Hello friends! Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Stamp & Die blog hop. You should be coming from Ivana’s blog, and your next stop is Keeway’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to the Pinkfresh Studio Blog. More details on the hop and giveaways will be outlined below.
There are so many beautiful products in this release, and I made 3 cards using some of the stamps and dies.
For my first card, I used the Sparkle With Magic stamp set. I decided to recreate my watercolor background that I made for the Pinkfresh Studio August release, which you can see here. I got a couple of comments asking for a process video for that card, so this time, I filmed a video for my YT channel.
I used the Pinkfresh Studio watercolors, in the shades Emerald City, Sapphire, and Aquamarine. Once my background panel was dry, I trimmed it down, and heat embossed some of the pieces of the stamp set with gold embossing powder. That’s the beauty of this stamp set. You can go as simple or as detailed as you want. I tend to be a more minimal crafter, if you will…I like clean lines, white space, and a graphic look.
On a sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the large image, then used my Copic Markers to color the images. Next, I die cut the coordinating die with green cardstock. I glued the die cut on top if the colored images, then trimmed away the excess white cardstock.
I used Distress Inks for my background. I used on of Kristina Werner’s Distress Oxide ink combinations. I didn’t have a couple of the colors in the Distress Oxide ink pads, so I used my regular Distress Inks instead. The Distress Inks didn’t come out as soft as the Distress Oxide Inks would have, but I like the way it turned out anyway. The colors are Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Blueprint Sketch. I used some watered down white acrylic paint to add falling snow to my background.
I stamped the sentiment at the very bottom, then adhered the tree with foam tape. To finish off my card, I added some Pinkfresh Studio crystals in different colors to match my background.
For my last card, I used the Cozy Christmas Wishes stamp set.
My first thought was to color the image in with my Copic markers, but I decided to do something different this time. I used my Prismacolor pencils, and the no line coloring technique. This card took me quite a while to color, but I love the results! I knew I wanted the little sparkly diamonds to be yellow, so I stamped the hole image in really light yellow ink. Next, I did some masking, and stamped just the sentiment again with Versamark ink, then heat set it with gold embossing powder. I decided to stamp the little Pine sprigs, so I did a bit of lazy masking (i.e. lots of post it tape), and used an ink cube to ink and stamp each little sprig. I trimmed down the card panel, then used a corner chomper to round the corners. I wanted to highlight the sweet blue bird a little more, so I used a blue card base.
I love how my cards turned out, and I hope you did too! Don’t forget to check out this new holiday collection!
On to the blog hop and giveaway details:
- Leave a comment on my blog post for a chance to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store!
- All winners will be posted on Monday Oct 7, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.
Here is the blog hop order:
Jung AhSang *you are here*
Keeway Tsao <— YOUR NEXT STOP!
Thanks for stopping by!