Good morning! Happy Monday! We are hopping along today to celebrate the new Pinkfresh Studio May 2023 Release! (You can see the full hop list at the bottom of the post.) Pinkfresh Studio always provides a floral feast for your eyes, and this month’s release is no exception. Click HERE to see all of the new goodies! I have two pretty-in-peach cards to share with you today using new goodies, so let’s get started with the details!
My first project features the Handpicked Flowers stamps and dies. I began by heat embossing the large floral image from Handpicked Flowers onto some hot press watercolor paper with rose gold embossing powder, then used my Karin Brushmarker Pro markers to add some lovely shades of peach, coral, and warm pink to the pretty floral cluster. I always scribble my Karin markers on my glass mat, then pick up the color with my damp paintbrush, which allows me to control the vibrancy of the color a bit more easily than if I were to put the marker directly to the paper. I die cut the finished watercolored piece with the coordinating die.
Next, I created a color-coordinated monochromatic background by die cutting a Dotted Lattice cover plate die from some peach cardstock, which I layered atop a super pale peach A2 card front. The effect is a lovely, slightly textured background with colors that perfectly match the watercolored floral bouquet! I adhered the die cut watercolored bouquet to the center of the card front with some foam adhesive. I decided that I wanted to enhance the shape of the bouquet a bit to cover more of the card front, so I die cut some foliage using the Curvy Leaves die set from some Aura hot foiled cardstock, which I created with the Solid Hot Foil Plate. The iridescent foiled cardstock picks up the different pinks, corals, and greens in the bouquet beautifully!
To create the sentiment for my floral card, I heat embossed the Thanks greeting from Handpicked Flowers onto some more super pale peach cardstock using more rose gold embossing powder. I die cut the Thanks using the coordinating die (love that there are sentiment dies included with the floral die set!) and a coordinating sentiment strip, adhering them to the center of the floral bouquet with some foam tape to give them some extra height and visibility on the busy bouquet! The final touch was to add a few Butterscotch Glitter Drops for a little more sparkle!
My second card features a similar color palette, featuring the reverse-foiled image of the beautiful new Pretty Blossoms Hot Foil Plate (reverse-foiled with the Solid Hot Foil Plate). After hot foiling the leftover solid foil piece, I die cut the panel using the Ornate Oval Frame Die once from the foiled piece and once from some plain white cardstock. I placed the solid patterned center piece in the middle of the white frame.
For the background, I trimmed down another panel of that super pale peach cardstock to slightly smaller than A2 sized and ran it through my die cut machine with the Stitched Diamonds Cover Plate die. I matted it on a full sized panel of white A2 cardstock to create a thin white frame around the edge, then popped up my decorative oval frame with the patterned foiled center, turning the oval east-west rather than my typical north-south. It hangs over the edge a bit, but using a 5×7 envelope would take care of that issue!
For the greeting, I stamped the “hope your day is beautiful” from Butterfly Garden using Passion Fruit ink on white cardstock, then fussy cut and die cut the pieces. I kept the peachy keen theme going by die cutting some dainty flowers in different shades of peach using the Garden Wreath die and arranging them around the sentiment. Finally, I added a few tiny Butterscotch Glitter Drops to the center of the flowers for some more 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 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 posted on May 31, 2023 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. Winners must check that page & claim their prize within 2 weeks.
Here’s the full hop list:
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!Click here to enter
Meghan Kennihan says
UNREAL! These cards are amazing! Gorgeous designs and colors!
These are simply gorgeous!
Both cards are lovely 🙂
Michele F says
I love your florals, Emily – and hopping is much better than laundry on my Monday!
Your cards are stunning–perfect colors! This is such a fun release–love the designs and whimsy in so many of the sets. I love so much of it but Summer Blooms and The Magic in You are my favorites!
Absolutely delightful cards, Emily! Thank you for using the BG foiling on your second card. I’m not sure how to make the best use of it and you have used it to perfection inside the oval.
Lovely cards! This May release is so fun- love what you’ve done using the Aura foil- so pretty. Your watercolored Handpicked Flowers is beautiful!
Donna Walls says
Gorgeous, colorful designs.
Love the design and use of color.
Robi Wax says
Pretty blossoms, indeed! Lovely card!
Samantha Pfrimmer says
Both cards are so lovely, but the second card really caught my eye. I love how you used the reverse of the foil.
Brenda L. Kuder says
Beautiful cards! Great job!
Barb Borja says
Beautiful, colorful cards! Thank you for the inspiration.
It’s hard for me to pick a favorite from your two cards. What I like best about both of them is all the beautiful color! I think it’s really great that you created a card from the leftover foil from another project! Great job!
Cyndi Morris says
Love your beautiful cards and love that Dotted Lace cover die!
Jeannine Davis says
Loved the Handpicked Flowers suite. The bouquet is lovely…it is one I would love to own. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards
Isabelle Ellul says
Such a lovely bouquet and so many possibilities. Gorgeous
Gayle I. says
Love the design of the cards, with different elements.
Dee Earnshaw says
lovely cards – love the shine
Pinkfresh sure knows how to put out some beautiful, addictive products! Fellow H towner.
Heather Jacobs says
Gorgeous cards! The first one makes me feel like I am in a garden!
Pat Hughes says
Very pretty cards
Ricki Gormley says
Love your cards. Very nice
Sandra Baggarly says
Great use of this release!
Love that you embossed. Very pretty. Love the colors.
Teresa Hampton says
Goodness, your colors and layout is just beautiful. I love it
Liz E says
Beautiful cards ! The details and colors are amazing !
Wow! These are gorgeous cards!
Lisa Elton says
These are layers of loveliness!
Alexandra Y says
Beautiful! The foiling is so pretty!
Love the handpicked flowers set! Your colors are gorgeous.
beautiful sample cards…
Thank you for sharing your gorgeous cards. Love the colors you used.
Jill R says
Love the rainbow foil on the second card!
Marcia Fellner says
Both of your cards are beautiful. I love the effects of the dotted covr plates.
These are so beautiful and colorful!!
Jeanne Rice says
Fabulous color & detail! Lovely florals and layers of interest!
Colors are so soft. Geo back drop is great.
Your floral cards are stunning and this one is no exception. I love the soft colors you used with the markers. It’s just beautiful! 💖
Donna Phelan says
Beautiful creations! The colors are spectacular! The layers on your 1st card
Becky Powell Reames says
Absolutely beautiful! That holographic foil is incredible and really adds the perfect touch.
Lynn Chan says
Handpicked Flowers so pretty!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Gorgeous cards! I love the colors and layers on the first one!
Jane Bachman says
I love your use of color and foil. Beautiful cards!
What amazing cards! The first one took my breath away. I love it!!!! The colors, the background, everything is gorgeous!
roxanne tellini says
How fun are these touches of irridesance?
Jeanne Beam says
Such gorgeous cards! The colors and designs are awesome.
Krista Hubbard says
Your cards are beautiful!!
Deborah Hellman says
Gorgeous cards.. very elegant ❤️
Hi, Emily – These are both stunners. I love the first one and its sentiment is perfect for pride month. The second one is a knockout as well – awesome colors.
Lori S in PA
Denise Bryant says
Love the backgrounds and beautiful flowers! Gorgeous cards!
Love all of your beautiful layering…pretty!
Just gorgeous !!!!
Anneleise Hampson says
Always a pleasure to see what you create from the newest release! What a beautiful release.
Love your card! I think it looks amazing!
Beautiful cards! I love the holographic leaves peeking out from behind the lovely floral cluster.
Both cards are so beautiful!
Fabulously colorful cards.
The second card is my favorite, spectacular!
Thanks for sharing your talent.
Patricia Coleman says
Such a beautiful cards from this month’s release!
Ruth Gauss says
Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for sharing the tip about using the watercolor markers – a lightbulb went off in my head!!!
Sue D says
Beautiful cards. I like the colors and backgrounds.
Virginia Ellison says
Gorgeous cards Emily!!!
Mary Holshouser says
Gorgeous cards. Love the
lush amount of flowers on
the first. The glow on the
second is fantastic.
thanks for sharing.
Stacy H. says
I especially love your first card–it is beautiful!
Susan Pens says
Tricia Hoy says
I love the layering and ombre colors!
Stacy Tiffin says
Gorgeous! Love the foiling and all the variety you got out of this release!
Sheri Kempke says
Both of your cards are stunning-love the colors!