Hey there friends!
I can’t believe how fast time is flying, but it’s time for another Pinkfresh Studio release and blog hop. I’m so glad you’re here, and if this is your first time visiting my blog, it’s great to have you! I’m Angela and I’ve got a deep love for papercrafting, color, and of course, Pinkfresh Studio. Today I’ve got a project to share that features a couple of items from the latest release. Pinkfresh is known for their gorgeous florals, and this month is no exception – there’s lots of ’em!
As many of you know, I love a good white background. Subtle elements of texture and paper piercing add visual interest without taking away from the focal point of the card, and this is exactly what’s happening with the new Floral Grid Cover Plate. This plate is perfectly sized for an A2 card, but doesn’t cut an edge so you could run it through a larger piece of cardstock to create a continuous pattern if you want to. You can also choose to cut the floral bits out entirely, or leave them in (more of a paper piercing effect) as I’ve done in my card today. In order to do this, I simply ran the plate and my cardstock through my die cutting machine without a metal shim. In other cards that I made where I did want to punch the floral bits out, I used my metal shim and they die cut beautifully. It’s good to have options, isn’t it!?
For the focal point, I really wanted to use the leaves from the new Songbirds on Branches hot foil plate, and this set also comes with a coordinating die and layering stencils. After foiling the images in shiny gold Glimmer foil, I grabbed my ink blending brushes and started lightly filling in color with Pinkfresh inks in Mermaid Cove, Mint and Candy Violet. (PS… did you know that Pinkfresh now stocks the Glimmer Hot Foil System and foil rolls? Now you can get everything in one place!)
Once my leaves were cut out, I used one of the frames from the Mini Slimline Essentials set to cut the dotted circle you see behind the sentiment, as well as a regular circle die to cut a slightly larger one out of vellum which I layered behind. I fiddled around with my leafy arrangement behind the circles for a while, and once I had everything where I wanted it, secured it all together and onto my cover panel with foam tape. Since the leaves are quite delicate, I also popped little bits of foam tape behind them so that they wouldn’t get bent in the mail. (It can be brutal, can’t it?!)
To finish, I added a stacked happy birthday sentiment that I made with the Fancy Script Words hot foil plates (released last month), and added a few gold metallic pearls to finish.
Blog Hop and Giveaways
There’s plenty more to see along the blog hop today, and you can check out the full release here. Be sure to visit all of the other Design Team members and guest designers on the hop, and know that there are (as always) prizes to be won! Pinkfresh will be giving away the FULL release over on their blog and YouTube channel, and there will be a total of ten $25 gift cards chosen from all the blogs on the hop list. Winners will be picked from the comments, so be sure to leave a comment below, and visit the other stops. Winners will be chosen on March 8th, and announced on this page. If your name is chosen, you’ve got 2 weeks to claim your prize. Good luck!
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73 thoughts on “Pinkfresh Studio February 2022 Release Blog Hop”
OMGoodness, this card is gorgeous. I love that sentiment on the colored cardstock. So exquisite.
I agree, that gold foil sentiment on the pretty colorful card stock looks FAB! That Hot Foil Songbird Plate is magnificent!
Beautiful job. Loving the songbird hot plate foiled.
I love the clean, simplicity of your card!
Beautiful card. I love how you showed that you can just use a small part of the stamp and create something fantastic. Thanks
Beautiful! Love the soft blending on the leaves and with the bold sentiment
Such a gorgeous card! Amazing colors…
Thanks for sharing.
I love the soft colors agains the vibrant sentiment panel.
Beautiful card. Love the colors.
Beautiful card and love the colors you used.
Hello!! ALL of the cover plates want to live with me, Angela!! You’ve highlighted this one beautifully!
Love those cover plates!
Beautiful card. Love how you just used the leaves.
Really pretty card. I love the teal cardstock on the sentiment.
Your card is so beautiful.
I love your CAS design and texture of the background! So elegant!
Beautiful card. Love the coloring on the leaves. Thanks for sharing
So soft and pretty! Sometimes all you need are the leaves to make a stunning card. Love it!
Hi, Angela –
Thanks for using the Floral Grid cover plate. Love that. I appreciate so much all the little details like that circle you added or the vellum one behind it… or the colors you chose for your leaves or the embellishments you decided to use. The whole card is fabulous. TFS –
Lori S in PA
Love your card. The coverplates in this release are so good.
Simple & sweet! Thanks for the lovely card.
Love the embossed look of the new cover plates. Beautiful project.
I love the gold on the turquoise – I am going to have to try that!
Love the idea to use just portions of the songbird set for a totally different look and the subtle floral background is a nice touch. TFS
So beautiful! I love the simplicity with hints of gold!
Love your use of the branches from this set. The card is so pretty and delicate, I love it!
What a pretty feminine card!
Lovely card! I really need to get into hot foiling! So pretty!
Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for sharing your card! Beautiful.
Really love how you used these different elements and color choices to make a gorgeous card!
Beautiful colors, love how the sentiment really pops!
What a pretty card. I like how you used subtle with bold. Really nice look!!
Beautiful card from a beautiful release! Thanks for sharing.
Such a beautiful card!!
Love the leaves
Such a stunning card! I love the pink and teal greenery!
Lovely cards. Stunning and love the colors.
Beautiful card. Love the colors.
thanks for sharing
This card is truly exceptional! I love every element of it.
So much detail packed into this scrumptious card 🙂 I love the dotted circle behind the sentiment 🙂
This card is simply beautiful. I love all the soft colors and I love that you did the gold foiling on a colored cardstock
Gorgeous! The colors are beautiful.
Fantastic card! I really love the foiling on your design!
Beautiful card. It’s refreshing and clean.
I love your CAS design! Beautiful colors with the foiling!
I love this CAS card! I appreciate that you showcased using just the leaf sections from the Songbirds on Branches set. It’s a great reminder to look at all the elements separately as well!
OMG your card is angelic – love it!!!
I adore your color combo on this beautiful project!
I particularly love the cover plate dies in this release.
Lovely card. Love this cover plate….it’s a must have!
I love this card. I love the new coverplates and can’t wait to purchase some or all lol!
I am falling in love with your design with this fabulous new release!!
Elegant card! Love the beautiful details and colors! The cover plate background is fabulous!
Very pretty card. I love the design.
Love that leafy branch! Stunning!
Beautiful card! I love the gold foiling on colored paper for the sentiment.
So pretty, so glad I ordered the entire suite of Songbird products!
So stunning. I love the additon of the foiling to add that extra detail. Thaks for the great inspiration. Take care! 🙂
This is beautiful!
Lovely Birthday card! Thank you for sharing.
Gorgeous cards! Great job! Suzanne Hue
Gorgeous card–I love the pink and teal flowers on that lovely background. Thanks for the inspiration.
So pretty with the foiling and these colors.