Alex Syberia Designs is on Kickstarter!

The moment has arrived!! Alex Syberia Designs Kickstarter Campaign is live!

Today, we are celebrating the launch of Alex Syberia Designs’ very first collection of physical products through their Kickstarter Campaign! With clear stamps, dies and stencils, there’s something for everyone to love!

To have a look at all of the designs in detail (including videos!), the exclusive offers they have for you, and see how you can support them, make sure you check their Kickstarter Campaign Page.

Their Kickstarter Campaign, full of incredible discounts for you, will run from the 15th September to the 16th October 2022.
This great milestone called for some big celebrations! Throughout the duration of the Kickstarter Campaign, Alex Syberia Designs will be hosting 4 hops:

15 September 2022 – Hop 1: Blog hop
23 September 2022 – Hop 2: Instagram hop
5 October 2022 – Hop 3: Blog hop
13 October 2022 – Hop 4: Instagram hop
GIVEAWAY PRIZES | OVER £1000/$1200 IN TOTAL

Alex Syberia Designs is giving away some fantastic prizes; their full September Release and two of their gorgeous Floral Bundle or Critter Bundle to choose from. There are also amazing companies and crafty friends who are celebrating with us. Here’s the complete list of awesome prizes:
Alex Syberia Designs:
Full September Release Bundle (worth £329/$395)
Two bundles to choose from: Floral Bundle (worth £160/$192) or Cuties Bundle (worth £108/$129) *
Artcreatiu – 25€ Gift Card
Bearly Art – $50 Gift Card (open to US participants only)
Catherine Pooler Designs – $30 Gift Card
Crafty Purple Frog – £25 Gift Card
Kit & Clowder – 30$ Gift Card
La papelería de Lola – 25€ Gift Card
Organizemore – $50 Gift Card
Picket Fence Studios – $75 Gift Card
Seize the Stamp – CHF 50
The Gray Muse – $50 Gift Card
Tonic Studios – £100/$100 Gift Card
Wow! Embossing powder – £20/$20 Gift Card

That’s a total of 15 prizes for 15 lucky winners! To be in with a chance to win one of these amazing prizes all you have to do is play along with each of the four hops! Alex Syberia Designs will draw winners from those entrants that have played along the hops by 16th October 2022.

Our first hop is a blog hop and it couldn’t be easier to enter. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post as well as those of the other amazing designers in this hop. You can see the full list, with links to each blog, below.

Winners will be announced on the Alex Syberia Designs blog on the 23rd October 2022.

BLOG HOP 1 | DESIGNERS LIST
Below is the complete list of the super talented designers who are sharing their creations with us today:
Alex Syberia Designs
Alberto Gava
Bibi Cameron
Bonnie Crane
Brenda Noelke
Carly Tee
Cheryl Espie
Colleen Balija
Elin Venge
Erica
Hannelie Bester
Ilda
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Jo Herbert
Jo Laverty
Kavya
Laura Fadora
LauraJane
Lien Leysen
Liz
Michelle Short
Mindy
Natasha Vacca
Nicoletta
Rachel Alvarado
Raquel Arribas
Sandhya
Seeka
Tae Eun Yoo
Tasha
Tina Wilstrup
Yasmin Diaz

Many of us have seen Alex Siberia’s fabulous designs, both her digi stamp and cut files, and actual stamp designs that other companies have picked up. Today she is launching a campaign on Kickstarter to bring you her very own stamp and diecut range! I’m super excited to be part of the celebration!

I have made a couple of cards with the gorgeous Hello Lovely stamp and diecut set. It’s a big floral image, with some great sentiments, and I have made two very different cards with them.

The first one is bright and vivid, as I heat embossed the image in white embossing powder and then ink blending a rainbow of colours over it. To add a little sparkle to it, I splattered some gold watercolour over the image and set that aside to dry.

This was the cut out with the coordinating diecut and layered up with a couple of other pieces to make it nice and sturdy.

The Hello Lovely sentiment is from the same set, and it’s stamped up with black ink and cut out with the diecut. This is also layered up, with at least three pieces.

By layering a diecut image, it makes it much less likely to crumple and droop. I love doing this with my images, as it elevates a card design without taking any attention away from the star of the card.

For the card base I used the Fancy Cover A2 cover plate on white card stock, and then adhered this to a card base. I kept all the pieces in this, because I just wanted the texture.

The second card is done with the same start: the floral image was heat embossed with white embossing powder, but on Canson XL water colour paper, this time.
I used Distress Oxide re-inkers to colour the image in. The colours are Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness.

I used the coordinating diecut again, and set that aside while I worked on a background. With the help of a ruler, a grid mat and a dark grey Copic marker, I made a striped background.

This was trimmed down a little and adhered to a card base. The floral image was then adhered on top, without being layered up.

I wanted this to be a birthday card so I stamped ‘Happy Birthday’ in black ink on white card stock, this is trimmed down to a skinny banner and adhered on top of the flower.

To cover up some smudges I adhered some embellishments to the card, and with that final flourish, the second card was done.

That’s it from me for today, but I hope you have enjoyed this post and found some inspiration here. I did make a YouTube video for these two cards as well, but fair warning, I had had FOUR espressos at the time of doing the voice over so I was very caffeinated and under a bit of time pressure, so it’s a bit on the wild side, lol!

https://youtu.be/kC5tSOxT-nc

If you want to support Alex Syberia Design, you can find the Kickstarter campaign HERE.

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica

Pinkfresh Studio September 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, Washi, and Hot Foil Release

Hi and welcome back to my little corner of the blogosphere!

Today’s post is all about the amazing September release from Pinkfresh Studio! You should have come here from Emily Midgett and the next stop on the hop is Heather Hoffman! If you get lost along the hop, you can find the entire lineup HERE.

For my first card I have used the lovely Tidings Of Great Joy suite. First off I heat embossed the outline stamp with gold embossing powder, and after setting that with the heat gun, I got the coordinating stencils out.

I have only used three colours with the layering stencils, Sweet Mustard, Doe and Seaside, to create a Scandinavian look. It came out just as I had hoped and the colours went so well with the gold embossing too!

While I had the gold embossing powder and the Tidings Of Great Joy stamp out, I also did the large sentiment in it, and then I used the coordinating diecuts to cut out the middle of the panel, as well as the sentiment.

The background is done with the Dotted Scallop cover plate to create the look of snowcapped mountains, and this is then all adhered to a light grey card base. This is Soft Stone card stock from Gina K, and I love this shade.
The final touch was a smattering of Matte Gold Pearls.

Next up I have used a mix of fun products to create a couple of pastel themed holiday cards. The Swirl Background stencils and the Brushed Sentiment Holiday suite. It comes with a stamp set, coordinating diecuts, coordinating layering stencils as well as coordinating hot foil plates.

When I ink blend, I tend to make more than one, in case of mishaps or total flops. In this case, both Swirl Background Stencils backgrounds worked out and turned into cards.

On this one I have ink blended all the five Swirl Background stencils with inks, and pastel colours. For the yellows I used Sunshine and Sweet Mustard, for the pink I used Sparkling Rose and Bubble Gum, for the blues/turquoise I used Ocean Breeze and Aquamarine, and for the green I used only Grassy Knoll.

On this background I splattered some gold water colour to create some sparkly details and it instantly made the card even more fun!

I also added a Stitched Scallop Rectangle diecut, cut out of gold mirror card stock, and adhered this to the background. This one is layered up with another two pieces to create dimension.

I have heat embossed all of the Brushed Sentiment Holiday stamps with gold, and then used the coordinating diecuts to cut them out, as well as extras to layer the sentiments up with.

For this card I used Happy Holidays, and adhered these to the card as well as a few Glacier Jewels and then the card was done. Time to move on to the second card. On this one I used Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone, on the last layer, for a sparkly touch!

This card is finished off with similar elements as the first one, with a Stitched Scallop Rectangle diecut and heat embossed Brushed Sentiments saying Merry Christmas.

I think that Moonstone Glimmer paste is such a fun touch, and love the sparkle! It also goes so well with the Glacier Jewels.

I can’t pick which one I prefer out of these two, to be honest. I love how they came out, and I am definitely a fan of pastel Christmas cards.

I also made a YouTube video, you can find that over on my channel, or by clicking the thumbnail below.

A release celebration is not a proper celebration without a GIVEAWAY:
-We will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog & YouTube channel.
-We will 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 hop and comment, the bigger your chance to win!

Winners will be posted on September 20, 2022 on the Pinkfresh GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page and claim your prize within 2 weeks, if you are one of the winners. Make sure to mark the date and earmark the page.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this post and the rest of the hop! I have linked the products used for your convenience, with compensated affiliate links. If you shop using these links, I get a small commission from the company it’s linked to, at no extra cost to you. The earnings I get from these links help keep all of these crafting shenanigans going, as well as going towards the renovations of my future Craft Room that I will hopefully move into by the end of the year! Thank you so much for the support, it means more to me than you will ever know!

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica

September 2022 Hero Arts Monthly Release

Hi and welcome back to my little blog!

Today I’m hopping along with Hero Arts creative team, global team and friends, to celebrate the September My Monthly Hero Kit release! You can find the whole lineup of the hop HERE, and as I’m the last stop on the hop it takes you back to the first Hero Arts blog post.

The September My Monthly Hero kit is an ode to fall and elegance. Just look at this!

The kit contains :

• Clear Stamp Set, 4” x 6”
• 6 Coordinating Frame Cuts
• Rub-On Transfer Sheet
• Cling Background Stamp, 6“ x 6”
• 2 Sheets Each of Cardstock in Sand & Antique Ivory, 5.5” x 8.5”
• Rose Gold Metallic Floss, 5 yds

You can also pick and chose from the amazing My Monthly Hero Add-Ons. Including new hot foil plates!! Eeeeep! I’m firmly onboard the Hot Foil Crazy Train and do not plan on getting off anytime soon.

The kit description says: Autumn is a whisper in the air, with hints of cooler weather, falling leaves, and rich colors. Our September My Monthly Hero release takes an elegant path into fall, featuring a gorgeous vase of fall blooms as the focal point for your cards and projects. There’s also a fun new element this month – rub-ons! Use them for quick and easy cards; the coordinating die in the kit perfectly cuts out the rub-on floral arrangement as well as the stamped images. Or try the rub-ons on any smooth surface. The kit is rounded out with a gorgeous new cling stamp, metallic floss and the perfect neutral cardstocks for stamping your autumn-inspired creations.

Pre-order your kit today! Hero Arts estimate kit shipping will begin Friday, September 9th and continue throughout the following week. You can also subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the kits, as once they are sold out, that’s it.

I’m super excited about the hot foil plates, and I don’t think it should come as a surprise that I had to use these for my first card.

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit I forgot to add a sentiment to this card but the gold hot foiling and heat embossing steal the show, so maybe it doesn’t matter.

I have also used the lovely rub-ons and I was blown away how gorgeous they looked once on paper.

I need more of these for sure! The first one I did on the Antique Ivory and I did this directly on one of the two card bases that come in the kit. This one was finished off with a simple sentiment from the kit stamp set, in Root Beer ink.

The second one I did on the Sand card stock, the second colour card stock that comes in the kit, and it looked beautiful too!

The sentiments on this card is also stamped with Root Beer ink, with the help of a MINI MISTI.

These are super simple cards to make, but that image is so gorgeous they don’t really need much else.

Now for the fun stuff! There is a giveaway to celebrate. Hero Arts will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, September 11th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this post and the rest of the hop!

Happy crafting and lots of love from Erica

Pinkfresh Studio September Challenge!

Hi and welcome back to my blog!

Today’s post is all about the Pinkfresh Studio monthly challenge, and for September the theme is Gradients & Stripes. There is a luscious mood board too, to get that creative mojo going.

You can win a $50 gift card to the Pinkfresh Studio shop just by entering, as the winners are randomly drawn! What are you waiting for?

I made a video for my card too, so why not hop on over to my YouTube channel to CHECK THE VIDEO OUT.

I used the gradient part of the theme and made the background in an ombre fashion. How will you interpret the challenge?

For this card I have used a range of yummies!! I have listed them all down below with compensated affiliate links, at no extra cost to you. There are various online retail shops to chose from, thank you so much for the support. I really appreciate you shopping with these links if you are inspired by my work.

PinkFresh Studios
Happy Dance stamp set
Happy Dance coordinating diecut
Happy Dance layering stencils
Abstract Triangle hot foil plate
You Hot Foil
You word die
Simply Sentiments You stamp set
Essentials Stitched Scallop Rectangle die set
Inks
Sunshine
Emerald City
Ocean Breeze
Candy Violet
Passion Fruit


Spellbinders
Glimmer Hot Foil Machine
Matte Gold Foil
Black Foil

Scrapbook dot com shop
Glimmer Hot Foil System
Matte gold foil
Black foil
MISTI
Mini MISTI
Kuretake Starry Color
NUVO Moonstone Glimmer paste
E-Z Tape Runner

Crafty Meraki
You can take 10% off orders at Crafty Meraki with the code ERICA10
Original size MISTI
Mini MISTI
Blackout ink
Ink Off ink pad
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Spellbinders Hot Foil System

The picture links below are to Ellen Hutson.

That’s it from me for today, but thank you for stopping by! Follow me on Instagram for more of my work.

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica

Pinkfresh Studio July 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, Washi, and Hot Foil Release

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.

After foiling the Go For It image with Matte Gold, I used the layering stencils over it to add colour. Don’t try and diecut first and then ink blend, always ink blend first and then cut it out.

I am so happy to have a coordinating diecut for this image as I’d never manage to cut this all out without chopping off a stem or leaf.

The ink colours used are Lemon Whip, Sunshine, Sweet Mustard and Grassy Knoll. I used the same yellow inks for the sentiment, which is from the Fall Leaf Border suite. The sentiments are all ink blended with the Fall Leaf Border Stencils for a really gorgeous look, and they all have coordinating diecuts too.

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.

My second card is done in a similar way, with a cover plate to add texture on the background and the Stitched Scallop Rectangles to add in a delicate touch. This cover plate is the Floral Backdrop and I used it on Soft Stone card stock from Gina K Designs.

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

Pinkfresh Studio June 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release

Hi guys!

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.

I am a big fan of foiling so I grabbed the Geo Arch hot foil plate. It comes with coordinating layering stencils too.

I have made lots of backgrounds with so many colours of foil, like Moondust, Champagne, Gold and Pewter. Then, of course, I used the Solid Hot Foil Plate and foiled the negatives, and holy cannoli!

My first card is done with Gold Foil on white card stock. On top of this I have used some hot foiled Folk Floral Stem images, also done with Gold Foil using the Hot Foil Plate, coloured in with the coordinating layering stencils and cut out with the coordinating diecut.

It’s a really lovely set and I like the fact that you can use one image and still pretty much cover an A2 sized card.

I used two Hot Foil Folk Floral Stems and these are trimmed a little and entwined into a wreath. I finished off the card with a hot foiled sentiment from the Modern Script set. Naturally I had to add some bling and the new Clear Iridescent Pearls were just the thing!

For my second card I used the coordinating Geo Arch layering stencils. In rainbow colours because why not, right?

On this background I used the Blanket Stitched Rectangle dies to add some fun texture, and the sentiment is done with the negative bits from Brushed Sentiments hot foil plates. It looks equally fabulous to do them regularly, and with the leftovers, using the Solid Hot Foil Plate!

I used A LOT of crystals on this card. Even for my own standards, this is a lot, but I like it!

There are also three new cover plates, that all create an embossed pattern, which is such a fab way to add interest to a plain background. From left to right, we have Dotted Scallops, Floral Backdrop and Ornate Medallions

I used the Ornate Medallions cover plate over an ink blended image to add some fun interest. This is done with the Fancy Rose Bunch layering stencils, without the outline stamp that’s also available.

I love that it gives a cross stitched look and to keep with that look, I added a Stitched Scallop Frame diecut to it to mimic the embroidery hoop.

Sentiment wise I kept it simple again, with a gold hot foiled ‘you are the best’ from the Fancy Script set.

Ok so that’s it from me for today. Enjoy the rest of the hop and your day! Thanks for stopping by, lots of love and happy crafting from Erica

All About Rainbows! Joining Pinkfresh Studio’s June Challenge!

Hi everyone!

Today I’m popping in with a couple of cards that I made for the June Pinkfresh Studio Challenge. The theme for this month couldn’t be a better fit for me: it’s Rainbows!!

How gorgeous is that graphic? And not just because that lower right card is mine!! We are not going to be talking about that one though, we are going to be talking about these two:

I have used the ever-so-lovely Garden Roses stamp set, and the coordinating layering stencils and the diecut for the main focal. I have also used some newer goodies, including the Modern Script Hot Foil sentiments, plus coordinating dies, and the Nested Hexagons Hot Foil with their coordinating dies.

As I was going to heat emboss the images, I started out by using the Cottontail Embossing Tool from The Rabbit Hole Design, all over my card stock. With the help of my Mini MISTI, I stamped up two images to ink blend on. Both of these are heat embossed with Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder from WOW! Embossing, and I also used the WOW! Embossing ink pad.

With the Garden Rose layering stencils, a big bunch of blender brushes (one for each colour, to avoid colour contamination) and inks from the inspiration graphic: Candy Apple, Clementine, Sunshine, Key Lime, Aquamarine and Lavender, I went to town!

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.

With the floral images and backgrounds ready, I simply puzzled the cards together with the Hexagon Hot Foiled pieces and the Modern Script sentiments, that were all already made.

OK, OK, I did use some bling on each one of the cards too… those Metallic Matte Gold Pearls were the perfect finishing touch as the foil used on that Hexagon, was the Matte Gold Foil.

The Jewels I used on the white card are the Glacier ones, and they are probably my faves out of the entire Essentials Jewels Mix.

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.

I have used compensated affiliate links all throughout this post, for your convenience and they will not cost you a penny extra if you use them to shop. Thank you so much if you chose to support me by using these links, I really appreciate it!

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica

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Surprise Blog Hop to Celebrate Studio Katia!!

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.

Let’s get hopping!
Studio Katia Blog
Ilda
Galina
Erica —-You are here!
Monica
Noga

It’s also Tuesday today, which is my normal posting day for the Studio Katia YouTube channel so I made a VIDEO!

I started out by heat embossing the gorgeous Japanese Peony stamp on water colour card stock, with Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder. Before I stamped the image, I did prep my paper with the Cottontail Embossing Tool from Rabbit Hole Designs, and then I stamped the image with WOW! Embossing ink.

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.

To finish off the card I added some Iridescent Clear Crystals, with the help of the Embellishment Wand and the glue tube. I also stamped up one of the sentiments from the Japanese Peony stamp set on a skinny banner, and added that to the card.

Thank you so much for hopping with us today and helping us celebrate all things Katia. Also please check out the latest release if you haven’t already!

That’s it from me for today, but please do enjoy the rest of the hop and the YouTube video!

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica

Pinkfresh Studio May 2022 Stamp, Die, Stencil, and Hot Foil Release

Hi and welcome back to my little blog!

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://&lt;!– 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&quot; 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.

First off, I have used the Celebrate In Style suite. It has a stamp set, layering stencils and coordinating diecuts.

I started out by heat embossing the outline stamp with WOW! Embossing powder in Rich Gold and then on top of this I used the layering stencils in Lemon Whip and Sunshine ink.

The flowers and leaves were done in Sunshine, Ocean Breeze and Aquamarine inks. I also did the word ‘Congrats’ in the teal colours.

These I then cut out with the coordinating diecuts, and while I had my diecutting machine out, I also used the new Stained Glass diecut and Hexagon Tiles cover plate on white card stock.

My second card is using the gorgeous Painted Daisies suite. It has a stamp, diecut and layering stencils also.

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!

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Join in a card challenge with me!

Hi guys!

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 have used four of the colours from the graphic: Sunshine, Mint, Tidal Pond and Bubble Gum. The fourth colour, Berrylicious, didn’t really fit in I don’t think..

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!

Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica