Hi there! I’m super excited to be a part of the Pinkfresh Studio March 2022 release blog hop today! You can find the full hop list at the bottom of this post. It’s always exciting to me when I am helping to introduce product that I designed, and in today’s release, I have a new washi tape product suite being released, with Hibiscus stamps, dies, washi tape, and stencils! I shared a video on the Pinkfresh Studio YouTube channel last week sharing a sneak peek of the stamps and dies, which you can watch here in HD or below:
For my project today, I am using the washi tape and coordinating die. I love that the Hibiscus stamps, washi tape, and stencils all coordinate with the dies, so that you can use the products interchangeably. Such an incredibly clever concept! The Hibiscus washi tape and Sunflowers washi tape are my first foray into creating washi tape, and it was so exciting for me personally as an artist and such an honor to have Pinkfresh use some of my original artwork for washi tape. (Reminder: if you purchase the Sunflowers stamps and stencils before 3/31, the generous folks at Pinkfresh are donating all of the profits of the sale of this suite during the month of March to Save the Children, which is providing direct humanitarian aid to children in Ukraine!) You can see some inspiration on how I used the stamps alone in this blog post.
For this first project, I used the Hibiscus washi tape and dies to create this clean card with a pop of bright tropical color! I began by adhering the Hibiscus washi tape to clean white cardstock, then die cut the images with the coordinating dies. I love the washi tape/die concept; it’s like having an almost-endless supply of stickers!
For the card base, I wanted to create something that was simple and clean that provided a bit of texture but still allowed the vibrant tropical flowers to be the star of the show, so I die cut the Diagonal Stripes with Window die from some crisp white cardstock and adhered it to a white A2 card base. The subtle texture of the white on white creates a great backdrop for the bright flowers! I layered the large Hibiscus bouquet with some of the smaller elements to create a huge floral swag, then adhered them to the side of the window using both foam and liquid adhesive for lots of dimension.
For the greeting, I used one of the Fancy Script Words hot foil plate and coordinating dies that I’d previously created using white cardstock and shiny graphite colored foil. I adhered it to the card front with a double layer of foam adhesive to give it tons of height, then added some Matte Silver Pearls for a touch of shine and to coordinate with the charcoal foil!
For my second card, I used the graceful and lovely new Rainbow Floral Stamps, layering stencils, and dies. I began by heat embossing the Rainbow Floral Stamps on some super pale pink cardstock using white embossing powder. I then used the Rainbow Floral layering stencils with some pretty pinks and greens to create the lovely roses. The pink of the cardstock is so pale that it doesn’t interfere with the green ink blending! I die cut the finished images with the coordinating dies.
Next, I did some hot foiling using the fantastic new Nested Hexagons Hot Foil Plates and coordinating dies. This new group of nested dies is going to become a staple in my craft room; the frames that the hot foil creates is so incredibly classy and are the perfect foil for the beautiful floral images from Pinkfresh! I used the same shade of blush pink with some beautifully shiny rose gold foil to create this tone-on-tone effect. Hot foil+colored cardstock is a winning recipe in my book!
I layered the foiled Nested Hexagons frame on an A2 card base of the same blush pink cardstock using foam adhesive, then arranged my stenciled floral die cut images. I did some selective trimming and arranging to create a cascade down the one side of my card. “Waste not, want not” is my philosophy in my craft room. The little pieces that I trim off of the edge are almost always used somewhere else on my card peeking out from behind a die cut or dripping off of the edge of the card base. I adhered the die cut pieces using liquid and foam adhesive, then added a coordinating rose gold foil/blush cardstock greeting that I’d created using the Brushed Sentiments Hot Foil Plates and Coordinating Dies. Finally, I added a few shining Ballet Slipper gems to add just a touch more sparkle to this pretty-in-pink card.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, for some fun giveaway information:
The folks at Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel, so be sure to check those out! They will also be giving away ten $25 gift cards along the hop. The winners will be selected from the comments, so the more comments you leave along the hop, the more chances you have to win. The winners will be posted on April 5, 2022 on the Pinkfresh 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, and happy hopping!