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Hi Everyone! Pinkfresh Studio’s “Delightful” release is beautiful! Today, I’m sharing a card I made with a couple of new releases from their “Delightful” collection, including the new Diagonal Plaid press plate. I love the sense of movement with diagonal lines, so I paired it with the new Amazing Things stamp, stencil, and die, which also gives an impression of movement.

I started with the Diagonal Plaid press plate, which you can use with your Betterpress Letterpress system. You can also use it for hot foiling (with no worries!) and dry embossing, which I did. That’s a pretty versatile plate! I used white cardstock and spent a few minutes and a couple of panels of paper figuring out the sandwich I needed to emboss 110 lb. cardstock. I set aside my finished dry embossed panel and worked on the flower.

I’m just going to jump in here to say, “Yay for stencils!” Right? If I had tried to color this in with markers or pencils, it would have taken me ages.

I lightly stamped the image using Ballet Slipper, then pulled out the stencil set to start coloring using Pinkfresh inks. I used all of the green inks from the Over the Hills collection, applying the darkest green on the parts of the leaf that bend away from the light source. When coloring the flower, I got caught up in combining Aqua (Amalfi Coast) colors on the flower petal with the two orange ink collections: Chasing Sunsets and Indian Summer. But I tried to keep the darker ink colors to where the petals all meet up, and light can’t get to them easily. Pinkfresh’s teeny, tiny brushes (1/4 in. blending brush) are perfect for a lot of that detailed coloring.

I also used Pinkfresh’s Calico White pigment ink (with these Tsukineko Bullet Tip applicators I found online) on the tips of the petals for more layers of colors, lending a more dimensional look. I also use these applicators to apply ink to a very specific/small part of a stamp, such as black in a flower center. I’m not big on masking if I don’t have to. I ended up not using the detail stencil no. 2 for the leaves.

Tip* And because pigment ink stays damp for a short while, you can dab at the color with your fingertips after application to blend it out.

I put my colored flower back into the MISTI, where I left my stamp, and used a sticky ink, like Versamark, to heat emboss with Wow!’s Gold Pearl powder on the leaves and stem and their Gold Pearl Sparkle on the bloom. I had a couple of hot foiled, with Aura colored foil, vellum circles in my stash.

Tip* I’ve found it easier to foil with the thin, lightweight vellum I picked up on Amazon than the heavyweight vellum I use for stamping and die cutting.

I brushed the same Aqua ink I used on the flower to the back side of the vellum circles. Then I splattered them with Hero Arts gold metallic ink. After that was dry (I had to give it almost 24 hours), I used a couple of small dabs of glue, where they overlap, to adhere them to my dry embossed panel, which I had taped to an A2-sized cardbase. I glued down some of Pinkfresh’s gold Glitter Drops to continue with the bubbly background look.

The sentiment is from the new Delighted for You stamp and die sets. I appreciate that the word “love” die cuts separately from the rest of the sentiment, making it easier to stamp and die-cut in a different color or embossing powder if you’d like—no masking required. The flower and sentiment were popped up with foam tape, and I was done with my card!

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


In the blog hop order, I am just after Anett Gelenscer, and Jennifer MacGuire is next. Here is a link back to the Pinkfresh blog to see the whole lineup.


-We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel. 

-We will 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.

We will select the winners and post them on our GIVEAWAY PAGE on May 7, 2024. You must check that page and claim your prize within two weeks.

❤️❤️❤️ I’m going to take a minute to wish Pinkfresh Studio a very Happy Birthday!! 🥳 Ten years! ❤️❤️❤️ -Anne 😁

-Pinkfresh Studio is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month and has planned a fantastic freebie for the release. It’s a super fun, A2-sized press plate called Make a Wish.

(Again, you can foil, letterpress, or dry emboss with these plates!)

Also, we have a new retail website with many new features. We can now add a freebie to your cart without a coupon code. It will just show up for qualified orders.

This Post Has 151 Comments

  1. Mary Kay Ross

    Gorgeous card. I’m loving these new florals!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Mary Kay Ross!

  2. Leslie

    Such a pretty card!

  3. Lori Spitzer

    This is so lovely, Anne!! I adore the floral on that diagonally striped ground. Fantastic!
    Lori S in PA

    1. Anne

      Hi Lori! Thank you! 🩷

  4. Gretchen M.

    Such a beautiful card. Love how you maintained attention the background and flowers. Gorgeous result!

    1. Anne

      Oh, thanks so much, Gretchen!

  5. Ruth Doherty

    Gorgeous, as always!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, my friend! 😊

  6. Kathy Eddy

    This card is just gorgeous!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Kathy!

  7. Amy

    Such lovely cards…this release has some amazing florals.

    1. Anne

      I love Pinkfresh designs too! Thanks, Amy!

  8. Donna Cheatle

    You’re right, you definitely created a lot of movement with this card! It’s absolutely gorgeous. Loving this new release from Pinkfresh!

    1. Anne

      Oh, wonderful! Thanks so much for coming by, Donna!

  9. Jill R

    Beautiful soft colors! Love peachy/ orange-pink and gold together!

    1. Anne

      Lovely! Thank you, Jill!

  10. Kelley

    So pretty, love that you used the stripes for embossing!

    1. Susan Pens

      Beautiful card. Love how you used the plate to emboss the background

  11. Meghan Kennihan

    I love the colors and design! Gorgeous flower!

    1. Anne

      Hi Megan! Thank you!

  12. Karla

    Your design really makes the flowers pop. Love it!

  13. Angy Hughes

    Love the addition of the color to the back of the vellum… such a pretty detail.

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it! Thanks, Angy!

  14. Donna Phelan

    Lovely creation! Fantastic design and I adore your color choices! So pretty!

    1. Anne

      That’s so kind of you to say! Thank you, Donna!

  15. Louise Shaw

    Thanks for sharing this eye-catching card! Your tips for coloring are great- the white pigment ink on the petal tips is subtle but adds interest!

    1. Anne

      Oh, I’m happy to share, Louise! Thank you!

  16. Debby Riendeau

    Lovely design. I like the blue in the background it really sets off the flower.

    1. Anne

      I love a blue/aqua/orange color combo! Thanks for coming by, Debby!

  17. Sandra Frutchey


  18. RobiW

    Very pretty! The rounded corners are a nice touch.

  19. Cindy B

    Gorgeous card! Love the gold circles behind the flower. I think the Amazing Thing Set is my favorite out of this release.

    1. Anne

      It’s a gorgeous design. Thanks so much, Cindy!

  20. debbiew

    Your card is wonderful! I love the colors you used.

  21. Janalee

    I love your design. All the texture and depth to the elements and the colors you used are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it. Thank you!

  22. Marcia Fellner

    Beautiful card. The soft rounded edges and the circles in the center really go well together. Your color choices are also lovely.

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Marcia!

  23. Rosemary D

    Clean, fresh and so very beautiful. Absolutely love your card!

    1. Anne

      Hi Rosemary! Thanks so much!

  24. Barb Deichl

    Such a pretty card. Love the layout and the colors are perfect!

  25. Sandie Scott

    beautiful card

  26. Sharon Gullikson

    Your mixture of colors look so springy and sweet

    1. Anne

      Hi Sharon! Thank you!

  27. Deneen Cook

    The colors you chose are beautiful and so is your card design! Love it

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Deneen!

  28. Jeanne N

    Beautiful card! Great texture. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Jeanne!

  29. Liz Jutila

    So pretty, love the background and colors!

  30. Karen B Walker

    This is one of my favorite cards on the hop! I love the background, and your beautiful stenciling on the florals. Thanks for all the details in your process.

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s lovely to hear. Thanks so much, Karen!

  31. Joanne McClintock

    Love the peach hues. Beautiful card.

  32. Beth Nierode

    Love the diagonal press plate. Very unusual look.

    1. Anne

      Thanks for coming by, Beth!

  33. SarahC

    Very pretty card! Love how you used the circles to accent your focal floral.

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Sarah!

  34. Kathy Salido

    Your ink blending is absolutely stunning 🩷

    1. Anne

      That makes my day! Thanks so much!

  35. Glorie Alvarez

    Love the glittery florals!

  36. C D Marcantel

    Inspiring release! Thank you!

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much for coming by!

  37. Lee

    I loved this card. The background is neat and the blending on the flowers was awesome!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it! Thank you!

  38. Michele S

    Gorgeous card, love your shading

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Michele!

  39. Judith

    An innovative way to give the florals centre stage.

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Judith!

  40. Gayle P

    Beautiful card. Love the colors.

  41. Lynn Chan

    Beautiful design! Love it!

    1. Anne

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

  42. Marisela Delgado

    BMJ, you’re awesome! I always love your cards! So beautiful!

    1. Anne

      Hi Mari! You’ve been a blessing. Thanks so much! 😊-BMJ

  43. Sandy Witte

    The blue touches on the coral flower are really stunning. Beautiful card. And the vellum really adds a special touch.

    1. Anne

      Wonderful! Thanks so much, Sandy!

  44. Susan

    Beautiful card!

  45. Suzette Thoeni

    Love your card. Such pretty colors!

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Suzette!

  46. Linda Rogers

    Very cute card.

    1. Anne

      Thank you, Linda!

  47. Sandy

    I have to say your card is one of my favorites if not my favorite of this release! Beautiful work !

    1. Anne

      Oh, that’s so kind! Thank you, Sandy!

  48. I Card Everyone

    Anne, you might have just made me take a second look at that diagonal plaid – you’ve used it so beautifully today!
    I’m loving all of your design choices, colors, of course that gorgeous, pressed bloom!

    1. Anne

      Hey Michele! Thank you, my friend! 🩷

  49. Rochelle Schiffbauer

    So very pretty!

  50. Joan Lucht

    Love the colors you chose. Beautiful release!

  51. Dottie James

    The dry embossing and the vellum circles are the perfect partners for your beautiful coloring. It looks painted not stenciled! Simply stunning!

    1. Anne

      Oh, I’m glad. I was really trying to give it the appearance of a water colored flower. Thanks so much, Dottie!

  52. yen o'connell

    beautiful card!

      1. AnnaM

        Lovely card

  53. Debbie Cote

    gorgeous card Anne

    1. Anne

      Hi Debbie! Thank you!

  54. Jeannie Boudet

    you made a beautiful card, love the colors!!!

  55. Melissa S

    Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the colors you used and your shading is beautiful!

  56. Pamela Rose

    Wow, that’s all I can say. Thank you for the blending tip. I agree with you about the stencils it makes me feel like a pro. Wonderful card

    1. Anne

      Hi Pamela! Thank you!

  57. Stacey Kowbel

    Beautiful card! I really love the circles in the background framing your gorgeous flowers!

  58. Sheri Kempke

    Stunning card! I love the color combo, the gold embossing, the embossed background–simply marvelous!

    1. Anne

      Thank you so much, Sheri!

  59. Donna Tuschoff

    Gorgeous card!!

  60. Diana

    Gorgeous card. I always forget that the plates can be used without ink for a subtle background. Thanks for reminding me. I can’t wait to get my hands on those plaid plates

    1. Anne

      Thanks so much, Diana!

  61. Katie

    Such a lovely card, thank you for sharing!

  62. Karen Tucker

    My favorite card of the hop! I love the peach and aqua!!

    1. Anne

      Oh, thanks so much, Karen! 😊

  63. Meredith Smith

    Gorgeous card! I just love your design and color choices! Wonderful colors and dimension!

    1. Anne

      I’m so glad you like it. Thank you, Meredith!

  64. Jeanne Beam

    Such awesome colors. Gorgeous card!

  65. Deborah Hellman

    Beautiful card and colors 😍

  66. Laurie Black

    Fabulous card, beautifully colored!

    1. Anne

      Oh, you made my day. Thank you, Amy!

  67. Angie L

    I love the dry embossing with the background press plate on this card. It adds texture to the card without being overpowering. You say you hope you have given us some inspiration. Well, I can say yes. I wouldn’t have thought of using my circle dies to ground the focal image on my card, but it works so well with the floral image. Thank you.

    1. Anne

      Yay! That’s awesome! Thanks for coming by, Angie!

  68. Denise Bryant

    Love the letterpressed lines for your background, and the flowers and sentiment are so beautiful! Lovely card!

    1. Anne

      That’s very kind, thank you, Denise!

  69. Stacy Davis

    Beautiful card! Such gorgeous colors and amazing texture. I love it!!

  70. S. M.

    Beautiful card – the soft colours of the flowers look stunning against the white embossed background!

  71. Jess K

    Gorgeous card, thanks for the coloring tips. Love the colors you used.

  72. Lauryne Cunningham

    What a pretty color combination! I love it!

  73. Vicki

    I really love your card design. So unique and different. The colors you chose are so pretty! 💖

  74. Mary-Anne V.

    Really stunning card. I love the touches of gold.

  75. Isabel Z

    I so pretty. What a wonderful design!

  76. Jan

    Gorgeous card. Love your color choice. Thank you for sharing

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