Hi there! Happy Monday! Today, Pinkfresh Studio is having a blog hop to celebrate their newest Essentials release. You should have arrived here from Cathy Zielske’s blog, and your next stop on the hop is Enza Gudor’s blog. These “essentials” releases are comprised of items that are truly essential to the papercrafting process, with the added bonus of having a little extra Pinkfresh “flair” to make them even more unique and versatile! This month, in addition to a plethora of fabulous dies, we also are releasing some gorgeous new jewels and crystals, perfect for adding that extra touch of sparkle to your projects! To celebrate their newest release, Pinkfresh is offering multiple giveaways, a freebie, and a shipping promotion. Read all the way to the end for all of the details! I have two projects for you today, so let’s get started with the details.
For my first project, I wanted to showcase the beautiful details in the new Braided Circles die set. I began by die cutting just the detailed cutout portion of the dies from a panel of black A2 card stock, backing it with some bright purple foil card stock to flash and shimmer through the negative spaces. I also stamped the lovely floral spring from the recently-released Folk Hummingbird stamp set using white ink on some more black card stock.
I used my C’aran D’Ache Luminance colored pencils to do some no-line coloring on the black card stock; it’s amazing how vibrant the Luminance colors are, even on black card stock! I die cut the finished penciled image using the coordinating dies, then layered it over the circular window of the Braided Circles panel. I added a white die cut Hello from the Essentials Words die set for the greeting and a few new jewels for some sparkle!
(I highly encourage you to check out the new jewels and crystals… each embellishment pack comes with a huge variety of colors, and the storage is absolutely perfect. No need to find your own method of storing these sparklies; they come in their own storage containers!! Genius!)
For my second project, I am showcasing the absolutely gorgeous new Pretty Frame 2 die! I had a leftover floral bouquet from a previous Pinkfresh Liquid Watercolors painting session (you can see the other projects in this blog post), and I thought that the pretty, feminine colors in the bouquet matched the beautiful feminine details in the new Pretty Frame 2 die! I die cut the new Pretty Frame 2 die from some black card stock, then layered it over some beautiful bright amethyst card stock, the contrast of which allowed for those gorgeous detailed cutouts from the new die to really pop.
I layered the watercolored bouquet over the die cut frame using foam tape, then added a sentiment (from Abstract Builder and black embossed on a strip of amethyst card stock) with more foam tape. The final touch was some of the new jewels to add a bit of sparkle.
Now for some fun promotions and giveaway information!
Each order on the Pinkfresh Studio website will receive a free XO die with purchase. There is no code necessary… the die will automatically load into your cart!
We will also be offering free/discounted shipping from May 20-26th on orders $50+. You must use the code MAYESSFREESHIP50. Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for our International friends.
In addition, Pinkfresh Studio is also hosting a few giveaways…
We will be giving away the full April Essentials release on the Pinkfresh blog, and on our IG feed!
Pinkfresh Studio has also generously given each stop on the blog hop a $25 gift certificate to give away! All you have to do to enter each of the giveaways is leave a comment on the blogs. The winners will be chosen and posted on Monday, May 27th on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.
Your next stop on the hop is Enza Gudor’s blog. Here’s the rest of the blog hop list in case you get lost: