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Pinkfresh Studio May 2023 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release

Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog! Pinkfresh Studio has a beautiful new collection out today, and I’m happy to share with you a couple of cards I made to help celebrate the release! I answer every comment I get, so please let me know if you have any questions!

I used the darling new Butterfly Garden stamp, stencil, and die for my first card. I think this scene of flowers and butterflies is just magical! I put a panel of white cardstock in the MISTI and used the stamp with light gray ink. Then I used the accompanying 4-stencil set along with Peach Fuzz, Coral Reef, Slumber, and Storm to color in my scene. Then I went over everything with pencils to add shading and highlights. I love to use a stencil to apply a light base coat of color, then sort of “edit” with my pencils afterward. I think it goes much faster than only using pencils. I used the Butterfly Garden die to cut everything out. I also used the die to cut out additional pieces and glued the doubles together to strengthen them.

Then I grabbed another panel of white cardstock and blended Sky Blue and Summer Shower onto it to mimic a sky behind my garden scene. I splattered it with white acrylic paint, let it dry, and then die-cut a panel from it using the darling Ornate Banner die set. I used fun foam to adhere my ornate banner to an A2-sized cardbase.

I used tiny pieces of foam tape to pop up all the garden elements using the stamp to figure out how to arrange everything. Easy-peasy! I wanted to sweeten up this scene even more by adding a bow at the top with the Wrap Around Elements die set. Then I sprinkled Stargazer and Peach Fuzz jewels. I added a few Metallic Pearls in matte silver. And that tiny, charming “Hello” sentiment is included in the Butterfly Garden stamp and die sets. And I was done!

I used the new Summer Blooms stencil and die sets for my next card. These designs were previously released exclusively for the Create and Connect virtual event Pinkfresh Studio hosted last year. I already had all the elements from the stencil colored in and sitting in my stash, so I thought it might be fun to make a card with a rainy day scene for Spring. I blended a background with Sky Blue, Misty Coast, and Rocky Slope for the sky and Mint and Misty Coast again for the ground. Then I added glitter gel to the clouds (because water glistens in sunlight …and I like sparkly things ?). I already had a silver gazebo, too; when the Gazebo die first came out, I used it with every imaginable color and specialty paper I had because I heart it so much!

The design trick I found that I prefer to use when making a card with the Gazebo die and florals is that it’s a very delicate die cut, fairly thin, so when arranging my plants on the card, most were glued straight down to the cardbase, behind the gazebo, or you wouldn’t see it very well. After gluing the gazebo to the die-cut plants on the card, I used foam tape to arrange the sun and clouds. Then I used the new The Magic is in You Phrase die set (there is also a hot foil plate available) for an encouraging sentiment. I think this would be a lovely sentiment for a graduation card.

I added Iridescent Clear Drops to fall in a straight line down from the clouds, then sprinkled a few drops around the scene. And I was done.

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


Andrea Moritz was previous to me in the hop order, and Carissa Wiley is next! If you’d like to see the entire line-up again, here is a link back to Pinkfresh Studio.

But wait! ? There are prizes!


-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 usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments.

The winners will be pulled and posted on May 31, 2023 on their GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within two weeks.

This Post Has 164 Comments

  1. Jacqueline

    Both cards are gorgeous. Beautiful new release!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Jacqueline!

  2. Quietgirl

    Beautiful, Anne. I love your little details that make these cards so eye catching!

    1. Anne

      The final touches you put on a card can make or break the whole design. Thanks so much!

  3. Barb Deichl

    Your cards are stunning–perfect colors! This is such a fun release–love the designs and whimsy in so many of the sets. I love so much of it but Summer Blooms and The Magic in You are my favorites!

    1. Teresa Hampton

      Your card and the color on them are just absolutely gorgeous. I love the

      1. Anne

        Thank you so much Teresa!

    2. Anne

      That’s so kind. Thank you, Barb!

  4. Michele F

    Hello, Anne! I love your cards and your darling designs – that bit of pencil coloring really brought these garden images to life. We need a few rainy days and I love your little grey clouds!

    1. Anne

      Hi Michele! Thank you so much! ?

  5. Donna J Moran

    Lovely cards! I love visiting your blog- you always have wonderful inspiration! This May release has so much that I want. Love what you’ve done here, esp. with the Butterfly Garden!

    1. Anne

      Oh, I love to hear that. Thanks so much, Donna!

  6. Linda BL

    Really pretty cards! Especially like the second scene card.

    1. Anne

      Oh! I’m so glad! Thanks Linda!

  7. Melody Poff

    Your cards are absolutely beautiful, Anne. I love how you incorporated pencils to enhance your colors.

    1. Anne

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

  8. Avra Williams

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    1. Anne

      Hi Avra! Thanks so much!

  9. Jeri

    Love the use of color.

  10. Kelly Gulden

    Beautiful cards, Anne! Thank you for sharing!

  11. Donna L Walls

    Love all the details of both cards. The colors are so pretty too.

    1. Anne

      Hi Donna! Thank you!

  12. RobiW

    What beautiful cards! Love that butterfly garden set! So versatile.

    1. Anne

      It’s a gorgeous design, right? Thank you!

  13. Samantha Pfrimmer

    Both cards are just so stunning! I just adore your work.

    1. Anne

      You’re just the sweetest, thank you so much Samantha! ?

  14. Deborah Roberts

    Just love your ideas….they are beautiful!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like them!

  15. Marcia Fellner

    Your cards are so full of inspiration. I especially love the butterfly garden card. The colors you used look so good together. Love the layout too!

    1. Anne

      Oh, I’m so glad! Thanks so much for coming by Marcia!

  16. Brenda Kuder

    Great cards! Love them!

  17. Liana B

    Beautiful cards, love the butterfly garden card!

  18. Janice Hixon

    I am so glad you used my favorite stamp set from the new release. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone does with this beautiful set! Your color choices are so lovely and I love the gorgeous blue background!

    1. Anne

      I love it too! ❤️ Thanks so much, Janice!

  19. Pam D.

    Beautiful cards! Love how you used the banner die as the background for the florals.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Pam!

  20. Cyndi Morris

    Love your cards, especially the first one — the Butterfly Garden set is definitely on my wish list!

  21. Carol McCready

    Your cards are lovely. The color combinations are fantastic. My favorite is the first one.

  22. Jeannine Davis

    Loved both of your cards and the two different sets used in each card. Could see how both sets could compliment each other. Thank you for sharing your good work.

    1. Anne

      That’s wonderful! Thank you so much!

  23. Meghan Kennihan

    I love the colors and your coloring! The butterflies are gorgeous!

    1. Anne

      Hi Meghan! Thank you!

  24. Isabelle Ellul

    The colours are beautiful and yes I am always intimidated by delicate die cuts. Thanks for the advice!

    1. Anne

      I’m happy to help! Thanks Isabelle!

  25. Gayle I.

    Beautiful cards and lovely colors!

  26. Luanne Ford

    That first blue card is stunning! Love the sparkle and gorgeous colors! Both cards are great!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Luanne!

  27. Abby R

    Your first card really speaks to me. Nicely done. Lovely colors too.

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it, thank you Abby!

  28. Pennie

    Beautiful cards

  29. Heather Jacobs

    These cards are amazingly gorgeous! Great job!

    1. Anne

      That’s so kind of you, thank you so much, Heather! ❤️

  30. Ricki Gormley

    Very cheerful cards. I love the way you did your clouds.

    1. Anne

      Oh good, I add glitter and shine to my cards whenever I get the chance! Thanks Ricki!

  31. Pat Hughes

    I love the colours and design, really lovely!

    1. Anne

      That’s so nice of you, thank you Pat!

  32. Teresa Rogers

    Both of these are amazing thank you for sharing your inspiration

    1. Anne

      You’re so very welcome. Thank you for coming by Teresa!

  33. Tara

    I love your design tip! I am going to try that…Lovely cards.

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s great! I’m so glad to help. Thank you, Tara!

  34. Alexandra Y

    These are so beautiful!!! I love the detail on the butterflies and the raindrops you added to the second card are incredible!

    1. Anne

      I can get lost in the details sometimes, thanks so much Alexandra!

  35. Sandra Baggarly

    Both cards are gorgeous!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Sandra!

  36. AnnaM

    Beautiful cards

  37. Nicole Martel

    Oh, wow! These are incredible. Love them both! So unique and inspiring.

    1. Anne

      I’m thrilled you like them, thanks Nicole!

  38. Karen

    Love the colors used on both cards…beautiful.

    1. Anne

      Oh, wonderful! Thank you Karen!

  39. Lori Spitzer

    I adore your butterfly card, Anne! So, so pretty! I also love the items from The Magic is in You. Your second card is lovely as well.
    Lori S in PA

    1. Anne

      That’s so nice, thank you Lori!

  40. Lisa E.

    Both so pretty! Love the colors on your first card!

  41. Mary Kay Ross

    Gorgeous cards but that blue………..Amazing!!!!

    1. Anne

      Oh, I’m so glad you like it, thanks so much!

  42. Louise

    Butterfly Gardens in blues, how lovely!!! I am inspired to try using pencil on top of ink for detail- cool tip! Thank you

    1. Anne

      That’s great! It’s much faster than pencil alone, and you still get to add the detail only pencils will do. Best of both worlds! Thanks Louise!

  43. Mona

    Loving the new release. Your cards are beautiful!

    1. Anne

      You’re very kind, thank you Mona!

  44. Jeanne

    your cards are beautiful. I especially love the colors you used in 1st card

  45. Amy

    Pretty card samples…great work

  46. Jill R

    Love all the dimension of both cards, fabulous!

    1. Anne

      It’s pretty difficult for me to make a flat card, I love the dimension too! Thanks Jill!

  47. Melissa Leftrick

    Beautiful cards!!! I love the blue on the first one

  48. Kathryn Remold

    Blue is my favorite colors, so I think your first card is my favorite so far in the hop. Thank you for sharing

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it, Kathryn!

  49. Jeanne Rice

    Beautiful! Love the design and color used on the first card.

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thank you!

  50. Kat

    Beautiful cards and incredible detail in design and color! Lovely depth and fabulous use of so many amazing Pinkfresh products! Those weeping clouds over the floral gazebo are fantastic!

    1. Anne

      Kat! I’m so glad you like the clouds, some times you take a risk. Thank you so much for coming by!

  51. Beverly Perdue

    Amazing cards! Love how you stenciled and colored the butterfly garden and it pops against the blue background. And I love how you used the gazebo with the summer blooms.

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Beverly!

  52. Vicki Davis

    Oh my! Your card using the new Butterfly Garden supplies is so beautiful. I love all the elements and the colors are perfect! ?

    1. Anne

      It’s such a lovely, whimsical design! Thank you so much, Vicki!

  53. Lauryne Cunningham

    Wow! Lovely designs! Beautiful color combination on the first card!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it, thanks Lauryne!

  54. Donna Phelan

    Both creations are gorgeous! LOVE the colors and your fabulous designs! Just perfect!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Donna!

  55. Becky Powell Reames

    These are absolutely stunning. I love all the colors you used and those raindrops are perfection!

    1. Anne

      Oh, good! That makes my day! Thank you, Becky!

  56. Lynn Chan

    I love your Butterfly Garden stamp set! Love the blue!

    1. Anne

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

  57. Jade

    Lovely! I especially like the first card with the soft sky blue colors. I have a hard time getting the sky colors to come out. Thank for the idea of blending two colors.

    1. Anne

      Just using one color can sometimes look “flat.” I’m so glad you came by today! Thanks!

  58. Ruth Gauss

    Gorgeous designs! I “attended” the event last spring with most of these products and your projects are making me fall in love with them all over again! The blue card is especially wonderful and creates such a serene scene! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

    1. Anne

      Oh, pull out some of those older designs and make a card or two! Thank you so much, Ruth! ❤️

  59. roxanne tellini

    Oh Ann, that is just beautiful. I am a real sucker for ornate banner.

    1. Anne

      Hi Roxanne! Thank you!

  60. Anneleise Hampson

    What an amazing card (in the blue tones) you created! It is absolutely stunning! There are so many new products that I am in love with!

    1. Anne

      I love the frilly Butterfly Garden design too! Thank you, Anneleise!

  61. Jeanne Beam

    Such beautiful cards! Love the butterfly garden and your colors are awesome.
    Thanks for sharing.

  62. Debbie Frank

    As always your card is beautiful!

    1. Anne

      Hi Debbie! Thank you!

  63. Krista Hubbard

    Your card is beautiful!!

  64. Krista Hubbard

    Love your card!!

  65. Lissette

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  66. Denise Bryant

    Love these gorgeous designs and colors! Beautiful cards!

  67. Limda

    Butterfly Garden is going to be a very versatile set! Just gorgeous in this card ♥️♥️♥️

    1. Anne

      I saw a design team member make a wreath with it, SO BEAUTIFUL! Thank you!

  68. Lara Read

    Lovely Cards! Love how you used the new product!

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s great! Thank you, Lara! ?

  69. Laurie Black

    Lovely cards! The blue leaves are spectacular.

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Laurie!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Nandini! ❤️

  70. Cat

    Beautiful cards. Especially love the first with the butterflies.

  71. Patricia Coleman

    Stunningly beautiful cards from this release-I absolutely love the Butterfly Gardens card!! I can’t wait to purchase that suite!

  72. Sue D

    I like the colors on your pretty cards.

  73. Virginia Ellison

    Your cards are gorgeous Anne.

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Virginia!

  74. Mary Holshouser

    Gorgeous cards. Love the second
    with the sun peeking out behind
    the clouds. the raindrops are a
    fun addition. thanks for sharing

    1. Anne

      That’s so kind. Thank you, Mary!

  75. Tricia H.

    Gorgeous blues and peaches!

  76. Stacy H.

    I love your beautiful color choices–so pretty!

  77. cheryl

    Color combinations are wonderful

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Cheryl!

  78. Deborah Hellman

    Beautiful cards… love the colors and details

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Deborah!

  79. Sheri Kempke

    Love your gorgeous terrarium card–love the sun and clouds too-so much to look at!

  80. Jenna Chapman

    I love both of these ideas. The soft colors and blues on the first card are so beautiful. And I love how you used the jewels for raindrops on the second card. So pretty!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Jenna!

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