Thursday, April 29, 2021

Pinkfresh Studio April 2021 Stamp, Stencil, Die, and Hot Foil Release


Happy day, friends! Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio April 2021 Stamp, Stencil, Die, and Hot Foil Release! I know I say it EVERYTIME, but this is such a FABULOUS release! I'm sharing two cards with you today and then I'll provide the links for the other participating designers' blogs at the bottom of today's post! Pinkfresh Studio will be giving the ENTIRE release away to two lucky winners; one from the You Tube Channel and one on the Facebook page! Winners will be announced HERE on May 6th and you will have 2 weeks to claim your prize! Also, make sure to leave a comment here, and on every stop on the hop, for a chance to win one of TEN $25 dollar gift certificates!



My first card for today's hop uses the enchanting new Rare and Beautiful stamp set. This is such  fun an easy new set to use that allows you to switch up the colors to create unique looks! I especially love the Rare and Beautiful Die because it cuts both the outline image as well as the portion for the sentiment for some fun options. You could die cut the sentiment portion directly on the main die to create a shaker card with the sentiment stamped on the main panel, if that makes sense. For my card today, I just die cut it and then mounted it over the top using foam squares for maximum dimension!

To begin, I die cut both the main piece and the sentiment piece. I used the negative portion of the cardstock to line up the image. It really is such a lifesaver with these intricate type images with lots of points and edges. I stamped the leafy portion of the image using Tidal Pond ink and then stamped the flowers using Passion Fruit ink. You could carefully ink up each of the different flowers for a more colorful look, too! Please note, with this particular image, it is a MUST that you completely press the image flat on your stamping block OR inside your MISTI. I had a bubble in mine which I got ink on and then it transferred to my cardstock. I had to re-do it and I don't want you to make the same unfortunate mistake! ha ha!

I used the same technique for the sentiment by using the negative portion of the cardstock to carefully line up the sentiment and then picked it up with the lid of my mini MISTI and then added the cardstock die back into the negative space and stamped it in black.

I added it to the leafy portion using mini foam squares. I love this simple and easy result, but of course, you know me, I love to step things up just a notch! For the background, I stenciled a white panel using the Layered Sunburst Stencils and then die cut the panel using the Essentials: Stitched Rectangles  die set.

I also added glittery oval that was die cut using the Essentials: Ornate Oval die. I just love that added depth and dimension that it gives the card, as well as a shock of sparkle! The entire panel is layered onto a top folding A2 card base using foam squares.

My second card for today uses one of my favorite suite of products from the new release; Reason to Smile stamp setReason to Smile die, and Reason to Smile layering stencils. This particular stencil set comes with an entire stencil dedicated just to the different sentiments that will fit inside this gorgeous wreath. I chose to use the "HELLO" stencil. PLEASE NOTE: Because all of the words are on one stencil, you will need to use a strip of washi tape or a post-it note to cover up the sentiments above and below as to not accidentally get them on your project. I thought was being careful, but I wasn't careful enough! eek!

For this card, I die cut the wreath portion using the Reason To Smile die and then stamped the outline image Olive ink with the Reason to Smile stamp set. Now, you could do the outline in any color you want; black is usually popular, but I really love how the tone on tone wreath turned out! I went ahead and used the stencils to finish up the wreath.

I die cut the beautiful background piece using the Modern Blooms die and added both Fresh Pear and Grassy Knoll ink using a blender brush around the edges. I layered it onto a white panel that has been die cut using the Essentials: Stitches Die using liquid glue.

I layered the wreath over the top using foam squares and added some gems as well. The sentiment is heat embossed using black detail powder onto a strip of vellum for a sheer look. I wrapped it around the focal panel and secured it in the back with a bit of tape. The entire panel is layered onto a top folding A2 cardbase using additional foam squares. Well friends, that's all for me today, but make sure to head to the other designers' blogs to see their gorgeous creations! Thanks for fluttering by!
 

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83 comments:

tycodmom said...

Fabulous cards! I really love the bright green on the second card. It's so cheerful. TFS

Becky Green said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL, Kelly! I LOVE ALL of the FANCY lines!!!! It just makes your cards SO FEMININE!!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! ;)<3

Amy M said...

Love the way the sentiments fit into the stamps. Awesome cards!

NancyR said...

Such wonderful bright and cheery cards! Anyone would love to get them. Thanks for sharing.

Pennie said...

Beautiful cards!

Lubin Helen said...

This is a new hobbies for me and Pink Fresh Studio was the first company to catch my eye over and over again. The April release is so beautiful. Thanks you for the inspiration on this new release.

B. said...

Love your cards. They are so bright and lively. Thanks for the inspiration.

Emily said...

Awesome cards.

Avra Williams said...

Such pretty cards!

Bernadette said...

Love all the beautiful layers of that first card!

jan metcalf said...

Love your use of silver on the first card, just right for the sentiment, and the beautiful, cheery color on the second! The cover die is a great layering detail!

Crafting with Jeanne said...

Beautiful card projects. Thanks for sharing your talents with us. This release is truly fabulous and I can't wait to try some of the products for myself.

Karen F. said...

Your cards are beautiful! Creating a beautiful card will be a snap with these new products!

Ingrid said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors you chose!

Jan said...

That green really pops.

MoTurner said...

Beautiful cards! Your projects are so inspiring!

MoTurner said...

Beautiful cards! Your projects are so inspiring!

Jan in Tucson said...

Your cards are just yummy!

mel h said...

Love the beautiful pink and teal combination on these cards. Just lovely!

Denise J. said...

Thanks for sharing! The black embossing on vellum is really cool!

Tiesha McKinney said...

These are such nice cards. Loving this release!

Daria Z. said...

Beautiful cards! I love all of the layers, especially the cover die on the second card.

Cathy said...

WOW! What a beautiful release

Heidi H said...

I really liked how you layered the wreath over the die. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Karen said...

Beautiful cards!

Sabine Edelmann said...

Fabulous cards and ideas here!! Great color combos!! Thanks for sharing!

Kinjal Trivedi said...

If I got the cards, I'd definitely feel the shine coming through :) Amazing cards!

Becky Reames said...

So pretty! Thank you for sharing!

Jackie said...

Wow, these are simply stunning!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful cards. Love the
layering of the first card.
The blue rays are a fantastic
idea. thanks for sharing
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Christy Malone said...

I love your card designs! Thanks for sharing!

jan farnworth said...

what fun bold cards

Unknown said...

Very nice cards. So bright and colorful. A nice change from all the pastels.

Anushree Vaish said...

Lovely work on each card!!

Eve N said...

Great cards. You used the Reason to Smile Wreath exactly how I pictured using it, but your diecut flowers under it gave me an even better idea for creating with it.

Kathryn Frantz said...

Just so lovely! Thank you for the inspiration!

Mary Kay Ross said...

So gorgeous, Kelly! I love these cards and the colors that you used. Beautiful!

Mrsfish02 said...

Beautiful color Kelly. I am loving the new slimline sets and the smile set is right up there too. Pinkfresh does not disappoint every time for sure!! TFS

addicted.to.ink said...

So pretty!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Gorgeous designs! I love the sunburst background!

Luanne said...

So stunning! I love the wreath set - total favorite, and you rocked it with your green outline!

Melissa Leftrick said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Lyn H. said...

Beautiful cards! Loving the sentiment on the first one and how the new release integrates with older releases. Thanks for sharing.

Sue D said...

Beautiful. I like the colors and sparkle.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the focus on the sentiments and the rays!

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colors and the sentiments...
Thanks for sharing.

Kailash said...

Really beautiful, love those bright colors!

Carol Wortman said...

I cant get over how pretty and intricate that cover die cuts. Gorgeous!

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Holly's Handmade Card said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love all the colors combination you chose.

Cheriese said...

love these cards!!

Darcy Shelstad said...

You used all of my favorite sets from this launch. Enjoyed seeing what you had done with them.

Roxy T said...

I love what the Ornate Oval in glitter brought to the design. It is just the right amount of sparkle.

Titus said...

Soooo pretty!❤️

Anneleise Hampson said...

Love how you paired the sunburst background stencil with your first card! So amazing how everything works so well together!

Miriam Prantner said...

Loving all the layers on your cards, especially that first one, I really love that sentiment!

Gail Spresser said...

Loving these cards, especially the Hello Card. Thank you for sharing.

Ruth Cooper said...

Very pretty!

ShariM said...

Fabulous cards!

Karen said...

Another set of fabulously layered cards---with gorgeous new products!

Patricia said...

Your cards are very beautiful!!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous layering and color combos! Love the details you add to your cards!

Gail Davidson said...

I always love your cards Kelly! These are no exception. xo

Nan said...

Lovely cards!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Gorgeous cards!

Kristie Goulet said...

Super gorgeous cards!

Patty said...

Love the beautiful colors on your first card and the awesome layers on your second!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

love the yummy layering on your cards

Connie Johanns said...

The Reason to smile stamp and stencil is a great value!!! Thank you!

Kathy Mc said...

Kelly, your gorgeous creations always give me a reason to smile. Appreciate your added tips, too. Great release!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful release- and your creations are amazing!

Dana M said...

Amazing cards! Bright and beautiful. I love the addition of texture and shine from the glitter paper and vellum.

DorothyA said...

Beautiful cards!!! My favorite is the 1st card with the teal color in so many places! I love that glittery oval frame- the whole card is quite fairy tale like to me!

KWells said...

Beautiful! Looks like a beautiful garden!

momi said...

Such a gorgeous cards, Kelly! Love the first one especially. Beautiful color combo and I can't handle that glitterally frame! Because it's so good!!!

Heather Jacobs said...

These cards are amazing! The "hello" card is my favorite!

Jeannie said...

Beautiful colors on both cards!

sharon g said...

Your hello card is especially cute. LOVE the colors

JMN said...

Gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing.

berryblue said...

Your cards are gorgeous! I love the sunburst you added behind the first card! The colors are so pretty! And then that background die on the second card is so bright and colorful. Just perfection!

Sandy said...

So pretty! Thanks for the inspiration.

Tanja said...

Lovely cards, I particularly like the colours of the second one.

Tina Z. said...

absolutely stunning!