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Pinkfresh Studio July 2022 Release Blog Hop & Giveaway!


Hello! Hello! I have something extra special to share today. I am honored to be joining Pinkfresh Studio for a blog hop & giveaway in celebration of their newest release.

What’s a blog hop?

If you’re not familiar with a blog hop, let me explain… Pinkfresh Studio has challenged several of our crafty friends to create projects with the new release. Each one of us has made something special, and we’ve all posted it at the same time. We will each link to the next blogger, so you can hop along in a circle to see each one like a virtual parade! It’s so very fun. There are also giveaways! I’ll share more details here in a bit, but for now let’s get on with the project tutorial…

Step 1: Embossing

I started by heat embossing the Inky Floral Background stamp onto a few different papers since I wasn’t sure yet which direction I was going. I ended up choosing a teal patterned paper from the Happy Heart 6×6 paper pad and a sheet of watercolor paper both embossed with rose gold powder.

Step 2: Base Layers

Once I settled on the background, I trimmed it to 4″x5.25″ and added it to a top folding A2 card base. I also used white card stock to die cut a Gazebo and four frames using the Stitched Scallop Rectangles die set.

Step 3: Stencil

Next, I used the Inky Floral Background Stencils to ink blend over the embossed background on watercolor paper. The colors I chose were Ballet Slipper, Bubble Gum, Coral Reef, Passion Fruit, Apricot, and Lavender.

Step 4: Floral Arranging

To give the gazebo a bit more oomph, I heat embossed it with three layers of brass powder and created a vellum shadow layer using the outline of the metal die as a template. I also fussy cut several of the blooms to build a bouquet.

I then secured the top half of the gazebo to the vellum shadow layer so I could arrange and tuck blooms in and around it. A couple spots of liquid glue were used to attach them allowing a bit of dry down time to fiddle with the final placement and to allow the petal ends to curl up.

Once I was happy with the arrangement, I added foam tape behind the piece in areas where it wouldn’t show through the vellum and secured it to the card front.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

To finish off the card, I added white pigment and shimmer splatter, Sparkling Champagne pearls, and a sentiment from the Rainbow Sentiments Ephemera pack.

And there you have the finished card! I really hope you like it.

Giveaway Details

Okay, now let’s talk about the prizes… Pinkfresh will be giving away TEN $25 gift cards. Winners for the gift cards will be picked from the blog hop comments. So, check out the new collection HERE, and leave a comment below this post telling me which product is your favorite. In addition, Pinkfresh Studio will also be giving away the full release as a grand prize to one winner over on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel. Winners will be chosen & posted on 5 August 2022 on the Pinkfresh GIVEAWAY PAGE. (Prizes need to be claimed within the 2 weeks following.)

What’s next?

Okay, once leave your comment below to enter the giveaway, then you’re all done with this stop. I’m the caboose on this hop, so your next destination should be the Pinkfresh Studio blog. Before you leave, I do hope you’ll subscribe and consider joining me on your favorite social platform. You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube. I hope to see you again soon. Until next time… stay crafty!

– Laura Evangeline

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83 thoughts on “Pinkfresh Studio July 2022 Release Blog Hop & Giveaway!”

  1. Love it all! But since I already have a lot..probably the Go For It set…can’t just get one part.. would be my first choice! As always, love your work!

  2. This release is so fun. I love the fall colors that can be used with so many of the fun products.

  3. I really like the way you explained the process for this card! It makes me want to try to make it myself. Thank you!

  4. Fantastic! These are so beautiful! Loving that Gazebo die especially with the Vellum–WOW!!!

  5. So much to love about this card; mixed metals, same stamp used two ways and pre-foiled sentiments. Just gorgeous!

  6. Wow! I love all the processes you used on this card! Stamping the Floral Background on printed paper is a great idea and then how you added the vellum was brilliant!

  7. Three thoughts? Ok. How can I get all of this release? The washi is amazing! Can I have this release and hide in my craft room for a month? And that would just be a start on trying to do all the ideas for these different products! Love this!

  8. Beautiful card. I love that you heat embossed your patterned paper. Never thought to do that. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. The gazebo and scallops look so pretty together, along with the greyed flowered paper. Really pretty design for a card. And the vellum resembles glass. NICE

  10. Absolutely beautiful card! Great job! I love this new release!!! Thanks for sharing❤️

  11. Such a beautiful card! I have never thought to emboss a background stamp onto patterned paper. Definitey going to try this!

  12. Love your card and the whole release. My favorite is probably the plaid stamp and plaid stencil.

  13. The gazebo is fantastic! The vellum shadow layer and the brass embossed die cuts make a fabulous statement!

  14. I am in love with this new release and so impressed with the “refreshing” of products and extending the product suite. The sunflower washi update is genius!

  15. I am in love with this new release and so impressed with the “refreshing” of products and extending the product suite.

  16. I am in love with this new release and so impressed with the “refreshing” of products and extending the product suite. The sunflower washi update is genius!

  17. Hi, Laura – This is such a pretty card and so much richer for starting with that patterned paper! Love the gazebo!!
    Lori S in PA

  18. Incredible! I love the colours you used on the flowers, with the white splatter they look almost galaxy inspired!

  19. i never think about embossing on patterned paper, what a way to elevate a card..and use some of those patterns that are minimal and just not in love with! The triple embossing on the gazebo though that is stunning!!

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