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!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!