Hi friends! Happy Monday! Today, I’m super excited to be taking part in the Pinkfresh Studio July Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release Blog Hop. I’m even more thrilled to be taking part in today’s hop, because I get the opportunity to help introduce two new stamp sets that I’ve designed for Pinkfresh Studio:
Just A Hello-features a pretty floral image that can be used stamped in it’s entirety, or die cut with the coordinating dies to create two floral edges that you can use in a variety of ways. The set also has coordinating layering stencils so that you can add color to the images in a variety of ways, even if coloring isn’t your favorite thing to do!
Best of Everything is a detailed floral background stamp featuring a variety of flowers-anemones, daffodil, roses, ranunculus, tulips, and several different types of foliage. This set also has coordinating layering stencils! I love that these sets offer such a variety of ways to add color. So fun!
I have three projects to share with you today using my new sets, so let’s get started with the details!
My first two projects are a pair that are an homage to pink and purple! I love vibrant, saturated color, and I wanted to showcase the Just A Hello and Best of Everything sets on super saturated, vivid colored cardstock.
For this first project, I combined the Best of Everything stamp set with the coordinating layering stencils on some shocking magenta cardstock. I began by heat embossing the main floral background image using some pearlescent white embossing powder, then used a variety of inks from Pinkfresh Studio’s line to add color to the individual images using the coordinating layering stencils. I love the subtle (if one can call a hot pink card “subtle” haha!) addition of color and shading the stencils add over the vivid cardstock base.
For the greeting, I wanted to add a stacked alphabet die cut greeting to the front without covering up the entirety of my super detailed, stenciled background, so I used the outline die cuts from the Adore Alpha Die Set, cut from some royal purple cardstock. I adhered them directly to the card front using liquid adhesive, then added a greeting from the Best of Everything stamp set that I’d white embossed on some strips of the same royal purple cardstock. I trimmed the card base down a bit, then mounted it on a full A2 panel of that deep, plummy purple cardstock using foam adhesive. The final touch was to add some sparkling Lavender jewels.
My second project features a similar color scheme, but with my new Just A Hello stamp set. I absolutely adore the look of colored pencils on colored cardstock, and the pretty flowers in the Just A Hello set were just the right size to use with my Luminance colored pencils-not too small, but big enough that you could add some fun details and shading. I stamped the main floral frame image from Just A Hello using white pigment ink on some more of that gorgeous plummy purple cardstock, then used the incredibly vibrant Caran d’Ache Luminance colored pencils to add lots of color to the floral images, berries, and foliage. I die cut the colored images using the coordinating dies, and I love that the dies cut two separate floral swags, so that you can use them together or separated! (I have a couple of fun ideas that I didn’t get time to finish, so keep your eyes open for another project or two in the coming weeks using this set!)
Once I’d finished coloring and die cutting the floral swags, I die cut the Simply Diamonds die from a full panel of the same purple cardstock, then mounted it on another A2 panel of the same purple cardstock using foam adhesive for a subtle, but dimensional and interesting, background. I heat embossed the greeting from Just A Hello on another snippet of purple cardstock (side note-the sentiments all stamp and die cut in one fell swoop, so you just stamp once, die cut once, and you have a variety of sentiments at your disposal! So freaking handy!), then added the sentiment and floral die cuts to the tone-on-tone background with even more foam tape. So much dimension to this card… I love it! A few more Lavender jewels finished it off.
My final project uses the Best of Everything set to adorn the top and bottom of a mini-slimline card. I began by gold heat embossing the main floral image on some hot press watercolor paper (the smooth surface of the hot press paper allowed the details in this image to stamp perfectly), then used my long-neglected Ph Martin’s liquid watercolors. These colors are so incredibly vibrant and mix so easily. So fun to use! Once I’d finished watercoloring the entire image, I fussy cut it using some sharp scissors.
Next, I trimmed a mini-slimline card base (3.5″x6″) from some creamy linen cardstock and die cut a mat using the Mini Slimline Essentials Dies from some more of the creamy linen cardstock. I mounted it on the card base using some foam adhesive.
