Monday, February 17, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio February 2020 Background Stamp Release Blog Hop


Hi Friends! I am super excited and honored to be hopping along with the Pinkfresh team to celebrate the February Background stamp release!  You may have come from the blog of TaeEun Yoo but if not feel free to start at the beginning with Pinkfresh Studio.

Because these stamps are on a rubber base, they are amazingly detailed and stamp so crisply. You'll certainly see how much I love these stamps, as there are LOTS OF CARDS to share! Let's get started!!

 1)  Diamond Tiles Stamp

This diamond background stamp will absolutely be a workhorse in your craft room stash. Wait until you see what it can do!


This background was created by stamping twice, off-set randomly. I love how it introduces just the right amount of color, but also lets the vase and flowers be the focal point.


The vase and flowers are from the Floral Vase set, the mat is cut with my absolute favorite panel die of all time, from the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die set.

The next several backgrounds have all been stamped with specific measurements, which I'll share so you'll be able to recreate these patterns yourself.



I was so excited with how this pattern turned out, I actually brought it upstairs to show my husband! This gorgeous rainbow pattern is created with four different impressions of the stamp in pink, orange, citron, and aqua. After stamping the first color (using my misti stamp positioner) I moved my card base 3/16" to the left, stamped the second color, moved the card base 3/16" to the left, and so on for all four colors. 


The 3/16" spacing in between each color is just enough to slightly overlap each stripe by the same amount. I love that the overlapped sections are slightly darker to really accentuate each individual diamond. The sentiment die is from the Essentials: Classic Words die set.



Here are two cute little birthday cards, both cut with the Diagonal Stitched Squares die. The feminine  background on the left is made by stamping the first color, then shifting the card base 6/16" and stamping the second color. This gives you a perfectly bisected grid pattern.

The masculine card on the right is made by stamping two colors 3/16" apart, and then also vertically shifting the card 3/16" for the third color. Totally different look.


And wouldn't you know this stamp coordinates perfectly with the new Pinkfresh 6x6 patterned paper pack?!


Hahaha, just kidding, no need to buy a paper pack when you can MAKE YOUR OWN! I'm particularly happy with how this turned out! This is where I went a little off the rails and challenged myself to make themed backgrounds. Can you see the holidays?! We've got Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween and Christmas.

These are all 4-color patterns, stamped by shifting the cardstock 3/16" to the left each time. Except for the 4th of July pattern on the lower left which is only 3 colors (and the last 3/16" section left white).



This is the St. Patrick's Day background, which happens to make a perfect masculine birthday card!


Another set! These are all Christmas plaid patterns. The top pattern is another 4-color 3/16" pattern. The left pattern is a 3-color 3/16" pattern. The right pattern is new ... it's a 3-color 4/16" pattern. This allows three stripes to perfectly co-exist without overlapping at all, while also covering the entire card base. So awesome! The bottom pattern is a 2-color 6/16" pattern.

All different. All festive.


You could easily create an army of different Christmas plaids by gathering all your green and red inks and stamping away while watching a movie.
 

The card uses the Ornate Oval Frame die with a sentiment from the Classic Words die set. The floral swag around the sentiment is from the newer Wildflower Sketches stamp set and is just what I needed to fill that empty space.


This background is yet ANOTHER different way to use this stamp! Two colors, but for the second color I turned the stamp 45 degrees before stamping. You can see that the pattern doesn't reach all the way to the ends, but I think that gives it a modern, quirky feel. The gold embossed florals are again from the Wildflower Sketches stamp set, and the sentiment is from the Classic Words die set.


With the piles of patterned paper you now have, what do you do with it? Here's an idea .. use it as a background for a cover plate die like the newer Folk Dance die.


Love seeing all those different colors peeking through the patterned holes! The love die is from the Phrase Builder: Sending die set.

Whew! That was a lot to digest, I know, but I really had fun experimenting with the different looks for the Diamond Tiles stamp. I know you will too!

2) Enchanted Blooms



This background stamp is multi-useful as well ... It can be a floral focal point like on the left card, or a subtle background like on the right card.


I watercolored a portion of the floral background and cut it with the Ornate Oval Frame die.



It's mounted on a Radiating Background 1 die and the sentiment is from the Phrase Builder: Sending die set.


This card uses the exact same supplies (Radiating Background 1 die, the Ornate Oval Frame die, and the Phrase Builder: Sending die set) but has a different look. The soft floral background pattern is perfect to give this card a modern-Victorian-romantic feel.


I cut the panel with the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles die set so that the ends are free to act like fringe on the card. I curled up several of the ends to exaggerate this look, knowing that its dimension that can easily be flattened to mail in an envelope.



Finally, how cute is this background? With all the coloring enthusiasts out there, this stamp is sure to be a popular one to pull out and try different techniques.


I trimmed the top off so I could add the sentiment over a white background


Finally, don't throw your hand-colored strip away, adhere it on the inside for a custom interior for your card.



PRIZES:
- One lucky person will win the entire release on the Pinkfresh blog, and on the Pinkfresh IG feed!
- I am also happy to give away a $25 gift card! Please leave a comment on this post to enter. 


The winners will be posted on Monday, February 24th on the GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.




If you'd like to take advantage of the free shipping with $35 purchase, please use code FEBSHIPUSA, or FEBSHIPINTL for discounted international shipping. Offer expires on Feb 21st. 

Your next stop along the hop is my uber talented friend Channin Pelletier's blog!

Thank you so much for letting me share all my projects with you!
Kelly



Supplies Used (affiliate links used, thanks so very much for your support of my projects!)

Diamond Tiles Stamp
Enchanted Blooms
Lemon Lush
Abstract Cube
Radiating Background 1 Die
http://shrsl.com/208ox
Ornate Oval Frame Die
Diagonal Stitched Squares
Wildflower Sketches Dies
Wildflower Sketches
Phrase Builder Dies
Folk Dance Die


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69 comments:

  1. Wow, so many gorgeous creations! I'm so glad you showcased the diamond tile the way you did. I was wanting to see what it looked liked stamps 2 or more times - yours are soooo pretty!!!

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  2. The way you used the plaid background is brilliant, but the card done with the folk dance cover plate is stunning!

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  3. Had to subscribe, love your card style! Great Pinkfresh stamps and love the dies!

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  4. Very pretty cards! They feel like spring!

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  5. oh so many ideas for the Diamond Tile stamp, and love the colors on the Lush Lemon

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  6. You really worked the Diamond Tiles background stamp, Love the rainbow colors! Very nice job!

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  7. All your cards are wonderful. I just love how many different patterns you created with the diamond tiles background. Thank you.

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  8. Awesome new background stamps! Wonderful creations! I especially love all the Diamond Tiles backgrounds!

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  9. I can't get over how you created all those backgrounds. You are really clever and oh so talented!

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  10. Gorgeous cards, Kelly! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Oh my what a wonderful collection of cards - thanks for sharing your different color combos with the diamond tile stamp

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  12. What an amazing use of the diamond tiles stamp set. I just love all the gorgeous plaid that you were able to create.

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  13. Love your backgrounds!! Beautiful colors!! Your gorgeous array of cards are spectacular!!!

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  14. WOW WOW WOW! you went crazy with plaids and they are AWESOME! I also love your Lemon Lush one!

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  15. Speaking of work horse... you cranked 'em out! I totally agree, Diamond Tiles is da best. I love the first card where you stamped all the white space. Pairing that BG with the big white mandala works perfectly.

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  16. Beautiful cards!! Love the Lemon Lush one so much, so pretty!!!

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  17. Beautiful cards!!! So excited for this giveaway! My birthday is Feb. 20th so it would be a perfect belated Birthday present!!

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  18. Oh my goondess gracious Kelly, you rocked this!! These are terrific!!

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  19. Wow these are amazing backgrounds!! I love your colorful patterns, and then how you layered the die cut panel over one! Beautiful cards!!!

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  20. Oh wow! You are on a roll!! So many fabulous creations!! I love the different colored patterns you achieved using one stamp! It is my fav from this release, thanks a lot for the inspirations :)

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  21. You are just so creative. I love all the different plaids and patterns created by one stamp.

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  22. You put so much time and effort into creating lots of different cards! You’ve totally sold me on the Diamond Tiles stamp!

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  23. Beautiful cards! You made me want to add Diamond Tiles to my wishlist. I love all of the multiple stamping for your backgrounds.

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  24. I NEED the Folk Dance Die. I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!!

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  25. It seems you had a lot of fun creating plaid background. It seems perfect for creating simple and quick cards.

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  26. Beautiful cards and I love the different looks you achieved with the Diamond Tiles Background!

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  27. Wow, so many fabulous cards! I love the results from your experiments with the diagonal plaid stamp - so cool and clever.

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  28. WOW, Kelly, you are so sweet to share your tips on creating those gorgeous plaids. Your cards are all amazing and such a fun and inspirational blog post. I “need” the Diamond Tiles Stamp.

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  29. Those Enchanted Blooms are so pretty, Kelly ... your colouring on the Lush Lemons is just awesome (and positively mouthwatering!) ... and I loved following along with your exploration of Diamond Tile ... so many brilliant ideas! A gorgeous gallery! Hugs, Anita :)

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  30. Gorgeous, gorgeous plaids and such fun combining ink colors. All your cards are wonderful. Fantastic background stamp release.

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  31. Wow! That's an amazing amount of inspiration in a single post! I was very keen on the plaid stamp. And it is even better than I expected!

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  32. WOW! So much amazing inspiration here, Kelly! I love all your cards! Thank you SO much for sharing!

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  33. Wow, so much to love here! Gorgeous and beautiful! The first card is my fave; it's sooo pretty and I love the gold embossing. Love these new stamps very much.

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  34. Holy WOW, Kelly... gorgeousness overload of my brain!! Your genius stamping of that Diamond Tiles background is fabulous!!
    =]

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  35. These are beautiful and after seeing your use of the Diamond Tiles stamp, it looks like a must have!

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  36. wow- so many beautiful cards and designs!!! LOVE that Diamond Tiles background especially!

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  37. So many cards....and all are absolutely amazing!!

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  38. Fantastic cards. Love the
    ideas for coloring the plaid.
    I'll be using that stamp a
    lot. thanks for sharing
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  39. Absolutely in love with the diamond tiles background stamp and all the cards you made with it! All your cards are so beautiful! I can’t wait to add this to my must have crafty stash!!! Great inspiration! Love them all!

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  40. Oh wow, just wow! I thought that the diamond tiles background was great, but you surely would have convinced me to it even if I didn't like it! ;-) AMAZING backgrounds and great cards! Thanks for inspiring!

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  41. Wonderful designs to show off the background release!!

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  42. Wow - amazing cards! Love everything you did with the diamond tiles background. And the idea of using the leftover strip on the inside of that last card is perfect!

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  43. So glad to see the multiple stamping with the diamond tiles background. Was wondering how it would look. Funny matching paper pack comment.

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  44. Amazing cards! The Diamond Tiles is a must have! Love all your color combos!

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  45. So many gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing different ways of using the Diamond tiles background stamp.

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  46. You have rocked my world with those plaids! I LOVE all the combinations and love how you used the panels on your cards too!

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  47. Oh wow - all those different looks from the Diamond Tile stamp! I knew it was my favorite! Really lovely cards and great inspiration - thank you!!

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  48. Wow! What a fantastic collection of cards. Love all the different looks...all fabulous ♥

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  49. Wonderful cards. I really like all the different looks you achieved with the Diamond tiles stamp.

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  50. You got me with the very first card, Kelly--LOVE it! I already knew the Diamond Tiles had to go on my wishlist, but when I saw all the color combos you did, it moved up!

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  51. Such beautiful, inspirational cards. I love all the backgrounds! Great happy spring color choices!

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  52. Not another plaid?!! I love that you've done with them, Kelly. I have a couple but I may need this one too.

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  53. What a dizzying array of beautiful plaid patterns you created showcasing how versatile that stamp can be. Love all the different colors both masculine and feminine. Your cards are beautiful as well.

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  54. These are all so pretty and I love how you made your own background paper pack! :)

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  55. Awesome cards! Love the ways you showed the Diamond Tiles design! Fabulous looks!

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  56. Very impressed with how well the Diamond Tile designs turned out.....PERFECT! You made a science out of using that stamp with fabulous results. WOW! Well done. Love ALL your cards. Everything is just gorgeous. Love the fringe on that one card. So creative.
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  57. Such lovely cards. I cannot get over the color combinations you got with the Diamond Tile stamp. Another one for my wish list!

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  58. I love how you show that diamond tile - love patterns and this one seems perfect to make so many variations. All your cards are gorgeous!

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  59. Oh wow! Your cards are phenomenal!

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  60. Your cards are beautiful but I love the diamond tile background card you created with the floral vase set. I can definitely see this being a fun background and definitely a go to.

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  61. O. M. G. You had WAY too much fun with these stamps! How totally awesome! Were you dreaming plaids after you were done with these, or just dreaming UP some more color combinations and uses! WOW, WOW, WOW!

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  62. Wowsers! The plaids are amazing!! Your color choices and designs are so lacy and fun!!

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  63. Outstanding illustration of the many “extra “ patterns that that can be created using the background stamps! You created so many beautiful cards!

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  64. As soon as I saw the Diamond Tiles bg stamp I thought of all the ways it could be used. Thank you for sharing many ways! Beautiful cards!

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  65. Wow, cool ideas, I'll get the diamond tiles background first!

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  66. So many beautiful cards! And you reminded me how much I love the Diamond Tiles background!

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly