Pretty Pink Posh | Ink & Stencil Coloring Technique - Floral Greeting Card | Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #prettypinkposh #cardmaking

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Hello crafters! Pretty Pink Posh recently came out with a clever new product – a stencil that matches a previously released stamp set. I thought it was simply genius. Whenever I see a product that can allow me to get more use out of the products I already have, I get very excited and I immediately want to play.

The new peony stencil coordinates with the previously released floral stamp set and, even the previously released floral coordinating die. So you have 3 products that work perfectly well together letting you stretch the use of each product and create more, create differently.

Pretty Pink Posh | Ink & Stencil Coloring Technique - Floral Greeting Card | Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #prettypinkposh #cardmaking

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD IDEA

The images I am able to get with this technique are so simple, yet they look rather interesting due to the white offset lines in the coloring. That was achieved using a stencil, to ink blend the color of the flower, then, using a stamp to add the black outline, and finally using a die to cut that flower out.

Pretty Pink Posh | Ink & Stencil Coloring Technique - Floral Greeting Card | Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #prettypinkposh #cardmaking

Of course, it doesn’t look as spectacularly as when you meticulously color a flower using a coloring medium, but this also doesn’t take nearly as much time. Also, not everyone is good at coloring, after years of practice I still struggle and I know many of you feel intimidated by coloring. So this, I find to be a great alternative to traditional coloring.

CARD INSTRUCTIONS

Follow these instructions step by step to re-create this card:

  • The first step is to ink blend the images using the stencil. I prefer to ink blend first and stamp the black outline afterward, as this gives me a very true black color. If I stamp first and do my ink blending over the black stamped outline I might dull the blackness of that black. So I suggest you ink blend first and stamp the outline afterward.

I used Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock for the ink blending. I am not a big ink blender, I don’t have any of the fancy paper for the ink blending, or fancy ink, or any of the fancy brushes, although I did recently get blender brushes and I do enjoy using them.

  • Cut the images out using the coordinating dies.
  • Kept the negative die-cut panel to help position and align the images in the MISTI to speed up the stamping portion of this process. Stamp image outlines in VersaFine Onyx Black ink.
  • Build a floral pattern on a black cardstock panel. When building floral patterns like this, I typically like to start somewhat in the center, but not exactly in the dead center of the panel. I want things a bit offset to either left or right, making the pattern appear more dynamic, and more as if it was cropped from a bigger sheet, as opposed to being made right there on the background. I like to cluster my flowers and have groups of 2 or 3, or more depending on the floral size. These florals are rather big, so do you don’t need many to cover the entire background of an A2 card.
  • Adhere images using foam adhesive and glue.
  • Cut excess off using scissors.
  • Adhere panel to A2 white card base.
  • Add skinny strip sentiment. With a busy floral background like this, I don’t ever want to add a big sentiment on top as it would cover much of the background. I prefer to stamp skinny strip sentiments – here I stamped a simple “Just Saying Hello” in black ink on white cardstock, I cut it out to a skinny skip and used foam adhesive to add it to my card. I love the simplicity this offers – I still have a meaningful sentiment on my card, but it doesn’t take away from the background, which of course is the star of the show.
  • Embellish the card with clear droplets.

Have fun stamping!

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SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Pretty Pink Posh Peonies Stencil
Pretty Pink Posh Peonies Stencil
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Peonies Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Peonies Stamp Set
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Peonies Dies
Pretty Pink Posh Peonies Dies
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SSS | PPP
Pretty Pink Posh Simple Sentiments Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Simple Sentiments Stamp Set
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SSS | PPP | BL
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SB | AZ
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Spellbinders A2 White Card Bases - Side Fold - 25 pack
Spellbinders A2 White Card Bases – Side Fold – 25 pack
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SB
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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SSS
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Dusty Sage Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Dusty Sage Dye Ink Pad
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SSS
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Willow Dye Ink Pad
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Duckling Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Duckling Ink Pad
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Clementine Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Clementine Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Twirling Tutu Dye Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Hollyhock Ink Pad
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SSS
Hero Arts Pool Ink Pad
Hero Arts Pool Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad Dusty Blue
Hero Arts Shadow Ink Pad Dusty Blue
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts Stone Wash Mid-tone Shadow Ink
Hero Arts Stone Wash Mid-tone Shadow Ink
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HA
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue Ink Pad
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp High Dive Dye Ink Pad
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Seafoam Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Seafoam Dye Ink Pad
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Smoke Gray Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Smoke Gray Ink Pad
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Lake Shores Dye Ink Pad
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Laurel Green Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Laurel Green Dye Ink Pad
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Sunkist Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Sunkist Ink Pad
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Evergreen Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Evergreen Ink Pad
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Orange Slush Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Orange Slush Ink Pad
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SSS
Set of 5 Rainbow Pack Multi Size Blender Brushes
Set of 5 Rainbow Pack Multi Size Blender Brushes
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SSS
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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SSS | PPP
Jewel Picker Pick Up Tool
Jewel Picker Pick Up Tool
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SSS | PPP | AZ
White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | SB | AZ
Zig Glue Pen Fine Tip
Zig Glue Pen Fine Tip
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SSS | SC | AZ
Journey Craft Glue
Journey Craft Glue
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SC | SB
FSJ Grand Pro Shears
FSJ Grand Pro Shears
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SB

