Hi! And welcome to your next stop on the Pinkfresh Studio November 2021 Essentials Release blog hop! This release is full of essential dies to help you include some easy finishing elements to your design. The blanket stitching, folk edges and stitched edging on all of the dies are super sweet and I made a couple of cards to share with you today, so lets get started.
With my first card I had to use the new Shaker Hearts die set along with the Folk Edge Rectangles! I love to use hearts in cardmaking, because… hearts! Right? But for this first card the new Matte Gold Metallic Pearls are what inspired my color palette: gold embossing, soft pink flowers and cream colored cardstock.
I stamped with a light brown ink onto Cream cardstock (Simon Says Stamp), the Charming Floral Border stamp set, just to get the outline down. I made sure to leave the stamp where it was in the stamping platform so that I can stamp over my colored image. Then I used the Charming Floral Border stencil set to color those beautiful blooms. I put my ink blended image back into the stamping platform and heat embossed with a sparkly gold. Then I placed the larger heart die over the image just where I wanted it and die cut out the heart and set everything aside.
I then grabbed a sheet of pale pink paper, Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink), and used the largest of the new Folk Edge Rectangles, (which measures 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inches) and the larger heart die in the center again, using the top layer with my stenciled image to line up the heart die. I stashed that pink heart away, as I wouldn’t be needing it for this card. I adhered the pink, folk edge die cut layer straight down to the cardbase, then was able to insert the stenciled and embossed heart piece in that space with more glue.
I used some Scrapboook.com double sided tape to adhere the acetate window to the underside of the top layer, then applied two layers of foam tape on the backside. I made a pile of small pink crystals and a creamy colored iridescent chunky glitter just on top of the inset heart and centered the stenciled layer, with the foam tape, on top. I usually use glue in addition to the tape so that I have a few seconds to make sure it’s just where I want it.
I used the previously released Scripted Greetings dies on some pearly-gold specialty cardstock for my “Hello” sentiment. It was glued to a gold vellum shadow die cut. Then I spent some time arranging my new matte gold pearls and was done!
For my next card I used the new Mini Slimline Stitched Scallop Rectangle. More stitched scallops? Yes please!
I pulled out the previously released Slimline Hearts Builder layering stencil set, and used the layer with the largest hearts with pencils because I was looking for some colors that I didn’t have in my ink collection. I also spent some time coloring them in with very arty/swooshy pencil strokes, but with the glitter over top it’s hard to see that detail. When I was done coloring them in I continued to use the stencil with some Stickles Moon Dust glitter gel. Ooo, those hearts looked like candy when I was done. So pretty!
I cut it down just enough that you could see the larger scallop (in green) frame behind it, but I think if I made this card again I would skip that step. I used the new mini slimline scallop die to layer a white border over the hearts. I used the new shaker hearts die again with more white cardstock and foam tape and that lovely encouraging sentiment is from the Reason to Smile Wreath stamp set.
For some finishing touches I included Pinkfresh’s new Metallic Pearls: Matte Silver just on the sentiment banner and stuck a white and silver bow down on the heart.
I hope some of these design choices have inspired you to make something new today, thanks so much for coming by!
The amazingly talented Anett Gelencser was just ahead of me in the hop order and the lovely Carissa Wiley is next! To see the whole hop order here is a link back to the Pinkfresh Blog.
-Pinkfresh Studio is 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. As per usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments.
The winners will be pulled and posted on November 30, 2021 on our GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.
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Gorgeous card. I love this new release and the last one. Great combination!
Thank you so much, Mary Kay Ross!!
Hello, Anne! I adore both cards, but you ‘had me’ at that gorgeous, creamy, dreamy, girly first card! Femininity at its FIENE-est!
Okay, makin’ me laugh! Thank you SO much Michele!!
Love your cards. Thanks for sharing
Wow, your cards are beautiful! I love how you created the heart card and used the folk edge. The design in and out of the card is gorgeous. Your slimline hearts card just prompted me to go add Stickles to my cart!! Those hearts are beautiful!
Oh, that’s so kind of you! Thank you so much Janelle!!
Oh myyyy goodness such gorgeous inspiration. I’m so glad I have the charming floral stencil on the way to me already but now I need the new essential dues too! So beautiful
Oh, thanks Danielle!!
Both cards are so different but so great. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thank you Shauna!
Woa! Your shaker card is BEAUTIFUL!! Love it
Thanks so much Jessica!
Both your cards are beautiful but the shaker just is above and beyond!
I’m so glad you like it, thanks Cynthia!
What beautiful valentines day cards! Beautiful!
Beautiful cards ! Love the shaker and how you combined one of my favorite stamps with all the other new goodies!
It’s a beautiful stamp design, thanks for coming by Liz!
Beautiful cards – making me excited for Valentine’s Day!!
I love making Valentines almost as much as I love to make Christmas cards. Thank you Jennifer!
What pretty cards. I especially love the floral card. 😍
Thank you Julie!
Love the new details on the essentials dies
Thanks so much for coming by Susie!
I LOVE them both! The layers and the colors are amazing!
Thank you so much Meghan!!
Loving both cards for sure. I am very interested in the new mini slim line die. Love the scallops. I have several full size dies for slim lines and am thinking the mini would be great too! TFS
Hi Anne! Thank you!
These are such lovely cards!! I love the glittery hearts (they totally do look like candy!) and that shaker is amazing!!
Yay! Thanks so much Alexandra!
Lovely and inspiring cards. I love the colors and the sparkle.
I was a little unsure of that one, I’m so glad you like it!
So beautiful ideas! Thank you♥️
Thank you Maria!
You show so many possibilities! I want those rectangular dies!
I love to hear that! Thank you Laura!!
I have anxiously been waiting for new essentials and the folded card is my favorite (along with the metallic pearls). Stunning creations!
Hi Nurse Lisa! Thanks for coming by!
Oh wow, gorgeous cards .. thank you so much for sharing them with us!
Thank you Grace!
I love all the sparkle on those hearts!
That’s part of the fun with a stencil, using some of your pastes and glitter gels. Thank you Kathy!
Love those new stitched hearts and I love your designs! So beautiful!
Thank you Stacy!
both are great and I love the shaker card!
Oh, thank you Debbie!
Such pretty cards, wonderful designs! My favorite is the first one with the heart cut out! So cute! I love the hello sentiment!
I’m so glad you like them, thanks Danyelle!
wow your cards are stunning!!
Wonderful! Thank you!
These are just beautiful!!
Anne, girl, you are a rock star! You never disappoint. Your cards are always on point. Gorgeous!
Ha! Hi Marisela! Thank you SO much!!
The heart slimline card is so beautiful!
Oh man, I’m so glad you like it! Thank you Nicki!
The first card really caught my eye, it is gorgeous
I love everything about both of these cards. Pink and candy hearts. Gorgeousness thank you for sharing!
That’s so kind of you, thank you Lisa!!
How stunning! I love the new heart dies! Thank you for your inspiration!
Yay for hearts! Thanks Luanne!
I especially love the first one. The heart is a nice addition to the gorgeous flowers.
Hi Sharon! Thank you!
Hi, Anne – I already visited via IG but now I am going blog to blog on the computer instead of phone. Love the shaker card and the second heart card as well. You’re so stinkin’ talented!
Lori S in PA
p.s. Happy Thanksgiving!!
Aw Lori! That’s really so kind of you. Thanks so much!!! Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
My favorite is the pale yellow card with the charming floral border which I just ordered!! So so pretty!!
Oh, I think you’re gonna love it, it’s a beautiful design. Thanks so much for coming by Kati!
Gorgeous cards. I really love the cute hearts.
I’m so glad! Thanks Nandini!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations. Love the shaker card and hearts card.
Thanks for coming by Kathy!!
Such a lovely cards, love them!!
Thank you Patricia!!
Wow! Gorgeous designs! I love the glittery hearts!
Oh good! Thank you so much Lauryne!!
Beautiful designs! I really love your shaker design!
Thanks so much Stacey!!
gorgeous cards-and nice designs
Wonderful cards. The first is delicate and so beautiful.
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Thank you Mary!!
Your two cards are really gorgeous! I just love all the sparkle and shine and the pretty, feminine colors.
Wonderful! Thanks Amy!!
wow that first card is absolutely stunning!!!
Thank you so much!!
Love, love, love, the hearts slimline card. Trying that one for sure!
That’s awesome! Thank you so much for coming by Tracy!
Both of your cards are beautiful. Such a great idea to use pencils when you don’t have an ink color you need. Thanks for the inspiration!
Oh cool! I’m so glad to be able to share a good tip or two! Thanks Jeannie!!
I love your cards! I love pink! Thanks for sharing your creativity!
I sometimes tell myself to step away from the pink colors, but you love what you love, right? Thanks for coming by Anita!!
Beautiful layering and designs! I love the pretty hearts!
Wonderful, thank you so much Denise!!
What gorgeous cards!
What a wonderful sentiment. That is really touching.
Pinkfresh makes it easy to find that just-right sentiment. Thanks for coming by Roxy!
Wow your hello card is stunning!
Thank you Anneleise!
The card with the heart and floral border is gorgeous
Thank you Celeste!!
What a great use of the layered hearts stencil. But I LOVE your first card with the pretty Charming Border set. Pairing it with the heart dies, genius. 💖
Thank you so much Vicki!
Both of them are so beautiful!
Thanks for coming by Debbie!