Hi there! Today, Pinkfresh Studio is releasing their beautiful new December Collection of stamps, dies, stencils, and hot foil plates, and we are hopping along to show you tons of different ways to use these fabulous new products! My entire family has been smacked with some unpleasant winter germs over the last few weeks, so I am still in Christmas mode in my head (there are just never enough hours in the day!), but our stamping world is definitely gearing up for springtime with these beautiful new floral products. I have two super springy projects to share with you today, so let’s get started with the details!
My first project uses the absolutely beautiful new Blooming Peony stamp set. I am a sucker for a pretty peony, and this stamp set features a gorgeous peony in all of it’s fluffy, graceful glory smack dab in the center of the pattern! I began by heat embossing the entire Blooming Peony image on a panel of watercolor paper using some glittery pinky-gold embossing powder. (This stamp set also has Pinkfresh Studio’s signature coordinating layering stencils if you’d rather not do any coloring!) I then used my Daniel Smith watercolors to watercolor a perfectly springy, bubblegum pink peony.
Once I had finished watercoloring the images themselves in bright, pretty spring colors, I wanted to add some solid color to the background to help make that pretty pink peony pop (say that 3 times fast!). Instead of creating a watercolored background like I normally would, I decided to create a flat background by simply coloring the leftover white spots with a peach Karin Brushmarker Pro marker. I love how the soft peach “watercolor” helps to make that peony pop, in my opinion, even more prettily than if it were on a white background! The peach is light enough that it doesn’t take away from the pretty pink while still adding a level of softness to the overall feel of the panel.
I trimmed the panel down to fit on a mini slimline card front, then matted the image with an ever-so-slightly larger panel of matte rose gold foil, perfectly coordinating with the glittery embossing powder. I popped both panels up on a coordinating pink mini-slimline card front, which I’d added a little extra textural interest to with the Slim Stitches slimline cover plate die, which doesn’t actually cut any shapes, instead adds beautiful texture to a solid piece of cardstock.
I popped up the watercolored, matted panel on the with some foam tape, then added a greeting from Floral Border, embossed with the same pinky gold glitter embossing powder and lightly blended with some Ballet Slipper ink to match the pink peony. A gold thread bow and some Sparkling Champagne gems finished it off!
My second project features some stenciled “coloring” using the new Mixed Blooms stamps and stencils. I began by stamping the Mixed Blooms cling stamp using Warm Buff ink. Using this ink with your stamps and stenciled images is a great way to achieve that “no line” look! I then used the Mixed Blooms layering stencils with Sparkling Rose, Ballet Slipper, Passion Fruit, Coral Reef, Mint, and Fresh Pear inks.
Pinkfresh Studio also released several new sentiment hot foil plates and coordinating dies today, including this large Thank You hot foil plate and coordinating die set. I hot foiled the greeting onto some white cardstock using Rose Gold hot foil to fit with the warm pinks that I used on the ink blended background. I die cut the finished hot foiled piece with the coordinating die (love that they come as a set!). I also hot foiled some of the new frames from the Nested Rectangles Hot Foil Plates and cut them with the coordinating Nested Rectangles dies to create this coordinating foiled frame.
Before adhering the foiled elements to my floral card front, I die cut a glittery lace border using the Slim Lacy Edgers die set from some white glitter cardstock. I also trimmed down a thin strip of warm rose cardstock to accent the lacy strip and adhered them both to my floral stenciled card front with liquid adhesive. I adhered the foiled frame to the card front with a single layer of foam tape, then added the foiled greeting with a double layer of foam tape for extra height. The final touch was to add a few Blush Glitter Drops for one last touch of sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my projects today. Now for some fun giveaway information!
Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel. They 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!
The winners will be selected & posted on December 27, 2022 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. Winners must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.
The full hop list is listed below. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
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Meghan Kennihan says
I LOVE the gold and pink combo! Gorgeous elegant cards!
jean marmo says
Anna M says
Your cards are lovely. I’m loving the cling background stamps and stencils sets. I especially love your mixed bloom card. That one attracted me when I saw pieces of during sneak peeks! 😍
The watercoloring with the gold embossing is stunning!
Thanks for the reminder to use my Karin Markers. Lovely
Both cards are lovely! The layout on the second card is new and fresh.
Patt H. says
Beutiful cards, Emily! I want all those new goodies, especially the Lacy Edger dies!!
