Good morning! Today marks the first new release for Pink Fresh Studios for 2019, as well as my first official blog post as a Pinkfresh Studio Design Team Member! There are SO many new, gorgeous designs available for purchase on the Pinkfresh Studio website right now! Just click here! You should have arrived here from the fabulous Carly Tee Minner’s blog, and your next stop is the always amazing Erum Tasneem.
Stay tuned to the bottom of the post for giveaway information, freebies, and free shipping promos!
I have a couple of projects to share with you today using lots of the new goodies. I absolutely love the Pinkfresh Studio liquid watercolors, so I just had to use them with the new products for today’s post!
First up: some absolutely stunning new dies: Spring Flora. The detail on this die set is absolutely incredible. There were several different directions that I could have gone with these dies, but I wanted to give them some vibrant color using the incredible liquid watercolors. I began by die cutting the detailed top die twice from some watercolor paper. For intricate dies like this, especially when using super thick paper like watercolor paper, I like to use my Precision Base Plate in my Vagabond.
After I’d die cut the panel, I left most of the die cut pieces within the main die cut to make watercoloring a little easier. I used the liquid watercolors to add color, mainly using Bubble Gum, Sapphire, Emerald City, and Aquamarine. I concentrated the Bubble Gum watercolor towards the bottom of the larger flowers, then used my wet paintbrush to pull the color out to add a bit of interest to the flower shape. I used the same technique for the foliage and tiny flowers, as well. Don’t you just love that vibrant color?
I adhered the die cuts on a white card base, butting the straight sides up against each other in the center of the card front. I then stamped this sweet sentiment from the new Scripted Bold Sentiments 1 on a strip of white card stock, then adhered it to a slightly larger strip of hot pink card stock. I mounted the sentiment strip using foam tape over the seam where the two die cuts meet, making it look like one seamless, super intricate die cut. I love that stark white card front with those pops of super vibrant color, don’t you?
For my second project, I was still loving those pinks, purples, and blues, but wanted to make them a little softer and more subtle, paired with the new Heart and Soul stamp and die set. I stamped and heat embossed the main floral swag from Heart and Soul onto some watercolor card stock, then used the same shades of Bubble Gum, Sapphire, Emerald City, and Aquamarine to watercolor the image. I also taped an A2 panel of watercolor paper down to a cutting board and used the “wet on wet” technique to create a pale pastel watercolor wash for the background. I generously wet my watercolor paper with clean water, then dropped in the undiluted watercolor and swirled it around with my paintbrush until I achieved the look I desired.
I love creating blocked sentiments using alphabet dies, so I die cut “HUGS” from black card stock using the new Adore Alpha die set. I trimmed the watercolor card stock down a bit, then mounted the panel on an A2 panel of black glitter card stock. I added the floral swag with some foam tape, then adhered the large “hugs” with some more dimensional foam adhesive. I added a few iridescent purple jewels and, to really help fill out the card front, added some hot pink Nuvo drops to tie the color scheme all together.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, for some fun goodies and giveaway information!
Pinkfresh Studio is running a couple of different promotions to help celebrate their new release! First, you will receive this brand new die for free with any order over $25!
Pinkfresh is also running a free shipping promo from January 14-17th for orders over $50! Use code JANFREESHIPWITH50 at checkout to receive free shipping!
Pinkfresh Studio also has several giveaways to help celebrate their new release. The entire release is being given away both on their blog and on their Instagram, and each stop on the Blog Hop is giving away a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh store! Simply leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favorite new product from the January Pinkfresh Studio release is! (And I’d love it if you became a blog subscriber to be sure to not miss any future posts!)
The winners will be announced on the GIVEAWAY PAGE on January 20, 2019.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a marvelous week! I’ve included the full blog hop list below. Happy hopping!
Karen Carlson says
Beautiful. Love this release.
Jean Chaney says
Beautiful cards and quite inspiring!
Terrie D. says
Your cards are beautiful! I love the look of the watercolored spring floral die. 🙂 I think my favorite product in this release is the oval foliage stamp set.
Sharon Gullikson says
I especially love your colored, die cut flowers. what a pretty look.
Brian Poteraj says
The flowers are good for so many occasions. I like how you brought them to life.
Absolutely love both the cards; especially the second card with florals and HUGS stole my heart. Thanks for the great inspiration!
Oh I love how you did the mirror reflection of those lovely Spring Florals!
Vera W. Yates says
Emily, these are gorgeous!!
Simply darling cards! Love how you used the floral!
These are simply beautiful cards! Thanks for the tips on die-cutting!
Amazing cards! Love the big HUGS sentiment!
I love the way you’ve made the flowers LOOK like a hug! Brilliant!
Kelly Schirmer says
Gorgeous watercoloring, love the bold HUGS with those sweet flowers!
Kelly Schirmer says
Love those beautiful watercolors! The big bold HUGS is perfect with those blooms!
Karthikha Balasubramanian says
Beautiful cards!! The hugs one is my fav! It is bold and super pretty! 🙂
Dee Earnshaw says
love your colorful fun cards!!
Raquel Arribas Santiuste says
Love the hugs letters. I must have those dies! Beautiful designs
Kathleen Callahan says
Emily, thank you so much for sharing these cards! This is my first Pinkfresh Studio blog hop and I am so inspired by all of these great products and creations. I especially love the purple in the Hugs card you created. Great use of some truly spectacular new releases!
Marjorie Estey says
Your cards are fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration.
Very pretty! I love how the first card looks like a mirror image card. Pretty coloring.
Mary Garvey says
WOW. Great cards; I especially love how you watercolored the die cut for the first card. Brilliant. The result is incredible.
Elaine D says
Both cards are just beautiful. But I have to say that the Hugs cards just made my heart so happy!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Your cards are so gorgeous, Emily. And i agree with you about the Pinkfresh watercolours. They are simply fabulous!
Sylvia Gale says
I want a hug now. Both cards are lovely but the hugs is my favorite
Joy Meadows says
Love this new release by Pink Fresh and your cards are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.
Jeannie F says
Beautiful cards! It is always so hard to pick a favorite, especially when there are so many wonderful choices. When I first glanced at the release I was drawn to the Make A Wish set.
Sherry F Butcher says
Wonderful new release and would love to make the HUGS card. Thanks for sharing the release ideas.
GORGEOUS! I love the HUGS card design! So unique!
cyndi morris says
Beautiful, unique cards. I love the colors and the layouts.
Beautiful cards! I especially love the HUGS card design.
Lisa Petrella says
Beautiful cards! Your watercoloring looks fantastic!
,Mary Holshouser says
The wreath is gorgeous.
Love how you turned the spring
floral so it faced up and down.
Makes a wonderful design.
thanks for sharing.
My favorite from this release is the Heart and Soul stamp and die set. I love the crescent shape and the beautiful sentiments. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Both of the cards are beautiful. Love the vibrant colors on the delicate die cut. Really like the bold letter die cuts with the beautiful flowers. Great job. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧
Beverly LoPinto says
Love that spring floral die and how you used it. You really made the adore alpha set stand out.
Marisela Delgado says
You can never go wrong with flowers! Love all of them.
Stef Perry says
Gorgeous cards, those liquid watercolor colors are amazing! Love this new release as well. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!
Cynthia Baldwin says
Lovely work with the watercolors! That Spring Flora die is amazing in its detail!
Patricia L Smith says
Love the Heart and Soul stamp & die set!
Dana W says
Gorgeous cards!! I just love your style!!
Love the colors, that you used for the Heart and Soul card. TYFS
melissa B. says
Love the placement of the sentiment on both of your cards.
Beverly Perdue says
Your cards are so pretty! I’m crazy about the Spring Floral die. Love all the intricate details. I am already a blog follower. Thanks for the inspiration.
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful cards! I love that first card – such a great design!
Annette Gordon says
The hugs card is a show stopper for sure! I just love the large design with the large letter dies.
Melissa Smith says
Beautiful cards! I love your color choices!
LOVE your cards!
MELISSA FRIEDRICH says
Beautiful cards and I love the vibrant water coloring! My fav of this release is the Spring Flora die, I LOVE the details!
