Hi guys! Welcome to the first stop on the Pinkfresh Studio February 2023 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release blog hop! There will be links at the end of this post to the next designer in the hop as well as back to the whole line-up. I try to answer every comment I get, so I’d be happy to help if you have any questions.
Today I’ve made a gatefold card with a vellum bellyband using the new Nested Arches hot foil plate, Nested Arches die set, and the Arch Florals stamp, stencil, and die sets. For some reason I felt I wanted the opening of the card to split down the middle of the arch, it just appealed to me. So let’s get started!
I started with a panel of white cardstock in the MISTI and stamped it with the beautiful new Arch Florals stamp and light gray ink. Then I lined up the Arch Florals 4-stencil set with the stamped image and used the new Pinkfresh Studio blending brushes to apply yellows and pinks for the blooms, and Summer Shower w/Sparkling Rose on some of the leaves for a purple-ing effect. I put the image back into the stamping platform, (where I left the stamp), and stamped with Detail Black over the design to better see the lovely detail. The flowers were die-cut out and set aside.
For the base of the card, I started with an 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 piece of heavy-weight white cardstock, I like Neenah Solar White 110 lb. I put it on a scoreboard and scored it at 2 1/8 X 6 3/8 inches. Or you can score it at 2 1/8 inches, rotate the paper, and score it again at 2 1/8. I folded those end pieces in so the opening would be in the middle of an A2-sized card.
Then I taped the largest of the Nested Arches hot foil plate to the card and hot foiled with Glimmer’s Citron foil. I also hot foiled with the smaller two arches and die-cut the smaller ones out. I used Pinkfresh’s Rise and Shine (family of yellow) ink colors to blend a swathe of color across the cardbase, over the hot foiled, large arch. I think I also ink blended, more softly, some yellow on the middle-sized arch.
I used foam tape to adhere the two smaller arches together and liquid glue to stick the flowers to the underside of the middle arch. Then I tore a strip of vellum, about an inch wide, and laid it down over the cardbase and folded the ends to the back, just to make the creases and to make sure the band of vellum would fit. It needs to slide on and off the card so I was careful to not make it too tight. Then I glued my double, flowered arches just to the vellum strip, where the vellum meets up to complete and close the band.
I used one of the stencils that comes with the Arch Florals stencil set to ink blend a pink arch shape on the inside of the card, and stamped the florals from the Arch Florals stamp set in Detail Black over it, with another sentiment as well.
I decided I wanted to add a sort of “flow” of small white blooms from one corner of the card to another and used Pinkfresh’s Garden Wreath die set to make them. Some were added to the cardbase which means the belly band will only slide off from the bottom of the card, and not the top.
I got my sentiment from the Arch Florals stamp and die sets, which I popped up with a little more foam tape… because maybe this card wasn’t dimensional enough? It does fit into an A6 envelope or even a 5 X 7 envelope if you like. I decided on no-bling this time.
And I’m done with my pretty archway-of-flowers card. I hope you’ve been inspired to make something new today, thank you so much for coming by!
The wonderfully talented Betty Wright is next, and here is a link back to the Pinkfresh blog to see the full hop list.
But before you go!
-Pinkfresh Studio is giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel.
-They are also 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 March 8, 2023, on their GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.
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The arches are BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors and flowers!!!
I’m so glad you like it, thanks Meghan!
Love the Arches and the nod to Esther on the sentiment. Beautiful card.
Thanks for coming by, Lyn!
The yellows almost glow.
This release is so fun! I love the new brushes and the glimmer dots. But–the Nested Arches are my favorite–anything with hot foil is a plus!!!! And your card using it is perfect!
Oh good! Thank you so much, Barb!
Beautiful! I love the sunshine yellow!!!
I needed some cheering up! Thanks Mary!
What a beautiful card and those colours are so bright and lovely!
Thank you so much, Leslie!
Love your gatefold card. It is bright and cheerful. Loving this release!
Wonderful, thank you!
Your card is so beautiful! Full Spring! Thank you for showcasing the release!
You’re so kind, thank you!
Gorgeous card! Love those arches with the hot foil! Another must have going on my wish list!
Anne, I needed this bright sunshine-y beautiful card on my gloomy/rainy day! What a great time for a gate-fold card base! Really lovely use of the arch, and pretty florals!
Aw Michele, you’re the best, thank you so much!
Beautiful bright and cheery card
Great! Thank you!
Beautiful, beautiful card and I love how you included your step by step process. Thank you!
I really hope it was helpful to anyone who has not made a gatefold card before. Thank you for saying so Mary Kay!
Gorgeous card! I love your layered arches and those sprigs of florals are beautiful!
Thank you so much, Stacey!
Your card is so bright and cheerful. Love, love those smaller detail brushes.
No kidding! I love the amount of control the smaller brushes give you. Thank you Barbara!
The arches themselves are lovely, but your flowers are so beautiful and just transform the image!
Oh, Karen. That is so kind of you, thank you!
The sunshiny yellow you used just made this card for me. A great card for a gloomy day like today in Michigan.
I’m so glad you like it, thank you Pamela!
The yellow makes the flowers really pop. I would not have thought to use this color. Thank you
I needed a cheery color, thank you so much Janet!
Love Love the Arches, so so pretty! Your card is lovely & with the unique fold it becomes one of a kind!!!
So kind! Thank yo so much, Donna!
Beautiful card. Love the flowers and arch frame.
I’m so glad you like it, thank you!
Beautiful card! Love the yellow!
Love your bright colors in the card! Arches are beautiful!
Thanks so much!
Your card is beautiful and I love that you made it gatefold!
That’s great! Thank you, Beth!
Love the bright spring colors.
Love the yellows to make the flowers pop! Would not have thought of that! Beautiful card 🙂
I really saturated that card with a lot of yellow. Thank you, Kathy!
Love what you’ve done with arches. Your colors are so happy.
Wonderful, thank you Mary!
Love the use of yellows making the flowers pop!
Thank you, Kathy!
Awesome card, I love what you did to step up the inside too!
Ah! Good! I think I should do more of that. Thank you Lynn!
Love how you have created a gatefold. So pretty
Lovely, thank you Diane!
Love how you put the arch on a gate fold card! So glad to see that this sentiment in this set!
Thank you, Lee Ann!
Beautiful card — love those colors and love this fantastic release!
Hi Cyndi! Thank you!
Such a bright and cheerful card. I love how you used the layered arches on this fancy gatefold card.
Oh good, thank you Linda!
So much to love in this release! I think I’m most excited about the curved sentiments, both the circle & the arch. So nice to have options besides a straight-line sentiment. (Also love having dies to match sentiments on the stencils – thank you!)
As creative people, we love more options. Thank you!
The yellow is so cheerful!
Thank you for coming by, Margaret!
Beautiful card I love the bright yellow so much!
Thank you, Heather!
Whew! That looks complicated BUT beautiful!
I hope it’s not too complicated, if you have any questions I’d be happy to answer them. Thank you so much!
Beautiful examples! I can’t wait to get my order
Great! I hope you have as much fun as I did, thank you Betty!
I like the colors you choose and the way your card opens up to a sweet message on the inside.
Perfect. Thank you so much for saying so!
Love the intense look of Spring you gave your card. It’s GORGEOUS!! 💗
Yay! That’s wonderful, thank you so much!
Love your color selection. But then, you always have that magic, artistic touch. Love all the details. Beautiful card.
Oh my, that’s so kind of you. Thank you, Jeane!
Love the beautiful bright yellow colors that announce that spring is coming! Such a pretty card,
Thank you, Jane!
lovely art work
Thank you, Kavita!
love the way you used the arches in this card
Wonderful, thank you!
Love the pop of yellow, really showcases the great new stamps!
Thank you so much!
Those Arches are spectacular! I am in love with that entire line! Such a beautiful creation!
Thank you, Donna!
Your card is spectacular and so are the products!!
Thank you, Bonnie!
absolutely gorgeous design! so fresh and bright!
Hi Rosemary! Thank you so much!
Such a lovely, bright, and cheery card!
Thank you, Carol!
So beautiful! I definitely need to add the arches to my arsenal! Love the colors!
Hi Debbie! Thank you!
Beautiful card Anne, love the bright summery colours you chose :o)
Thank you, Ruth!
I really like how you used yellow as the main color but instead of the standard green leaves you made them blue and purple! Very effective!
I’m so glad you like them. Thank you Kay!
Such a beautiful card. Can’t wait to get my arches product suite!
Oh, great! Thank you so much, Sherry!
Gorgeous sunshiny colors!
Hi Avra! Thank you!
Beautiful card! Lovely, cheerful colors.
Thank you, Laurie!
Your card is awesome. Love the colors and am loving these arches. I think that they must be part of my essential collection.
I agree, I think the arches can be used for many occasions. Thank you so much, Pam!
Such a gorgeous card, and love the sunny yellow!!
Thanks for coming by, Kathy!
I’ve always loved arches, they make me think of hope and promise… love this set and your lovely card!
Wonderful, thank you!
Such a beautiful card from this release! I’m looking forward to this Arch Florals suite of products ❤️
Hi Patricia! Thanks so much!
Lovely and bright, card design and colors!
Thank you, Gayle!
Such a beauty your card is – the yellow glows showing off the flowers and every detail you have included. I recently started collecting Pinkfresh Inks, and the Yellows were the first ones I bought.
Thank you for your inspiration.
Perfect! Make some beautiful cheery cards! Thank you, Kia!
I love the bright colours you used, just right for coming out of winter. X
Lovely, thank you Sandra!
Gorgeous cards! Love the bright colors!
Thank you, Erica!
The arches look great! I love the yellow!
Simply lovely. Cheery and bright on a gloomy day like today. Makes me smile. 🙂
Thank you, Trina!
Very beautiful. I love the bold yellow color, it really says “spring is here”, almost anyway. Thanks for inspiring me to make my own card like this.
The world is quite turbulent right now, lets bring out some bright and hopeful colors! Thank you!
Your card is stunning! Yellow is my favorite color and who doesn’t love a good gatefold card?!?! So pretty. The sentiment is the best also!
Your enthusiasm is awesome, thank you so much Vicky!
The Yellow is so bright and cheery.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Lori!
what a gorgeous sunny card, thank you for sharing how you taped down the glimmer plate to get great placement
Oh, I’m so pleased that you appreciated that. I wasn’t entirely sure it was necessary to include those photos, but I wanted to be clear on how I made this card. Thanks for coming by Karen!
Such a happy, warmnth emulating card! Love it!
Thank you, Mona!
Oh my! Gorgeous! The yellow is so happy and cheerful! Love the arches, too.
Wonderful! Thank you so much!
Love the arches and that fabulous yellow!
Lovely, thank you Deborrah!
I love this card! So elegant! Great color choices too!!
Thank you so much, Susie!
The gate card idea is a nice change from the usual. Love the yellow, it’s such a happy color.
It’s a good idea to shake things up from time to time, it invigorates your creativity. Thanks Kirsten!
Your card is truly a work of art!
Your so kind, thank you Carol!
I really like the Nested Arches and Arch Floral Stamps. Being able to hot foil with them is an extra plus. 😊
Thank you for coming by, Laurie!
That card is pure sunshine! I would love to get a card like that in my mailbox!
Yes! That’s the whole point. Thank you so much, Jane!
Absolutely gorgeous! Your instructions are wonderful!
Love the bright yellow and the beautiful colors of the flowers Your card is beautiful.
Thank you, Rhonda!
Stunning! Very cheery colors and beautifully designed.
I’m so happy that you like it, thank you Jeanne!
Love this release!!! My favs are the brushes and the circle floral bundle! Your card is beautiful!!! I love, love, love the yellows!!
Thank you so much, Sandy!
I love the arches! I had to order them!!
Right?! Who doesn’t love the idea of an archway of flowers or colors. Thanks Pam!
Wow the yellow with those foiled arches looks amazing. Definitely adding them to my wishlist
I’m so glad everyone is responding to the cheery yellows! Thank you!
So pretty with the arches and I like the colors of the flowers.
Thank you so much for coming by!
The colors are breathtaking! So vibrant! Love the card!
Thank you, Theresa!
Love the belly band- what a great idea!!
Oh, I hope you try it! Thanks Kathryn!
The arches are so beautiful and the colors you used are so springy…… LOVE IT!!!
Great! Thank you so much, Virginia!
Gorgeous card! love the yellow background and the lovely pink and blue flowers.
Thanks so much!
Even if my favorite color was not yellow, I would have fallen in love with this fresh bright card.
That’s so kind of you, thank you!
What a beautiful creation! The colors you chose are simply divine! I am looking forward to getting my hands on some of these new products.
I’m so glad you like it and are inspired! Thanks so much Theresa!
Absolutely love those bright colors!
I needed some sunshine yellow. Thanks Denise!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card! Love the yellow.
Absolutely lovely release💜your creativity is so very inspiring!
That’s so wonderful to hear, thank you Tracey!
This is a beautiful card! I love the ‘purpling’ effect on the leaves. I will have to try that.
Oh, I like to have fun with combining colors. Thanks for coming by, Peggy!
Beautiful card. I love how you made it a gatefold card. You can’t even tell it’s a gatefold card at first. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Pattie!
Such a fun, sunny card! I love the foiled arches!
Beautiful card love the color. So sunny.
Thanks so much!
Your card is beautiful! I love that color combination and those Arches. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Carol!
I love your gatefold design. The bright yellow is really cheerful. Thanks for the inspiration.
Wonderful, thank you!
Love how you used the hot foil arches on the gate card. That is an idea that I am going to steal.
Oooo, good! I love to hear that, thanks so much!
Wonderful release. I love the yellow so springy. I think I am hooked on the arches. So versatile.
Thank you, Pamela!
Love the arches and what a great idea to do a gate fold!
Oh wonderful, I haven’t made one in while, it was fun. Thank you Jennifer!
WOWZERS I love your Arches in yellow card! This is an awesome release!
I’m thrilled that you like it, thank you so much!
Love a gatefold card!! The arch is beautiful!
Thank you, Stacy!
The arches are stealing the show! Beautiful projects. Thank you for posting
The arches have been lots of fun to play with. Thank you for coming by Christine!
Love those stacked nested arches!
Beautiful card. Love the colors you used
Thank you so much, Jan!
Love the split arches! Such a beautiful card.
Thank you, Teresa!
Love your bright and cheerful card! The arches are one of my favorites.
Thank you, Beverly!
This card is so sunshiny and gorgeous! LOVE the gatefold design! Your coloring is lovely, and that vellum you chose is the perfect accent. You did an amazing job of showcasing that fabulous floral arches set.
Oh, that’s all lovely, thank you so much, Amy!
Love the gate fold with belly band! Didn’t see it at first!
The arches really do lend themselves to a gate fold design! Lovely! This card is so cheerful and I think the belly band is an elegant touch!
That’s what I thought, thank you so much for coming by Louise!
Yellow is my favorite color so this card is beautiful on so many levels!! Gorgeous!!
Wonderful! Thanks Maureen!
I love the yellow with the flower colors. This card is just amazing!
I love the colors you chose for your flowers. The contrast between the yellow background and the flowers is stunning! Really lovely card 🙂
Thank you, Susan!
Wow! Just stunning!!
Thank you so much, Victoria!
Love your use of yellow. Vibrant and lovely 🙂
Thank you, Lisa!
Sounds lovely, thank you!
I love that yellow card! just gorgeous!
The yellow is stunning and the design is brilliant! I absolutely love this!
Oh, that’s awesome! Thanks so much, Melissa!
This is such a lovely, bright card, with a beautiful sentiment. I really love it 💜💜💜
I’m so glad you like it, thank you Bets!
I love the color combo on this beautiful card!!!!!
Wonderful, thank you!
Absolutely gorgeous creation… I am loving every element in this release, thank you for the inspiration!!
Thanks for coming by, Rae!
Your card is beautiful! Love the happy colors, the gatefold, and those florals! 😍
I’m so glad, thanks Michele!
What a beautiful card and a fantastic release from Pinkfresh!
It’s a gorgeous release, right? Thanks for coming by Denise!
Wasn’t sure about the arches, but having second thoughts about getting them after looking at this beautiful card!
That’s very kind, thank you so much!
I love the arches and the cheerful yellow you used. What a beautiful card!
What a beautiful, cheery card. I would love to receive that in the mail!
Perfect! Thank you, Candy!
Your colors are so bright and cheerful, especially nice to see on this gloomy rainy day. Love the two-tone effect on the leaves.
Thank you for coming by, Roberta!
Oh my goodness, I absolutely love this card and the colors! So beautiful! This release is awesome!
Yay! That’s great! Thank you Leigh!
What a sunny beauty of a card you’ve given us to admire! It’s so pretty! It’s cheerful and has a lot going on… foiling, gatefold opening, the beautiful arches, new sentiments and the Garden Wreath florals. Wow – wee! TFS –
Lori S in PA
I’m so glad you like it! I appreciate your enthusiasm, thank you Lori!
What a beautiful bright card!! Love the inside too!!
Oh good! Thank you!
The bright yellows just screams SPRING! I love this card.
I know we’re not there yet, (Spring). But too many gray days in a row and I pull out my yellow inks! Thank you, Dee!
I really like how you used the little white flowers as your embellishments and your use of the blue and pink inks for the blend on the leaves. (I love stencils.) A very cheerful card that I’m sure will make the recipient feel very special. TFS
Oh, lovely! I truly love stencils too! You’re very kind, thank you Julie!
Love the floral arches and the blending brushes 💕
I love your card with it creative fold!
Wonderful! Thank you!
Love the layering. The flowers are
so pretty. thanks for sharing
Your instructions were easy to follow and I can’t wait for my set of the ARCHES to arrive so I can try your lovely technique. Thank you for creating & sharing.
Oh good! Whew! Thank you so much, Glenda!
What a bright and beautiful card!
Thank you, Ingrid!
Gorgeous card! Love the arches and the colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful! I love how the yellow makes me feel so happy!
I feel just the same. Sometimes you need to pour a bunch of yellow on your craft table to lift your spirits! Thank you!
Beautiful card! Love your chosen flower colors that pop against the citron background.
Oh, that’s wonderful. Thank you!
Beautiful card–I love the gorgeous yellow, the foiling and the gorgeous flowers! Another terrific release from PFS!
Thank you, Sheri!
This is lovely! The yellow is so pretty!
Thank you, Alexandra!
Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I am so impressed. I love the colors and layout!!!
You’re so kind, thank you, Jade!
Love the dutch door card design, and the color combos are spot on! The gradient leaves are wonderful! I must try that combo.
Oh, lovely! Thank you!
Gorgeous, citrus-y goodness!
So beautiful! I love the yellow background and how everything just pops on it!
Wonderful! Thanks so much, Sarah!
Fabulous card! Love the shape florals. 💕
I love these beautiful arch designs! Gorgeous card with beautiful colors and details!
Thank you, Denise!
Your cards are so pretty and unique. I love the way you created the arch to open like a window. The colors are so soft and just like spring. 💖
Oh, I love to hear that. Thank very kindly, Vicki!
Love the colors!! So pretty!
Thank you, Sara!
This is really cool! Love the split and pretty gold arches!
I am sitting in a Deep Freeze in Canada right now – and your card makes me feel so hopeful for spring! Love all the yellow!
Yellow is a hopeful color, that really is why I chose it. Thank you so much for stopping by Anneleise! Stay warm!
Thank you, Iris!
Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the arches with the beautiful flowers, and the foiling really adds to the whole look.
Thank you so much, Meredith!
You can have all the beautiful supplies in the world, but if you don’t make good color choices and have an excellent layout and neat & tidy crafting skills then your end product can still manage to be sad and ugly. Anne, you have managed to do it all in this stunner piece of art! Gorgeous!
Oh my, that’s so very kind of you! Thank you so much Hildy!!
You did marvelous work blending with the stencil on those florals. The way the leaves go from purple to teal makes my heart happy.
Awesome! Thanks Roxanne!
What a Fun-tastic interactive card! I love the pop of yellow and the way you used the arches. Fabulous!
Thank you, Suzanne!
This is such a fresh, sunny, and cheerful card. The gold arches and bright florals with the yellow are so pretty together.
I’m so glad you like it! Thank you!
Beautiful cards .love the arches.
Thank you so much!
Beautiful card. Love the bright colors.
Thank you so much for coming by!