Monday, March 14, 2022

Picket Fence Studios March Release


It's the 14th of the month, and that means it is time for another new release from Picket Fence Studios!   This month the release if filled with florals, cute girls, pretty stencils, and fun sentiments.  There's also a whole bunch of new embellishments.  

As always, I have a few cards to share with you today, using products from the new release.  I'll be sharing additional cards throughout the month.  Let's get started! 

Card #1 | Continue to Bloom

I always have at least one card each month, that I put a whole lot of effort into the coloring.  This card is that, this month.  I began by stamping the absolutely stunning Budding Roses Stamp, in a light ink for no-line coloring, on the smoother side of a piece of watercolor paper.  I decided I wanted to add a little element of interest on top, so I also stamped the bee from the I Bee Fierce Stamp Set, in the same no line ink - directly on top of the stamped rose.  I used my Polychromos Pencils to color in the image, along with the background.  

Once the coloring was the way I wanted it, I trimmed out my card front, and backed it with a piece of Extra Wide Foam Tape.  Then, I stamped the sentiment from the set, and heat embossed it in gold, onto vellum.  I wanted the vellum to be slightly more opaque, so I matted the sentiment with another piece of vellum.  This gave the sentiment strip a little more interest, as well as making the background for the sentiment slightly less sheer.

Finally, I adhered the card front to a white card base. 

Card # 2 | Spill the Tea

When I first saw the image for Karma Girl: Betty, the style instantly made me thing of retro comics.  So, I knew I wanted her coloring to mimic that style, and a strong, graphic, background for her.  

I began by stamping Betty onto white card stock, in Black Hybrid Ink.  I stamped her using my MISTI, so that I could reink and stamp multiple times.  I wanted the lines to be very solid and dark.  Once she was stamped, I used Copic Markers, to color her very simply, with minimal blending.  Once colored, I die cut her with the coordinating die, and set her aside to work on the background.  

On a piece of white card stock, I began by using the A2 Vertical Messy Watercolor Blending Stencil.  This stencil comes in pieces that you can stack together to use as masks, or create the stencil portion that you want to use.  I chose to use the two center pieces to ink in yellow and red, using my Life Changing Blender Brushes.  Then I masked off the inked portion, and added the Burst of Sun Stencil  over the top to ink the black lines.  

Finally I put the card front in my MISTI, and lined up the Betty image, and my sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment (again, several times to get good contrast).  I matted the completed card front on a piece of black card stock, and added the Betty image on some foam.  The card front was attached to a white card base.  

Card #3 | A Great Big Hug

While my initial thought, when I saw the Full Round Tree Die, was "family tree" - it really is a great scenic piece to add to a card.  I created the background for the tree using the Slim Line Cloud Coverage Stencil, and layering the tree die cut, with cuts from the Slim Line Short Grass Die

The adorable little elephants, are from The Best Hugs Ever Stamp Set.  They were stamped in Black Hybrid Ink, and colored in with my Polychromos Pencils.  I then die cut the image with the coordinating die, and nestled it into the grass with some liquid glue.  

I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment, onto a bit of black cardstock, and then die cut it as well.  I popped the sentiment up on some black foam.   

As a final touch, I felt like the bare branches needed some leaves, so I took the two heart stamps from The Best Hugs Ever Stamp Set. and stamped them in green ink, onto a coordinating green card stock.  I die cut the hearts with the coordinating die, and adhered them randomly on the tree.  

And that's it for today.  Again, you can find the full release in the shop now, and I'll be sharing more cards using items from today's release, throughout the month.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies specific to this card, are listed, and linked, in the blog post.  
To see the basic tools that I use on nearly every card, please click here.

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  1. Came to your blog from Facebook and am blown away! Love your first card and those elephants are a must have!


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