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous cards! Love these beautiful floral designs!
Dana M says
Congrats on your new DT position with Pinkfresh! Stunning cards and such beautiful designs.
Crimson Owl Creations says
I love your beautiful card and your beautiful story! very touching!
Sue D says
Wonderful cards. My fave new product is Embroidered Blossoms.
Cool cards. Thanks for sharing
Spring Floral is stunning. As is your cards.
Vivian C says
Thanks for sharing these amazing cards.
Kirsty Vittetoe says
So pretty–love the colors.
The semi-circle spray of foliage and flowers is just gorgeous against the lavender background!!
both cards are great! love the colors!
So lovely! And congrats in becoming a dt member!
maria f. says
Super congrats on your DT spot! On your creations… you had me at purple 😉
Absolutely love these cards! This is a fantastic release <3
NUNZIA CARUSIO says
Fabulous cards. Love the delicate colours.
Your cards are fantastic especially the HUGS one! Every stop on the hop makes me want more stuff lol!
I love the new alpha set.
Denise Mlady says
So pretty! The floral die cut is gorgeous.
Cynthia Cole says
Love them both!
Judie Attard says
What beautiful colourful cards! I lovee the hugs one!
Lauryne Cunningham says
What gorgeous cards! I love the way you colored the Spring Flora die cut!
Michelle Leone says
Two a-mazing cards…… lovely colors/coloring!!
Lisa Byers says
The cards are so pretty!! Very Springlike with the lovely colors. Your background on the last card is wonderful!!
Ericka Strange says
Emily gorgeous cards and I love the Hugs card and the soft background. Beautiful job!
Andrea Hastilow says
Oh Emily these are awesome designs. Great choice of colours you chose. Can you give me a rough idea of the height of the alphabet dies please ? My current set is to small, these look much better. Thank you for sharing inspiration.
Amy Cooley says
The colors are so vivid and beautiful on your cards. I really like the hugs die.
I don’t often see reflection type cards and that design just stands out for the uniqueness! Beautiful job!
Mirella Rogan says
Wow, Emily, these are both absolutely gorgeous! I love them both!
Donna White says
Hugs is so pretty and I love the use of Nuvo drops on the other card.
Annette Reed says
Very pretty cards! I really like the intricacy of that first die.
Engineered Baker says
Beautiful coloring! So detailed 🙂
Such loveliness, Emily … these vibrant blooms are just gorgeous on both cards! Anita 🙂
Amante del Papel says
Your card is so beautiful!
Miriam Prantner says
This is such a gorgeous release! I love your cards, especially the one with the mirrored floral dies cuts!
Jill W. says
I really like the spring floral die card!
Rosemary D says
gorgeous set of cards!
Ooo, that mirror effect is lovely. And, you’re right, the liquid watercolor ombre is really striking. Thanks for sharing with us!
Patt H. says
Awesome cards, Emily! I especailly love how you paired the word dies with the floral swag!!
Melody W says
Both cards are amazing ! I especially love the one with the crescent shaped floral. TFS
BrendaLea Abbott says
Both cards are beautiful Emily. But I really love what you did with the first card. Thanks for the inspiration.
Marisela Delgado says
Great cards and great colors!!
I really like the way you did your design in a mirror image!
You mentioned using the Precision Base Plate in your Vagabond. I’m not sure which one you have. I was using the original one in my Vagabond, and not really liking the results. Then I recently saw the newer version that has the chrome finish to cut against. I researched it and decided if it worked as advertised, it would be worth it. It works so much better and it never gets cut into. I don’t know exactly how it works, but I love that the marks from the die’s release holes aren’t embossed on my card stock and everything is cut so well!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful work! I didn’t mean to get on such a tangent with the base plate… =)
Andre M. says
Sweet cards that make these products shine. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Kelsey Thomas says
These are so pretty! 🙂
Love the bright flowers!
Andrea H says
Oops don’t know what happened there lol.
Firstly let me congratulate you on being on the DT for the first time. CONGRATULATIONS 🥂 .
Your cards are really stunning, I love them both from the beautiful watercolours on the first card to the great design of the 2nd. Love this release. TFS xxx