I die cut a gold “friend” using the Phrase Builder Hello die set, adding the shadow die cut from some heavyweight vellum. I heat embossed one of the greetings from Best of Everything, then added the greetings to the card front. I cut the watercolored floral bouquet in half, adhering it to the card front with a double layer of foam adhesive. Finally, I added a few Espresso gems for some sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! I am so thrilled to help introduce these new sets that I’ve designed. Such a joy (and still somewhat surreal) to be designing stamps for Pinkfresh Studio!
We have some fun giveaways for you to celebrate this new release!
-We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel (there will also be a separate giveaway on the Instagram page at a later date, so keep your eyes peeled!)
-We will be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. The winners will be chosen from the comments along the hop. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
The winners will be announce don on August 3 , 2021 on the GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks if your name is selected!
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laura-jane smyth says
Oh wow! 👏 ur colour choices are amazing and what uve done with the full panel floral die is amazing….I love your cards they are simply stunning 😍 ❤ yay 🙌 to pfs for an amazing release and thank you for ides what to do with them
Wowza! I absolutely love the layering on top of the embossing on the first card! And that coloring on the 2nd and 3rd is stunning!!!!!
Connie Johanns says
The purple is so striking! Love it.
LAURA CASSELMAN says
You are an amazing colorist! And that purple card grabbed my attention right away! I love your bold color choices. I’m feeling inspired!
These are all so gorgeous! I LOVE your colors!
Jeannie F says
I love your cards! They are so bright and beautiful. The stamp sets you have designed are absolutely fantastic.
Kara Magelky says
The purple card… just WOW! The colors are so rich and vibrant. Thank you for the inspiration.
Awesome release! So many great new products.
Vibrant is your theme of the day, and it is beautiful with your designs on these cards! What a talented gal you are! Wow!
Donna Walls says
Gorgeous cards and a truly amazing release. Congrats on your designs featured in the release!
Michele W says
Your new designs are really beautiful, Emily, as are the cards you made with them. Congratulations on your new release!
OMGoodness! Gorgeous cards!!!! Thanks for sharing!
Maureen R says
Wow!!!! Emily your cards and stamps are Amazing!!!!
Ingrid Aries says
I love your beautiful, bold cards!
Michele F says
Two more fabulous designs, Emily! Congratulations!
Melissa Baskin says
Love your color selection, your cards are amazing
Anne Sturgeon says
Your latest designs are so gorgeous… love that purple card stock. Lovely done with pencils. So beautiful, TFS
Beth Caruso says
Your coloring is amazing! Great use of the beautiful flowers!
Kate OConnor says
Oh my! These bold beautiful colors! I l-o-v-e the purple card the most and the FRIEND card as well! Gorgeous.
Kelly Made It says
I love that you go for the bright colours with original and pretty mixes! Your cards are stunning !
Florence Lim says
WOW.. Simply WOW.. Love your coloring. One day when I grow up, I would live to be able to color like you. The purple background certainly bring out the colors and make them so much more radiant.. Beautiful.. Thank You for your card idea.
Sherry Miller says
Love all your cards but my favorite is the purple card! My order is in so can’t wait to be able to play.
Emily these are so beautiful that I’m sitting here crying. I love the purple and pink. I would have never thought to combine those colors. I wish that I could color well with pencils but they scare me so I’ll have to use alcohol inks.
Rema DeLeeuw says
Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors!!
Florence Lim says
I love how you colored Just A Hello Stamp Set. With the purple background, it makes the flowers just pop out. Also loved how you used Best of Everything Stamp Set in a totally different way. Totally Love it. Thank You for the card ideas
Florence Lim says
I love how you colored Just A Hello Stamp Set. With the purple background, it makes the flowers just pop out. Also loved how you used Best of Everything Stamp Set in a totally different way. Totally Love it. Thank You for the card ideas.
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Elizabeth Reeves says
These cards are so beautiful 😍
Kathy T. says
I love the florals and sentiments in one set. And of course, the stencils!
Pat Bethke says
The florals you designed are gorgeous and the cards are beautiful. I like the last card where you cut the flowers group in half for top and bottom. Thanks for sharing your cards.
Bethan Williams says
Gorgeous cards and stamps! I’m not usually a purple person but WOW 😍
I’ve just invested in some new pencils, looking forward to trying them out after seeing your work! X
Cyndi Morris says
Amazing job designing these beautiful stamp sets! The florals are gorgeous. I especially love the Just a Hello set — I have lots of floral stamps in my stash but nothing list that one. Your cards are wonderful.
Anneleise Hampson says
Stunning cards – love the vibrant background color choices.
Love those bright colors
Kathleen Budd says
Beautiful cards! Really love the Best of Everything card !
Oooh, these are beautiful!!
Gail Brown says
The colors are stunning. You have created beautiful cards.
Jeanne Beam says
Such gorgeous cards! Love the colors…
Thanks for sharing.
Love your bold beautiful colors!
I love your cards, and especially love your illustrations for Pinkfresh Studio. I reach for your products quite often. Thank you for the inspiration for using these items!
Omg I love the pencils and watercolor, everything is so vibrant! Your designs are absolutely beautiful and we are lucky to have you in the stamping community!
Eulanda Silvey says
WOW amazing stamp sets you helped design!! Gorgeous! Also love all the cards and outstanding colours!! Pretty!
Jeannie Boudet says
wow your cards are amazingly beautiful. the coloring is so gorgeous!
Cheriese H says
you had me at hot pink!!
Beautiful color combos!
Marisela Delgado says
Stunning! Girl, but that purple! 💜💜💜 Be still my heart!
Cheryl svendsen says
Best of everything set is so gorgeous! Nice job with pencils, love the subtle colors.
Jackie S says
I always love your flowers. Can’t wait to get my order and start coloring.
Vicki Davis says
The pretty purple card using your Just A Hello stamp is so beautiful. I never think to make a background in a bold color but it’s the perfect backdrop to your stunning flowers. Thanks!
Mary Holshouser says
Love the purple lattice. Breaking
the flowers apart was a great idea.
Wonderful cards. thanks for sharing
Stacey Kowbel says
Such wonderful cards! I really love the Hope All is Well card – fantastic design!
Loving how bright and beautiful your cards are! Thank you for sharing.
Johanna Robinson says
Magnificent! Love the color choices!
Johanna Robinson says
This are beautiful, LOVE your color choices!
Allison Denny says
Gorgeous creations! I love that Best of Everything set.
Sharon Gullikson says
Your FRIEND card is especially pretty. Great coloring.
Sheri Kempke says
Gorgeous cards–this new release is amazing! Thanks for your inspiration.
Dawn Haddad says
Just a Hello is one of my favorites of the release!
Beautiful cards! I really love the bold colors of the first two cards!
Rene Collins says
your cards are stunning love them
That purple is gorgeous !! Thanks for the inspiration !!
Bold and gorgeous …. loving your brilliant cards.
Danni Reid says
GORGEOUS color combos and coloring, stunning cards!
Lisa B Harvey-Reber says
I also love the look of colored pencils on dark colored cardstock but rarely think to pull out my pencils. Absolutely stunning!
Dee Earnshaw says
loving all your cards today – the last one is just stunning
Such lovely designs
Jeanne Rice says
Love the cards. Thanks for the inspiration.
Jennifer Torres says
Debby Hildebrant says
Really beautiful use of color! Bold and wonderful
Lauryne Cunningham says
These stamp sets that you designed are absolutely beautiful! I love the bold colors on your cards! The purple is gorgeous!
Kelsey Thomas says
Gorgeous cards! 🙂
Julie Urban says
Beautiful Emily! Love the bright colors. Congratulations! Your stamp florals are amazing!
Kathy Raker says
Gorgeous cards! Love the color combinations, the layering stencils and background dies used. Thanks for sharing.
Mary-Anne V. says
Wow awesome cards especially the purple one. It totally caught my eye.
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous cards! I love the floral designs and colors you used for your cards! Just A Hello is at the top of my wish list!
Wow, your cards are so amazing. Love the colours.
Heather L DePasquale says
Wow! Beautiful coloring of these gorgeous floral stamps. So many options with this release.
These are beautiful! Love the pink and purple and the double embossing!
tina z says
Wow! so beautiful!