Hi there! I’m super excited to be a part of the Pinkfresh Studio March 2022 release blog hop today! You can find the full hop list at the bottom of this post. It’s always exciting to me when I am helping to introduce product that I designed, and in today’s release, I have a new washi tape product suite being released, with Hibiscus stamps, dies, washi tape, and stencils! I shared a video on the Pinkfresh Studio YouTube channel last week sharing a sneak peek of the stamps and dies, which you can watch here in HD or below:
For my project today, I am using the washi tape and coordinating die. I love that the Hibiscus stamps, washi tape, and stencils all coordinate with the dies, so that you can use the products interchangeably. Such an incredibly clever concept! The Hibiscus washi tape and Sunflowers washi tape are my first foray into creating washi tape, and it was so exciting for me personally as an artist and such an honor to have Pinkfresh use some of my original artwork for washi tape. (Reminder: if you purchase the Sunflowers stamps and stencils before 3/31, the generous folks at Pinkfresh are donating all of the profits of the sale of this suite during the month of March to Save the Children, which is providing direct humanitarian aid to children in Ukraine!) You can see some inspiration on how I used the stamps alone in this blog post.
For this first project, I used the Hibiscus washi tape and dies to create this clean card with a pop of bright tropical color! I began by adhering the Hibiscus washi tape to clean white cardstock, then die cut the images with the coordinating dies. I love the washi tape/die concept; it’s like having an almost-endless supply of stickers!
For the card base, I wanted to create something that was simple and clean that provided a bit of texture but still allowed the vibrant tropical flowers to be the star of the show, so I die cut the Diagonal Stripes with Window die from some crisp white cardstock and adhered it to a white A2 card base. The subtle texture of the white on white creates a great backdrop for the bright flowers! I layered the large Hibiscus bouquet with some of the smaller elements to create a huge floral swag, then adhered them to the side of the window using both foam and liquid adhesive for lots of dimension.
For the greeting, I used one of the Fancy Script Words hot foil plate and coordinating dies that I’d previously created using white cardstock and shiny graphite colored foil. I adhered it to the card front with a double layer of foam adhesive to give it tons of height, then added some Matte Silver Pearls for a touch of shine and to coordinate with the charcoal foil!
For my second card, I used the graceful and lovely new Rainbow Floral Stamps, layering stencils, and dies. I began by heat embossing the Rainbow Floral Stamps on some super pale pink cardstock using white embossing powder. I then used the Rainbow Floral layering stencils with some pretty pinks and greens to create the lovely roses. The pink of the cardstock is so pale that it doesn’t interfere with the green ink blending! I die cut the finished images with the coordinating dies.
Next, I did some hot foiling using the fantastic new Nested Hexagons Hot Foil Plates and coordinating dies. This new group of nested dies is going to become a staple in my craft room; the frames that the hot foil creates is so incredibly classy and are the perfect foil for the beautiful floral images from Pinkfresh! I used the same shade of blush pink with some beautifully shiny rose gold foil to create this tone-on-tone effect. Hot foil+colored cardstock is a winning recipe in my book!
I layered the foiled Nested Hexagons frame on an A2 card base of the same blush pink cardstock using foam adhesive, then arranged my stenciled floral die cut images. I did some selective trimming and arranging to create a cascade down the one side of my card. “Waste not, want not” is my philosophy in my craft room. The little pieces that I trim off of the edge are almost always used somewhere else on my card peeking out from behind a die cut or dripping off of the edge of the card base. I adhered the die cut pieces using liquid and foam adhesive, then added a coordinating rose gold foil/blush cardstock greeting that I’d created using the Brushed Sentiments Hot Foil Plates and Coordinating Dies. Finally, I added a few shining Ballet Slipper gems to add just a touch more sparkle to this pretty-in-pink card.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, for some fun giveaway information:
The folks at Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel, so be sure to check those out! They will also be giving away 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. The winners will be posted on April 5, 2022 on the Pinkfresh GIVEAWAY PAGE. Winners must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.
Here’s the full hop list:
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!Click here to enter
Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy hopping!
Meghan Kennihan says
The foiling and layering is amazing! What gorgeous designs!!!
Kelly Kuharik says
Donna Phelan says
Beautiful Hibiscus creation and I just adore all of that gold hot foil on your floral stamps card! Simply Fabulous!
Your cards are absolutely beautiful! I’m loving this new release and your designs have knocked it out of the park!
All these examples are beautiful!
Amy Hart says
Mary Holshouser says
Love the bouquet of flowers in the
first card. The trailing flowers in
the second is so pretty. The frame
for them is gorgeous. thanks for
Donna Walls says
Gorgeous projects! I’m a huge fan of your designs and you’ve done it again, TFS your inspiration
More pretty cards! I like the brush strokes showing in the first card.
Betty Grandt says
I like the hibcus. Your examples were beautiful.
Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
I love this release too much! Now I have to add the hexagons to my wish list.
Anneleise Hampson says
I love the layering that you have done with the wonderful washi tape florals!
Heike Carlson says
Lovely cards one and all.
Just lovely. Nice to see the rainbow stamp set used. Love those nested hot foil shapes.
Gorgeous cards but the hibiscus is fabulous!
Flora M Carswell says
Beautiful cards! Love the designs!
Melissa Leftrick says
These are stunning!!!
Marlene Toivonen says
Love your designs
Kay Furnish says
Wow, your cards are gorgeous! I really appreciate the short video because I’m a visual learner vs written instructions. Thanks so much for sharing!
Dee Earnshaw says
beautiful work – love how you have layered the cards to create these amazing pieces of art
Linda Alferink says
Beautiful cards!! Love the hexagonal dies!!
Beautiful! Lovely! What incredible and amazing cards. I am in awe.
Alexandra Y says
So LOVELY! The folks at Pinkfresh really know how to knock it out of the park!
Julie Booker says
Beautiful cards Emily. That washi tape is just stunning.
Love your hibiscus florals! You are so talented. I am really looking forward to the new hot foil frames as well.
Hi, Emily – It’s always a pleasure watching you paint. You’re so knowledgeable and I appreciate all your tips. Your video is so appreciated! I love the resulting card – it’s extremely beautiful. I also love the “Best Wishes” card. The middle “Happy Birthday” card is also lovely.
TFS – I would love to win b/c I already placed an order and was only able to get about 50% of the items I really loved from this release. It’s a splendid group and great job on your design of the Hibiscus set!!
Lori S in PA
Michele W says
Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the helpful video showing us how you created the first one. So many great tips about using water colors. Great job illustrating those beautiful tropical flowers.
Patti Feavel says
The layering is beautiful – so elegant!
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful cards! I really love both designs, but the hibiscus on the first card is gorgeous!
Sonia W says
Lovely cards !! Love your third card
Megan Decker says
beautiful cards! well done
Susie sonnier says
Your cards are beautiful Emily. Great job designing the florals as well
Retta Rae Lutte says
What beautiful cards! Love this bright, beautiful release!
LAURA CASSELMAN says
The hibiscus is gorgeous!
Audrey Douglas says
Love your cards so beautiful!!!
Beautiful cards. I really love the card with the rainbow floral stamp.
Marisela Delgado says
Cheriese H says
Helen F says
Gorgeous cards. Love the wonderful colours and beautiful die cut backgrounds. Thanks so much for the great inspiration and video. 😊
Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog says
These are GORGEOUS! Love the foil, the florals, the layering, everything! Those hibiscus motifs are some of my new favorites, and I really loved seeing how you’ve used them in this fabulous birthday card. The hexagons are my other favorites from this release, and you’ve really done an amazing job of using them here.
What gorgeous cards! Thank you for sharing your tips and cards with us.
Jeannie Boudet says
Love what you did with the second card, colors are stunning.
Loving the nesting hot foil plates! Stunning florals too!
Patricia Wilson says
So lovely. Wish I could water color like that. Your design of the flowers is amazing and watching you use the different products was a joy. Thank you.
Jeanne Beam says
Beautiful cards! Love the colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Stacy Tiffin says
Absolutely stunning cards. Love the hibiscus Washi and those nesting foil plates – LOVE!
Tanna LoHouse says
Both cards are stunning!! Love the die you used in the background of the first card!
Linda Callander says
these cards are stunning! just so pretty
barbara lassiter says
What gorgeous cards! I’m so impressed with all the cards I’ve seen thus far and this release is awesome!
Sharon Gullikson says
The die cut backgrounds look wonderful. Really classic look
Jeanne R says
Beautiful cards.thanks for sharing.
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous cards with these beautiful designs!
Carol McCready says
Your cards are lovely. Thank you for sharing the video.
Valerie Hunter says
Your hibiscus card is sensational. I loved watching your video while you watercolored. I’m so intimidated with watercolor and was fascinated watching your technique.
Your cards are beautiful!
Beverly Perdue says
Oh my goodness! Your cards are so stunning! I love the card designs and the foiling!
Two gorgeous cards! Your designs are just stunning!
Lauryne Cunningham says
I enjoyed watching you watercolor on your video! Your cards are beautiful!
Loving all these cards and the beautiful colors with foiled shapes. Thank you for sharing.
Sheri Kempke says
Gorgeous cards, have to admit I’ve loved every card made from this release!
Sue D says
Both of these are beautiful!!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Very pretty cards. The second one is my favorite.
I really love your pink floral card. The colorful roses pair beautifully with the gold hexagon.
Patricia Coleman says
Absolutely beautiful cards!!