Hi there! Today is a busy day on the blog…. starting with the Pinkfresh Studios Dye Ink release and blog hop! These absolutely fantastic dye inks come in a truly stunning range of colors that are particularly unique to any of the other colors on the market! If you love the vivid boldness of the liquid watercolors, you are going to absolutely love these new inks. They’re trendy; they’re vibrant; they’re amazing. Of course, as stampers, we love using colored inks for stamping, but I also love using dye inks for techniques, as I’ve done on the following two cards. Let’s get started with the details!
For this first project, I began by black embossing the Through The Trees stamp set onto some white cardstock. I then blended Candy Violet, Regal Kiss, Sapphire, and Stargazer inks over the top of the embossed stamping to create an Aurora Borealis night sky.
After I’d finished blending, I used some white paint to splatter stars on the background. For the greeting, I used the recently-released Classic Holiday Words dies, cutting the detailed layer from silver glitter cardstock, and the outer layer from vellum. I adhered it to the blended card front with tiny dots of liquid adhesive.
For my second project, I used the beautiful new ink colors as watercolors! One of my favorite things about water-based dye inks is that you can use them as watercolors! You can dilute them down with clean water to create super pale color washes, or you can leave them full strength and have super vibrant and saturated colors.
For this card, I heat embossed a floral background (I had no idea that it had been retired!!! But the Flower Garden stamp set would be a good substitute) using White Satin Pearl embossing powder. I then diluted Sky Blue and Sparkling Rose inks with clean water and used a large paintbrush to create a “sky” all down the card front. The additional watercolor behind the images helps me to see the white embossing better, and it’s so pale that adding color over the top doesn’t cause any issues!
Once I had allowed the background wash to dry a bit, I tapped several different ink pads onto my craft mat and added some undiluted color to the flowers and foliage using a wet paintbrush! Colors used: Candy Violet, Sparkling Rose, Raspberry Bliss, Coral Reef, Regal Kiss, Sky Blue, Meadow, Emerald City, and Fresh Pear. The colors moved and blended beautifully on the watercolor paper. I can’t wait to try this technique out with more of the beautiful Pinkfresh stamps!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. Now, Pinkfresh Studio has some fun giveaways to celebrate their new release!
Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full sized ink pad release on the Pinkfresh blog, and the full mini cube release on our IG feed.
Each stop on the blog hop will be giving away a $25 gift card on their blog post. The winners will be chosen from the comments left on each blog. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
The winners will be posted on Monday, Oct 21st on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. Winners must check that page & claim their prize within 2 weeks.
We also have a shopping promotion to celebrate the ink release:
For all orders $100+, shoppers will receive free shipping within the United States without a code. The shipping will be discounted automatically; you just have to select the correct shipping method upon checkout.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!Click here to enter
Meghan Kennihan says
OMG! I LOVE that tree sky! These new inks look wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kelsey Thomas says
I love that background you created on that first card! It is beautiful. 🙂
Stargazer seems to be a fan favorite! Your cards are be3as always.
Evelyn Larson says
Love both cards but that night sky is just breathtaking. Your second card so elegant.
Beautiful cards! Love the floral card!
Karthikha Uday says
Wow!! Gorgeous sky background!! That card is stunning! And what a beautiful floral card!! <3
Both cards are beautiful and so different from each other. Painting with water based inks is one of my favorite techniques, you really did a great job of showing the versatility of the inks.
Becca Neeley says
Your galaxy sky is amazing, I loved seeing how well the inks blend as that is a technique I use a lot. Thanks for the inky inspiration!
You amaze me with your creativity, love the ink blending
Such a magnificent card, love the amazing ink blending.
Your watercolor is fabulous! Love these new ink colors!
Beautiful cards. The tree card is so striking and the flowers are just soft and gorgeous.
Beautiful! I feel silly saying the same thing on every post but it is the truth – everyone has made such beautiful cards/layouts with these new inks!
Amazing cards but the tree card…..WOW! TFS
Jackie S says
Gorgeous cards. Love that you can watercolor with these dies
Jeanne C says
Sue D says
Awesome background and pretty flowers.
Julie Booker says
Wow! I love the card you created using the inks as watercolours. So beautiful. I also love the background you created for the trees.
Patty A Eifert says
Your tree card was very cool looking and your field of flowers is gorgeous!!
Janis in ID says
A blended galaxy night sky …..AND…. delicate florals?????? Oh, my….I am just swooning here!!!! Your cards are beyond gorgeous and I am loving everything I see with these beautiful new inks.
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Isabel Z says
You are so talented.
Both cards are excellent examples of what the ink can do. Beautiful.
Savannagh Kacey says
You really demonstrated how these colors range from pastel to UBER BOLD and look great in both extremes!
Beautiful colors in both cards!!!
Amy Cooley says
Wow, beautiful designs with these new inks. I’m excited to try them out.
barbara lassiter says
Both your cards are beautiful. The galaxy sky is perfect with the tree stamp! I do love your water colored card and appreciate the tips you shared for creating it. Thanks!
Lindar C says
Gorgeous cards! Stunning night sky, and the floral background is so pretty, maybe they will bring it back?!
Thanks for pointing out that the inks can be used to watercolor. Your cards are beautiful.
Oh my….these cards are STUNNING! That night sky is awesome!
Patricia Coleman says
Absolutely beautiful cards!!
Tammy L Davis says
Your cards are gorgeous! I love the sky on the first card! Amazing!
