Monday, November 22, 2021

Pinkfresh Studio November 2021 Essentials Release

 Good morning! Today is an amazing blog hop to celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's November Essentials Release! There are so many fun items in this release - all great essential items that you can use on all your projects! You aren't going to want to miss a stop along the way - TONS of inspiration and prizes up for grabs! YAY!


I combined lots of the new dies on my 3 projects to share today!


For this first card, I used the adorable new Shaker Hearts die as a focal point for my card. Love the size of these, and how they have the stitching on both sides of the die - so you get the stitching on the die cut, as well as the negative. Love the negative space on this card!


I created the frame using the adorable new Sweet Leaves frame - it's a great simple 2 layer stencil, perfect for testing out layering stencils if you want to see how they work! I used Blue Jay and Marigold for a nice bold and fun color combo.


I die cut the smaller heart from some gray cardstock, and tucked it behind the leaves, popping it up on some scraps of paper (to keep the dimension a bit toned down from foam adhesive).


I added a bit of yellow cardstock behind the heart to coordinate with the yellow flowers, popping up that panel with some more paper scraps for a shadow effect. Finished off with a sentiment from Daisy Slimline Frame stamp set, heat embossed on a bit of black cardstock and hand trimmed into a banner shape. A few of those new Matte Silver Metallic Pearls finish this one off!


My next card all started simply with the heart I die cut from the gray cardstock for the first card - and I use a total of SIX different new products on it!


The background of this card uses the recently released Dahlia Bunch cling stamp, stamped with Rocky Slope for a tone on tone soft effect.


Next, I layered up the heart over the top of dies cut from these sets in order: Blanket Stitched Squares, Folk Edge Squares, Blanket Stitched Rectangles, and Foldable Shaker Tags (I folded this in half just to make a simple white tag). 


I love all the white layers with the texture from the dies. And I used some paper scraps tucked between for dimension, without using ALL foam adhesive - that would have been a bit TOO dimensional!


I added a sentiment from Charming Floral Border stamp set stamped in Detail Black ink on a strip of white cardstock to mount over the sentiment. Finished off with some sheer ribbon, and a few more of those Matte Silver Metallic Pearls tucked on each side. Monochromatic and fun!


And finally - perhaps one of my favorite cards to share today! The washi never gets old, and is a perfect pair for the new Essential dies in this release!


For this card, I die cut a panel of white cardstock with the largest Blanket Stitched Rectangles, and die cut a Blanket Stitched Square out of the center on a diagonal (that is actually the one I used on the last card - love when you don't have to waste anything!).


I used a bit of Ivory cardstock behind the window, adding some foam adhesive between, for a bit of soft contrast with the white card front. I love the combo of cream and white together!


Then I framed around the window a bit with some Hydrangea and Rose washi tape, die cut with the coordinating dies. I adhered it with liquid glue, curling up the edges for some more dimension.


I used a sentiment from Brushed Sentiments hot foil plate, also die cut with the coordinating dies. I love how the gold sentiment sets off the gold foil on that washi tape!


Final touch was a few of those Matte Gold Metallic Pearls - you wouldn't think the matte would work with the hot foil, but surprisingly, it works so beautifully together!


GIVEAWAY INFO:

Make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win one of 10 $25 gift certificate to Pinkfresh Studio chosen from comments left across the hop! All winners will be chosen and posted on the Pinkfresh Blog on Tuesday, November 30, 2020 - so make sure and check back to see if you were a winner! Winners must check that page and claim their prize within 2 weeks.

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44 comments:

  1. Stunning cards! I love this new essentials release!

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  2. Wow, your cards are stunning. Love the blue/yellow combo with the gray background and black sentiment. That really pops. And the tag card is gorgouse--I love simple designs--probably because I don't know how to do them well. Beautiful!

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  3. Thank you Heather for all that gorgeous inspiration. The blue and yellow combo is stunning! I do really like those Matt silver embellishments too.

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  4. What a great variety. I started out loving the bright colors of the first card and then kept on loving with the off set diamond and the layering too. Thanks for so many ideas.

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  5. Lovely cards. If I had to choose a favorite it would be the Thank You card. I'm love foiling!

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  6. I love all your cards. The grey and white would be a lovely wedding or 25th anniversary card.

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  7. beautiful cards! Your blue/yellow card calls out to my Swedish roots and I love the washi - very creative!

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  8. Wow Heather all of your cards are stunning! I just love all the different styles.

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  9. Ooooh whT fabulous cards. The blue one packs such an impact while I love the elegance of the gray toned one 😍

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  10. Love the new details on the essentials dies

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  11. Great cards! I love your blue and yellow one!

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  12. Love them all! Especially the blue and yellow!

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  13. Such stunning cards! I love the blue and yellow colour combination, I always forget how well those colours go together!

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  14. Wow, thank you so much for these inspiration -- these cards are gorgeous (especially the 1st one!)

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  15. All 3 of these are amazing! I love the blue/yellow combo and those brushed sentiments are awesome!

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  16. Beautiful cards! Gorgeous layering!

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  17. love that blue and yellow card, so pretty!

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  18. This is such a sweet card design and I really like the colors. Great new essentials from Pinkfresh.

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  19. The white card with the soft gray is just gorgeous!!!

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  20. Eautiful cards, Heather but the last one is my favorite as I am a flower junkie! The design is beautiful and the washi tape is gorgeous. The wish list cont8nues to grow!

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  21. I really like the first one--the folk art/Scandinavian look

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  22. Amazing, delightful inspiration Heather! Love these new essentials!

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  23. Hi, HH - Love all of these. My two faves are the "here for you" card for its bold, rich hues and the "thank you" card for its awesome coloring. The lights/darks you chose complement each other beautifully. Your new release rocks!
    Lori S in PA

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  24. I can BARELY choose a favorite, but it has to be the blue foliage border card!! The combination of the bright blue and yellow really pops!!

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  25. Thanks for sharing your designs, they are all wonderful. I love the blue yellow combination card, two colors that go well together.

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  26. Beautiful designs Heather, love them all!!

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  27. Gorgeous cards! I love all the layers on the second card!

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  28. Wonderful cards! I love all the dimension!

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  29. Your cards are so pretty, I love the one in Blue and Yelow-one of my favorite color combos

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  30. Wonderful when you can use "trash" from
    one card on another card. All of the
    cards are wonderful. thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Amazing cards. So much inspiration.

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  32. Such beautiful cards! The gray is so elegant!

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  33. Beautiful cards! I love the new dies, especially the blanket stitch edge design!

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  34. Lovely cards! There are such wonderful products in this release. My two favorites are the shaker tag and blanket stitch dies.

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  35. Beautiful card. Love that brushed sentiments in the hot foil!

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  36. A very impressive showing this hop Heather. All of them are very pretty. I think I have to give my vote to the grey and white sending love card. Not only is it easy, elegant and perfect for a wedding card but you challenged yourself to use SIX of the new products in one. Very cool.

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  37. loving your cards - the layering of these dies is very inspiring

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  38. Love the gray sending you so much love card. The layered backgrounds are wonderful and the crisp white bow is so elegant. Very unique card layout..

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  39. Wow, the gray card is stunning!

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