Hi there! Today, I am especially excited to be hopping along with Pinkfresh Studio for their March release. You should have arrived here from Dilay Nacar, and your next stop is Heather Hoffman. This release is full of fantastic, innovative products (the kind that we’ve come to expect from the designers at Pinkfresh) and…. Pinkfresh is releasing another of my illustrations! I have to say: it’s one of my all-time favorites that I’ve ever drawn! Floral Focus is a detailed A2 background featuring butterfly ranunculus and more traditional ranunculus flowers, with some big, beautiful leaves and just enough blank space! I am in love with these new-to-me butterfly ranunculus. They’re so big and fluffy and totally great for coloring, because there is plenty of room on the petals to really work the shadows and add lots of depth.
Floral Focus is designed to cover an entire A2 card front and made of deeply etched red rubber. I used my Misti to stamp the image on some Neenah white cardstock with some no-line coloring ink, then colored the image using Copic markers to create some ethereal pale lavender butterfly ranunculus and deep mauve ranunculus. (I’ve listed the specific colors above.) The Copic colors in the lavender ranunculus are a bit unorthodox, but I find that if you blend enough and work the colors, they will blend nicely to create a really unique shade!
Once I had finished coloring the image, I wanted to maintain focus on the pretty flowers, so I kept the rest of the card fairly simple. I trimmed the edges of the colored panel slightly, then mounted it on a full size A2 panel of deep maroon cardstock. This dark mat coordinates nicely with the deep maroon shadows in the smaller traditional ranunculus blooms.
For the greeting, I die cut the “hello” from the Phrase Builder Hello die set using some more deep maroon cardstock and some heavyweight vellum cardstock. I also white embossed a greeting from the Simply Sentiments Hello on a strip of the same maroon cardstock, both of which I popped up on the card front using foam adhesive. Finally, I added a few iridiescent gems from the Essentials Jewels set from Pinkfresh Studio for a hint of sparkle.
For my second project, I wanted to feature the Floral Focus Layering Stencils that are designed to work with or without the Floral Focus stamps! I began by stamping the image from Floral Focus onto some white cardstock using Ocean Breeze ink from Pinkfresh Studio. I then used only the inks from the Island Oasis ink quartet to finish blending all of the layers using the Floral Focus Layering Stencils. I love how totally different the illustration looks with the non-traditional aqua color palette!
In order to soften the super graphic and colorful background a bit, I die cut a vellum panel using the Slimline Ornate Banner die set using some heavyweight vellum, then used my score board to score about 1/8″ from the top, which I then folded over the slightly-smaller-than-A2 stenciled panel in order to hide the adhesive. I also die cut from some pale aqua cardstock one of my all-time favorite dies from Pinkfresh: Essentials Ornate Oval Frame, which I mounted to the vellum panel, again hiding some adhesive behind the solid die cut.
For the greeting, I used the Phrase Builder: Sending dies die cut from some deep teal cardstock, which I also used to mat the floral stenciled panel to create a nice contrasting frame. A few iridescent aqua gems from the Essentials Jewels set finished it off.
Now, Pinkfresh is sponsoring some wonderful giveaways to celebrate their latest release!
–We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel. (They will also be giving away the release on their Instagram page during the Instagram hop, so keep your eyes peeled on Instagram for that!)
–We will be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards (also note the change here) along the hop. As per usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments.
Pinkfresh Studio will pull the winners & post them on April 5 , 2021 on the GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.
Your next stop is Heather Hoffman. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!
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Meghan Kennihan says
Your coloring is OUTSTANDING! I Love the Blue and teal one! WOW!
Love the blooms on the floral focus and the colors you used on the first card.
Roxanne Tellini says
Copics skills! You have made something really beautiful here with the Floral Focus. Thank you very much for designing it.
Nicki Baxley says
This is gorgeous!
Surekha Galagoda says
Your coloring rocks love the colors and I saved the images to look and get inspiration. It will take ages for me to come even a teeny weeny bit closer to you in coloring. Tc stay safe
Susan Carlson says
Your copic coloring is exceptional & appreciated your monochromatic blending! Thanks for your artistry & showing options on using these products!
Cindy C. says
Fabulous coloring and design!! Thanks for the inspirations.