Laurie Brown says
Beautiful watercolored flowers!!! I love your Christmas card-I own the trees-now I need those ink colors!!!
Kelly Schirmer says
These are absolutely stunning! I love the night sky and that gorgeous garden scene!
Sharon Gullikson says
Your skills are so versatile. I LOVE the sky, and the light coming down. It would be great to do that on a manger scene. And the flowers in the other card look gorgeous.
Love your skyline and garden card. PinkFresh has the best colors that produce awesome results that talented women showcase well. (that’s YOU)
Michele S. says
Your cards are beautiful! I’m looking forward to getting my hands on these inks!
Your first card using the through the trees Stamp Set is amazing. I can see this Sam set and eggs being used for many occasions and Times of year throughout the year.
Atreece Williams says
Mary Ann M says
What an unusual take on the tree stamp.
Two beautifully designed and colored projects.
Mark M Sielski says
I’m so going to CASE some of your ideas
Surekha Galagoda says
You truly are a genius. I fell in love with your send card. It is simply magnificent, gorgeous I dot have words to describe its beauty. I am going to bkmark and try to learn it. Blessings
Tiffany Walton says
Beautiful cards! Can’t wait to try these inks ♡♡♡
Beautiful cards, Emily! I love the shaft of light in the middle of your ink blended background! It makes me think I’m looking up into the sky! Love the sparkling rose colour on your watercoloured flowers! Thanks so much for sharing!
Lisa Achilles says
Love the floral card. So pretty.
the tree sky was amazing! Thank you for the inspiration!
Dee Earnshaw says
wow what lovely cards – I am in love with your first card = love the strong color and vibrancy you get with these inks!!
Ginny K. says
What beautiful cards. I just love the tree stamped card , looking up to the sky, stunning. Thanks for sharing.
Michele W says
Both cards are beautiful and do a great job of showing off these beautiful new inks but the sky you created for the first one is absolutely amazing.
Donna Kay says
Great Cards, love the new colors
Cindy Reynoso says
Oh my gosh!! Your night sky is GORGEOUS! Beautiful inks and beautiful blending! Then, up comes your water-color card! Again, gorgeous!! Those inks look wonderful!!
Mary Holshouser says
Love the garden of flowers. The black
trees against the blue background is
fabulous. The pink flow in the middle
is great. Wonderful collection of
cards. thanks for sharing
Connie Johnson says
Hi Emily 🙂 Your Aurora Borealis night sky card is stunning and the Get Well Soon card is ethereal!!! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂
Lisa Byers says
Your trees are spectacular!! Love those colors!! The flowers are beautiful and lovely!!
Simply gorgeous cards!! Love all of these colors!
Donna C says
Your watercoloring is always beautiful but that night sky with the streak of pink is spectacular!
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous cards! I really love the Through the Trees stamp and the colors you used for your sky! Beautiful floral design also, and so pretty with the inks used for watercolors!
Annette Reed says
Beautiful card! I just love seeing Galaxy scenes and sunsets/rises. Your sky is gorgeous!
Mona Sen says
Both of your cards are beautiful but the background on that first one is simply stunning!
wow! Amazing sky background with the trees! Love it!!
Mirella Rogan says
Gorgeous cards, especially love the first one – WOW!
Sherri Little says
Love the mood of the Get Well card.
Dana M says
Oh what lovely card designs! I love the pop of hot pink you added to each of the cards – fantastic!
Krystle Thomas says
I love the very different looks you achieved with these cards!
Brenda Simpson says
I love the tenderness you captured in your watercolor get well card. Thanks for sharing your talents and inspiration!
Dana W says
Gorgeous cards!! The inks are so vibrant when used as watercolors!
Lovely ink colors and I especially love your floral card!
Wanda S Radler says
Your cards are beautiful and they definitely show off the variety and range of colors in these new inks.
Jeanne Beam says
Such beautiful cards! Love the colors.
Thanks for sharing…
Simply gorgeous creations!
WOWZERS Gorgeous creations I love the northern lights through the trees and the watercolored flowers are beautiful! Excited about the new inks!
Zlatka K says
Love the background on the first card and the second one is stunning!
Sophie Farah says
Wow so amazing!!! I love how you watercolored using these inks… it really shows how versatile they are! Your cards are just absolutely stunning. TFS!
Kathy Dippner says
Beautiful cards! Love the night sky you created and the watercolor card is lovely. I’m sad that the set is retired, I really like the image.
I am in love with the night sky card!!
Liisa Stewart says
I really love your use of the Through the Trees stamp for your first card. The inks are so saturated!!
Sarina Coffin says
WOW! That is an absolute beautiful night sky! So rich looking! Fabulous job done! I love the floral card and the soft pretty colors.
Darlene Michelle De Sario says
Love the water color look. Lovely cards, just lovely!
The get well card is so pretty using the ink as watercolor.
You just sold me on the inks. One can get a depth of color color saturation with lighter tones. I’m thinking glazing is going to be more controlled with tone sets.
Nandini Karmarkar says
Love the gorgeous cards. They are beautiful! Especially the second card. And the new inks look amazing. The colours are really great.
Your watercolour card is stunning, love it! These inks colours are gorgeous.
Michelle Gallant says
These are amazing!
Marisela Delgado says
so beautiful like always
Anne Mitchell says
Stunning – how did you get the white / faded portions to show through on the borealis in the middle? It resembles the Milky Way. So beautiful!
Marisela Delgado says
You always rock it.
Beautiful cards. I especially love the one with the pine trees.