Hi there! Today, Pinkfresh Studio is releasing their January 2022 product lineup, and we’re hopping along with lots of inspiration for you! You can find the full blog hop list in the inLinkz at the bottom of the post. I have two new projects to share with you today, including a video for how I created this foiled pastel watercolored project!
If you’d like to watch this video in HD over on YouTube, click here.
I began by hot foiling the new Brighter Days Hot Foil Plate onto some Arches Hot Press watercolor paper. This paper is very smooth, which makes it great for hot foiling. I love that this product suite foils, stamps, and die cuts everything using one piece, so you can foil everything at once, stamp everything with one stamp, and die cut everything with one pass through your machine. Ingenious! Once I’d hot foiled my floral images onto the hot press paper, I used Holbein Artist Watercolors to add some loose watercoloring to the images. I die cut the finished watercolored images using the coordinating Brighter Days die.
Next, I turned my attention to the card base. I began by die cutting the new Sparkling Diamonds Cover Plate die from some creamy cardstock, then did some ink blending on the card base using Candy Violet, Ballet Slipper, and Peach Fuzz inks. The addition of the ink blending on the card base really helps to enhance the beautiful stitching details in the die cut cover plate background!
Once my ink blending had been completed, I began to assemble the card. I combined the new Fancy Script Words Foil Plate and coordinating dies with the Solid Hot Foil Plate from Pinkfresh Studio to create the inverse foiled die cut. I thought that the metallic charcoal foil looked beautiful against the delicate pastels on the rest of the project! I also used the leftovers from the solid foil plate panel to die cut a charcoal metallic Lacey Edgers 1 die. This creates the third charcoal metallic element to complete the “rule of three.” I added a vellum Blanket Stitched Oval die cut, then arranged my watercolored flowers and adhered all of the elements with foam adhesive. Finally, I added a few Lavender Essentials Jewels for one more added touch of sparkle!
For my second project, I used the new Beautiful Blooms stamps and coordinating dies to create this super graphic project. I began by stamping the images from Beautiful Blooms a few times using no-line coloring ink on some Copic-friendly white cardstock. I used Copic markers to add some deep raspberry pink to the blooms and crisp blue for the foliage. I die cut the finished colored images using the coordinating dies.
Next, I used the fabulous new Geo Blocks Hot Foil plate with some coordinating hot pink foil to create this geometric background. This relatively delicate background image is so versatile, especially when paired with the coordinating layering stencils! I trimmed the background down slightly and matted it on a light blue A2 card base.
I die cut a greeting from the Scripted Greeting dies, the base layer from white cardstock and the top detailed layer from deep, intense sapphire blue, and layered them together using liquid adhesive. I adhered those to a glittery Fancy Label Frames die cut, which I used to ground my Copic-colored blooms. I adhered all of the die cut pieces using lots of foam adhesive for extra dimension, then decided to fill in a few of the blank spots in the arrangement with some Curvy Foliage die cuts, cut from the same sapphire blue cardstock that was used for the greeting. The final touch was to add some Stargazer Essentials Jewels for one last touch of blue and sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. Now we have some fun giveaways to celebrate the newest release!
Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel. In addition, Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. The winners will be selected from the comments. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win!
***Winners will be posted on January 25, 2022 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page, then claim your prize within 2 weeks.
The full hop list is linked below. Thanks so much for reading today, and happy hopping!
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Sandi MacIver says
absolutely stunning cards
Beautiful cards, Emily. Love the sets you used!!
Your cards are gorgeous, Emily! Thanks for sharing your talent.
Marianne Boulejiouch says
Love, love, love the design and the colors. Just beautiful.
Lisa Heimiller says
These are beautiful!!
Your watercoloring is amazing. I particularly love the red flowers and blue leaves. So striking!
Both of these cards are Gorgeous! Love this new pinkfresh release! Thank you for sharing.
My heart is happy when I see watercoloring. You nailed it. Loving the brighter days florals. And the diamonds die is a huge hit for me.
Kelsey Thomas says
These are gorgeous cards!
Beth Caruso says
Your cards really show a totally new way to use the products! Well done
Both cards are gorgeous. The first one is my favorite though!
Pink Fresh, beautiful! Your cards Emily, as always are beautiful.
I enjoyed looking at these cards! Wonderful coloring!
Thanks for the nice watercoloring tutorial! Very nice tips. Such lovely cards! All the extra little elements and dimention!
Deborah Petersen says
Beautifully done but I especially love your first card!
Rosemary D says
beautiful set of cards. love the watercoloring on the first one.
Mary Holshouser says
Wonderful cards. The first looks
soft and pillowy. The second is
bold and bright. thanks for sharing
I think your watercolored card is just perfect.
