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!