World Cardmaking Day! Pinkfresh Studio Challenge

Welcome to my brand new blog! And Happy World Cardmaking Day! Thank you for bringing joy to so many with your handcrafted designs (this goes out to any crafter reading this post. Bringing light in the darkest of times is truly a gift). By the time my blog launches, World Cardmaking Day will be long over, but I wanted to share how I made these two colorful rainbow cards. I am always up for a beautiful rainbow and anything shiny so I’m thrilled with how these cards turned out. I decided to play along with Pinkfresh Studio and use their challenge prompts as inspiration.

Soul Shine. For my first card, I combined the die cutting challenge with the rainbow challenge to make a fun, foiled card. I am super late to the foiling party, but I love it! I had no idea how addictive foiling was 😱! I am mesmerized by the sparkle and shine. To foil, I use the laminator method as described in an excellent video by my shero Jennifer McGuire. Take a look at my supplies:

Out of 110lb Neenah white cardstock, I die cut an A2 sized panel with Geo Star 1. In preparation for Geo Star 2, I trimmed a piece of toner sheet to an A2 size and foiled the entire panel with rainbow colored Thermo Web Deco Foil. Die cutting after foiling seemed like it would be more fool proof than doing it in the reverse order. After foiling, I cut the rainbow panel with Geo Star 2. And then glued the two panels pieces together. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the PinkFresh My Favorite Things To Say stamp set on black cardstock.

*Pro tip: Careful not to lose any pieces while die cutting! The foiled pieces are way too pretty to waste.* In fact, I used the larger foiled stars in my Soul Shine card and the leftover triangular pieces for card #2. Check my IG to see a quick video of this shine in the light! It is hard to capture on camera.

Slimline happy birthday. My second card, combined the shaker challenge with the stripes challenge. Here are my supplies:

To start my shaker card, I trimmed two slimline panels out of Neenah 110lb cardstock. On one of the panels, I die cut using the Pinkfresh Studio Slim Braided Circles die. On the positive pieces, I stamped stripes in rainbow order using my MISTI, the Pinkfresh Studio Nested Chevron stamp, and the inks shown above. I assembled my shaker with foam tape and filled each circle with the leftover foiled pieces from card 1. The pieces were in rainbow color, so I sorted them and matched the corresponding color triangles to each striped circle. I also added in some gold sequins and Crystal Rainbow Confetti from Studio Katia for more “shake”. Lastly, I foiled the sentiment from the Pinkfresh and collab, Thin words: Everyday script dies. I foiled two pieces of toner paper just big enough for my words, and then die cut the words ‘happy’ and ‘birthday’.

*Pro tip learned from Jennifer McGuire (that I did not remember until after everything was glued together): glue a few sequins to the panel so when the card is standing upright, all the bits don’t fall to the bottom.*

🎶 Does Taylor Swift play in your head after you’re done with a shaker card? Hah #shakeitoff

If you liked this card or have any feedback, please let me know on here or on IG! If you’re inspired by my piece, please tag me so I can see what you create. Thanks & happy crafting!