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Pinkfresh Studio Fancy Floral 2 Die and Distress inks | Getting more out of cover dies

Hi friends, I have two fun cards to share with you. Both use the amazing cover die – Fancy Floral 2 – from Pinkfresh Studio.

When I won the entire July release from this amazing company, I was luck to get this as part of the goodies. I have seen it everywhere, and it is used as a cover die with various backgrounds, so I wanted to do something different.

For both my cards today, I die cut the design from gold mirrored cardstock and then fussy cut it to cut out pieces and used those individually. :-)

Card 1:

As you can tell from the first card, I cut out a stitched rectangle using Bristol watercolor paper and added very loose coloring using 3 Distress ink colors (new in my collection!) – Mustard Seed, Festive Berries and Spiced Marmalade. Simply squished a little of each ink cube on an acrylic block, picked it up with my waterbrush and added it to already-wet watercolor paper. Once everything was dried, I added my gold die cut and fussy-cut elements and added a border at the bottom with gold tape, just to ground those elements. A banner cut sentiment from PinkFresh Studio Floral Frame stamp set and a black stitched rectangle frame and this card was finished.

Card 2:

For this one, I used a technique showed by one of my favorite crafters – Shari Carroll. You can check out her video here. I added ink from distress oxide ink pads directly onto my smallest acrylic block. I don’t have reinkers. And my block is about 1 inch x 1 inch. I let the colors mix in some places and stay just as a square area in a couple places. Then I stamped a sentiment from the same Floral Frame stamp set and adhered my cut out pieces. I also added some cut out circles (which were centers of some of the other images, the negative pieces).

I am planning to link these cards to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Wish me luck :-)

Hope you give these ideas a try and do something different, something fun with supplies you already have. Get crafty :-)


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used for these cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. If the exact product I used is no longer available, I am sharing links to similar supplies. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!

Hugs! ~Varada

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