Friday, November 20, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio November 2020 Essentials Die Release Blog Hop



Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio November 2020 Essentials Die Release Blog Hop! There's so much to love about this new Essentials release for both A2 and Slimline cards alike! I'm showcasing two Slimline cards today, but you'll definitely want to hop along to the other designers' blogs {linked at the bottom of today's post} to see all of the fabulous inspiration they have for you as well! As always, Pinkfresh Studio will be giving the ENTIRE new release to one lucky winner on their Facebook page, IG account, AND You Tube channel so make sure you leave a comment there for a chance to win!
Leave a comment here for a chance to win a $25 dollar gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio shop. All winners will be announced on November 30th, 2020 on the GIVEAWAY PAGE





I used a combination of the new products paired with some of my favorite stamps and dies to bring these two cards to life. I chose to create two identical cards using different colorways and heat embossed sentiments. It's always so fun to see how color plays such a vital role in the emotion of a card!

My first card uses an apricot/blue color combination as the contrasting colors play off of each other to enhance their vibrancy!  To begin both cards, I die cut the large Slim Diagonal Stitched Plaid Die from white cardstock (actually, I ONLY used white cardstock for both cards) and then added some Peach Fuzz and Apricot ink around the edges, using the darker shade around the outside edge. I also die cut the beautiful Slim Stitched Scallop Rectangles, which I am IN LOVE with, and added the darker Apricot ink around the outside edge. This is layered up onto the Slim Diagonal Stitched Plaid panel using foam squares for dimension.

Next, I die cut the GORGEOUS Fancy Oval Frame and added the Apricot ink to it as well, using a heavier hand to really get the color saturated. This is added to the center of the panel using foam squares. I intentionally left the cut out portions intact so that I could add the foam squares and have them hidden.

I die cut the "HUGS" word using the AMAZING Heather Uppercase Die Set and left them plain white to really let them pop against the Flowers

The sentiments, which are also from the Modern Layered Floral Stamp Set, are heat embossed in gold onto a strip of vellum and then wrapped around the entire focal panel and secured in the back using adhesive.

Both cards got a few Essentials: Jewels and some sequins for some sparkle and shine! Don't forget to head to the other designers' blogs to see what fabulous inspiration they have to share! Thanks for fluttering by!

 

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66 comments:

Daniel D said...

Both cards are just amazing and beautiful ❤️ Love all the colours 😍

Debbie said...

Both cards are beautiful!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. The blue one with pink flowers is my favorite. TFS

Cheriese said...

Stunning! Love the touch of the vellum strip!

TLady said...

OH MY GOODNESS, Kelly! SO BEAUTIFUL!!! YOU are the one who has made me fall in love with Pinkfresh Studios! I finally went over to their blog, but NO WHERE to sign up for blog posts! :( AND I LOVE the idea of doing a blog hop & winning something, but 22 people to hop??? It is a BIT MUCH! MAYBE, they could scale back & have you ladies on a rotating schedule??? It takes a HUGE CHUNK out of peoples days to do a 22 people hop! LOOOVE what you've done with your GORGEOUS CARDS!!!! ;)<3

NickiB said...

Beautiful cards

Aimee Kidd said...

Something about blue and yellow together that just makes my heart swoon!! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Beth said...

Love the layers to your cards - the recipient will feel so special to receive.

Jackie said...

I love the layout and the color combinations on these cards. I tend to forget that a slimline card can also be done in landscape format and you have certainly done it right!

Dina said...

Each card is Stunning!

sharon g said...

OH MY GOSH, These are so gorgeous, I just can't get enough of them. The flowers in blue, gorgeous. The frame, the background...GORGEOUS!

Bast said...

Stunning cards. Love the flowers as they make the sentiment pop!

jan metcalf said...

Perfect cards for the people who are caring for us in the hospitals!! Love your note on color to capture emotion! Great products from PinkFresh, leaders in the slimline!

Bev wilkinson said...

Love the modern counter look you achieved and the beautiful layers

Christy said...

Love, love, love the addition of soft color to the cards!

Barbara said...

Love how changing up the colour on each card changes the look. Both cards are beautiful, not sure which one I like better. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth P said...

I love your soft colored cards. They are very pretty
Elizabeth P

Bethie said...

These cards are gorgeous!

Jacinda said...

Beautiful cards. Love them both.

TamiBabs said...

Out of this world gorgeous! I might have to stare at them a bit longer! 👀

momi said...

Both of your cards are so stunning! I can tell both cards got so many details and great layering technique. Just gorgeous!

