Good morning! Today is the Pinkfresh Studio May 2022 Stamp and Die release, and we have a fabulous blog hop to inspire you with all of these amazing new goodies! You can see the full link list down at the bottom of this post in case you get lost. This release is full of all of the beautiful, innovative products that you’ve come to associate with Pinkfresh Studio, and I have two projects to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details!
I seem to always gravitate towards pink, coral, or plum these days, so I thought it would be fun to really switch it up and do some gorgeous cool tones with periwinkle blue, lilac, and a few pops of pink. Both of my cards feature the stunning new Stained Glass cover plate die, which is a perfect background for the gorgeous new floral sets: Painted Daisies and Grant Yourself Grace!
For the Painted Daisies project, I began by stamping the main image onto some watercolor paper using no-line coloring ink. I then used my Sennelier watercolors to add lots of cool lilac, periwinkle, and jade, with a few pops of bright fuchsia to add extra interest. Once I’d finished watercoloring, I die cut the image using the coordinating die.
I trimmed down a periwinkle blue A2 card base, then die cut the stunning new Stained Glass cover plate die from some holographic blue cardstock. The gorgeous holographic cardstock picks up the beautiful variety of colors in the painting, but also is tone-on-tone enough to create subtle texture for the background, allowing the flowers to be the star of the show.
I arranged the flower bouquet in the corner of the card, trimming off the excess and arranging the leftovers to create a cascade down the card front. I popped all of the pieces up using foam adhesive, then added a greeting from Modern Sentiments, heat embossed in white on some more periwinkle cardstock and die cut with the coordinating (one piece!) die. The final touch was to add a few Sapphire jewels!
My second project features the same color palette, this time focusing on the gorgeous individual flowers from the Grant Yourself Grace product suite. I stamped the outline stamps for Grant Yourself Grace on some white cardstock using Stargazer ink, a bit more subtle than typical black ink, then used the Grant Yourself Grace Stencils with Sapphire, Blue Jay, and Slumber inks for the roses, Candy Violet and Lavender for the pops of lilac, and Meadow and Emerald City for the greenery. I die cut all of the finished stenciled images with the coordinating one-piece die (love how convenient that is! So clever!) and turned to my card base.
For the card base, I again die cut the fantastic Stained Glass cover plate die from some periwinkle cardstock and layered it over a full size A2 periwinkle card base. This tone-on-tone texture is absolutely marvelous! I had reserved the negative die cuts from my holographic blue Stained Glass die cut from the previous card, so I adhered those in some of the spaces to help add even more subtle, but gorgeous, interest to the background.
Once I’d finished creating the different components to the card front, I began to assemble the card. I die cut a circle from some more periwinkle cardstock, then began to arrange the roses around it as a ground for my flowers. I adhered the circle and flowers using foam adhesive, then added a greeting (leftover from the previous card) from Modern Sentiments with another layer of foam adhesive, giving it a double layer of foam adhesive in total to help it really stand out. Some more Sapphire gems help bring out those iridescent blue foil accents on the die cut background!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. Pinkfresh is hosting a giveaway to celebrate their new release! They will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel. They also 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 along the hop, the more chances you have to win! Winners will be announced on June 3, 2022 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. Winners must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.
The full hop list is included below, and you can check out the full May 2022 Release HERE. Thanks so much for reading, and happy hopping!
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Meghan Kennihan says
I LOVE the colors and design! These cards just POP!!!!
Mary Holshouser says
Love that blue background.
Beautiful flowers. Fantastic cards.
thanks for sharing
I love the bright blue! Awesome cards!
jean marmo says
Lori L says
That rich Blue background is so pretty!
I like the addition of the holographic Blue negative space pieces from the previous card. Great way to use the left overs and a wonderful addition to your card!
Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful cards! That blue is unbelievable! And…..the watercoloring is exquisite!
Leslie Miller says
Love the water coloring of these florals….I love the richness of sennelier watercolors….beautiful!
Jennifer Berwanger says
Beautiful card. Love the blue background
Nancy Young says
Ohhhh, the blue background makes your gorgeous flowers POP!
What a beauty❤️
Fantastic cards. Who doesn’t love the stain glass die. Your colors are spot on.
Cynthia Green says
The blue on blue makes such beautiful, striking cards!
Carol Celeste says
these are beautiful! I LOVE the colors!
I love this release–one of the best ever! The new sentiment bundle is sweet as well as the new foil plates. congrats!
Your card is absolutely amazing
Robin Orewiler says
Stunning cards! LOVE your color palette.
Theresa V says
You picked my favorite color and it drew me in like a magnet! Amazing!!
You’ve used all my favorite products from this release! They are stunning!
Sandra Smith says
Beautiful work – that blue is so striking.
Gorgeous and vibrant cards
Debbie Frank says
Wow! Love the the bold colors! Stunning!
June Ramsamy says
The Painted Daisies are beautiful especially the use of blue. Love it!
Marcy Schneider says
Beautiful card, Emily. Love the blue on blue background. Thank you for sharing.
Patricia E Wilson says
Such lovely colors, and loving the stained glass products. Those are on my wish list. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.
FABULOUS COLORS! I really love what you did with this release!
Barbara Woodard says
your card is fabulous and beautifully laid out!!!I really love it a lot!!
Sharon Gullikson says
The DARK colors look cool. I have never made anything like them.
HI, Emily –
Your heavily-blue cards are STUNNINGLY beautiful. Love the use of the blue-tinted holo paper cut with Stained Glass die — that’s the one I ordered! I love the color palette you used. Your work is always top-notch.
Lori S in PA
That cover plate is stunning. I love the added die cut mirror card stock inlay! Lovely cards
Donna Phelan says
Loving your blue backgrounds topped with your fabulous flowers! So pretty!
dianne reddy says
theses new products are amazing
Roblyn Henry says
So gorgeous on that deep blue! It’s really a stand out with the beautiful flowers. So inspiring!
Judy S. says
OMG! So striking with the periwinkle!
Surekha Galagoda says
You really have given life to the beautiful products of Pink Fresh Studio with your talents in coloring and crafting. Love the cards and thanks for the inspiration.
Love the sta9ined glass die ad all the blues.
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful cards! I really love your water colouring!
Rosemary D says
Lovely set of cards.
Valencia B says
The blue palette is mesmerizing!
Liz Balaam says
Wow the blue really makes the flowers stand out. Stunning.
Jeanne Rice says
Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.
Marisela Delgado says
Alexandra Y says
Stunning! I am in love with the beautiful blue you used as the base!
Jennifer Barkdull says
Wow! That blue just pops! Love it!
Linda Jensen says
Love your cards. They are beautiful 😍
Using the vivid blue for the background really helps your cards to pop! They are stunning. I adore the stainglass die!! 🙂
Judy Inukai says
Awesome cards. Love the stained glass cut with the holographic blue CS. The popped out pieces really look like jewels and add a stunning touch.
Glorious blue cards, some of my faves from the entire hop.
MJ GELTZ says
WOW! Love your color choices and card layout! The Stain Glass set is my favorite of the new release!
Stunning cards, the blues are just gorgeous
Katherine DeLozier says
Your choice of colors is amazing. Big fan.
Rebecca Hood says
Oh Emily, those blue backgrounds really set off your beautiful watercoloring! As stunning as your paintings are alone, they become even more so with the way you put everything together! Tfs!
Dee Earnshaw says
wow the blues you have used on your cards are stunning and so vibrant – thanks for the eye candy
The blue background really enhances the foreground. Your card is unique and stunning.
Virginia L Ellison says
Emily, these cards are beautiful…. I love the colors…. TFS your creativity….
Absolutely love the colors used in these cards. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.
I am really enjoying these darker backgrounds. They make the colours on the top really just shine. Thank you, gorgeous creation!!
Susan Pens says
Lovely blue tones in your card and wonderful layers.
Carol L McCready says
Your cards are amazing! I love the color combinations. Thank you for the inspiration.
Very beautiful card! I love the blues! Thanks for sharing!
Patty A Eifert says
OMG! These are both beautiful! And all that lovely blue color…blue is my favorite color!!
Yvonne R says
Wow!!! Your cards are stunning. Your watercolored flowers are so life-like. Thank you for sharing.
Amy Solovay at the Knitting, Crochet and Crafts Blog says
Those cards are SPECTACULAR! You chose such rich, lovely, elegant colors — very striking. Love them!
Angela Hall says
Very stunning, love blue
roxanne tellini says
You could go swimming in those blues. Stunning color design.
Lillian L says
Wow! Love the blue! Amazing card!
Annette Gordon says
I really like how you added in the reflective card stock for the diamond centers on the stained glass, looks so lovey next to your amazing water colouring!
Heather Jacobs says
Wow stunning!! Amazing colors!
Stunning! I love the way you inlaid the holographic cardstock on the second background and your watercoloring on the first card is so beautiful!
Your cards are just gorgeous!!
Wowza … those colors are da’ bomb … gorgeous designs.
Jeanne Beam says
Gorgeous cards! Love the colors…
Thanks for sharing.
Denise Bryant says
Love the Stained Glass background and the beautiful colors! Fabulous cards with these lovely flowers!
I love the tone-on-tone rich blues! So vibrant, and just stunning.
Sue D says
Beautiful. I like all the blue.
That blue is my favorite color! Beautiful cards!
Sheri Kempke says
Oh so gorgeous! Blue is my favorite color–thanks for the inspiration!
Patricia Coleman says
Absolutely stunning cards!!