Good morning! We are kicking off the week with a brand sparkling new release from Pinkfresh Studio, and we are hopping along to celebrate all of the washi tape goodness that is now available! (You can check out the entire new release HERE.) I am extra excited about this release, because I have a new washi tape illustration included in this month’s product lineup, called Artistic Dahlias. I love the elegance and shape of dahlias; I generally prefer flowers that are fairly symmetrical, nice and fluffy, and that have plenty of space to dig down into the shading, and dahlias are such beautiful blooms that fit all of those criterion!
Creating this washi tape suite was pure fun for me. I illustrated the big fat blooms, then added some delicate little delphinium filler flowers and sprigs of foliage for contrast. I couldn’t resist keeping the color scheme to my favorite colors, either: bubblegum pink dahlias, lavender blue delphiniums, and jade green foliage…. so bright and springy! And the folks at Pinkfresh added in their magical gold foil accents to the washi tape, so that it has that extra bit of elegance and class that are so emblematic of Pinkfresh’s aesthetic. As always, there is a Washi Tape, Stamp, Stencil, and Coordinating Die to create the Artistic Dahlia washi tape product suite, so the color scheme, coloring medium, and arrangement possibilities are truly endless!
For today’s projects, I created a card and tag using the Artistic Dahlias Washi Tape and Coordinating Die. I began by adhering two separate panels of the washi tape to some heavyweight vellum. I find that using vellum with the semi-transparent washi tape helps to add a light and airy quality to the die cuts. I cut the images with the handy-dandy all-inclusive die, which cuts all of the images out with just one die and one pass through your die cut machine, so no need to line up a bunch of individual images! These washi tape suites from Pinkfresh are all about convenience and speed.
For my card, I wanted to allow the vibrant pink and green of the washi tape to be the star of the show, so I kept the background a super clean and bright white. I die cut the Ornate Medallions cover plate die from some crisp white cardstock, then backed it with a solid piece of A2 cardstock, popping up the cover plate die cut with some foam tape to add extra dimension to the little cutouts on the die cut. I also die cut a lacy border using the Lacey Edgers 1 die set, cut again from some crisp white cardstock. I trimmed a thin strip of gold mirror cardstock and added it along the edge of the lacy die cut strip, which coordinates nicely with the gold foil accents on the washi tape.
I arranged the washi tape die cuts in a cluster on my card front, orienting them so that they sort of drip over the right side of my card front. I adhered the large main die cut with some clear foam tape (I probably could have used regular solid foam tape, but I wanted to be sure that my semi-transparent die cuts would remain pristine) then added the accents with both clear dimensional adhesive and small dots of liquid adhesive to create a super dimensional bouquet.
The new Artistic Dahlia Stamp Set contains within it several beautiful sentiments in a gorgeous, scripty font, and bonus, the Coordinating Die Set has dies to cut the larger sentiments out, as well! I heat embossed the “always here for you” sentiment on some white cardstock using gold glitter embossing powder, then die cut it with the coordinating die. The finished die cut is incredibly delicate and lovely. I popped it up with some foam adhesive, then added a few Gold Glitter Drops for one last bit of golden shine!
Because the die cuts all of the images in one fell swoop, I had some leftovers that I was able to turn into a super quick tag! I began by die cutting the Foldable Shaker Tags die from some white cardstock. I again wanted to highlight those beautiful gold foil accents on the Artistic Dahlias Washi Tape, so I trimmed down a panel that I’d previously hot foiled using the Geo Arch Hot Foil Plate and adhered it behind the circular opening on the tag.
I heat embossed another greeting from the Artistic Dahlia Stamp Set using more gold glitter embossing powder and trimmed it down. I adhered the sentiment and the washi tape die cuts to the tag using dimensional adhesive, then added a few more Gold Glitter Drops and a raffia loop and bow to make this tag ready to add to a birthday gift!
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 also be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. The winners will be selected from the comments. Winners will be selected and posted on April 5, 2023 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. Winners must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.
Here’s the full hop list!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Vickie Z says
Meghan Kennihan says
Your layers and coloring are incredible! What a beautiful card!!!!!!!!
Donna Phelan says
Stunning! The layers of petals on the dahlias are so beautiful! That actually was my most favorite Suite of this Release! Well done!
Ann Ito says
Just beautiful! Love the all the layers in the tag and the card is gorgeous!
Lynn Chan says
Beautiful! Love the dahlias and awesome to have the word dies too!
Retta Rae Lutte says
What a stunning card! Thank you for sharing!
The card is beautiful. And I love the cute tag!
Kelley Clarke says
OMG! Love your cards!
Gorgeous cards … I went with the Dahlias too as my first purchase from there release … such beautiful blooms.
Michele F says
Your Dahlias are gorgeous, Emily! Can’t wait to see you watercolor the stamp set! I love to add washi to vellum – so beautiful!
Deb Schroeder says
These are some beautiful cards. Very creative ways to use the new flowers.
I love everything about these – the dahlia design, the coverplate in the background, the way you made the tag… it’s all gorgeous.
Lori S in PA
Sarah Haumschild says
I can’t think of a word that is strong enough to describe this card. Absolutely stunning! And might I add your directions would be so easy to follow. Thank you!
Samantha Pfrimmer says
Your dahlias design is breathtaking and your card is just gorgeous. Thank you!
Yasmine Omar says
That tag is amazing!
Candi V says
The Dahila is my favorite but it was very hard to choose. Stunning cards.
Alicia Bass says
Gorgeous watercolor as always Emily !
Fantastic dahlias, your creations are awesome!
Marcia Fellner says
Your cards are stunning Laura. You really made the flowers come to life with your color choices.
Marcia Fellner says
I meant Emily (not Laura)
These are gorgeous! I cannot wait to get all my new goodies.
I love how the Pink Fresh products coordinate.
This is stunning, Emily! You always know how to make the flower shine!
Your card is beautiful! Can’t wait to order the washi and die. I have not gotten the combo before with the washi. You sold me!!
Heike Carlson says
This is a very pretty suite. I really love dahlias and these are stunning.
Lesley Philippot says
These are stunning, Emily! Love, love, love the dahlias! Thanks for your inspiration!
Sharon Gullikson says
The blues and purples are especially gorgeous. I love the mixture of flowers, too.
Kathy Salido says
Gorgeous product and projects! This set is one of my favorites from this release.
Julie Urban says
Beautiful cards and tutorials. Thanks 😊
Jane Bachman says
I love this set and the cards you’ve created!
Amy Cooley says
Jackie S says
I knew this design had to be yours. It’s beautifully colored.
Emily, beautiful card and tag! This is my favorite collection from the release. I love what you did with it and can’t wait to order my own set!
Gorgeous card! Love the use of the lacy edge dies — gotta add those to my collection!
Lori Hothan says
Love the colors you pulled together for this Dahlia card, from this new Pinkfresh collection. Nicely done.
Lisa Cole says
These projects right here caused this set to be added to my cart this morning ;). Gorgeous!
Gorgeous, Emily! You are so talented!
Jeannine Davis says
This is my favorite in the whole release. I think it is just stunning. Love all of it.
Fabulous, Emily. This is my favorite of the release. I just purchased your stamp set, Miss Your Smile and love it. I have been eyeing your other stamps as well. Thank you for beautiful designs!
Lisa H says
Love this card, your design is beautiful -love your color combo! Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers!
Beautiful card & tag! So, so pretty!!!
I think this is my favorite washi release yet.
Louise Shaw says
Artisitic Dahlias is my favorite set this release and you more than did justice to it! The use of Ornate Medallion die is inspired!
Linda B. says
Beautiful samples – this release has so many great new products.
Sonia W says
Amazing. So beautiful card and tag. Thinking about to buy this washi tape 🙂
Catherine Milne says
Such loveliness in this release!
susie sonnier says
Your card and tag are gorgeous with this washi set that you designed. So gorgeous
Tracy Cannon says
Such beautiful flowers
What a clever way to use washi tape. I love it!
Leigh Phillips Norris says
Gayle I. says
Beautiful card and tag!
WOW, what a great release!
Bonnie Turpin says
Such a beautiful set! Love the bright, cheery colors.
Barb Deichl says
Beautiful Card. Love the colors. Pop of gold is stunning!
Dee Earnshaw says
LOVE how you have layered these flowers – such a wonderful card
Beverly Perdue says
Hi Emily, You have outdone yourself with the artistic dahlias. They are gorgeous and I love your beautiful card.
Janice Palumbos says
Love these especially the dahlias!
So many pretty details!
verily sherrilee says
Thanks for the lovely designs. I especially love the gift tag!
Vicki H says
Norma Kacoullas says
Love your design with the dahlias
Laura McPherson says
Emily, your card is simply stunning! It’s hard for me to look away. Thank you for your creativity within this suite, and also for sharing your inspiration for the world to see.😍
Beautiful! I love the dahlias!
Your Artistic Dahlia design is gorgeous! I just had to have the washi- can’t wait to get my hands on it 🙂
And your card and tag are beautiful.
Brenda Simpson says
The tag is so sweet! I love, love, love the ombre embellishment drops! So much fun to add that special finishing touch to a project!
Kimberly Richardson Edgar says
Love the colors!
Teresa Hall says
I love this combination of colors.
Karrie J Lasater says
Ok course I had to have this whole set – You are so talented. Flowers are my weakness! So pretty!!
Gloria Rowden says
The dahlias are so, so pretty. Lovely color choices!
Sandra Baggarly says
Thanks for sharing your lovely card & tag! Just beautiful.
Elizabeth Choi says
Beautiful! Absolutely love the touch of gold with the gorgeous Dahlias. Thank you for sharing!
Susan Pens says
Your cards are beautiful! This is my favorite set from the release. Love your color choices
Love that dahlia set…it is amazing
Karen Senior says
Dahlias were one of my mothers favorite flowers. This is just gorgeous
diane Hunter says
Beautiful illustration. This is a must have for me
Karen M says
So pretty and creative! Look forward to these products!
Jeannie Boudet says
Gorgeous Card! Awesome release!
Nicole Pigg says
I absolutely love this pink flower! This is a gorgeous card.
Alexandra Y says
So very lovely!!
Love the dahlia washi suite! it is absolutely gorgeous and love the card
Danielle Pajot says
These cards just speak spring and all things colorful and vibrant. This whole collection is just stunningly gorgeous and again, your creativity is just awesome!
Janene G Stout says
I love the beatiful florals
Lisa Cox says
Love the Artistic Dahlias! Beautiful card ❤️
Marisela Delgado says
Laurie Chilton says
Beautiful card detail! Love this release❤️
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous card and tag! I love these beautiful dahlias!
Leann Duff says
Love! I am a sucker for florals!
Donna Walls says
Congratulations on your Artistic Dahlias, they are gorgeous and so are your cards.
gorgeous card and tag!!!!
I’m so happy you created this washi suite. Now I can make cards just like yours! Beautiful projects. Congratulations Emily. 💖
Jeanne Beam says
Love your card and tag! Absolutely beautiful…
Glenda Thorne says
Stunning card & tag. The white backgrounds are perfect to show case the collection. Thanks for sharing.
So pretty…I especially like the addition of the lacy edger on your card!
Sheri L Kempke says
Thanks for inspiring us with your gorgeous card. This latest release from Pinkfresh is so lovely!
Cyndi Morris says
Absolutely gorgeous — so elegant. And leftover elements for a bonus tag is a great bonus!
roxanne tellini says
That is one awesome card. The washi image is so big too!
What a lovely image you’ve created for the stamps and washi. Your card and tag are beautiful.
Lisa M. Zepponi says
Did I hear correctly, that you created this set? If so, fantastic job! Beautiful collection! Your card is great!
l l says
Beautiful card! Love the colors and design.
Sue D says
Elegant card and tag with these colors and the gold.
Gail Anderson says
Beautiful card! I really like all the layers, as well as the pretty flowers, of course.
I think this Artistic Dahlia set has to be my favourite and your card designs compliments this stunning set so well. Thank you for the inspiration.
Leslie S says
Louanne Collins says
The whole Washi set idea is fantastic! And these tapes are lovely! Thanks for sharing your creations!
Jeanne Rice says
Beautiful! Love the tip about applying the washi to vellum.
Wow! I love your dahlia card and tag!!! So beautiful!!! Fabulous backgrounds.
Mary Holshouser says
Love the matching card and tag.
Cutting the edges on the card
makes it more interesting.
thanks for sharing.
Stacy Tiffin says
Your dahlias are stunning and as always, your coloring is magnificent. Love this card – it makes me want to get this set!
Kathy Eddy says
This is my favorite of the new release! It is gorgeous!
Rachel Walton says
Lisa Nelson says
These are absolutely beautiful ! Love the all white crisp background
Tricia Hoy says
Gorgeous and classic!
Jess K says
Emily your dahlias are gorgeous and your cards are beautiful too!!
Absolutely stunning! I love your card design.
Jenna Chapman says
Wow! This washi tape is so beautiful. You did such a wonderful job on this suite. Your card and tag are just gorgeous. I love all the gold accents, and the clustering of flowers is stunning.
Patricia Coleman says
Absolutely stunningly gorgeous card and tag!!
Stacy H. says
The dahlias are lovely!
Such beautiful work. I always love to see a tag created!
I have found that I like the look of vellum with washi tape also. Love what you did here. Really pretty outcome.
Your illustration is simply beautiful