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56 Comments

    1. Your cards are stunning!
      Thanks for walking us through the creative process step by step and for sharing your talent!

    1. Yana, these cards are absolutely gorgeous! I’ve never used a stencils before, but I have to try them now that I’ve seen your cards. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

    1. The colours on these cards are so spectacular, thanks for sharing and the fun technique video. The pinks and yellows are my fave!!

    1. As always your cards area amazing Yana! Thanks so much for the detailed instructions you’re awesome. I really love the color combinations. What a great release.

    1. I am always amazed at how lovely the clear droplets look on a finished card… these florals are so amazing and you have really made them extra beautiful. Love this technique and am definitely going to give it a try.

    1. Your cards are gorgeous! I really love the blue one- the flowers really pop against the dark background!

    1. I agree, Yana. Releasing a stencil that matches a previously released stamp and die set is genius! This one is gorgeous. I love your beautiful cards.

    1. Fantastic ink blended cards! I am so impressed. Thank you for the wonderful information to stamp the image after you blend. Great idea!

    1. Beautiful cards, Yana. Enjoyed the video and the thank you for sharing the instructions.

    1. Beautiful cards, Yana. I love using stencils because it’s easier for me to shade the color than to use alcohol markers or colored pencils. I have this stencil on my wish list for my next order.

    1. Oh my goodness, Yana! Absolutely gorgeous cards! I LOVE black cardstock!

    1. Oh these cards are absolutely beautiful! I LOVE the colors that you chose for the flowers! Thank you for the inspiration and for the list of ink colors! I will definitely be referring to these!

    1. Fabulous plan on
      achieving the end
      result that is to pretty!
      Carla from Utah

    1. These cards are gorgeous, love the blending technique using the stencil. Your video was well done and an inspiration for my next project.

    1. What a great technique!!! Love your gorgeous work. The black background really makes these beautiful flowers pop!
      <3 J

      jwoolbright at gmail dot com
      HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    1. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the colors…
      Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. I always enjoy your videos, you have so many useful tips, I always learn something new. Your cards are gorgeous!!

    1. The flowers are gorgeous. Great idea to do the inking
      first and then stamp – going to try that idea. Love
      the black background – really sets off the flowers.
      thanks for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. Beautiful cards! I even liked the look of the flowers and leaves before you stamped them. Both ways are so pretty!

    1. Dear Yana – Should I say YAY or Yippee for Yana at the happy sight of seeing several Yana videos in my inbox this week? Either one, I suppose. I love this technique, this stamp and this stencil. I don’t have the stamp or stencil yet. I really like PPP and have missed seeing them on social media in recent months. I love peonies so I will check this out. BTW, the flower’s name is pronounced /PEE-oh-nee/ with the stress on syllable #1. Your English continues to dazzle me. I wish I had kept going w/ Japanese and Russian, but I didn’t. Pity……
      Lori S in PA

    1. Stencils have really come a long way lately and make beautiful cards. Yours were lovely and liked the black background. Did you foil your sentiments strip. Want to try that with some of my SSS strips. Thanks for the tips and techniques and signed up with Pretty Pink Posh.

    1. Yana, your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for this terrific technique and love that PPP makes products that work so well together. Definitely going to put them on my wish list!

    1. Wonderful creations, Yana!! The colors are awesome & I am just waiting for the supplies to come back in stock so I can play with them also! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Peonies are one of my favorite flowers! Your cards are gorgeous and lovely colors!

    1. These are so gorgeous!!! The black backgrounds really make these beautiful flowers pop!

    1. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the idea of having a stencil match a stamp set, too!

    1. Outstanding! I love how you stenciled, stamped and cut these. Just beautiful!

    1. Yana, your cards are dreamy!!! Gorgeous stenciling and designs!! You never cease to amaze me!!

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