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Pinkfresh Studio April 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release

Hello and welcome to your next stop on the Pinkfresh Studio April 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release blog hop! I used two new coverplate dies, Intricate Stitched Ovals & Floral Diamond Tiles, and loved the sweet new Simplest Gestures stamp set so much, that I ended up making a couple of cards with it. The stamp set’s cluster of stylized blooms is fun to get creative with, (add dots, stencil lines over them…) without feeling as though you have to make them look realistic. However, I chose to keep it fairly simple and use the Simplest Gestures stencil set to play with some pretty Spring colors.

I put two pieces of white cardstock in the MISTI and heat embossed each of them, using the Simplest Gestures stamp with white and silver embossing powders. Then I pulled out the 4-layer stencil set to color my images with, the stencil set does include some charming sentiments, I just chose not to use them this time around. I also pulled out almost all of my Pinkfresh inks, my table was full of them! It was a little chaotic, but I was having fun. To get that pretty gradient of color on the leaves I used all 4 colors of the Over the Hills ink cube collection. Then I tried to keep the colors Spring-y for the first card and stuck to pinks, purples, and blues for the second card. I gently rubbed off any ink that may be covering up the embossed lines then die-cut them both out with the accompanying die.

For my “green” card, I used the new Floral Tiles coverplate with white cardstock and adhered it to my cardbase. I die cut out a circle to arrange both the flower cluster and sentiment on. I found a gorgeous green-colored vellum in my stash and used that with Pinkfresh’s Nested Circles dies to border the white circle. I also used it to finish off a white bow that’s been knocking about in my craft room for a while, it topped the circle beautifully. Both of the sentiments that I used are from the Perfect Sentiments hot foil plate and black foil. I just love how clean the foiled sentiments look.

For my “purple” card I decided to partially die-cut the Intricate Stitched Ovals coverplate, using the Simplest Gestures die. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind when partially die-cutting something is that anything in-between the cutting plates of your die cutting machine will be die-cut, anything outside of the plates will not. I also keep my craft knife handy in case I need to make any small adjustments manually. If you’re interested in using this technique, I encourage you to experiment before you use it on a project that is important to you.

When I placed the flower cluster on the Stitched Ovals die cut, I decided that I wanted some black splatter. When that was dry I adhered the flowers to the die-cut pattern and glued that down to a white panel topped lavender card base. I added some lavender branches, made with the Garden Wreath die set, and a sprinkle of Pinkfresh’s matte silver pearls, then I was done.

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


I am just after the wonderfully talented Angelica Conrad and just ahead of the lovely Betty Wright in the blog hop order. Here is a link back to the Pinkfresh Studio blog to see the whole lineup again.

But before you go!


-Pinkfresh is giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel

-Also they are 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 May 10, 2022, on their GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page and claim your prize within 2 weeks.

This Post Has 118 Comments

  1. Sarah Perchard

    Really love your cards Anne, thank you for sharing them to inspire us

  2. Flora M Carswell

    Beautiful cards!

  3. Pennie

    Your cards are very light and airy looking. I love your cards

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much Pennie!

  4. Leigh Norris

    Such cheerful colors and cards! I love these! Thanks so much for your inspiration. This release is gorgeous.

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like them, thank you!

  5. Michele F

    Anne, your cards sing Summertime to me today! GORGEOUS use of those beautiful blossoms and plates!

    1. Anne

      Hi Michele! Thank you!

  6. Jennifer Berwanger

    Beautiful cards, love the bright spring colours.

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by Jennifer!

  7. Theresa

    Beautiful cards that are giving me some inspiration. I can’t wait to try this out!

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! I hope you have as much fun as I did! Thank you!

  8. Dawn Cooksley

    Gorgeous cards…

  9. Marianne Boulejiouch

    Beautiful cards. Love the happy colors.

    1. Anne

      Thank you Marianne!

  10. Anne Sturgeon

    The colors are almost a sweet whisper … love the new cover plates. Always a fan, from the other Anne with an e

    1. Anne

      Hello, Anne with an e! Thanks so much!

  11. Alexandra Y

    Such lovely cards! The colours are perfect for spring!

    1. Anne

      Thank you Alexandra!

  12. Doresa Mathews

    Love the bright spring colors

  13. Meghan Kennihan

    The flowers just pop from that coverplate background! STUNNING CARDS!

  14. Susie Sonnier

    Anne, your cards are so lovely

  15. Donna Moran

    Very pretty Anne! It was nice to see these flowers embossed in white vs silver. Love this set!

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thank you Donna!


    Both cards scream ‘Spring’ and are so very beautiful.

    1. Anne

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

  17. Lori L

    Your first card with the Green circle reminds me of an embroidered picture, especially when the background die is added in, I love it!
    Both cards are so nice, thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      Lovely! Thanks Lori!

  18. Joyace

    Your cards are so pretty. Thank you so much for your inspiration.

  19. Susan

    I absolutely love your cards !!! The background makes them look so elegant.

    1. Anne

      Oh, thank you Susan!

  20. Nancy Roth

    Love the bright and beautiful florals on your cards. Spring in a card.

  21. Marisela Delgado

    So gorgeous!

    1. Anne

      Hi Mari! Thanks so much Lady!

  22. Jeanne Beam

    Gorgeous cards! Such a wonderful release.
    Thanks for sharing.

  23. connie J

    Great samples. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Amy Moore

    such pretty cards…love your designs

  25. Liz Jutila

    So striking, great design ideas!

    1. Anne

      Oh great! Thanks Liz!

  26. Lori Spitzer

    Where do I start? Love the green and purple – my wedding colors (different shades, but still a fave combo for me). I am gaga over this “Simplest Gestures” set — it’s so versatile and it looks like a different set when done with vs. without stamping or foiling. The colors of your cards (the flowers and the rims of vellum or background cardstock) really catch and hold the viewer’s attention. Great work!!
    Lori S in PA

    1. Anne

      Lori! I always look forward to hearing from you, you construct such lovely responses and I appreciate them, truly. Thank you so much, Ms. Spitzer!

  27. Michele W

    Beautiful cards. Clever the way you embossed the bow on the first one. Thanks for sharing!

  28. Donna Phelan

    Pretty, pretty creations! Great texture and I love the colors you chose for each! Pretty Posies!!!

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thanks so much Donna!

  29. Cathy Thomas

    Great Spring colors. So pretty

    1. Anne

      Thank you for coming by Cathy!

  30. Deborrah Cannizzaro

    Your cards are always so beautiful! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

    1. Anne

      I’m really so glad you like them! Thank you Deborrah!

  31. Mary Holshouser

    Great coloring on the flowers. Love the
    bow at the top of the first card. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  32. jean marmo

    A wonderful release! Such gorgeous cards!!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by Jean!

  33. Gail Spresser

    Pretty cards. Love that background. Thank you for sharing.

  34. Jan Baker

    Lovely cards. Thank you for sharing

  35. Julie Shaskin

    So pretty! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

  36. Mirka K.

    Lovely cards! I like the clean look and the colors.

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thank you Mirka!

  37. Valerie Hunter

    Crisp, fresh, and charmingly beautiful!

  38. Susan Pen

    Pretty cards using my favorite stamp set from this release. Thanks for sharing

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by Susan!

  39. Carol McCready

    I love the colors you used for your cards.

  40. Angela W

    Cute! They’re so soft and fun.

    1. Anne

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

  41. Mary Kay Ross

    Beautiful cards. I just love this set with the stencils.

    1. Anne

      They were a lot of fun to color, using the stencils. Thank you!

  42. Jeanne Rice

    Wonderful release and beautiful cards. I love the the design and color of the first card. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much Jeanne!

  43. Sharon Gullikson

    The die plates are so pretty and detailed!

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by Sharon!

  44. Lauryne Cunningham

    Gorgeous designs! I love the bright colors and the texture!

    1. Anne

      That’s so kind, thank you Lauryne!

  45. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous cards! I am loving the coverplate designs and the colorful flowers!

  46. Ms. Tamp

    Great look at the set. Nice design shares.

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by!

  47. roxanne tellini

    Lol! The black splatter matches with the debossed dots. That is kinda cool!

    1. Anne

      I thought the same! Thanks Roxanne!

  48. Karen Walker

    Your beautiful florals will brighten anyone’s day! Gorgeous cards!

    1. Anne

      So kind, thank you Karen!

  49. Amy Cooley

    Your cards are so bright and cheery! I love them!

  50. Lara Read

    Beautiful! SO many options with this release! This floral stamp is my fav.

  51. Darlee

    Enjoyed your cards and the inspiration you provide

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like them, thank you!

  52. Sheri Kempke

    Beautiful cards–the backgrounds with texture set off the gorgeous florals so well!

  53. Sue D

    So pretty and cheery.

  54. Patricia Coleman

    Such a beautiful cards!!

  55. Laurie Black

    Wonderful cards, beautifully colored. The bow is adorable!

  56. Amber Bissonnette

    Beautiful cards!! I love the die cut background

  57. Beverly Perdue

    So pretty! Your cards look like a burst of Spring!

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thanks so much!

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