PFS Cake Everywhere

Picket Fence Studios (this and all following links are affiliate links) have a fun new release out today that is all about cake! It is definitely a birthday party release for me for sure and I’m going to start off with this month’s mixed media card because they are so much fun to make!

The great new stamp set with lots of cake is called Sugar and Calorie-free. You can get coordinating dies to go with! For the mixed media background I started by inking up the Birthday Dance Confetti background stamp in various colours before stamping up circles from the Wreath Building Centers and Foliage.

I’ve used Pink Tinsel paper glaze velvet on the Simple Plaid 6×8 stencil, using just parts of it. The sentiment is from Animal Crackers A Little Note whereas the sequins are from the Peach Bellini embellishment jar.

A side on view, as usual:

And a close-up, because they are fun!

PFS New Release

There is a new Picket Fence Studios (this and following links are all affiliate links) release out today and guess what?! I’ve been playing with stencils, inks and paper glaze. So yeah, this is going to be a long post. You might as well grab a cuppa before scrolling through.

First up I have a simple card where I started off by using masking tape to leave a stripe on the side. First I ink blended with various pink oxides to create a gradient effect, and then I used the Pathways 6×6 stencil together with the Paper Glaze Luxe Pink Magnolia. I applied it with one of the tools from the Mixed Media Spatulas tools package and I love the effect.

I coloured up one of the stamps from the Animal Crackers Caring Friends stamp set and because I had a cup of tea in a cup with blue flowers on at the time I simply add to add that to this cup as well. Before popping on the card with foam tape I used one of the bigger sentiments from the same set and added it towards the bottom of the card. A few pretty sequins from the Vintage Bulbs sequin mix finished off the look this time.

You can see how the glaze is raised off the card base and that it is quite glittery.

Here you can see the great sparkle and shine in the glaze. Isn’t it pretty? I love it and I don’t even normally like adding sparkles to my cards! You can also see how beautiful the sequins are!

For card number two I’ve played with the new blue glaze called Paper Glaze Velvet Sapphire Macaw and the new Slim Line Flower Burst stencil. Isn’t it such a pretty stencil? I decided to use a diagonal stripe of the glazed stencil for this card together with another big sentiment, from the Watercolor Roses set, and loads of butterflies from the Baby Butterflies Beauties set. The hearts are from the new Birthday Hearts embellishment jar.

Here you can see the stencil and colour up close.

Why stop at two cards, right? Of course I had to make one with my usual “mash up” as well. I’ve used both of the above stencils, Slim Line Flower Burst and Pathways 6×6, for this together with two different distress oxide colours. I used a different stamp from the Animal Crackers Caring Friends set and popped it up on foam tape over a hello die cut, from the Double Stitched Layering Rectangle Dies set, which is like six die cuts glued together for dimension. I coloured up a small paper strip to match the green chair and finished off with a smaller stamped sentiment from the same Animal Crackers Caring Friends set and some sequins from Chicks in the Grass embellishment jar.

Here is a close-up of this card as well!

Here are links to all the products used for the above cards:

Slim Line Flower Burst stencil (new)
Pathways 6×6 stencil (new)
Paper Glaze Luxe Pink Magnolia (new)
Paper Glaze Velvet Sapphire Macaw (new)
Birthday Hearts embellishment jar (new)
Double Stitched Layering Rectangle Dies set
Watercolor Roses
Baby Butterflies Beauties
Animal Crackers Caring Friends
Vintage Bulbs sequin mix
Chicks in the Grass embellishment jar
Mixed Media Spatulas