BOTH CARDS ARE BEAUTIFUL….BUT THAT 1ST ONE…OOOF. BUT IM IN LOVE WITH BRIGHTER DAYS…WONDERFUL CARDS EMILY❤❤
Trudy Litterine says
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Roxy Zaun says
I so loved your video Beautiful water collring
Anny Hale says
Beautiful blooming right off the page! Love all of your cards!
Stacy Tiffin says
Your cards are STUNNING! I love the watercolor card, so gorgeous. And the Geo Blocks foil plate – wow – can’t wait to get my hands on that one!
Linda L Robertson says
Bright and Bold and absolutely Beautiful! Love the Hot Pink foiled Geo Blocks. Thank you for sharing.
Rochelle Dalton says
Wow! You spent time on every element to make your cards. They are beautiful!!
Katy Jessup says
I love the first card…it is stunning! The color combination of pinks and purples is my favorite!
Katy Jessup says
Love the first card! The color combination of pinks and purples is beautiful!
I didn’t see my original comment post so am adding a second. Sorry if it duplicates.
Linda Crowley says
Your cards are so pretty ..the sparkling diamonds background is gorgeous.
Hi, Emily – Wow, whoever receives these cards is a lucky duck!! I love both of them, esp the yellow/pink/purple one. Your work is first-rate, as always.
Lori S in PA
Lorraine Melin says
Beautiful! Great to see the colored foils on your cards. So often we only think of gold and silver. Love it!
Ingrid Aries says
Emily, your cards are beautiful! I haven’t seen hot foiling and water coloring together before this and I love it. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations!
Love your cards – I’m going to need to get the Brighter Days!
Lisa Cole says
Lovely water colored option, thank you! I appreciate the tip about watercoloring outside the line for a softer edge on the die cut – brilliant!
Stacey Kowbel says
Gorgeous card! I love the colours you used!
Absolutely gorgeous! I love the first card and all the pretty layers.
Barbara Hunter says
Thanks for the video, luv the colors!!!
Jewel Allen says
The Floral Envelope set is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
Oh wow, how beautiful!
I fell in love with your card when Lea showed it during the release video! The coloring is simply gorgeous–as is the card!
This is so very beautiful! Thank you for the YouTube instruction!
Leslie Stover says
I love how the ink blending really brought out the sparkling diamond backdrop. Beautiful card!
Samantha Plumski says
Suzanne Hue says
So pretty! Thanks for the YouTube video. I’m going there next. Suzanne Hue
Anna M says
I love your cards!
Wonderful release and cards.
Maureen R says
Wow!!! These are Really Gorgeous cards!!!
Rebecca Hood says
Oh Emily, your two cards are really stunning! The way you painted the wild rose from the Brighter Day set is perfection to my eyes. The vibrant way you colored the flowers from the Beautiful Blooms set is right up my alley. Chef’s kiss to both of your cards!
Jeanette Urato says
Beautiful cards. Especially like the one with a touch of crystal bling.
Love all of your cards that you made.. so adorable… I love foiling too..
Julie Urban says
Such lovely cards. I loved watching you paint in the video💜
Both cards are beautiful! The soft pastels and the bold brights 💖💙
Donna Walls says
Emily, your designs are always beautiful and inspiring.
Susan Weiss says
The ink blending on the sparkling diamond plate created a sweet background on the first card.
debbie d says
Beautiful watercolor card! PFS just keeps providing wonderful new products!
Jan Baker says
Lovely, lovely card. Really like how you incorporated the vellum oval
Pat Bethke says
Both cards are beautiful. I really liked the softness of the card in the video and all the tips included. Thank you for sharing.
Susan Pens says
Pretty cards. I especially love the first card – the colors are gorgeous
Susan McL says
Your water coloring is genius on the background! Very pretty cards!
Katy Jessup says
Love the first card…the color combination is amazing with the pinks and purples. Thanks for the inspiration!
Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens says
Such wonderful inspiration, love the cards and this new release.
Janis in ID says
Your cards are beautiful. I esp love the colors on the second one! Just gorgeous!!
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Such gorgeous cards!! Really love the colors used in the second one!
Laura Langley says
I just the love the watercolor card. Thanks for giving a bunch of instructions. It is amazing. I am in love with the geometric background. Your card just pops with the blue and cranberry flowers. Super gorgeous and has a Wow factor as well. Great job!
Jeanne Beam says
Beautiful cards! Love the colors…
Thanks for sharing.
Flora M Carswell says
Beautiful cards. Love the color combo!
Gorgeous cards!! Love your creation and the colors you used.
