The ‘friend‘ is hot foiled with Matte Gold foil too, and the sentiment is the same as the first card, from from the Happy Dance stamp set. Would you believe I stopped myself from adding bling, though?? Say whaaaat?
That’s it from me for today, but I hope you will enjoy the rest of the hop and don’t forget that you can win the ENTIRE RELEASE from Pinkfresh by commenting on their release blog post, and also the release YouTube video!! As always, there are also TEN $25 gift vouchers up for grabs along the blog hop, so the more you comment, the bigger chance to win!
Winners will be announced on Aug 23rd, on the Pinkfresh GIVEAWAY PAGE, so make sure to earmark that URL and the date, as you will need to claim your prize within 2 weeks.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, and have a lovely week!
OOOOOH, so much sparkle happening today! This is my second post of the day, as it’s also release day from Crafty Meraki. After months of planning and testing, there is now hot foil plates available!!
We are celebrating with a YouTube hop, so make sure you head on over to my YouTube channel to hop along. There is some insane inspiration along the way, and it wouldn’t be a celebration without a giveaway. This is one prize you are not going to want to miss: you can win a Glimmer Hot Foil System!!!
I’m not going to keep you for much longer, as all the action is over on YouTube, but I hope you will join us there! However, if you can’t wait to grab some of these fab products for yourself, you can head on over to Crafty Meraki via this link and use the code ERICA10 at checkout for 10% off your order!
Today I’m excited to be blog hopping with Pinkfresh and friends! We are celebrating the July release and as usual, there is a load of gorgeous and versatile products coming out.
You should have come from the fabulous Emily Midgett and the next stop is the incomparable Heather Hoffman. If you get lost along the way you can find the entire lineup on the Pinkfresh blog post, as well as via the InLinkz link.
I have mixed and matched some older goodies with the new release. The Stitched Scallop Rectangle diecut is one of my all-time faves from Pinkfresh, it’s so pretty, so versatile and in my opinion it really elevates a simple card design without taking the focus away from the focal point on the card. I also love the Dotted Scalloped cover plate. It’s such a gorgeous pattern and was the perfect thing for this card.
The Go For It suite is new for July, and it’s such a lovely and dainty image, yet packs a punch. How is that for awesomeness? For this card I have used all but the stamp itself, and soft spring colours, despite it being a heat wave right now. I should have gone for fiery colours perhaps but I’m really drawn to yellow on cards.
To put the card together I have layered up a lot of the pieces for that lovely dimensional look. The background is propped up, the sentiments are stacked, the frame is layered with a white one under the yellow, and the flower heads are raised up with foam tape. The final touch were some dainty clear crystals, for a morning dew or raindrop look.
The pattern in created with the Fall Leaf Border stencils, and bright happy ink colours. Once I had ink blended the pattern, I fussy cut along the border of them to cut off the excess white space.
I picked another sentiment from the set, Thank you, this time and used yellows and apricot colours to create the look before cutting them out with the coordinating diecut. These are also raised, but with foam tape this time.
To keep with the colour scheme I used Sunshine Jewels for this card, and quite a restrained amount, for me.
That is it from me for today, but I hope you have found some inspiration here with me and along the hop. The next stop is Heather Hoffman, and you can also find the entire hop list via the InLinkz list here.
As it’s a blog hop, there are of course giveaways and prizes!
GIVEAWAYS: -You can win the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel! All you have to do is leave comments on both new release posts, and that’s it! -There are also a total of TEN $25 gift cards to be won along the hop. Winners are drawn randomly from all the comments left on the blogs, so the more you hop and comment, the better your chances to win!
Winners will be announced on August 5, 2022 on the Pinkfresh GIVEAWAY PAGE. Please note that you must check that page and claim your prize within 2 weeks, so mark your calendars and check back!
For transparency, I have used compensated affiliate links all throughout this post, for your convenience, and at no extra cost to you. If you shop via these links I get a small commission from Pinkfresh directly as a thank you for directing you to them. Everything I earn from these links are currently going to the ‘Forever Craft Room Renovation Fund’ as I have a lot of work to be done on the room that will be my craft room in the house we bought a couple of months ago.
Here is a photo of it, and I will be making sure to share lot of updates as it comes to life. Thank you so much if you chose to support me by shopping with these links, I appreciate it a lot!!
Thanks again for stopping by, lots of love and happy crafting from Erica
Today I am hopping along with the Pinkfresh design team and friends to celebrate the June release. You should have come here from the lovely Emily Mydlowski, my in life real friend!! I am the last stop on the hop, so if this is your first stop, hop on to Pinkfresh from here. You can find the entire lineup there.
This one is mostly done with the leftover inks from the super bright one. Pretty amazing, right? It does help to get more definition and depth if you go slightly lighter than you think you might need to, on the first layer.