Jennifer Donovan says
I love the heat embossing!!! Gorgeous
Gayle I. says
Beautiful cards; love the use of gold highlights!
I love so much of this release! The sentiments are so fun and I love the added hot foil too. Great inspiration–love the cards!!!!!
Absolutely gorgeous cards!!!! I love the gold foil.
Arlene P. says
Two gorgeous cards Emily. I love your water coloring on the first card, colors are perfect.
Anneleise Hampson says
Mary-Anne V. says
Beautiful cards…love how you made the first one into slimline card.
Your coloring is amazing. Love your cards.
What pretty cards! Thanks for sharing!
Sandra Baggarly says
Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards! Love this release.
Anne Sturgeon says
Pink is where it’s at… love that big Thank You in gold… Such wonderful cards. TFS and Happy Holidays
Alexandra Y says
Love this! The gold is stunning!
Your beautiful pink Blooming Peony card is magical! Love, love it! Bring on the bling!
Karen Senior says
Beautiful cards! I love the way you used the foiled frame to anchor your sentiment.
Lovie Ball says
Awesome color choices. Love that you used embossing powder,
Donna Walls says
Oh Emily, I was waiting to see this Peony in action and you didn’t disappoint. Your cards are always beautiful!
Marisela Delgado says
Absolutely gorgeous cards! Just stunning! You rock, my friend! You’re awesome! 😍😍😍
Aymee B says
I am a sucker for a pretty peony as well! And if you have ever seen a real pink peony in person, those colors are near spot on! The second card with that muted blended stencil technique I am really loving! Pink Fresh’s stencils have the right amount of detail in them to use with or without the outline stamps to look gorgeous… I’m really sold on them!
Kathy Eddy says
Both are lovely cards!
Gorgeous cards. I really love the new sentiment hot foil and die sets.
Lyn Huecker says
Love your cards though the peony is my favorite–reminds me of my sweet mom. PFS always has the best florals & sentiments.
Donna Phelan says
Big. Bold. Beautiful. Love.
Mary Holshouser says
Beautiful cards. The shading
of the big flower is fantastic.
thanks for sharing.
Sharon Gullikson says
Your Peony card is just beautiful. I LOVE the pinks you used
Lauryne Cunningham says
Gorgeous designs and beautiful watercoloring on the slimline!
PAULINE GODFREY says
Very pretty inspiration with these new products! Love your cards!
Love the soft colors you chose.
The Gold really makes the flowers stand out.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Jeanne Beam says
Such gorgeous cards! Love the colors and designs.
Deborah Hellman says
Beautiful cards… love the watercolor peony
These are both really soft and beautiful
Kathy Salido says
Beautiful coloring on the Peony card
Ooh, such beauties! I want them all, Santa! The lacey edged die is really cool. It adds pizzazz💜💜💜
Kathy Verrot says
Beautiful cards!! Those foil rectangles are a must have!!❤️
Sheri Kempke says
Thanks for inspiring us with your beautiful cards–I love the gold embossing of the peony card and the lovely lacey border and soft colors of the second. Another terrific release from Pinkfresh!
Your peony is just beautiful! I love the way you watercoloured it. On your other card the addition of the lace look just makes it so feminine. Love them both!!
Sarah Z. says
Love the card! It has such a sweet look!
Susan Pens says
Your cards are beautiful. I love how on the first one you cut down the background to use on a slimline
Your water coloring is stunning! You make it look easy. It is very pretty mounted on the pink stitches panel. 💖
Mary Holshouser says
Love the slimline card.
thanks for sharing.
Deb Schroeder says
Gail Spresser says
Such pretty cards and colors! Thank you for sharing!
Jeannie F says
You’ve created two very lovely cards!
Carrie R says
Love your cards. But I like the second one more. Lots of great ideas there. Thanks!!
Jeanne Rice says
Beautiful cards. Loving the hot foil rectangles.
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous floral designs! I love the way you colored the peony!
Beautiful inking and foiling!
Jackie S says
Lovely thank you cards💗
I couldn’t say “pretty pink peony pop” even once 😀
The Mixed Blooms have to be my favorite – very pretty!
I love the no line look you created. So soft and delicate
roxanne tellini says
I like that you used watercolor on this image. The stencils are awesome but you don’t have to use them every time.
The Mixed Blooms HAVE to be my fav!! Beautiful cards!!