Hi there! Today, Pinkfresh Studio is hopping along to share the new February 2022 Stamp and Die release, and I’m extra excited because we’re releasing another of my illustrations: Chrysanthemum Slimline! I designed this stamp set to be similar in layout to my Miss Your Smile stamp, and I’m super excited about the coordinating stencils and coordinating dies (which we don’t have for Miss Your Smile, sadly). It’s a massive chrysanthemum flower, complete with bud and foliage, and so much fun for digging into with your favorite coloring medium or for a quick and easy card with the coordinating stencils! I have a video to share with you today showing how I used my Copic markers with this giant bloom:
You can also watch here on YouTube.
I began my project by stamping the Chrysanthemum Slimline Stamp onto white cardstock using Copic-friendly black ink. I used my all-time favorite Copic combination for this project: RV99, RV69, RV09, RV17. I die cut the finished colored image and sentiment using the Chrysanthemum Slimline Dies (I love that there are coordinating dies for the large script sentiments, too!).
For the card base, I used the new Floral Grid Die to make a subtle, textured background for my slimline card base. I simply ran the die through my die cut machine once, then flipped it over and ran it through the uncut side. I tried to line things up as well as I could, but luckily the chrysanthemum die cut is so large that it covered any overlap.
I adhered the Copic colored die cut chrysanthemum to the card front using foam adhesive, then I die cut a black glitter Fancy Label Frames. I trimmed off the edge and layered it on the textured white card base. I added the sentiment with some more foam tape, finally adding a few Matte Silver Pearls to finish the card off.
Pinkfresh Studio releases some of the most stunning hot foil plates in the industry, and this release has some of the most beautiful hot foil designs yet! The new Songbirds on Branches hot foil plate is so beautifully detailed and elegant; it reminds me of two lovebirds. I have always found fabric from period drama TV shows so inspiring. Today’s projects were inspired by a dress in the show Outlander, the beautiful teal and emerald brocade gown that Claire wears to see the King. I hot foiled the Songbirds on Branches hot foil plate onto some intense, vibrant teal cardstock using emerald green foil. I love the almost tone-on-tone effect. I think it’s a unique combo, and I’m definitely going to be using it again! (Also, my apologies-the photos don’t do this color combination justice. It is unbelievably difficult to photograph foil, especially when paired with intense color combinations like this one.)
Once I’d foiled the background panel, I used the coordinating Songbird on Branches die to die cut the images. There were enough die cut pieces for me to make two projects!
For my first project, I wanted to focus on the beautiful lovebirds looking so sweetly at one another. To keep my color palette as minimal and intense as possible, I used the same shade of deep teal cardstock for almost all of my die cuts. I started by blending Tidal Pond ink around the edge of the teal A2 card base. I then used some handmade glittery watercolors from Etsy to splatter the background and add some more sparkling green elements to the card.
Next, I added up a detailed Braided Oval die cut cut from the same intense teal cardstock. I popped it up using foam adhesive to help make it stand out from the card base. I hope the angled photo gives you a better glimpse of how beautiful and rich this color scheme is. Foil is so tricky to photograph!
I added the foiled songbirds over the oval frame, then added a Phrase Builder: Sending die cut, cut from some coordinating green foil cardstock. Finally, I added some iridescent Emerald City gems for one final element of sparkly, shiny green!
My second card uses the “leftovers” from both the Songbirds on Branches hot foil plate and the teal Braided Oval die cut , this time using the interior oval die cut. I began by first creating a beautifully textured background using the Daisy Chain cover plate die using the same vibrant teal cardstock. I then trimmed a strip of emerald green foil and adhered it to the card panel with liquid adhesive to act as a ground for my die cut oval.
I adhered the die cut oval with foam adhesive, then added the leftover coordinating Songbird on Branches die cuts in a swag around the edge. I added another green foil Phrase Builder: Sending die cut, adhering it with a double layer of foam tape to help make it pop even further. (On tone-on-tone cards, foam tape is your friend!) A few more green gems finished the project off.
To celebrate the new release, Pinkfresh Studio is hosting a giveaway!
We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel, so be sure to check those giveaways out! We will be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. The winners will be selected from the comments, so the more comments you leave along the hop, the more chances you have to win! Winners will be posted on March 8, 2022 on the GIVEAWAY PAGE. Winners must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! The entire new release is absolutely stunning, so I encourage you to check it out! Here’s the hop list: