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Pinkfresh Studio December 2020 Stencil and Die Release Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to your next stop on the Pinkfresh Studio December 2020 Stencil and Die Release Blog Hop! Be sure to read to the end and leave a comment for the chance to win a $25 gift card!

I’ve got 4 projects made with two new stencil sets so let’s get started. We’ll start with a brightly colored Christmas/New Years card, this one was made with the new Mirrored Triangles (single) stencil. I’m loving the geometric design!

I cut some white card stock to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 . Then I lined up the corner marks that are etched on the stencil (to line up perfectly with the A2 size) with my card panel and stuck it down.

I used greens from Pinkfresh’s the Over the Hills family: Fresh Pear, Grassy Knoll, Key Lime and Olive. They were each blended onto three spaces a piece. Then I used colors from the Fairy Dust collection: Ballet Slipper, Sparkling Rose, Bubble Gum and Raspberry Bliss. They also were blended into three spaces each, then all the spaces were colored. I did find it easier to keep the colors separate with some scraps of paper and washi tape for masking.

I peeled up the stencil, spun it around and stuck it down again so that the inked in spaces were masked. I filled in the open spaces with Stickles Glitter Gel: Solar Flare and Asteroid. The gold went with the green colors and the silver went with the pink. I just used my finger tips to smoosh it where I wanted it, using a palette knife left it kind of thick and it’s less pretty if it’s too dense.

I trimmed a tiny bit off the sides and used fun foam to adhere it to black card stock (Hero Arts pitch black is awesome). And I used Pinkfresh’s Classic Holiday Words for the sentiment. No extra bling was necessary!

Cards 2 through 4 were all pretty similarly made, I just switched up the colors, the sentiments and trim along the length of the card.

These cards were all made with Pinkfresh’s new gorgeous Seamless Floral Pattern layered stencil set. If you get your panels all laid out ahead of time and gather your inks together, it’s pretty fun to experiment with colors and make a lot of these!

The colors I used for this first one were: Soft Lilac, Lavender, Misty Coast, Rocky Slope, Metropolis, Licorice, Fresh Pear, Sky Blue and Slumber. When the colors were all down I used one of the two stencils from the new Argyle set with glitter gel for a subtle glimmery criss cross over the whole panel.

I used the Stitched Scallop Rectangles on the edges of the panel because I think the scallop design is so sweet and went well with all the white and the soft colors of the flowers. The sentiment is from the Floral Notes stamp set.

The colors for this next were: Peach Fuzz, Apricot, Clementine, Candy Violet, Slumber and Emerald City. I used the Slim Stripes dies with vellum and weaved them to make a sort focal point for the sentiment which is also from the Floral Notes stamp set.

The colors for my minty card are: Mint, Ballet Slipper, Passion Fruit and for the burgundy colored larger flowers it was a combination of Regal Kiss and Berrylicious. I used a little more of the Stickles Moon Dust glitter gel that I love and Nuvo Glacier Paste in Sea Sprite which matched Pinkfresh Studio’s minty shade perfectly.

I laid down a couple of the slim stripes along the edges of the card and the sentiment is black heat embossed on vellum, from Pinkfresh’s You Are My Favorite stamp set. And even though there was already plenty of glitter on the card I had to add a few Crystals. Done!

I hope some of my design choices have inspired you to make something new today. Thanks so much for coming by!


Angela Simpson was just ahead of me in the hop and the wonderfully talented Caly Person is next. To see the full hop line up go here.

To help you with your projects using these beautiful new stencils, Pinkfresh is having a sale on their full sized ink pads this week!

Each stop on the blog hop will be giving away a $25 gift card. The winners will be picked from the comments and posted on December 18, 2020 on Pinkfresh’s GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

Pinkfresh Studios will be giving away the full new release on the Pinkfresh blog, Instagram feed & YouTube channel!

Pinkfresh is also offering free US shipping on all orders $50+ from December 11th to December 17th. No code needed.

This Post Has 190 Comments

  1. Daniel D

    Love all the glitter you have use ?? amazing cards

    1. Anne

      Thank you Daniel!

  2. Peg Frushour

    Your cards are gorgeous! Love that you stepped them up with some sparkles!!

    1. Anne

      Thanks Peg! It just seemed the ideal opportunity to pull out all of those pastes, gels and mousse’s we’ve all been hoarding… or am I the only one?

  3. Tracy

    Wow! I LOVE the glitter diamonds over the florals on the Take Care card. Very beautiful and inspiring!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Tracy!

  4. Ann Ito

    Beautiful cards! Love that first stencil! Saw your sample on he PF blog and thought how was that done? Now that I know, that stencil (and others) are a must have for me! Thank you for the inspiration!!

    1. Anne

      Oh cool! I think a fairly straightforward design like the mirrored triangles really gives you room to be creative. Thanks so much Ann!

  5. Lisa B Harvey-Reber

    That Seamless Floral stencil set is just beautiful. I can’t decide which one of your color choices I like best , they are all stunning!

    1. Anne

      I love the florals too! Thanks so much Lisa!

  6. Barbara Matthews

    Wow… that is a lot of inspiration… I kept asking myself, how did she do that. Stickles to fill in spaces on a stencil, awesome. Then weaving the vellum to put the sentiment, lovely. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    1. Anne

      Oh cool! Thanks so much Barbara!!

  7. Patty A Eifert

    Oh Wow!!! You blew me away with all these gorgeous cards!! I would have never thought of using stickles for part of that triangle stencil….genius!! Loving all the colors and vellum used on your cards!! Definitely want to keep these ideas in mind when my stencils arrive!!

    1. Jessica Monte

      Wow your cards are stunning I just love them.

      1. Anne

        Thank you so much Jessica!

    2. Anne

      I thought the sparkly stickles helped to make it feel more celebratory. Thanks so much for coming by Patty!

  8. Debbie Selby

    I liked the way you branched off and used the stencils with different products and in different layers. Lovely and unique.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Debbie!

  9. Mayumi O

    Wow, 4 cards!!! They are all lovely!! Great idea using glitter gel along with stencil! I have never come up with!

  10. Kristina Hein

    Blown away by your FABULOUS cards! I love how you add the extra glitter details!

    1. Anne

      Oh wow, that’s so nice! Thank you Kristina!!

  11. Em

    How beautiful are those sparkly diamonds over the seamless floral pattern. All these cards are ones I’d be thrilled to receive.

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thank you Em!

  12. Bernadette

    Love what you did to step up the triangle stencil!

  13. Jackie Parkins

    These are beautiful! I love the pops of glitter and shine on each one, and the way you wove (weaved?) the strips on the last one is such a cool idea.

    1. Anne

      Thanks Jackie, I appreciate that!!

  14. Monika Davis

    Gorgeous cards Anne! Love the pretty flowery backgrounds with the touch of sparkle, and soft vellum. The colors are so pretty! Thank you for the inspiration! Happy (and safe) Holidays!

    1. Anne

      Thanks Monika!!

  15. Michele W

    Wow! Your use of glitter gel on the first card was brilliant. Love all the floral cards, too, with the different color pallets and layouts. You showed us a lot of amazing possibilities just using stencils. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Anne

      That means a lot, thanks Michele!!

  16. Jan Francis

    Talk about thinking outside the box! EVERY card is beautiful!

    1. Anne

      Oh, thank you Jan!!

  17. Lisa Byers

    Gorgeous cards!! I would love to receive one of these!!!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Lisa!

  18. Kathy Thisted

    love all the fun variety in how you used the same stencils

    1. Anne

      Awesome! Thanks Kathy!

  19. Lois K

    Beautiful cards. Love the sparkle you added to the cards. Thanks for sharing

  20. Dana W

    Gorgeous cards!!! I love how you added sparkle to each one!!

  21. Giselle D.

    I love the glitter on the first card. Great idea to use stickles! The rest are really lovely too.

    1. Anne

      Thank you Giselle!

  22. Lori L

    Spectacular cards!
    The glitter gives the cards that little something extra.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Anne

      Oh, thanks so much!!

  23. Anneleise Hampson

    Love both the florals and the geometric designs. Great release.

  24. Mary Kay Ross

    Beautiful cards! Love the colors!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much!!

  25. Lisa H

    The Mirrored Triangle stencil has so many possiblitlies. I love the technique you used with the glitter. So Festive!!

    1. Anne

      Oh, I had fun with that stencil. Thanks Lisa!

  26. Sharon Gullikson

    The tiny bit of glitter adds so much interest—just gorgeous!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Sharon!

  27. Marcia Fellner

    It is amazing how different each card looks with the different color pallets. Thank you for the inspiration.

  28. Christine M

    Lov the use of ribbons and glitter gel……good ideas

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by Christine!

  29. Susan Babcock

    The Seamless Floral Pattern stencil is quite pretty. I love the look of the flowers.

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by Susan!

  30. Anna

    Wow love all four of your cards!

  31. Dorothy Ayotte

    So many lovelies! I am a glitter fan, and I love how you jazzed up the pretty flowers and leaves with a touch of sparkle. I can even imagine using the plaid stencil over pretty printed paper to give a special touch of magic. Great inspiration!

    1. Anne

      Ooo, I bet that would be pretty. Thanks for coming by Dorothy!

  32. Christi Conley

    All your extra touches make these spectacular cards that much more special!! Thank you for the inspiration πŸ™‚

    1. Anne

      Oh wonderful. Thank so much Christi!

  33. Carole Velez

    I love your ideas for these new stencils, I need to give it a try! Thank you for sharing!

  34. berryblue

    I love the graphic and glitter combo on your triangles card! That’s just awesome! And then that delicate argyle stencil over the floral is stunning!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like them, thanks so much!!

  35. Barbie Jo Bonnett

    Great cards! I am particularly drawn to the geometric shapes but I do have a few of the floral sets on my wish list!

  36. Carole Velez

    Beautiful cards and ideas!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Carole!

  37. Stacey Kowbel

    Fantastic cards! I love all the glitter using the stencils!

  38. Donna Esmiol

    I love all the details you added, so glittery and beautiful.

    1. Anne

      Thank you Donna!

  39. Jeanne Beam

    Gorgeous cards. Love the colors.
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  40. Luanne Ford

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love are the sparkle! Stunning.!

    1. Anne

      I just thought stencils and glitter gel (with Pinkfresh’s pretty inks!) go together. Thanks for coming by Luanne!

  41. Lisa Achilles

    Gorgeous cards. I love the Joy and Cheer card. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      That one might be my favorite too, thanks Lisa!!

  42. Lori Spitzer

    Hi, Anne –
    I love that Mirrored Triangle stencil so much that it was the first thing I put in my cart / bag. You did a tremendous job with it – love that card!! I also think your floral card is just gorgeous!! TFS and holiday blessings to you and yours!
    Lori S in PA (USA)

    1. Anne

      The simplest designs give you the most opportunity to really flex your creative muscles. Thanks so much for your kind words Lori!

  43. Jade

    Wow! It is nice to see the stencil with different colors! I adore the mirrored triangle card! Great colors and the effect looks like the name of the stencil – mirrored triangles. Thank you.

    1. Anne

      So cool! Thanks Jade!

  44. Meghan Kennihan

    Your stenciling is INCREDIBLE! I love how you used the glitter accents!

    1. Anne

      Oh excellent! That’s wonderful to hear, thank you!!

  45. Pennie Glasser

    Amazing cards!

  46. Cheriese H

    fab cards – love all the touches of sparkle!!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Cheriese!

  47. Marisela Delgado

    Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Just stunning! I am a major glitter addict! ?

    1. Anne

      Ha! Thanks so much Marisela!

  48. Dawn Cooksley

    Beautiful cards and I am loving the

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like them, thanks Dawn!

  49. Patricia Coleman

    Very beautiful and inspiring cards!! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by Patricia!

  50. Jeannie

    Beautiful cards. Love this release

    1. Anne

      Thanks Jeannie!

  51. Bonnie Ditto

    Great color choices!

    1. Anne

      Thanks Bonnie!

  52. Efrat Strassberg

    Beautiful cards!! what a clever way to use the glitter gel.

  53. Gail D

    Such gorgeous cards and unique ideas. I love the colours you’ve used for the florals. xo

    1. Anne

      Thank you Gail!!

  54. Lauryne Cunningham

    Your cards are so gorgeous! I love the glittery touches that you add!

    1. Anne

      Thanks Lauryne!

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  56. Vicki

    I love all your cards but it’s hard to believe that cards 2 thru 4 are made with the same stencil. And I think the stickles glitter in the argyle pattern is genius! Stunning and very unique cards. Thanks!

    1. Anne

      Oh wonderful! I’m so glad you like them!

  57. Holly Lau

    Wow…Beautiful cards!! Love them all.

  58. Carla Hundley

    What a lovely bunch
    of cards! I love the
    merrowed triangles
    and the textured
    Carla from Utah

    1. Anne

      Oh thank you Carla! I loved playing with the triangle stencil so much!

  59. Mary Holshouser

    The mirrored triangles are fantastic.
    Love the pink/green ombination.
    the stickles give the impression
    of a splatter design. Gorgeous.
    thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      Fun!! Thank you so much for coming by and leaving a note!

  60. Julie Urban

    These cards are so creative! Love all the glittery details?

    1. Anne

      Thank you Julie!

  61. Rita L Simmons

    Gorgeous cards. love the layering stencils! TFS

  62. Angie D Cammack

    Anne, you are so talented!! My heart skipped a beat with the glitter of your first card. It’s amazing!! Can’t wait to try all of these awesome stencils. πŸ™‚

    1. Anne

      Oh my gosh, did you make my day! Thank you so much for your kind words. (I never really had much experience with stencils before I joined Pinkfresh’s design team, boy am I having a ball!)

  63. Denise Bryant

    Love the triangle design and the florals! Gorgeous cards with beautiful color combos!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much Denise!!

  64. Debi

    Such beautiful cards and great ideas to enhance them more. Love the addition of the glitter gel and the softness of the vellum. TFS

    1. Anne

      Thank you Debi! I’m so glad you like them!

  65. Janet I

    Lovely cards,the layering stencils are great!! TFS

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Janet!!

  66. Mirella Rogan

    Each and every single one of these is so beautiful, well done! Great designs and cards!

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thanks so much Mirella!

  67. LaurieMagotiaux

    Love love the glitter card!!

    1. Anne

      If you can’t use glitter on a Christmas/New Years card, when can you use it?! Thanks Laurie!!

  68. Helen F

    Wow!! Your cards are amazing, Anne! I love the way you have used glitter on all of your cards! Such a clever way to use stencils!!! Your first is so stunning and the florals so special and delicate looking! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Take care and I hope you have a lovely Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2021! πŸ™‚

    1. Anne

      Hi Helen! Thank you so much for your kind comments!! And I hope you have a peaceful new year!

  69. Avra Williams

    Lovely unique cards!

  70. Mayra Martinez

    Wow amazing cards! So many beautiful details my favorite was the mint card with dark burgundy. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Anne

      Thank you Mayra!

  71. Christine Piechura

    Anne, I love them all! I’m not familiar working with stencils like you said you were. If I can make them half as good as you did I would be happy. Yours are so beautiful! I love the mirrored one, so sparkly! Awesome work! Christine

    1. Anne

      Oh my gosh, you guys are all so awesome! Thank you so much Christine!!

  72. Lori Beck

    Lovely! These 2 are on my must have list!

    1. Anne

      Oh you’ll have fun! Thanks for coming by Lori!

  73. Karen Letchworth

    My mind gets rather BLOWN when I do the Pinkfresh hops. The DT is so talented that I can’t even believe how amazing these cards are. unreal…..for real. Just as beautiful as possible.

    1. Anne

      Right? Such a talented group of ladies. Thank you Karen!

  74. Nandini Karmarkar

    Love the gorgeous inspiration cards. The first card is my favorite. The new release is fantastic! I really love the new layering stencils. And the coordinating dies are a great idea!

  75. Anne Sturgeon

    Your cards are awesome… I need to try this Stickles gel for sure. Love all the new stencils in this release and since Chrsitmas is coming soon, I put this store on my Santa list. Fingers crossed… Happy Holidays from another Anne with an e….

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Anne with an e! Merry Christmas!

  76. Miriam Prantner

    Such beautiful cards! Love your color combinations and the sparkle you added to each!

  77. Karen Walker

    Beautiful cards! I love the idea of using the glitter get in the first card! What a great idea!

  78. Karen Day

    I was curious in how to use the triangles in the card. You answered my question! Loving the triangle card. Also, love the “diamonds” on the background of the cards! Beautiful cards!

    1. Anne

      Oh cool. That’s great! Thanks for coming by Karen!

  79. Lisa C

    Thanks for providing so many different color combos with the seamless floral set. It’s fun to see them all together for more inspiration.

    1. Anne

      That’s really what I was hoping for. Thanks so much Lisa!

  80. Subhashini S

    I’m impressed by your creativity

  81. Dana M

    Gorgeous cards and such wonderfully creative designs. I love the stickles glitter gel, such a cool effect.

    1. Anne

      Yeah, I had some fun with glitter this time. Thank you Dana!

  82. Glendalys Salgado

    Wow so many fun designs with the new release. I personally think the reverse scalloped border is a great look.

    1. Anne

      Oh thanks Glendalys!

  83. Suzanne Hue

    Thanks for all the tips and tricks on all these gorgeous cards! From the colors, the use of stencils to the glitter gels. Love it all.

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thanks Suzanne!

  84. Anushree Vaish

    Lovely cards…they all are so pretty,fabulous stencils release !!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much!

  85. Heidi Rees

    What beautiful cards! Love the colors and design! And the vellum!

    1. Anne

      Cool, I liked that little touch with the vellum strips too. Thanks Heidi!

  86. Chandhini

    I really like the idea of adding glitter paste through the last layer of stencil. Such beautiful cards.

    1. Anne

      Oh, thank you so much!!

  87. Scraporcraft

    I like the color mixes for the flowers. Great looks.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much!

  88. Cathy C.

    I love all the cards. So beautiful!

  89. Janet Trapp

    Love all the glitter gel such a great touch!

    What a fantastic release!!! I am in LOVE!!! WOW can’t wait to try these out thanks for the chance to win!!

    1. Anne

      Hi Janet, I love to use my gel’s and paste’s with stencils. Thanks so much for coming by Janet!

  90. Barbara Hill

    I really like the way you alternated the colors on your 1/2 square triangle stencil. It makes such a unique card. Honestly, after visiting several of you on this blog hop, I don’t know how you each can feature something individual, and different.

    1. Anne

      Barbara, that’s so kind of you, thank you!!

  91. Andre M.

    Pinks and greens are such a pretty palette for Christmas, the geometric design on your first card is so striking. The other three cards are exquisite, each gives a different feel due to your colour choices! Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

    1. Anne

      That’s so kind of you to say, thank you so much Andre!!

  92. Susan Pens

    Beautiful cards. Loved all your color selections and how you showed so many different cards

    1. Anne

      Thank you Susan!

  93. Sandra Swayze

    You have so many unique little touches with sticklers, vellum, etc. that make your cards extra special! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Anne

      Oh, thank you so much!

  94. Amber Bi

    Loving all your cards!! The bling one is so much fun and the floral with the black flowers is gorgeous

    1. Anne

      Sweet! Thanks Amber!!

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