Hi there! Today, Pinkfresh Studio is releasing their newest stamps and dies. We have lots of beautiful sets to introduce to you today, including some absolutely beautiful new flowers and sentiments (my favorites ;))! You should have arrived here from my super talented friend Caly Person, and your next stop is the phenomenal Erum Tasneem! Pinkfresh Studio also has some fun giveaways and shopping promotions to celebrate their new release, so be sure to read all the way to the end to get all of the details! Now, for all of the details on my projects for you today.
My projects today are an homage to pink and purple. I absolutely love pink and purple flowers… there’s something so perfectly springy about the combination of bright pink and deep royal purple. The new Blooming Bouquet and Just A Little Lovely stamp sets feature beautiful clusters of flowers, perfect for creating a spring garden on your card front! Let’s get started with all of the details.
I began by stamping the gorgeous new Just A Little Lovely on some white Copic-friendly card stock using Copic-friendly black ink, then colored it in a lovely cool magenta, royal purple, and green color combination using Copic markers. After I’d finished coloring, I die cut the panel using the Essentials Stitched Rectangles dies to add a bit of interest around the edge, then used blending brushes and some deep pink ink to blend around the edges, creating a nice halo around the colored image.
After I’d completed the blending, I die cut the bouquet from Just A Little Lovely from some scratch paper, covered my Copic-colored bouquet, then used my paintbrush to flick some undiluted black watercolor on the panel for some artistic speckles. I die cut the Best Wishes from the Essentials: Classic Words die set using black card stock, then added it to the colored panel, covering it with Crystal Lacquer to add a different texture to the card front. The final step was to mount the colored, stitched panel on an A2 panel of card stock, providing a stark black frame around the outside of the colored area.
For my second project, I maintained the color scheme used in the first project, but used the Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolors with the new Blooming Bouquet. I began by stamping both bouquets onto some Arches Cold Press watercolor paper using Versafine and then embossing with clear embossing powder. I then used Bubble Gum, Lavender, Sapphire, Sky Blue, Aquamarine, Emerald City, and Licorice watercolors to create deep, vibrant shades of fuchsia and violet. These watercolors are so gorgeously concentrated that they create dramatic results when used full-strength.
I die cut each bouquet using the coordinating dies, then set them aside to work on the card base. Again using my blending brushes, I blended two shades of deep, rich pink down the front of my white A2 card base, concentrating the darker shade towards the top, tapering down to just a light pink towards the bottom of the card base. After arranging the flowers approximately where I wanted them, I used the new You’ve Got This stamp (which was designed by my ridiculously talented friend and fellow teammate Caly Person using her own hand-drawn calligraphy!!! Gasp, right?!) set to create a custom greeting, which I again stamped with Versafine Onyx and embossed with clear embossing powder.
After I’d stamped the greeting, I again splattered some black ink on the bottom of the blended panel to tie into the black embossing and sentiment and add a bitt of interest to the bottom of the card. I arranged the watercolored flowers on the top of the card front, adhering them with foam tape, trimming off the excess portions and layering a few of the pieces of foliage that I’d trimmed off beneath the bouquets to help fill out some bare spots.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, for the shopping promotions and giveaways! Pinkfresh Studio is offering free/discounted shipping from April 29-May5th on orders $50+. You must use the code APRFREESHIPWITH50. Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for our International friends. We are also offering a free die with every purchase!
No code necessary! This darling little die will be automatically added to your cart in the Pinkfresh Studio Store with every purchase.
Pinkfresh Studio is also giving away the full release to a lucky winner chosen from the blog hop comments, as well as on their Instagram page! Simply leave a comment on each of the blog hop stops (the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!) to be entered. The winners will be announced Monday, May 6th on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. You have 2 weeks to claim your prize before another winner is chosen, so be sure to pay close attention to see if you’re the winner!
Well, that’s all for me today. Here’s the rest of the hop list in case you get lost:
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous Monday!