The key to the rainbow layering is to ink blend the same colour over the same parts of the stencils, on each and every layer.
With more of the leftover ink, I created the soft background on another panel I had also heat embossed with the Garden Rose image. This one was a bit of a mishap, as I actually forgot to ink up the image before pouring on the embossing powder, so it was only the tiniest bit of embossing ink on the paper.. that’s what happens sometimes when you are engrossed in a true crime podcast and forget where you were in the card making process.
The card with the white background is also heat embossed with the same Garden Rose stamp, with the help of a big MISTI, so I could get the whole piece covered. This one I left white though.
Well, that’s it from me for today, but I hope you enjoyed this post and will consider entering the Pinkfresh Monthly Challenge yourself. Just by entering you are in with the chance to win a $50 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio shop!! Winners are drawn by random so you really have nothing to lose by entering.
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May is Studio Katia’s 7th Birthday and we couldn’t let it pass without thanking all of you and also Katia for her amazing products. Like many around the world, the last few years haven’t been the greatest for Katia and the design team wanted to let her know how much she is loved and appreciated.
We are offering three $25 CAD gift certs as prizes for the hop and to be in with a chance of winning we just need you to comment on all the stops on the hop and share a little bit of love for Katia along the way. The blog hop will run until 7th June with winners being announced soon after here on the Studio Katia blog.
Once this was set with my heat tool, and I had let it cool down, I spritzed the paper very generously with water and then added LOTS of colour with Karin Markers. If you check out the video, you can see how quick and easy it is.
After allowing that to dry, I added about two million little dots on top, with each Karin marker that was in that area. So yellow dots on top of the yellow part, green dots on the green, and so fort.
Today I’m one of the stops on the Pinkfresh May release blog hop!
You should have come here from Emily Midgett’s blog, and the next stop on the hop is the fabulous Heather Hoffman! You can also find the entire lineup via the <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="http://<!– start InLinkz code –> <div class="inlinkz-widget" data-uuid="ddeeb5b228ff49a2a1c1104301d77c1a" style="width:100%;margin:30px 0;background-color:#eceff1;border-radius:7px;text-align:center;font-size:16px;font-family:'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif"> <div style="padding:8px;"><p style="margin-bottom:15px;">You are invited to the <strong>Inlinkz</strong> link party!</p> <a href="https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/ddeeb5b228ff49a2a1c1104301d77c1a" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" style="padding:5px 20px;background:#209cee;text-decoration:none;color:#efefef;border-radius:4px;">Click here to enter</a></div></div> <span style="display: none;">https://fresh.inlinkz.com/js/widget/load.js?id=a8b40ada7693d64e5923</span> InLinkz link here, and at the bottom of this post.
I don’t have a lot of projects finished, but I have ink blended and foiled lots of pieces so I will be sharing those as I go along. For now, let’s get to the two cards I do have.
Here I have gone BRIGHT with the colours and I love how it turned out!
Because this is so vivid and gorgeous, I wanted to keep the background somewhat simple but still with some ka-pow, so I used the Stained Glass hot foil plate with gold foil.
I don’t think anyone is surprised that I did use bling on both of the cards, right? Those Gold Pearls are so versatile and work on a variety of projects.
I have also used the new Scripted Sentiments, because they are rather lovely! If you don’t have a hot foil machine, it comes with a stamp set as well.
This I propped up with two more pieces for dimension, and then this was all layered up and this card was finished also!
Now for the stuff you have been waiting for!! GIVEAWAYS: -Pinkfresh will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel. -Pinkfresh will also be giving away a total of TEN $25 gift cards along the hop. As per usual with blog hops – the winners will be picked from the comments, so the more you comment, the more chances of you winning!
Pinkfresh will pull the winners & post them on June 3, 2022 on their GIVEAWAY PAGE. Please make sure to check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks. Good luck!
That’s it from me for today but I really hope you have enjoyed this, and the rest of the hop! I have used compensated affiliate links in this post, for your convenience and at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much if you support me by shopping with these links!
Today I’m popping in to show you a card I made for the May Pinkfresh challenge, where the theme is Anything Spring. If you haven’t heard of this challenge before, you have been missing out. Just by participating, and linking up your card by May 31st, you are in with a chance to win a $50 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio shop!
You can use the graphic as a mood board if you want, and the colours as inspiration but honestly, anything spring themed is ok. Just make sure that your project features mostly Pinkfresh products, as they are the ones hosting the challenge.
Now, if you know me, I can use florals for ANY season but spring is a no-brainer. One of my all-time fave sets is the Blooming Branch set. It was released in September last year, and I still love it and use it. Probably a bit too much, but hey, that shows what good value for money it is, doesn’t it??
I started out by heat embossing the Blooming Branch outline stamp with Opaque Bright White embossing powder from WOW! Embossing. There is something so luxurious about heat embossing and I love the effect of it.
Over this I have used the Blooming Branch layering stencils with the inks and blender brushes. I am super extra and have a blender brush for each ink colour, so avoid colour contamination and I must admit that I love having these on hand.
Once the ink blending was done, I used the coordinating diecut to cut the image out, as well as another two pieces out of plain card stock, to layer it up with.
The background I kept very white, but very textured with the help of the lovely Floral & Diamonds cover plate. I also cut out an A2 frame using the Essentials Folk Edge Rectangle dies.
Of course I needed a sentiment too, and I stamped one from the Blooming Branch stamp set on some mint-ish coloured card stock. This was trimmed down and adhered to the card base and then the Blooming Branch image was adhered on top.
The last thing was to add some Glacier jewels… ok, ok, maybe more than a few, but hey, it works!
Now it’s your turn to play along! Make sure to upload your card via the InLinks link in the Pinkfresh May Challenge post, by May 31st to be in with a chance to win that $50 gift card!
Today is a great day because the Pinkfresh design team, and friends, are blog hopping to celebrate the April release! If you have arrived here from the insanely talented Emily Midgett’s blog, you are in the right place. The next stop is the one and only Heather Hoffman!
It’s another fabulous release (duh, what else, right??) and I am crazy excited about the Peony Print suite. Peonies are one of my fave flowers ever, and I have used this suite for an array of cards.
This is propped up with foam tape and then I used a few colour coordinating jewels to add to the middle of the flowers.
That’s it from me for today, and now it’s time to hop along. You can find the whole line-up for the hop via the InLinkz link here, if you want to just hop on to the next stop on the hop that’s the fabulous and inspiring Heather Hoffman.
Don’t forget that there are TEN $25 gift vouchers to be won, and all you have to do is leave comments along the blog hop.
The more you comment, the better your chance of winning. Winner will be drawn from the comments, randomly, and will be announced on the Pinkfresh giveaway winner page on May 10th. Please note that you need to check this page and get in touch within two weeks to claim your prize, if you are a winner.
I have made a YouTube video too, and you can find that via THIS LINK HERE. Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel, hit that notification button and the thumbs up button! I look forward to seeing you there.
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Today I’m delighted to be hopping along with the fabulous Hero Arts Global Team, for the second time. Every other month we do an IG hop, but we are back to a blog hop this time.
You should have come here from my little brother from another mother, Daniel Diaz, and the next stop on the hop is the incomparable Ilda Dias!
This month’s kit is a flower lovers dream, with a gorgeous background stamp with coordinating layering stencils.
I used the ink cubes that comes with the kit, with the layering stencils and the backgrund stamp, and made two different cards with the panels I made.
I wanted the two cards to be slightly different, to show how you can use the same supplies to get different looks.
The second card is slightly different with the colours too, but not much. It is finished off very simply with a skinny banner with a sentiment on it, plus a couple of little heart stickers.
The fabulous fancy dies that are this months add-ons are so fun, I couldn’t stop using them and ended up with five different cards!
Having had lots of ready made striped backgrounds on hand, some of these were super easy to make. Lots of fun was had!
The first one was kept simple, by trimming down a white card stock panel so that it showed a little bit of the stripy background around it. On this I used the Father’s Day Fancy Die directly, and popped out the bits and put aside.
The panel was adhered to the background, and then inside the hole I added the actual Happy Father’s Day word. This let’s the stripes show through too, and makes the word die pop!
On the second card I used the outline only, and the little bits, for a super simple card. Father’s Day cards are not usually fussy and full of bling so this felt like it fit really well.
As mentioned I couldn’t stop making cards with these, and I ended up making a third card too.
I used the Father’s Day Fancy Die again, and this time on white, dark grey and black card stock and I layered these up quite high.
So, I couldn’t not use the Mother’s Day Fancy Die so I used it on black card stock too, and adhered this to another striped background. I know, I know.. how many can you make? But it’s so fun!
Once it had dried it made the black card stock EXTRA magic, I love this look!
For my final card, I used the lovely background stamp with some white embossing powder, and on top of this I used Karin Markers to make a soft rainbow.
On white card stock I used the Happy Mother’s Day fancy die and added on top of this background. A few little embellishments, from the kit, were added to the card and that was it.
So, as you can see, I really, really enjoyed this kit plus the add-ons. I hope you enjoyed this post and the hop! Don’t forget that you can win a $25 gift voucher to the Hero Arts shop, by commenting on the stops of the hop! Do so by April 26th, and winners will be announced on the Hero Arts blog on April 27th.
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