Sharon Gullikson says
The flowers are so so pretty. And the backgrounds are coordinated so well with them. Great job.
Kathy Salido says
Your watercolor flowers are simply gorgeous!
Peggy L Pighetti says
Love your cards! Beautiful flowers.
Sue D says
Beautiful flowers and I like the backgrounds.
Connie Johanns says
Great samples. I love how you display the use of color.
Marisela Delgado says
Dang, girl…….I don’t even have the words! Emily, I’m running out of English words to compliment you. 😂😂 Both are gorgeous, but the first one is ooo la-la!
Such beautiful cards, Emily! You have amazing talent!
Coco Cafe says
Love the vibrant colors of your cards!
Coco Cafe says
Love seeing the vibrant colors with these products!
Michele W says
Love your cards. Thanks for the great tutorial on foiling and water coloring on hot press water color paper! It was really helpful.
I am not great with watercolor, but that first card makes me want to try!
Cheriese H says
love those dreamy blue leaves!
Cathy S says
Beautiful use of extra foil and the negative foiled sentiment is perfect
Jessica Naser says
GORGEOUS CARDS!! Your watercolor is so pretty! I love how you added color to the Sparkling Diamond plate as well.
Kathy Krenn says
OMG! That Geo hot foil plate is an absolute must have! Your projects are all so beautiful, thank you!
Caitlin Davenport says
Loving the backgrounds! Love the blending you did!!
Susan Babcock says
I know when I get to your page the florals are going to come alive! 2 different cards, both beautiful!
Gorgeous! Love your watercoloring
Very pretty cards! Love the raspberry and blue colors!
So very pretty!
Jeanne Rice says
Beautiful cards. Love love the first card using the sparkling diamond die. Thanks for sharing.
Carol McCready says
Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing the video.
barbara lassiter says
These are beautiful with lots of creative ideas to inspire us!
Stacy T. says
Beautiful cards! I like the raspberry and blue color combination, that’s one I hadn’t thought about before.
I love the colors chosen on both cards!
Alexandra Y says
WOW! I love your cards! Both so beautiful!
Ware Parrish says
Love these, especially the 2nd one!
Connie Johanns says
I love the new Sparkling Diamonds die! Also all your samples of watercolor.
Susan Young says
Beautiful coloring and card designs! So pretty!!😍
Kathleen Budd says
Beautiful cards Emily! Loved your YouTube video as well!
Lisa Heim says
Such pretty cards. Nice touch ink blending the cover die image.
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Your cards are gorgeous! I love the soft colors and ink blended background on the first one!
Kari Boatner says
Jackie S says
As usual , your cards are amazing! Especially love the second card using Beautiful Blooms
Cori Gilroy says
Such great colors!
Sheri Kempke says
Gorgeous cards–the foiling sets off the floral elements so well. Thanks for inspiring us!
Jeannie Boudet says
Love the colors of your cards!!
Kimberly Asman says
These cards are gorgeous, love how you demonstrated using the script dies and foils in two different ways.
Deb M. says
Beautiful cards. I especially love the watercoloring on the first card. It really shows the detailing of the background die.
see mary stamp says
There is so much to love in this new release and I agree that I love the one piece foil/stamp die capability of the Brighter Days collection. The sparkling diamond cover plate is a new favorite. Love your ink blending on your first project.
Giselaine Ellison says
Very pretty cards, Emily. Enjoyed your video.
Teresa Lentlie says
Love the watercolor card the best. Beautiful.
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous flowers and background designs! Lovely cards!
Barb Chapman says
love both cards, the first one is stunning on your blended background and the second one is striking as the flowers stand out.
roxanne tellini says
Sparkling Diamonds looks so nice ink blended. Well done!
Diane Martin says
Beautiful cards. Your video was so informative, really enjoyed watching and learning more about how to watercolor. I’m also really intrigued on how you used the full cover hot foil plate. I must have that now.
Anneleise Hampson says
I love that geo blocks hot foil plate! such a great addition. Beautiful cards!
Patricia Coleman says
Your cards are very beautiful and inspirational!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!
Nicole Nardi says
Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous cards!
Dee Earnshaw says
wow – gorgeous cad – love the blended look
Ann Apolito says
Both your cards are so pretty. I think the second one is my favorite, the colours really pop!
Luanne Ford says
Beautiful cards! Love this release!
Nice project shares. I like the backgrounds and color combinations used.
Such gorgeous floral cards!
Sue D says
Beautiful cards. I like the colors and ink blending.
Both cards are so pretty!
Thanks for sharing your talent.
Susie Sonnier says
Your first card is so amazing