Holiday Botanicals by Dana Kirby

Holiday Botanicals by Dana Kirby

Hi Creative Friends,

Dana Kirby is our guest today and she sharing two gorgeous card designs using the Holiday Botanical stencils by Pinkfresh Studio. She has used two different color schemes and made each one a real beauty! Read below and feast your eyes!

By the way, you can see more awesome inspiration by Dana on her blog or Instagram account.

Hi friends! It’s Dana here today with two Christmas cards that use the new Holiday Botanical Background stencils from Pinkfresh Studio.

This is a four-pack of stencils that are so easy to use. I used traditional Christmas colors for both of my cards today but there are so many possibilities with these stencils.

For my first card, I used Papertrey Ink dye ink in Limeade Ice, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, and Pure Poppy. Each stencil in the set is so easy to use and lines up perfectly. Once I added the Pure Poppy ink for the berries I kept the stencil in place and added a little White Glitz Glitter Gel for some added sparkle. Lastly, I added some splatters to my card panel with a little gold watercolor paint.

For my sentiments, I used the Pinkfresh Studio Perfect Sentiments: Holiday set. This is one large stamp and die set, that stamp and die cut everything at one time. Such a great way to make a bunch of sentiments at once for all of your holiday crafting needs.

For my next card, I decided to use Distress Oxide ink with the stencils. The oxide ink allowed me to blend on a piece of Blueberry Sky cardstock, which I thought would be a nice way to show the stencils being used in another way.

The colors I used were Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover, and Candied Apple. Once I was finished with the stencils, I added a few splatters with white and gold paint. Lastly, I added a Pure Poppy shadow behind my sentiment. I then attached my sentiment to my card panel with foam adhesive to give it a little extra dimension.

Thanks for joining me today and I hope I inspired you to give layering stencils a try. They are so easy to use and I think this set would be perfect for mass producing your Christmas cards.

Enjoy your day,



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