Saturday, September 30, 2023

Best Florals with New Ink Colors - Pinkfresh Studio Instagram Release Hop

Hello! Today I am part of a fun Instagram hop to celebrate the new Pinkfresh Studio INK release. There are giveaways up for grabs, so hop on over to check that out if you haven't yet! I have had so much fun creating with this release - yesterday was the blog hop, and I shared a LOTS of cards for that! Today I'm sharing a fun layered and colorful card I created on YouTube Live a couple weeks ago with Lea Lawson as a sneak peek of the new ink colors. Between the two of us, we covered all of the ink families - not quite every shade, but pretty close! It was so fun! You can watch that video HERE if you want to see more details!

Here is the replay of the live video if you'd like to watch it here:

I used the You're the Best set for this card, stenciling the florals in different colors for variety. I used Mimosa, Turquoise, Hydrangea, Citron, Fruit Punch, Atlantis, Opulence, and Spanish Moss - then added Limoncello for the background. Before blending, I heat embossed the florals in Gold Pearl embossing powder. I used Ornate Ovals die cut from ivory glitter cardstock, and created a background using Dainty Plaid set - heat embossed in white, then ink blended with the new yellow/green tones. It needed a bit of softening, so I used a panel of vellum between the layers. A sentiment on a hand trimmed banner, and a few sparkly jewels finish this card off. Here are more photos of this card for you to check out:

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Friday, September 29, 2023

Pinkfresh Studio September 2023 Ink Release

 Good morning! Today is finally the day! We are having a blog hop to celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's September 2023 Ink Release! We have a new rainbow of 24 ink colors that have been forever in the works (available in full size, cube, and refills), a fabulous white pigment ink - as well as some gorgeous ink cube storage boxes sized to hold either 48 cubes, or 72 to cover all the new colors plus the old ones

You aren't going to want to miss a stop along the way - TONS of inspiration and prizes up for grabs! YAY! You can find links to all of the new release items I used on today's cards at the bottom of this post!

I've got lots of cards to share today - I've been creating lots with this new release! First up - I have this card that uses some of ALL the new color families all on one card - I love how well they work together!

I was super excited to pull out the Butterflies set - it had been quite a while since I had used it. I hot foiled it, and then used a mix of colors to hit all the rainbow order of the new inks. I used the following new ink colors for this: Peony, Begonia, Sunkissed, Mimosa, Hydrangea, Opulence, Limoncello, Citron, Spruce Tips, Lush Forest, Turquoise, and Paradise. I used the Blanket Stitch Slimline and Mini Slimline die to create my background, and added some texture with the Curvy Foliage die, cut several times and layered over. Sentiment is a mix of a hot foiled sentiment from Phrase Builder: Hello, and a sentiment from Best Thing stamp set. I finished off with LOTS of coordinating Glitter Drops, adding several to the butterflies, and also underneath the sentiment, and in the upper and lower corners. Here are some more photos of this card - keep scrolling to see details for the next card!

Next up, I focused on the lovely orange and deeper green families of inks.

For this card, I pulled out an older set again, called Floral Bunch. This one I stamped in Warm Buff ink, then ink blended with the following new colors: Sunkissed, Mimosa, Mango Sorbet, Fruit Punch, Eucalyptus, and Spruce Tips. I layered that die cut in an Ornate Oval, die cut from ivory glitter cardstock, and trimmed off the extra on the bottom right, tucking a bit of it in the upper left corner so it didn't go to waste. I added some Small Butterflies, heat embossed in white on vellum, a Prefoiled Sentiment, and a few Metallic Gold Pearls to finish off. Here are more photos of this card:

Next up - a little focus on the pinks and lighter yellow/green inks!

For this card, I used Blooming Branch, heat embossed in gold, then ink blended with Cherry Blossom, Peony, Begonia, Mulberry Blush, Citron, and Spanish Moss. I love the way these feel fresh and spring like cherry blossoms! I added the bird cage from Best Thing die set, cut from glitter cardstock, then decided to add some more of the Small Butterflies leftover from the first card - so maybe it's a butterfly cage? I added a prefoiled sentiment, some more gold pearls, a bit of twine tied at the top, and this card was done! Here are more photos of this one:

Next up, mixing the pinks, oranges, and the lighter shades of the deeper green tones!

For this one I used the Happy Dance set, stamped in Rocky Slope ink, then blended with the stencils in: Sunkissed, Mimosa, Mango Sorbet, Peony, Begonia, Sage, and Eucalyptus. I used a panel with a die cut circle from Nested Circles, and added one of the last of those little Small Butterflies from the previous cards. Sentiment is from Basic Banners: Celebrate, and I finished off with a few Pixie Dust ombre glitter drops. Here is a closer look at this card:

This next card features the lovely purples that are part of this release, as well as more of those deeper greens.

For this card I used Pretty Blossoms, the hot foil version. I ink blended the stencils with Sheer Freesia, Wisteria, Hydrangea, Spruce Tips, and Lush Forest, then die cut with the coordinating die. I added a frame with Stitched Scallop Rectangles die. Sentiment was created with Phrase Builder: Hello, and I added a few Sparkling Champagne pearls to finish off. Here is a closer look at this card:

And finally - this card proved hard to photograph and capture the colors - I think I was losing my light by this time. But this is featuring some of the pretty new turquoise tones, as well as a bit of the pink and oranges.

For this card I used the Folk Floral Print stencils, and blended in Waterfall, Paradise, Sunkissed, Mango Sorbet, and Cherry Blossom. Sentiment is prefoiled for this one - and I added some sparkly Iridescent Clear Drops, as well as a few more of those butterflies to this card! Here are more photos of this final card:


Make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win one of 5 $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 Monday, October 9, 2023 - 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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