Hi everyone! Welcome to your next stop on the Pinkfresh Studio December 2021 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release blog hop. I know this hop has been full of beautiful and inspirational ideas, I’m hoping that you find some inspiration here too. I’ve got two colorful cards for you today and used the newly released: Built on Dreams stamp, stencil and die sets, the In the Meadow stamp, stencil and die sets, the Lush Vines hot foil plate AND Metallic Pearls: Sparkling Champagne. Whew!
I started with Neenah white (110 lb.) card stock and the new Built on Dreams stencil set. When I get a new stencil set the first thing I like to do is sit down with my inks and start playing. I don’t usually have a plan in mind right away, I just like to lay down some color to get an idea of what it looks like on paper in front of me. And sometimes those experimental sessions end up being the design that I keep. I used Pinkfresh inks from their purple collection: Soul of Provence, one of their blue collections: Starry Night and their orange collection: Indian Summer.
I die cut out the house shape with the accompanying die and set it aside to work on the background. I decided to hot foil the newly released Lush Vines design with Opal glimmer foil on white card stock for a subtle background… and to be honest it turned out a little more “subtle” than I liked, at least in the photos. In person you can see it a bit better. I read somewhere that the Opal glimmer foil shows up better on colored card stock, so I might have to try that. I die cut out my hot foiled, cardbase panel with the previously released Folk Edge Rectangles die set, which covers the whole card with the largest die measuring 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inches. This was adhered down to a light blue card base.
I started adhering everything together. But before I popped that fun house shape up with foam tape I tied a lavender string bow around the house. After everything was glued together I placed a sentiment from the Built on Dreams stamp set right over that big floppy bow. I placed some tiny blue flowers near the top of the card, I think it balances out the design a bit. And then I had fun loading that house up with the new Champagne pearls, I placed them over the dots that are part of one of the stencil layers, there were no hard decisions there! Done!
I started my next card with white card stock again, using the In the Meadow stamp set. I love the look of those long, draping falls of leaves. I used Rocky Slope gray ink and the Memory MISTI which is a large stamping platform and the approximately 8 1/2 X 3 1/2 inch sized stamp fit easily. I left the stamp in the platform and got to work with the accompanying stencil set. If you’re interested I was inspired to use multiple colors with this found image, (link to the photo on Pinterest).
After I was done inking in the design I put it back in the MISTI and heat embossed with WOW! Bright White super fine embossing powder. I die cut all of the pieces out and set them aside. For the background I decided that I wanted to try dry embossing the Lush Vines hot foil plate. I used my 110 lb. white card stock, spritzed some water in the air and waved cut card stock through it, a few times. When I embossed without the added moisture the first time, the paper was cracked here and there, maybe because I was using heavy card stock? When I embossed with the hot plate (following the manufacturers instructions and some light misting), I ended up with a gorgeously dry embossed image.
Just a quick side note: I use the Spellbinders Platinum die cutting machine, and love it! I have no issues with getting anything to fit on it. It is my only die cutting machine though and sometimes I think I need to have one of those darling teeny tiny die cutting machines for little stuff.
I cut my dry embossed image down to 4/14 X 4 1/4 inches and glued it to my square cardbase. I started arranging the colorful images using foam tape in places and decided to include the Stitched Scallop Circle die and more white cardstock to arrange the leaves and flowers around. Now I ended up covering up a lot of that lovely fall of leaves but they managed to inspire the sentiment anyway: “Yesterday was heavy, put it down.” I just thought they went well together, they both feel gentle to me. And who doesn’t have bad days or even difficult periods now and again? The sentiment is from the new Cosmos Bunch stamp set, beautifully designed by the so talented Emily Midgett!
I added some shimmery translucent jewels in various colors and was done with my encouragement card.
I hope some of these design choices have inspired you to make something new. Thank you so much for coming by!
In the hop order Anett Gelencser was just ahead of me and Ashley Ebben is next. If you’d like to see the whole hop order here is a link back to the beginning at the Pinkfresh blog. But before you go…
-Pinkfresh 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. As per usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments.
The winners will be pulled and posted on December 14, 2021 on the GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.
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Gorgeous cards. Those colors are fabulous!
Oh thank you Mary Kay Ross!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Love the layering on the second card. The colours are perfect too.
I’m so glad you like it! Thank you Debbie!
Thank you for sharing your process of starting by playing with the stencils and various ink combinations. You have created some terrific cards!
Oh I appreciate you saying so, thank you so much!!
Beautiful cards!! That second one is my favorite! Love all those beautiful colors you used, and I really LOVE that sentiment!!
It’s a beautiful sentiment, isn’t it? Thank you Patty!
Wow!!!! Gorgeous cards!!! I love the dimension on the second one!!!
Hi Maureen! I’m so glad you like them! Thanks for coming by!
Love your pretty colors!
Thank you so much!!
LOVE the Foiled Sentiments package AWESOME Card
Wonderful cards! I love these new release and all the examples from you guys!
That’s awesome! Thanks for coming by Jessica!
Two very bright and cheerful cards. Both are just beautiful 😍
Wow, wow, wow! Lovely cards.
Oh great! Thank you Marianne!
glorious profusion of blooms and color on these cards- love!!
I was really feelin’ like using a lot of color for these. Thanks so much for coming by Linda!
Fantastic cards! Such beautiful designs!
Thank you Stacey!
I love your bright colors and layers! JUST STUNNING!
Hi Meghan! Thank you so much!!
Dear Anne – I like both cards, but I adore the second one! I find myself having to tell myself: Let it go. Just let it go. It’s in the past, etc…. so that sentiment really resonated w/ me.
I am loving this release and thanks for your contributions!
Lori S in PA
Hi Lori! That’s so kind of you to say. I especially liked that sentiment too, hopefully it helps card makers to reach out to folks that are having a tough time, particularly if they don’t know exactly what to say. Thank you for coming by Mrs. Spitzer!
That In the Meadow stamp set makes gorgeous cards. I love the way you used the stamp. Beautiful cards.
Thank you Chris!!
Wow beautiful cards. Love all the fun details and colors.
Beautiful! Love the bright colors and beautiful shading.
Thank you Nancy!!
Anne, I love the rainbow technique you used for the In the Meadows stamp floral card. It is so gorgeous. I also looked at your other cards. Your work is amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Oh, wonderful! That just makes my day, thank you Laura!!
Such absolutely beautiful cards!
Oh, I’m so glad you like them! Thank you Alexandra!
I always look forward to your blog posts because your cards never disappoint. Gorgeous cards and gorgeous colors. 💜 Feliz Navidad, Anne, to you and your family. 🎄⛄🎅❄🎄
Hey Marisela! You are like the best cheerleader ever! So kind. Thanks lady!!
LOve th embossed Lush Vines .Thanks for the inspiration
I’m so glad you like them, thanks Roxanne!
Fun cards with all the layers and bright colors!
I love how you used the hot foil plate for dry embossing, I have to try it!
Oh good, I really was surprised at how well it turned out, I’ve never embossed with a hot plate before. Thanks Kathy!
oh my, the layers of florals in all those fab colours is so dreamy!!
Oh, thank you Cheriese!
Beautiful cards! Love the colors you used! Thank you for the inspiration!
Such beauty and color!
Thank you Anneleise!
Love you colour combos
This is gorgeous. I love that little square card. Thank you for sharing with us!
Thanks so much Lisa!
Great colors on those gorgeous cards
Thank you Susan!
The frame die on the first one is SO COOL. I love all of the products you used, but this is really extra special.
Pinkfresh Studio is chock full of beautiful designs! I particularly love the Folk Edge dies myself. Thanks for coming by Sharon!
I don’t use lavenders or purples very often but your color combinations look so nice and soft together.
That’s wonderful, thank you for saying so!
love all the layering. beautiful inpiration
I’m so glad you like them, thanks Asha!
Beautiful cards! Love love that Lush Vine hot foil plate. So versatile. Thanks for sharing.
I think it’s really versatile, the Lush Vine hot foil plate. Thanks for coming by Jeanne!
Beautiful, colorful cards. Love them both!
Thank you Cyndi!!
Love the layering on the last card.
The first has a kind of “dutch” feel
to it. great cards. thanks for sharing
Thank you so much!!
Gorgeous cards! Love the vibrant colors…
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Jeanne!!
Love the cards and the gorgeous colors!
Love your cards! What ink colors did you use on the house card? I really like the color combination. Thanks! 💖
Hi Vicki! As well as I can remember, I used: Slumber, Soft Lilac, Lavender, Candy Violet, Peach Fuzz, Apricot and Clementine. Thank you!!
These cards are stunning! Beautiful works of art!
Thank you Joan!
Both cards are so pretty! I love all the floral layers on the second one!
You made good use of so many of the products! What a beautiful example of them!
Thanks so much Laura!
Big and bold use of color
Thank you Connie!
Beautiful and striking cards! I love your layers of elements and bright and happy color choices.
Thanks for the amazing inspiration! I love the new release!
Thanks for coming by Nandini!
A super set of cards, sweet images and beautiful colours. Love the design.
You’re so kind, thank you Valerija!
Beautiful colorful cards.
The color on your second card is incredible. I love that one. <3
Oh, wonderful! Thanks Roxanne!
Gorgeous cards–love the colors! Great new products from Pinkfresh studio.
I was in the mood to make a colorful card. I’m so glad you like them, thanks Sheri!!
Very cool layering. Thank you for sharing.
Hi Marilyn! Thank you!!
That second card is so absolutely gorgeous!!!
Oh, yay! Thanks SO much Jeannie!
Beautiful cards! I love the colors!
Love your choice of colors.
Love your bright color combos! Beautiful floral designs!
Really like the color choices on the House and Meadow images. My two favorite sets so far.
Thank you so much Darlene!!