Slim Fancy Diagonal Striped Card with Floral Elements

April 9, 2020

 Happy Thursday, friends! I think I'm becoming an evening poster. It just works better with my work schedule! I've also given myself a goal to participate in this month's 30 Day Coloring Challenge from Kathy Rac at The Daily Marker. Even if I end up not coloring every single day, I still want to try to share projects several times per month for it. Please join in the fun if you'd like! So far I've created something for the first 3 days, and I am super proud of myself!

Today I've made a slimline card using one of the dies that I didn't have a chance to play with during our March Slim Cuts release at Pinkfresh Studio. I was also inspired by my friend Channin, who created a card with the A2 version of this die and tucked beautiful flowers in the stripes. Hers is WAY better, but I am happy with how mine turned out. Lol!

"Be Amazing! Beautiful" card features:
  • Pinkfresh Studio Essentials: Slim Fancy Diagonal Stripes die
  • Pinkfresh Studio Floral Elements stamps set
  • Pinkfresh Studio Floral Elements coordinating dies
  • Pinkfresh Studio Beautiful word die
  • Pinkfresh Studio Pretty Paisley stamp set
  • Pinkfresh Studio Detail Black hybrid ink
Fun fact: my hubby has called me beautiful for most of our relationship. He's the cutest!

I started by creating a slimline card from pink cardstock. Then I diecut the Slim Fancy Diagonal Stripes background from white cardstock twice. I used spray adhesive to point the first one to the card front, then set aside. The florals were stamped & heat embossed in Gilded, then colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Once colored, I diecut them with the coordinating die set. I diecut the word beautiful 3 times: once from champagne glitter cardstock and twice from white cardstock. I stacked & adhered the layers, then adhered to the middle of the second striped background. Finally, I stamped the smaller part of the sentiment to white cardstock in detail black ink, and trimmed into a thin banner. I mounted it above the word die with foam tape.

Next I arranged the floral pieces to the front, tucking parts of them under the thinnest strips in the die. When I was happy with their placement, I glued them down in place, then adhered this second striped panel to the front with spray adhesive as well. Finally, I added a good amount of sequins and jewels to the front to finish.

Once again, I did the fun drop & glue technique when adding the clear sequins to the front. Basically, you take a small pinch of sequins and hold them over your panel and let them drop. Then you adhere them down wherever they land! I will admit, I took a couple off here & there, and maybe made some sight adjustments...but for the most part I kept them very close to where they landed. Then I strategically added jewels to help compliment the areas where the sequins landed.

This card was done very randomly, which is quite odd for me. I typically have a very specific plan when I create a card. It was kind-of fun to watch it come together. It's not my most favorite card ever created, but I am happy with how it turned out. 

That is everything I have for you today! If you have any questions about my card, feel free to leave them in the comments and I will be sure to reply.

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Have a great evening!

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