Thursday, August 15, 2019

Pinkfresh Studio and Hero Arts Blog Hop {You make a difference}


I'm beyond thrilled and honored to be participating in this AMAZING blog hop! It's all about celebrating 45 years of HERO ARTS and CELEBRATING OUR INDUSTRY! Hero Arts and Pinkfresh Studios have come together to create a beautiful stamp set for this collaboration! You will see how versatile this stamp set is and all of the beautiful sentiments as you hop along to the other {Amazing} designers' blogs!

Before I share those links, you can see the beautiful set called You make a Difference! It is available for purchase at Pinkfresh  Studio HERE-You make a difference. Also, there will be an amazing giveaway as well! There will be 3 prizes, drawn from comments left across the blog hop:
- One winner will receive the stamp set!
- One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Pinkfresh Studio
- One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree at Hero Arts


Hoppers have until Sunday, August 18 to leave their comments, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Before I dive into the details of my card, don't forget to hop along to the rest of the designers' blogs (isn't that a spectacular line up?)
Kelly Lunceford {you are here}
Whew! Now that the business is out of the way, let me share the details about this gate-fold design. To begin this card, I took a piece of 4 1/4 by 11 white cardstock and scored it a 2 3/4 on one end and then 2 3/4 again on the other end to create a gate-fold card. I used my bone folder to get the folds nice and crisp. Once that was done, I put it into my mini MISTI and stamped the image a few times to get a saturated and crisp image. 
I used two of the sentiments paired together for the greeting on the inside. This was done by cutting a piece of cardstock 4 by 5 1/4 inches and then stamping it in my MISTI. I layered that on the inside of the gate-fold card using adhesive.

The outside of the card is colored using Copic markers in wildflower tones; red, yellow, purple, and white! I really love this selection of images and how fun they are to color! I also blended a little bit of green ink around the perimeter of the card using a blending brush. I just used whatever was left on the brush! LOL!

The sentiment on the front is heat embossed using white powder and then die cut using the AMAZING and VERSATILE Essentials: Fancy Label Frames die collection. I actually die cut two of them so that I could layer them together for stability AND weight since I wanted this detail to help weigh down the folded flaps. 

I die cut the next larger in the label frames collection out of white cardstock. At this point, I took a long strip of red cardstock and sandwiched it between the two, making sure to measure it at the correct length beforehand. I used foam squares between the black and white portion.
In this photo you can see that I only adhered the label and red strip to the left hand side of the card. I wanted it to give the impression of a belly band (of sorts) but not actually have one! As much as I LOVE a belly band, I think they can confuse the recipient! Once that was all done, I matted the entire white card onto a piece of black cardstock that measures 5 3/4 inches by 4 1/2. In the end, it comes out to be larger than a standard A2 sized card, but the envelopes that I purchase can handle the extra dimensions. The finishing touch is a few of the clear jewels from the Essentials Jewel Mix
I hope you've enjoyed today's hop! Don't forget to leave comments along the way for your chance to win the prize! Thanks for fluttering by!



109 comments:

Isabel Z said...

You are such a talented artist!

Ashley said...

That is so lovely. I am fairly new to card making and forget about making cards that fold differently, they have such an impact. I will definitely try a few in the coming weeks. I love the idea of the false belly band. Thank so much.

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Kelly
The card is beautiful and I learnt a new gate folding technique.thank you so much.

Susie, Clermont FL said...

Great technique with the gatefold makes this so pretty

Susan King said...

Love love the use of copics with this stamp set. So many wonderful combonations of color can be used!

Nancy R. said...

Your chosen colors for this card are beautiful. Such a neat stamp set and I like how you used it for a gatefold card!

vickie said...

Love the gate fold and colors of this card!

Billie Sue Woolley said...

Great idea to use this stamp set for a gatefold card. This is why I love blog hops-so many inspiring ideas for using a single set of stamps or products.

Debbie Rumpza said...

I always love cards that utilize black... so catchy! I really like the way you did the card front on the first one... so creative!

tina anglin said...

Stunning card, love it!

Kate said...

You cards are so beautiful and fun (loved the ghost ones :)

MadeByMeghanK said...

This is soooo cool! I love how it opens and the way you did the sentiments!

Cheeyl said...

Such a fun card. The red band makes the card pop!

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning card - LOVE this special fold card - very creative

LaVon HALL said...

Wow … what a clever idea for the set! Nicely done!

Fonda said...

Love the gate fold on this card. Great idea!

Lisa Byers said...

Love this design!! Very beautiful!! Love the colors!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Love this collaboration and the stamp set is gorgeous! Your card is stunning and love your color palette!

Christine Kiehl said...

Beautiful and classy card you crafted for the hop! 45 years indeed! wow!

Martha Herrera said...

Such gorgeous card! Love everything about it.
Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Karthikha said...

What a fun gate fold design for a beautiful card!! Love it! <3

Sentimental Scrapper said...

What a beautiful card and stamp set! I love the gate fold design and cheerful colors!

Nina Houghton said...

I love gate-fold cards. This one is beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

sharon g said...

WOW WOW WOW. This looks so gorgeous! LOVE how you colored the flowers

Karen H said...

OMG, love your coloring and the gatefold design!

Jackie said...

That's a beautiful gatefold card!

Jean said...

This is just so creative and beautiful!!

Nancy Stott said...

Beautiful card and I love the gatefold design!

Julie said...

Nice hate good idea

Jan Garber said...

Hope you don't mind, but I saved this one to my favorite card ideas folder! I love the way you repeated the sentiment inside and added the remaining thought! Beautiful card anyone would love to receive!

Heather M said...

Love your gate fold take on the set. Gorgeous coloring!

Mrsh1212 said...

This is such a great card. I love the design, and the colors are so vibrant. Truly lovely.

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Kelly and I love the design with the gate opening. So pretty!

jan metcalf said...

Great idea to do a gatefold on the black background, love this!

Marty said...

I love this card! It is such a clever belly band and I think the recipient would have no trouble figuring it out.

Patty said...

Very cool card!! I never think of making a different folded card..only the traditional folds!

Sue D said...

Pretty colors and I like this fold.

Teri S. said...

Super stamp set, pretty card & wonderful sentiment. The fold is a nice change as well.

Jo Ann McCullough said...

Beautiful card. Nice change by using the fold. Like your colors.

Joanne said...

Very pretty!

Sandra said...

Great stamp set and collaboration with two good companies. Nice card.

Golda said...

Your card is beautiful, but that fold adds so much fun to it! Great example.

Christine Healy said...

Your card is lovely...your coloring skills are top notch!!!

Sandy M said...

I love the gate fold. It makes an amazing card and your technique is beautiful.

Barbara-Jean said...

Really like your card, Kelly. The coloring is wonderful and so celebratory!

Lisa Moline said...

What a gorgeous card! I love that you cut it to make a gatefold card - that's really a different idea for this one!

Unknown said...

Love this gatefold idea!

Beverly said...

How creative to make this a gatefold card. It is simply gorgeous!

bzyPTmom said...

I love how you turned this into a gate fold and your "sort of" belly band. I'm not always into the belly band either, but I like how you made this card.

Ddmac58 said...

What a beautiful card and to make it a gatefold card, stunning!

Cynthia Berquist said...

Absolutely gorgeous gate fold card! I love the wild flower colors and red accent strip! Very charming stamp set and card!

McStamper said...

Great design and I love the beautiful colors you chose.

Robina Felker said...

Nice card

Robina Felker said...

Nice card

Sybi said...

How very clever to make this a gate-fold card and great color choices

Barbara said...

Okay! I had just become used to all the beautiful cards with the softer color palettes and you create this dazzling bright and bold card that is beautiful, too! And you make it a gate-fold card to change things up a bit, proving this is a great stamp set with lots of possibilities! Thanks to you for your creativity and to Hero Arts and Pinkfresh studio for this collaboration!

Kelsey Thomas said...

This is really pretty! :) Love the gatefold design.

beachgirl0323 said...

I love your card. The fold is really unique.

Annette Reed said...

Lovely card. The faux belly band is a perfect splash of color against your flowers.

V. K. said...

Love the colors you chose as they look so much like wildflower colors. Great card design.

sidney98 said...

Nice stamp set. Definitely would to win to add it to my stamp collection. Thanks for the chance to win. : )

Helen said...

This lovely set is perfect for your gorgeous gate fold card, Kelly! So pretty and special! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring our creativity.

Michelle Patricia Anders said...

Love the technique you used.

Pat G said...

WOW what a beautiful gate fold card. So different and colorful.

Hummingbird said...

Pretty gate fold card! Thanks for sharing.

Gab said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous card. Love the gatefold element

JMN said...

Beautiful card, love the gate-fold element. Thanks for sharing on this amazing blog hop.

Mona Sen said...

I don't know if I could love this card any more than I do - it is *stunning*!

April Z said...

What a beautiful card! I love the gatefold design and the bold colors. Seeing your cards also reminds me that I want to get those label dies.

Cindy C. said...

This gatefold card is absolutely gorgeous!! And the design so clever!

~amy~ said...

Love the gatefold design and the added black, so stunning.

ArlaMo said...

Love how you made this card. So pretty!

NWFlamingo said...

Beautiful. Copic coloring, with the black...perfection!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

I love the colors you chose for your card! The black touches really make the flowers and the colors pop!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

Love, love love!!! I have to say, that each and every designer has really brought something great to the table. Your card is beautiful, and I love the way you did something totally different with this stamp set.

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic card. Love how it
opens to reveal the sentiment.
Great coloring. thanks for
sharing.
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jeanneragan said...

OMG, this card is gorgeous! I like everything about it: the colors, the gatefold, the sentiment labels.....just so well put together. Thank you for the inspiration. And Congratulations to Hero Arts!

Lagene said...

I love this collaborative stamp set! Beautiful creation! Love the gate fold technique!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love your gatefold card!

Frances said...

Very pretty

Laurie said...

Such a pretty card! Love!

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NicPow01 said...

Looooooooove this stamp set and the way you have used it 😍

Jill said...

Amazing, can't even see the gate fold center!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful color combination! This is such a pretty collaboration set.

joni said...

Really cool card!!! I love the colors you used!!! So cute!!!

Laura said...

That card is just beautiful. I really like that stamp set. So pretty.

StinkerbellSteph said...

Love this look! The black and bright colors really pop! TFS!

red1979 said...

Lovely card. I always forget to use some of the creative folds when making my cards. Thanks for the inspiration. I’m loving this new stamp.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous stamps set and love gatefold card you have created!
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annaka said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it!

jeannieob said...

Such a pretty card. Love it. Love this Stamp set!

Andre M. said...

This gatefold design is pure delight, the colors are so fresh and lovely. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Greta said...

Neat design & beautiful coloring!

Susan B. said...

I love the delicate flowers but I really adore the sentiments. You made a beautiful card.

Kentucky Daisy said...

Truly lovely card!! I really like the Fancy Label Frame dies that you used for the exterior sentiment and the fact you made this a gate-fold card. I haven't tried doing that myself, but I think it is fun thing to make a card seem extra special. The colors you chose are really pretty and very eye-catching.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful gatefold card! I love the colors you used too! Such a pretty stamp set!

Unknown said...

I love that you did a gatefold card with this stamp you can barely tell where the card splits. I also love the faux belly and idea.

Annie said...

Love the gatefold, love the colors.Beautiful card.

Renee V said...

Love this pretty, interactive card!!!!

Cyndi said...

Wonderful card. I love the unique style and the coloring on this beautiful stamp set is gorgeous.

Kathy James said...

I love the black with the colorful flowers! This is a fabulous stamp set and you made a beautiful card with it!

Stanlee Runner said...

I love the use of this stamp for a gatefold card, just beautiful!

Laurie said...

Wow what a fun card!! Really like your banners on the front!!!

Lynn C said...

Wonderful card with the bright nature colors.

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card! Love your coloring.

Lee said...

Lovely gated card!

Kyle4143 said...

What a fun card I love the colors just gorgeous!

Dana M said...

Such a sweet and lovely card! I love the beautiful coloring and fun gatefold design.