Thursday, May 26, 2022

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



Welcome to the second to last stop on the new release blog hop for Pinkfresh Studio! I've got two cards to share with you showing different ways to use one of the background cover plates.

You may have just come from Karin's blog, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with Pinkfresh Studio!

Both cards feature these two products:

Grant Yourself Grace Stamp Set

Stitched Diamonds Coverplate Die

Let's take a look!

Love love love the new 
Grant Yourself Grace Stamp Set with the coordinating die and stencil. You might be thinking, well, it's just another pretty floral set with stencils to color. 

Nope! This stencil set has been cleverly designed to block off certain areas of the design which will be open on other stencils. This means now you can finally ink two light colors independent of each other! They are not going to be muddied together when you're blending on top of an existing layer. 

One way to see what I mean is to look at the orange areas in the flowers above. You'll probably recognize that typically spaces like this would be in a shadow, and we'd naturally colors those areas in a darker red, to be layered upon . In this case however, it's colored in a purely lighter orange, not a color that had to be layered upon.

Here's another great sentiment that's included in this set. I heat embossed it in gold on vellum and wrapped it around the card panel. The top forals/leaves are placed on top of the vellum, and the bottom set underneath.

And let's not forget that gorgeous background from the
Stitched Diamonds Coverplate DieJust a simple ink blending on top of all of those dashes soakes the ink right into your panel.

The next card uses the same Stitched Diamonds Coverplate Die.


Instead of leaving the panel plain as a way to add texture like the first card, I blended different colors into the stencil I made, and ended up with 3 different rows of color. You can see the stencil I made on the left with all the red and purple ink. I just cut
the stitched diamonds out of one row.

Another difference is this time I used gold thread to stitch around the outline of each diamond. It was so easy to do because the coverplate leaves tiny holes in the point of each design, just right for your needle to go thru.

I love all the added sparkle it gives with the gold!

The flower is from the same
Grant Yourself Grace Stamp Set as the first card, I just switched up the colors. Now I have a darker color where it's "supposed to be" in the darker crevices.

The sentiment is a new one from
Modern Script Sentiment Hot Foil. As always, after hot foiling the first round of sentiments, I used the full plate to hot foil the negative space, and then die cut those out. Such a great 2-for-1 project!

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 June 3, 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 the super talented Kelly Taylor, who has some delightful projects to share with you!

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Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used (affiliate links used at no additional cost to you, thanks for your support!):

Grant Yourself Grace Stamp Set

Grant Yourself Grace Dies Set

Grant Yourself Grace Stencil Set

Modern Script Sentiment Dies

Modern Script Sentiment Hot Foil

Stitched Diamonds Coverplate Die



Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Colorado Craft Company April Release!

Hello Friends! I'm happy to share a few cards I made with one of the adorable new sets from Colorado Craft Company, Kris Lauren's Daffodil Mice

This set actually comes with two beautiful stems, a daffodil and a tulip! I used the tulip here to create a background for this card. To get the stems to bend different ways, and look like you have more than one tulip stamp, I just bent the stem in a different direction.

This mouse climbing the stem, and inadvertently weighing it down, is soooo adorable, don't you think?

Some gold paint spatters, gems and gold thread finish this one off.  

This little guy is barely hanging on to the daffodil stem swaying in the breeze. Wanna see?!

After making a little hole in the tulip stem, I threaded some wire thru and attached the mouse with a little hook. He's hanging on for his life with those large winds coming through.

For sake of design I wanted something on the lower right area. So I stamped one of the longer sentiments from another set in this series. 

Hot Tip: You don't have to use sentiment stamps as a sentiment. Sometimes they look great as a space-filler! I chose a longer sentiment from another set to stamp behind the mouse.

I was happy to see the daffodil fits perfectly on a mini slimline card! Always a fan of the sentiments and the close cuts around their edges!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies Used: (affiliate links at no additional cost to you, thanks for using these!)


Kris Lauren Daffodil Mice