Hi there! I am so very excited to be a part of the Pinkfresh Studio April Release Blog Hop today, as I have illustrated two new stamp sets debuting in today’s release: Miss Your Smile (and coordinating stencils) and It’s A New Day (plus coordinating dies and stencils). I have two projects to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details!
For my first project, I wanted to show the details and fun stencils in the It’s A New Day stamps, coordinating dies, and stencils. I follow several florists on Instagram, and from their beautiful photos I get lots of inspiration. One of the photos featured some beautiful, fluffy blooms whose name I didn’t know; I asked the florist and was told that they were butterfly ranunculus. Well, my head kind of exploded with inspiration, and I used these beautiful flowers as the inspiration for both my Floral Focus background stamp and today’s new It’s A New Day stamp set. (I tried to make it so that they coordinate with each other as kind of a “set.”) While the Floral Focus set is a background, the It’s A New Day set features individual blooms and foliage so that you can build your own bouquets and wreaths. The stamps and dies are super user-friendly; they are all grouped together as one piece, so that you can stamp and die cut all of the images in one pass! I began by heat embossing the images from It’s A New Day on some white cardstock using platinum embossing powder.
Next, I used the It’s A New Day stencils with some Peach Fuzz, Coral Reef, Meadow, and Mint inks from Pinkfresh Studio to add shading and details. (The stencils are conveniently grouped in the same formation as the stamps and dies. Love the ease of these new products!) I die cut the individual images in one pass through my die cut machine with the coordinating die. The geniuses over at Pinkfresh Studio used the same “one pass” concept for the new Perfect Sentiments stamps and die (and even an awesome hot foil plate if you have a hot foil machine!)-one large stamp with tons of sentiments on it and one large die to cut them all out in one pass through your machine! I heat embossed the sentiments again using Platinum embossing powder and die cut them with the coordinating die.
I also die cut a Essentials: Diagonals Stitched Plaid cover plate die from some more white cardstock, then cut the Essentials: Inverted Scallop Circle die from another piece of white cardstock to create a frame upon which I could arrange my stenciled blooms. I adhered the blooms and circular frame using foam adhesive, then added the greeting with a double layer of foam adhesive to make it pop up even further from the floral arrangement. The final step was to add a few Essentials: Jewels in some iridescent, creamy yellow for a bit of sparkle.
For my second project today, I used just the new Miss Your Smile stamps to do some no-line Copic coloring. I designed this stamp set to be huge to fit on a slimline card front… and I don’t know about you, but I just adore coloring massive, gigantic, oversized blooms. It’s just fun for me to get down into the nooks and crannies and really dig in to get as much depth and shadows as I can.
I stamped the image from Miss Your Smile onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock using no-line coloring ink, then used Copic markers to color the images. (I’ve shared the swatches above so that you can use the color combinations, if you wish!) Bonus: if coloring isn’t your thing, there are some fabulous coordinating layered stencils available so that you can add lots of color and details with your favorite inks and blending brushes!
One of my Copic tricks is similar to my watercoloring techniques: add multiple layers. Copic markers react with each other differently depending on which color you lay down first. You can create an entirely different overall blend if you lay down one color vs another, then use that as the base to blend your colors. For detailed coloring like this, I like to start out with the lightest three shades in my quartet of Copic colors, coloring all of the petals using only those three colors. I then go back in with the darkest shade to add just hints of deep shadow in what I think would be the darkest areas and blend that out with the lightest three shades. I try to keep the top petals as light as possible, usually keeping them the “original” three shades and not adding any extra shadows.
After I’d finished my coloring, I used a black fineliner pen and my T-square to add a frame around the edge of the card front, as well as the stamens on my cherry blossoms. I heat embossed a greeting from Miss Your Smile (how perfect is the “I just miss you” sentiment for these strange Covid times?) using white embossing powder onto a strip of black cardstock, popping it up and adding a few black jewels to add of sparkle and make the black accents look intentional.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! I am so very excited for these latest designs that I illustrated for Pinkfresh. I’d love to know what you think of them!!
Now for some fun giveaway information!
Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel! They will also be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. As per usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments. The winners will be posted on May 6 , 2021 on the GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks of the winner’s announcement.
The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day!
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Joey H. Meadows says
So so pretty! Love the big bloom!!! It’s perfect for coloring in any medium.
Love the slimline die set. Have it in my cart now
Such beautiful work! I look forward to trying this set.
Jan C says
Your Copic coloring is amazing. The pink flowers my eyes said Wow, wow, wow!
Emily, you are killing it with the illustrations. You’re Copic coloring of your floral is jaw dropping. I am in awe of your talent.
These cards are incredible!
wow, your coloring is stunning! beautiful cards.
Lubin Helen says
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!
Diane Hunter says
Your illustrations are fabulous. The “miss your smile set caught my eye first, I love the big florals. Got to have it.
Especially love this slimline card. Beautiful.
Brenda Lee N says
Your cards are so pretty!
Heidi H says
Thanks for sharing! Both of your cards are beautiful. Your “miss you” card coloring is stunning!
The flower in the miss your smile set is so gorgeous and I loved how you colored it!
Karen F. says
Your cards are magnificent! I am in awe of your beautiful copic coloring! I love the “Miss Your Smile” stamp and can’t wait to create with it!
Miss Your Smile might be one of the best products in this release. Beautiful image, and your coloring of it is fantastic. An overall great release this month.
Ingrid Aries says
Beautiful cards! I’m so impressed with your amazing coloring.
Meghan Kennihan says
OMG! your flowers are just incredible! WOW great coloring!
Denise J says
I love the no line idea on the second card but I don’t think my coloring would be near as beautiful as yours! Thanks for sharing!
Jan Francis says
Everything about your card is just perfect!
Michele F says
Em, you HAD ME at Dahlia! Can’t wait to receive this shipment!
Daria Z. says
Emily, thanks for sharing your talent with us! Not only are your cards absolutely stunning, but these two stamp sets are fabulous!!
Your coloring skill is phenomenal! Just breathtaking! So stunning!
Tiesha McKinney says
Nice cards! I can’t wait to get my items from this release.
Kinjal Trivedi says
The flower coloring is brilliant!!
This lovely release, paired with your talents, is a recipe for gorgeous! Emily, your florals are show-stopping stunning, especially the slimline version. That is a work of art that needs to be framed! WOW!
Omg! Gorgeous projects and release
Misti O. says
Gasp! Emily!!! Your florals are absolutely stunning!
Sabine Edelmann says
Your coloring of this beautiful slimline flowers is outstanding!! WOW!! Stunning!
Kathryn Frantz says
These two sets are on my list today! I will refer back to your blog here to guide me with color choices. I am bad at that! I over think it too much!
The slimline is stunning! Wow!
Kinjal Trivedi says
Love the large flower!! Gorgeous
Becky Reames says
Oh my gosh that pink flower! Stunning!
Suzy Coborn says
Eva N says
Beautiful cards! Your coloring on the slimline is so out of my skill set, so I appreciate that you shared the peachy colored card design to show something I probably can do.
Kinjal Trivedi says
Love the large flower color! Gorgeous
Gorgeous cards – your coloring is amazing!
Just beautiful colors!
Mary Holshouser says
You are a master of no-line coloring.
The flowers are gorgeous. Do much
depth and detail. thanks for sharing
Miss Your Smile is beautiful and absolutely love the Coptic coloring!
Christy Malone says
Your cards are beautiful. I love your coloring.
Gorgeous cards !!
that slim line flower card is stunning
Judith M Arri says
Beautiful cards. LOVely colors!
Lyn Huecker says
Beautiful cards. Your copic coloring is beyond amazing. Such talent. Thank you for sharing.
OMGOODNESS! Gorgeous cards and fantastic release!!!
Anne Sturgeon says
Your work is amazing Emily and I love that big beautiful bloom. I am so into slimline right now so I know that these two new ones have to come to my house for sure. Lovely gold hot foil accents too. TFS
Lauryne Cunningham says
Beautiful cards! I love the pink slimline!
Pam S says
Oh my! The colouring on the pink slimline is just perfection!
Stunning! Both cards are awesome, and I love the idea of following a florist for coloring inspiration!
Melissa Leftrick says
These are gorgeous!! I love the beautiful colors!!
Patt H. says
Absolutely gorgeous creations, Emily!! Pinkfresh has really delivered again!!
Cheryl Espie says
Emily, what is a floral if it doesn’t have Emily stamped on it?! So fabulous. I just have to look at your designs and colouring and stare in awe…every single time 🥰
Julie L says
The coloring on your 2nd card is simply stunning. Your designs in this release are lovely—I’ve never tried layering stencils but these are going on my wish list.
Jeanne Beam says
Such beautiful cards! Awesome release.
Thanks so much for sharing…
Your coloring is phenomenal, just love the bold flower, gorgeous!
Pauline Abeysekera says
Oh my heaven, you have designed a gorgeous image and then you have coloured it sooooo beautifully. What talent!
Sue D says
Pretty flowers. I like the colors. I also like the gold on the first one.
Ruth Doherty says
Your coloring skills blow me away. So envious!
Carol Wortman says
Oh my Emily, that oversized bloom is a gorgeous design. Very beautifully created and colored.
Beautiful cards!! Love your second project!! That gorgeous no line copic coloring is just stunning!
Annette Gordon says
What an amazing stamp set you have designed! When I first saw the release I was especially drawn to this stamp set! I think it will become my all time favourite stamp set from pink fresh, And that is saying A LOT because they have some really amazing products! Your card and your colouring of this stamp set is fantastic! It is a show stopper for sure! Thank you so much for designing this set! And I really like the stencils that go with it, because I would love to be able to colour like you, but not sure if I will ever get there…
I can’t wait to get this in the mail!
Marisela Delgado says
Cheriese H says
incredible copic colouring!
BEAUTIFUL! Love the coloring of the floral stamps. Just gorgeous
roxanne tellini says
That no line copic Miss Your Smile card is “Wow”. Very impressive coloring.
Lovely cards. This use of the hotfoil gives such an extra dimension to the cards. Love it.
Titus Debbie says
Your COPIC coloring is stunning!
Anneleise Rae Hampson says
Wow that platinum embossing on your first card is stunning! What a great release!
Gorgeous cards! I just love the dimension of the first card, and the ink blending of the stenciled flowers is amazing.
Beautiful flowers, especially fond of the last card with I just miss you sentiment. Thank you.
Miriam Prantner says
These cards are stunners, especially that second one. I LOVE the no line coloring!!!
Andre M. says
It’s a New Day is definitely one of my faves of this release, your cards are lovely and inspiring, thanks for sharing.
Ruth Cooper says
So beautiful! I ordered some new goodies but my wish list is growing.
Love love your cards! Beautiful stenciling and amazing Copic coloring. Is there any place we can get the sizes of the stamps. I’m curious how much of the image from smile would be lost on an A2 card. I’m not into large slimline cards …. the minis are ok. Beautiful work!
Your first card is lovely, but your Copic coloring on the second card blew me away! Fabulous!
Shari M says
Patricia Coleman says
Stunningly beautiful cards!! Your coloring is gorgeous!
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous cards! Love the layering, coloring and textures on your first card, and the way you colored the floral design on your second card!
Gail Davidson says
Stunning illustrations and gorgeous results with your card designs! xo
Such a beautiful job of copic colouring, this card is especially stunning. Thanks for sharing.
Nancy Colpitts says
Kelsey Thomas says
These are amazing!
So very beautiful!!!
Patty A Eifert says
Your first card is just beautiful! Then I about fell off my chair when I saw the second one you colored!! OMG girl…you are so talented with those markers…stunning!!
Debbie brogan says
Stunning cards! The Miss your smile flower looks so realistic the coloring is amazing! Love it!
jen shears says
Emily!!! The miss your smile set is the most incredibly beautiful set I’ve seen in ages!! Can’t wait for the stencil to be back in stock for it too! Your creations are in stunning!
Dee Earnshaw says
your cards are pure eye candy – thanks for sharing
Connie Johanns says
I love your coloring. I so inspired. thanks
Kathy Mc says
Emily, you nailed it designing these awesome flowers. Butterfly ranunculus? Never heard of them, but your detailed coloring spotlights them beautifully.
Dana M says
Both of your cards are gorgeous, but wow – the floral spray is absolutely incredible.
Kelli R Wells says
Beautiful! love the choice of colors
Jeannie F says
Beautiful illustrations Emily. The Miss Your Smile is my favorite and definitely on my must have list!
Heather Jacobs says
WOW gorgeous cards and stunning coloring!
I don’t think there are even words to describe how amazing your no-line coloring is. Wow! It is perfection!
Sharon Gullikson says
The gold embossing looks so pretty with the peachy colors. NICE
Sandra Baggarly says
So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration.
Tanja S. says
gorgeous cards, the no line colouring is so well done.
tina z says