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Distress Oxide Inks Ink Smooshing Justin Adkins Spring Has Sprung Sequin Plus Mix Sugar and Calorie Free Dies Sugar and Calorie-Free Cake stamp

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Hello friends! Justin Adkins here from Just a Note By Justin, and today I am sharing a baked created that is just perfect for spring! I was inspired by some sweet pastel colors to really make the different elements of my project look good enough to eat!
Below is a list of Picket Fence Stamps products that I used to create my card:
What I love about this card is that it was actually really easy to put together once I had selected my color palette. I stamped out 3 of the cakes that were included in the Sugar & Calorie Free Stamp Set and I colored them up with my Copic Markers. Because I had some strawberries in one of my images, I knew that I wanted pink and green to be incorporated into my color palette. I decided to round it out with pastel versions of aqua and purple as I thought all these colors would work very nicely together, and none were exact contrasts of each other on the color wheel (you know... for SOME reason, reddish pinks and greens for strawberries never give me any sort of Christmas Vibes, which is always what I expect from that combo)!
After each of my images were colored up, I went ahead and used the coordinating dies to cut them out and set them off to the side.
Next, I took an A2-sized panel of Heavy Stock, and decided to use an ink smoosh method for my background. I alternated between Shaded Lilac, Kitsch Flamingo, and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks. My method for ink smooshing is to smoosh the ink pad directly onto a glass mat, and spritz it with some water to make it runnier. Now, I do prefer a glass mat to a silicone mat for this method, as I feel there is much less resistance when smooshing onto a glass mat compared to silicone. I then like to smoosh my paper on top of the watered down ink. Once I am satisfied with my color placement, I set it by drying it with a heat tool. After I finish with one color, I clean my space and repeat with each of the other colors that I wish to use. This gives a really fun and splotchy watercolor looking background! Once I had my background all set up, I went ahead and trimmed it down to 4.125" x 5.375" and splattered it with some residual Distress Oxide Ink from the smooshing to add a speckled effect.
I laid out where my cakes were going to be placed, put my sentiment into place using my MISTI, removed my stamped images, and stamped out my sentiment using Sangria ink by Catherine Pooler Designs. Once dry, I was then able to adhere my card panel onto an A2-sized card front, adhere my cakes in an overlapping layout using foam tape, and finish off my card by adhering some sequins from the Spring has Sprung Sequin Plus Mix! My card was completed!
Thank you so very much for stopping by the Picket Fence Studios Blog today for some tasty inspiration! I really hope that this card helps you plan out how to turn the Sugar & Calorie Free Stamp Set into a fun pastel creation for one of your upcoming projects!

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  • Liz Serich on

    This is beautiful 😍

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