways to use the different products and cutting it apart was brilliant. I loved how the possibilities to create different looks just became endless. You have definitely inspired me. Thank you!

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  16. The cards are beautiful. I am always looking for unique ways to use the different products and cutting it apart was brilliant. I loved how the possibilities to create different looks just became endless. You have definitely inspired me. Thank you!

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  17. The cards are beautiful. I am always looking for unique ways to use the different products and cutting it apart was brilliant. I loved how the possibilities to create different looks just became endless. You have definitely inspired me. Thank you!

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  18. The Diamond Plaid stencil is gorgeous! I love the way you used it on these cards.

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  19. Your idea to cut the wreath apart is brilliant. It allows for so many options. Glad I ordered it before it went out of stock. I will definitely need to come back and CASE your cards when my order arrives.

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  20. Love, love, love your card ideas! Thank you!

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  21. I love the many options you shared, taking the wreath apart was inspired!

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  22. Such beautiful cards! I love the second card - such a gorgeous colour combination!

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  23. Loving that amazing diamond stencil! What a great release.

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  24. Your card are beautiful. Thank you so much for showing many different ways to use the layering stencil/die. Lots of great suggestions for using the various products.

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  25. Your cards are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. The more I hop, the more I find myself loving that diamond background stencil! I feel like it looks perfect with every floral! Love all your cards today!

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  27. These floral cards and stenciling are just STUNNING!

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  28. Gorgeous cards! Amazing release, so well thought out.

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  29. stunning creations - loved that you made a slimline card using an A2 stencil, thank you for the inspiration!!

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  30. You have some serious prettiness happening here Kelly, wow!!

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  31. Such beautiful cards! Amazing colors.
    Thanks for sharing

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  33. Absolutely stunning and inspirational cards!! Love the colors too!

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  34. All.your cards are gorgeous! Love how you cut the wreath one. Way to think out of the box!

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  35. I love all the cards and the variety of the daisy stencil usage. Your explanation is excellent and inspiring. I think this is now my first choice. (It was the mountain scene- which is so fun!)

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  36. All of your cards are so pretty! I think I like your slimline best because who wouldn’t want a card with that sentiment! Lol!

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  37. Gorgeous!! I love these layering stencils!!!

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  38. Wow! So beautiful! I love the color combinations and the plaid backgrounds!

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  39. wow!!!! your cards are lovely - thanks for sharing

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  40. Gorgeous! Your cards are so beautiful! I like the color combinations!

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  41. I love these flowers especially the wreath

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  42. Gorgeous cards and great designs! I love them all!

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  43. Oh wow, gorgeous
    cards! Lovely colors.
    Carla from Utah

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  44. Hi, Kelly - Your beautiful "Sending..." cards are a marvel, between the wonderfully-colored flowers and the awesome plaid background. The one "hugs" card also uses that killer good plaid stencil, the other has a quieter background - both are nice. I hope you know how many people look at your work and think "wow - gorgeous!" Holiday blessings to you and yours.
    Lori S in PA

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  45. Beautiful cards. they are delicate
    and heart-warming. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  46. Wow! Great cards and great ideas! I love the idea of cutting the daisy sprays apart to use in different ways and adding extra lines to the diamond plaid design. I also love how you've used these two together in different ways. I can also see how handy these stencils might be in home decor - even decorating furniture - especially the seamless floral panel set. xo

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  47. Gorgeous cards! I love the plaids and florals! Beautiful color combos and details! Great ideas on using the plaid stencils in different ways, just as a border or corner design!

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  48. All beautiful & creative, Kelly! A layered stencil/die is going on my wishlist, for sure! I especially love how you made a swag with the wreath!

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  49. Wow, Kelly, these are all absolutely stunning! Love each and every one of them!

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  50. Lovely cards! I love this release with the layering stencils and matching dies. The daisy is my favorite! TFS and for the great ideas!

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  51. A stunning set of cards, Kelly! So beautiful showing off these great new layered stencils and dies! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care and I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2021! :)

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  52. Fabulous layering on each of these elegant exquisite designs, thank you for the amazing inspiration and sharing your creative cards!

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  53. Amazing cards! This release is amazing and I'm very excited. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing.

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  54. I'm blown away by your art and talent. Thanks for inspiring us all with the fabulous new release from Pinkfresh.

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  55. Love your cards, can't wait until the daisy wreath is back in stock!

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  56. Kelly, your cards are lovely!! I am so excited to get my hands on these new stencils. Thanks for such great inspiration! :)
    Angie
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  57. Love the gorgeous inspiration cards. The new release is fantastic! I really love the new layering stencils. And the coordinating dies are a great idea!

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  58. What wonderful ways to use the wreath. Looks so pretty just changing the direction. Really nice colors and very cheerful. Great release with lots to consider... Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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  59. This stencil release just makes me so happy, I love these florals, and your cards really make them shine!

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  60. Love the different color combinations.

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  61. I'm impressed by your creativity!! Just kind all these cards

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  62. Genius card designs! I love that you thought outside of the box to create several different designs. That's why I love these hops. Thanks!

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  63. The first one is my favorite. I love the color choices and ink blending.

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  64. Fantastic cards Kelly! So beautiful! Love the different designs! And I absolutely love the plaid!

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  65. Wow, gorgeous!! Love your designs, colors and beautiful compositions. So creative.

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  66. Great job. Loved all your color choices and stencil layering. Well done.

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  67. Such lovely cards; I can't wait to try these layering stencils!

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  68. Wonderful cards... thanks for creating outside the box! I love how you used the sets in different ways!

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  69. PFS rocks as well as your creative use of these new stencils.

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  70. Very nice color combinations. I like the look of the flowers. The leaves are wonderful in these colors.

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  71. These cards are awesome!

    What a fantastic release!!! I am in LOVE!!! WOW can't wait to try these out thanks for the chance to win!!

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  72. Thank you for showing and explaining about the registration makes as well as being able to continue the pattern so easily.

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  73. "jar dropping" So many wonderful cards!!! I love them all but my favorites are No.3 and 4!! I really love your design and layout♥♥♥ Truely amazing!!!

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  74. Beautiful cards. I love that you showed so many ways to use the daisy stencil

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  75. I cannot thank you enough for including a step-by-stepnprocess if using the layered stencils. I am super excited to try them!

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  76. It’s so helpful to see different ways to use the one set, & all the cards are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  77. Lovely cards! The plaid stencil is so fun and I love how you show different ways to use the daisy. The seamless stencil is a great idea, thanks for showing how to use it.

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  78. Love your cards, especially how striking the black ink is on the 2 daisy wreath cards! So pretty

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly