Monday, February 28, 2022

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

Hello Friends! We have another gorgeous release from Pinkfresh Studio including several stamp/die/stencil/hot foil sets, a gorgeous slimline set, and several wonderfully textured stand-alone coverplates (staples for backgrounds).

I went a little nuts (ok, fine, I was in overdrive) over one set in particular, and you'll see several 5 different ways to use this set in this post!

You may have come from the blog of Karin Hogger, but if not feel  free to start at the beginning of this hop with Pinkfresh Studio.

This is the set I couldn't put down, Songbirds on Branches. I love that it's so versatile - you can use it to cover the whole card, use portions of it, use it in die form, etc. And the sweet focus of the two birds looking at each other can be used for love cards, friendship, marriage/anniversary, miss you, so many occasions.

Here are 5 different ways to use this set!

#1 As Intended


Not everything has to be clever when you sit down to create. When you have a solid set like this, there's no need to over complicate things - just use it as it's intended and you have a wonderful card. For this first card, and to "warm up" to the set, I just started grabbing colors with my stencils and blended away on the stamped image.

The only thing "extra" is did was try to expand on the foiled sentiment of Let's Connect with a tiny foiled heart in between the birds. 

#2 Inlay a Die

This is similar to the first card, with an additional step after stamping and blending color onto the image, and that's to inlay a die or set of dies. I put the Stitched Scallop Rectangle Dies over the panel and then raised them with additional layers of the stitched scallop dies.

I was inspired by the beautiful antique blue and white transferware plates, as I thought this was reminiscent of one of those patterns. So that's why I stuck to only shades of blue for the coloring. It was actually very freeing - no tough choices to make!

The inlay detail, especially all the scallops, echoes the ridges of the transferware plates.

#3 Use a Portion

No need to use the whole design, feature just the focal point to get a different look! Here I placed the Essentials Ornate Oval Die Set over the two birds, and now you focus more on them vs. all the leaves. You can also center the design this way.

I used one of the new rubber cling sets, the Spark of Goodness Stamp, on the background panel as a sort of "replacement" for the leaves background. 

Love the detail on the birds with just the two different colors. This sentiment is just one of the many fabulous phrases that comes in the Lily Frame Stamp set (along with a frame of lilies, and two main words Friend and Thanks!)

#4 Feature the Die

A nice option that you can use is the coordinating Songbirds and Branches Die. This will cut out the birds and the branches they are on, as well as the plain branches if you want to use them or save them for another project like I have. Using these dies allows you to swap out the background entirely for a different color, a different pattern, or a different texture like with this new Floral Grid Coverplate. 


It also lets you add a shape, like these Stitched Shaker Hearts. Love when I can tie in the sentiment with features of the card - "There couldn't be a person with a more generous HEART." Another winning sentiment from Pinkfresh, as opposed to "thank you"!

#5 Layer the Die


Yet another option is to make the panel as intended, and then layer on die pieces to give it more dimension. How about more uncommon sentiments?! "Good people deserve good things" - YES!


These blue branches on top are the ones left over from my last card, and compliment the yellow/brown leaves on the panel. It forms a nice little canopy for these two birds. The Matte Gold Pearls fill in the spaces. 

Songbirds on Branches Stamp

Thanks so much for going through all the cards with me! I hope you got to see how versatile this Songbirds on Branches Stamp set is, maybe sparked some ideas for yourself, and also found some different color combinations for the birds/leaves!  

GIVEAWAYS:

We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel!! We will also be giving away a total of TEN $25  gift cards, so comment along the hop for more chances to win. The winners will be posted on March 8, 2022 on the GIVEAWAY PAGE, so check back and claim any prize within 2 weeks. GOOD LUCK!!

I'd like to send you now to the blog of Koren Wiskman, who has some delightful projects to share with you!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly

Supplies used (thanks so much for clicking your support!)

Songbirds on Branches Stamp

Songbirds and Branches Die

Songbirds and Branches Layering Stencils

Songbirds and Branches Hot Foil Plate

Lily Frame Stamp
Spark of Goodness Stamp
Hearts and Stars Coverplate

Daisy Chain Coverplate

Floral Grid Coverplate

 

100 comments:

  1. Wonderful cards.... so many ideas for those songbirds!!

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  2. So gorgeous! Those songbirds are exquisite. Love the colors you used.

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  3. WOW! Your ideas for the Songbirds were stuning!

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  4. Beautiful cards. Love to see the versatility you used.

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  5. Your cards are so pretty. Beautiful colors.

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  6. Songbirds on Branches....so Spring like, so beautiful! Love how you showcased them, fabulous cards!

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  7. Wow...such versatility with this set! Love your inspiration!

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  8. Makes me think of Spring looking at these cards.

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  9. It's so nice to see the many ways to use this Songbird set. Lovely cards.

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  10. Beautiful cards. Lots of inspiration and I can’t wait to get my order.

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  11. The stencils are a whole different look than hand-coloring! Beautiful!

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  12. Hi, Kelly - You went nuts here, lady! I love the way you've featured or emphasized different aspects of the die/stencil/stamp of these Songbirds. I picked them out right away as a fave. Thanks for sharing your remarkable talent!
    Lori S in PA

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  13. The possibilities for this stamp set are endless! Beautiful inspiration!

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  14. love all of your idea. thanks for sharing

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  15. So many great ideas with just one stamp. I love the layering and the ideas. Thanks

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  16. Beautiful Songbirds card. I love this entire release!!

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  17. I like that you've shown so many ways to use this set of products and they've produced such great but unique looking cards.

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  18. Thanks for giving us many ways to use this set and get different looks and value. This is my favorite from this release and your cards are beautiful examples. TFS

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  19. Those songbirds are so beautiful! You made each card look so different - which really shows off their versatility!

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  20. Love the simple elegance of the Songbird on Branch set.

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  21. Beautiful, Kelly!! I loved how you showed a progression of cards and uses for the songbirds set. I especially love the way you layered the branches and the color palette on the last card.

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  22. Beautiful cards! Love the songbird.

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  23. Such beautiful cards! Love the birds…
    Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Love all your cards! That Bird and Branch set is my favorite of all the release!

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  25. I like how you showed the versatility of songbirds on the branch stamp and die.

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  26. Love how you show different ways to use the same set. Beautiful cards!

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  27. Your cards are gorgeous. I love the songbirds and branches set. The card where you layered the die is my favorite. Thank you for all the inspiration.

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  28. Love all the color possibilities with this bird die, and you’ve used it beautifully

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  29. So stunning! The Songbirds on a Branch is probably my fav from this new release so I am in love with how you showed the many different ways to use it!

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  30. Wow. Beautiful coloring. The first one is my fav

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  31. Kelly, my love, you have really beautifully given me the bird[s] today!! OH. for my love of birds - the blues??? And I don't even LIKE BLUE!! My favorite today - we'll see how I feel later when I'll just HAVE to take a second look! xx
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  32. Thank you for showing all those terrific variations on using the songbird set! Love them all!

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  33. Your cards are so delightful and full of beautiful colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  34. Love all the way you used the new set.

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  35. Kelly these are all so wonderful. I love every element and this one in a foil plate too. Be still me heart...awesome job! 😍

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  36. All of the cards are beautiful, but I adore the card done all in blues

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  37. Stunning cards! I LOVE all the new cover plate dies! The song birds are gorgeous and you colored them so well!

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  38. Beautiful cards. The song birds are so pretty. Thanks for sharing

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  39. Kelly, your cards are so pretty and soft! So happy I found your blog!
    Angie
    abcammack@comcast.net

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  40. Oh! Now I need this set too! lol!

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  41. Love how creative + dimensional these cards are. Thank you for sharing!

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  42. I LOVE the Songbird set and your cards are beautiful!

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  43. I love all your cards and how you used the same products to make so many different cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Absolutely love all the possibilities with these beautiful birds! Your cards are gorgeous!

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  45. The songbirds are my favorite part of this release, thanks for showing so many different ways to use it!

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  46. So many pretty cards from one stamp! Thanks for sharing.

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  47. The Songbirds on Branches set is one of my favorite products of this release. Beautiful projects.

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  48. So beautiful coloured Songbirds.

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  49. Beautiful cards! All these new products are making me want spring already!

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  50. Each one of your cards are so different - I wanted that Songbird on Branches set before coming here - now I NEED it :)

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  51. Each and every one as fabulous as the next! You've given us a wonderful variety today, Kelly. The last one is my favorite! The shades of blues and golds are beautiful!

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  52. Wow! What an incredible way to share your version of how to use these products to craft amazing and beautiful cards! You are so very creative and talented indeed! Impressive e work!

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  53. Beautiful cards! Love the different styles using just the one set!

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  54. The song bird is my absolute favorite. Your cards are awesome.

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  55. I love how you used those song birds in 5 very different ways to create 5 unique cards! Thank you for the inspiration! 😍

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  56. Wow, your cards are beautiful! The 5 different ways that you used Songbirds on Branches! All so unique!

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  57. This is my favorite stamp. The birds and leaves are just so classically pretty!!

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  58. oooh love all the ways you used these darling birds! such a great way to showcase this fabulous suite!

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  59. Beautiful cards from a beautiful release! Thanks for sharing.

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  60. I love Songbirds on Branches! Thanks for showing us so many ways to use it!

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  61. Terrific cards, love the cover plates.

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  62. Beautiful cards!! Love the detailed cover plates!

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  63. The Songbirds Set is one of my favorites. Thanks for the fabulous cards and ideas.

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  64. Beautiful cards.
    Love the coloring options.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. I love that you "went a little nuts." It helps me picture different ways of using the products. 🙂

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  66. The ornate oval adds so much to your card

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  67. Beautiful cards. I love the Songbirds and Branches BG stamp -- so many possibilities.

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  68. Such beautiful designs with the Songbirds!

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  69. Love these new products! So delighted to see leaves in every color of the rainbow!

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  70. Thank you for the wonderful ideas!

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  71. Wow! So much versatility with this stamp! Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!

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  72. I adore all your projects and this release is absolutely amazing!

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  73. WOW!! - I love your creativity - these cards are amazing

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  74. So many gorgeous cards--made from one stamp-simply amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  75. The inlaid die card is so beautiful

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  76. Beautiful cards and love all the techniques.

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  77. What a fun release. I love the creations I am seeing. Such inspiration

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  78. Fantastic set of cards! I love being able to see so many ideas with one set. Love the colors you used as well!

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  79. Wow Kelly- amazing cards! You’ve used my fav set, love all the ideas. Thanks!

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  80. Beautiful color combos! Love the pretty birds!

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  81. BEAUTIFUL cards with the new Songbirds on branches!! You are one talented lady!! Thank you for all of the inspiration for one of my favorite stamps in this release!!

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  82. Gorgeous cards! I love that you used one product in so may different ways, #2 is my favorite.

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  83. Love the soft feel of those cards! Beautiful!

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  84. I love your gorgeous cards with the wonderful soft colours. The songbirds are so sweet! Thaks for the great inpsriation. Take care! :)

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  85. These are amazing! I'm definitely adding this set of products to my wishlist. :)

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  86. All these cards using the songbirds on branches are gorgeous. Love all the color choices. Thank you for sharing.

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  87. Songbirds...add to cart! Great job! Suzanne Hue

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  88. These birds are my favorite. Thanks for showing so many different ways.

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  89. How I love those song birds. Beautiful work!!

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