The coloring is wonderful.
Michelle Hackett says
I love the way you transformed the flower image. Absolutely beautiful
Lois K says
Gorgeous cards. Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing
Paula Rough says
Your Floral Focus card, the first one, is so amazing I couldn’t hardly believe what I was seeing. Simply stunning.
Caitlin I says
Your Copic coloring is amazing as always. TFS!
Oh my goodness………..exquisite colouring.
Sue Godin says
Thanks so much for the great ideas and wonderful details! As a beginner, I really appreciate all the inspiration. I can do this now!
Mary Kay Ross says
GORGEOUS cards! I love this release!
The floral focus card is awesome! Your copic skills are unbelievable – wow!!
Such beautiful designs and cards Emily!
Naomi Yoshida says
These are all so beautiful.
Gayle P says
Gorgeous cards. Love the colors
Cris Jenness says
Such depths to your coloring! Love, love, love!
Mary Holshouser says
The flowers in the first card are
gorgeous. I feel like I could
touch the petals – there is so
much depth to them.
thanks for sharing
Mirka K. says
Beautiful cards! My favorite is the first one with the pink flowers. I love the coloring! Greetings from Finland!
Your coloring is just beautiful. I also love how you chose to create a softer look using the vellum. So pretty.
Floral Focus is my favorite from this release. What a beautiful job you did illustrating this stamp. Ranunculus flowers are so beautiful and your coloring is fantastic!
Nausheen Shaikh says
Your coloring is stunning & your cards are not just mantel-worthy but frame-worthy. I’m in love <3
laura armenis says
Well I’m just blown away by the stamp and the coloring. I need more sentiments dies they really complete the whole card. And I need those copic colors, and I need….well….everything now!
I do want to add that I think its not right that the company giving away stuff to not reach out to the winner themselves. They have the contact info afterall. And it’s a challenge for those to remember and find contests entered. Sometimes there’s so many giveaways entered. Sometimes I even found it too hard to find where the winners were listed. IMHO. <3
Jenny K says
Love the card! Beautiful colors.
Julie L says
The coloring on the ranunculus card is stunning. Your copic blending is superb.
Debbie Hanson says
Wow. Your coloring is exquisite!! Beautifully done!
These cards are very delightful and the beautiful colors make me feel like Spring is here. So Inspiring.
Leah Stevens says
The blues and greens used on your second card are stunning! I just love this entire release!
Judy Mason says
This is a lovely image, and I love the Copic coloring!
Debbie d says
such a gorgeous design and amazing coloring!
Your design is so awesome! Love both projects, and I love that you can just used the stencils alone!
Pollyanna Roberts says
You know your Copics. Loved stencil coloring.
Linda Crowley says
Gorgeous cards, love the coloring. Fantastic release.
Anne Sturgeon says
Your work is incredible… such wonderful coloring. I do so appreciate you giving the shades of copics you used. Being relatively new to coloring, it really helps so much. Gorgeous release, AGAIN!
Jade McClung says
Your Copic coloring is amazing and gorgeous!!! I am very, very impressed! Thank you for sharing the markers you used.
Tina Shuck says
Wow! So pretty!
spilor / Lori Spitzer says
Your work in designing some of these items is phenomenal. Congrats on a tremendous, innovative release. Love the cards you provided for the hop, too.
Lori S in PA
Love your samples and this release. Great cards.
Christine Healy says
I love, love your cards…especially the pink one…stunning!!!
Mayumi O says
Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! and congraturations on your release! Your floral illustration is truly fantastic!
Kristin Johnson says
Your colouring is amazing! You can almost see the petals fluttering. Beautiful !
Jeanne Beam says
Such beautiful cards! Love the colors… awesome release.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Yasmine Omar says
Beautiful cards! Love how you colored the first card.
Kim mcelhaney says
Beautiful cards!!! Love the new release.
Florence Lim says
Wow.. your inspiration for Floral Focus is simply gorgeous.. drop dead gorgeous. I hope I can win this release as they were all simply amazing sets.
Absolutely gorgeous, love your coloring!
Michele F says
Emily it must be a pinch-me moment every time you see one of your very own designs come to life! Bravo, my friend. It’s a beauty!
I’ve got my eye on this set!!
Michelle Anderson says
Oh my. What a beautiful flower. I love both cards and your use of color. Such talent you have. Thank you for your design. You are most talented.
Jean Sundquist says
Your coloring is amazing! I would love these flowers in my garden and my craft room!
Lisa K says
Gorgeous flowers and cards! You did an awesome job on the design.
aren’t Pink Fresh stamps wonderful. Beautiful cards.
So stunningly gorgeous!
Heather Dingman says
Your Floral Focus coloring is stunning! I am envious of your awesome abilities. 🙂
Debbie P. says
Your floral focus card is spectacular and in my favorite color too! Love it!
Anneleise Hampson says
Your copic coloring on your first card is absolutely stunning!! Beautiful new products!
I’ve just recently discovered Pink Fresh products….love this flower for inspiration. Nice work.
So life like flowers with a 3d look!
Julie Urban says
Your art is amazing. Beautiful cards!
Vicki briggs says
You beautiful card made me buy the beautiful background stamp!
Mary Ann Reilly says
Both cards are lovely! The coloring on the first is just amazing!
Aileen Cotterman says
Gorgeous 😍😍 I love the colors and the stamp is just beautiful
Debbie Wilson says
Rema DeLeeuw says
Gorgeous cards and color choices!
Cheriese H says
Floral Focus is stunning!! Love those colours together, so fab!
Your coloring is just amazing. Love it
Helen Budz says
Your card is exquisite–your coloring shows how amazing the Floral Focus stamp is…it’s a must have for those of us who enjoy coloring. tfs-stay well.
Gail Davidson says
What a talented illustrator you are! Absolutely stunning! And your Copic colouring is not too shabby either! LOL 😍
Sue Weiss says
Both cards are gorgeous . I really like the use of the vellum on the second card. The softened look lets the words shine.
Tracy Ware says
Such a beautiful card and stamp Emily!
Your coloring is exquisite, love your card designs!
Paula Haller says
Your copic work is so lovely! I love the flowers against the maroon card. I love the two very different cards from the Floral Focus line.
Mary Ann says
Your first card sold me on this set. A must have.
Kim Maxwell says
Absolutely breathtaking!!!! Thank you for sharing!! Big Hugs!
Cynthia Johnson says
Your cards are gorgeous. I love the coloring and brightness of the first but blue makes me think of the beach. I love them both!
Roberta S. says
Emily, your flowers look as if we could pick them off the card and smell them. Gorgeous cards.
What a stunning card, Emily! I love your colouring and the wonderful colours you’ve chosen certainly do give it that soft, ethereal look! Thanks so much for the great inspiration!! Stay safe! 🙂
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous cards! I love the beautiful Floral Focus design and the way you colored it!
Marisela Delgado says
Oh my goodness! Girl, your first card blew me away! Stunning!
Such cute cards and images. Your colouring is amazing too.
Beth Fralix says
Your Copic Colouring is SUPERB!! All our your cards are so beautifully done! I LOVE THIS RELEASE & Pink Fresh Studios!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you & yours!
Wendy M says
Linda Tasset says
Absolutely stunning! I wish I could color like you!
Kathleen Budd says
This is a dangerous blog hop……such beautiful work! I want the whole release!
Beautiful stamp set, beautiful cards! Each is unique & I especially love the blues!
These are just beautiful
Connie Johanns says
Your color choices are fantastic !!!
Your cards are gorgeous. Love the soft colors in that first card. Thank you for sharing.
Beth Caruso says
Both cards are beautiful … but your copic coloring is a gift. Beautiful release … wow
Pyng L says
Congrats on the new release! Your flowers are gorgeous! Can’t wait to get this set!
Misty O'Barr says
What beautiful artwork! Truly! Thanks for the inspiration.
Patty A Eifert says
Wow!! Stunning cards! Your coloring on that first one blows my mind! Congrats on creating such a beautiful stamp!
Michele W says
Your cards are beautiful. Who’d have guessed the second one was done just using stencils. Like the way you used a vellum banner on the second card.
Jennifer N says
I’m swooning over that flower coloring. So beautiful!!! LOVE THE STAMP YOU DESIGNED!!!
Nancy Colpitts says
Wow, just wow! I wish I could color like that!
Kristina Gentle says
You brave girl! Coloring that image. If I could only. But that is why Pink Fresh is so amazing. They give you the option to color and give me the option to make it look great too, with the stenciling. LOVE their creative design and easy of both!
Evelyn Larson says
Hello from Malta, New York. I really love this new release. Emily what you did with your first card was amazing. I just wish I could do the same.
Dana M says
Absolutely incredible! Amazing coloring, I can almost smell the flowers. Gorgeous cards!
Dee Earnshaw says
omg what amazing cards – LOVE your coloring – pure eye candy
Julie B says
Such beautiful cards!!
Becky Reames says
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Beautiful cards! Fantastic coloring!
Amy Kolling says
Your no line coloring card is incredible Emily!!! Love your illustration set!
Kathy T. says
The no-line coloring is perfect with this image.
Trina P. says
Wow! Absolutely love your gorgeous colouring of your beautifully illustrated Floral Focus stamp!
Ruth D. says
Your life k card is breathtaking!!! It is my favorite but I don’t have many Copics and can’t color to save my life so will just look at your rendition and dream! So talented!!!!!
Cathy Loveless says
Floral Focus is such an amazing stamp and what you did with it is truly amazing! Great work Emily!
RaeAnn Duim says
Your 1st card is incredible. Your use of colors is amazing. I don’t think i have ever seen such a stunning handmade card
Renee VanEpps says
Your copic coloring is absolutely incredible!!!
Your card turned out gorgeous! Really appreciate the copic blend swatches!
Cyndi Morris says
Your cards are wonderful. I especially love the first one — absolutely gorgeous. Your coloring is awesome!
This is a gorgeous stamp and worthy of it’s own special honor. Your cards are really beautiful and they show how versatile the stamp is. your two cards have a completely different look, each has it’s own beauty. Thanks!
Sheri Kempke says
Your cards are gorgeous, I just ordered the stencil set, looking forward to using it. Thanks for the inspiration!
Amy Adams says
Gorgeous cards. Love your coloring!
Sara Barron says
I love your copic coloring. The sets are gorgeous.
Julie Miller says
Gorgeous cards! I’m new to these flowers, as well!
Lovely cards. I am so impressed with the 2nd card, how the flowers are from layering stencils. They are beautiful, and look layered.
Susan Gonyo says
Amazing cards. Your coloring is beautiful.
Jane Parker says
You’re so talented! Such beautiful designs.
Retta Lutte says
Beautiful cards! I love your color choices on the first card. I will definitely be using your lavender blend. Just gorgeous!
Mirella Rogan says
Beautiful, that first card stole my heart!
Michelle V says
Such beautiful cards. Love the new products.
Dana W says
Fabulous cards!! The floral stamp you designed is gorgeous!!
Tricia Davis says
Your copic coloring is amazing. Gorgeous floral focus card. Thanks for the inspiration.
Beautiful cards, and I especially love the first one and colors you came up with blending the Copics.
I don’t remember the last time I was this excited about a product release! SO glad to see these new hot foil pieces! Your pink floral card is gorgeous!
Jackie S says
Thank you for adding your used colors. I always struggle with which to use.
Miriam Prantner says
Your coloring is just breathtaking. These florals are stunning!
Beverly Jordan says
Loved your color combos and choices!! My favorite was the maroon and lavender and especially how you blended the lavender ones! These florals and designs with the dies are wonderful!! Taking notes for me!! Pinned too! You rocked these cards!
Karen Letchworth says
Your art is stunning. LOVE your color combinations and wonderful designs. Thanks for the amazing Pinkfresh inspiration.
Amy Cooley says
Your cards are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing these new products from Pinkfresh.
Pat Bethke says
Beautiful cards. I loved the design of the first card and the copic coloring. Thank you for sharing.
Kim Clark says
Emily, these are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.
Dawn Tooley says
Beautiful coloring on the first card and I love the way you used the vellum. Thanks for sharing.
tina z says
Beautiful color combos.
Elizabeth Kuhn says
Your Copic coloring is on point and just gorgeous!
Lisa Lombardi-Bello says
Just LOVE the first card. The pinks are so inviting.