Lagene said...

Wonderful new die sets! Awesome creations, I especially love the one with the blue background.

Marcy said...

Beautiful card ideas!

Maria said...

I love these cards! Everything about them is beautiful!!!

Connie said...

Oh Kelly, these cards are so lovely!

mel h said...

I love the longline cards, and these are so beautiful. The layering and extra details are so special.

Sandy S. said...

I really love these. The colors are gorgeous.

Mary Holshouser said...

It's dreary day and these cards
really brightened up the environment.
They are beautiful and bring spring
back into being. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

ckd said...

Gorgeous cards. Your color combinations are beautiful. thank you

Mrsfish02 said...

Beautiful cards and wonderful sentiments. I adore the new slim line dies and can't be more excited about the gift card holder!!! Great job!

Avra Williams said...

So beautiful!

Kandice J said...

Beautiful slimline card! Loving all the details! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

anni said...

Gorgeous cards! Loving this new release!!

Stephanie Clapper said...

What a fabulous release! I especially love the new dies that give a wonderful texture to card stock, like the diagonal stitch die. Your cards are gorgeous!

Jade said...

OMG! What beautiful cards! They are incredible! I love the colors and the die cuts you use.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous cards! Love the wonderful colors...
Thanks for sharing.

Carmela said...

Layers of loveliness! I always know I will love what you make!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful layers! I LOVE the HUGS and how you used the vellum!

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Kelly -
I have had a long week - very long! - so as I was looking, it took me a second to realize that there were different cards of similar design. How clever... they are both beautiful! I like the one w/ the blue oval frame just a little better, but my friend and I admired both. She likes apricots and peaches and fell in love with the first one. Thanks for showcasing a number of the products. Love the little flower bunches atop the oval frames. Lots of layers make for more interest... and the bling is well-placed and just adds that little extra something.
Blessings to you at Thanksgiving and always,
Lori S in PA

jean said...

so,so very beautiful!!!cant wait to make some myself!!!

Penny Klie said...

Beautiful cards... your details are amazing!

Anneleise Hampson said...

That plaid die is amazing! I always love to see the same card in different color schemes. Beautiful work!

Tamara said...

I love that you combined the scallops with the paid dies. They work perfectly together!

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful cards! I love the stitched plaid die! Great inspiration!

DorothyA said...

Those 2 cards are so beautiful. I love the contrasting colors and the wonderful layers. So inspirational.

Andre M. said...

Fabulous design to shine the spotlight on the gorgeous florals. These essential dies are lovely for layering and adding an extra elegant touch to cards.

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning cards - LOVE all the yummy layering

Mirella said...

Such a beautiful design, would work in any colour combos clearly! Well done!

judy said...

Lovely layered cards!

Luanne said...

You’re beautiful cards are ALWAYS gorgeous and amaze me! These are so so pretty!! Love these designs and all the new dies!

Vicki said...

I love that you made 2 identical cards using different colors. I agree they each have their own emotion. I'm with you on knowing that a card can relay different emotions to those we send them to. Your cards are beautiful in design and you executed that with the help of these new Pinkfresh products. Love this release. Thanks!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

I always admire the beautiful designs on your cards! These cards are so gorgeous! Love all the pretty layers and colors!

Kathy said...

What gorgeous designs and color schemes on your cards. And you used so many of the new products on one card design---awesome! This new release is my fave by far....so many things in it that I will use often, because they are basics. Thanks for your great ideas here today.

Karen said...

As always, your cards are just beautiful! Love the designs and colors you chose.

Gail Davidson said...

I love your card designs and the colors are just gorgeous! You've really made the new products sing on your cards Kelly. xo

Dana said...

Wow!! Stunning cards!! Love all the layers!!

Cherry Robinson said...

Kelly, your cards are beautiful and I love love love them. I really like the flowers and that vellum strip across the middle is a nice touch. Thank you for the inspiration! ❤️

Zlatka said...

Beautiful cards! I love all the layers.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful cards!

Janice Rosenthal Rock said...

Absolutely love these! Thanks for the inspiration!

Patricia said...

Absolutely love this release! Your creations are beautiful!!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Oh wow, these cards are gorgeous!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow really beautiful cards...especially love the layering of the different dies.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous colors and layering on your beautiful cards! Really loving the design of the Diagonal Stitched Plaid die..... one of my top wish list items from the release!

Kristina "Tina" said...

That yellow card is perfection in so many ways.

Nandini said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the pretty colors. Thanks for the amazing inspiration!