Pinkfresh Studio January 2022 Release Blog Hop

Pinkfresh Studio January 2022 Release - Sparkling Diamonds Cover Die Happy Birthday Card

Fresh new year, fresh new release! That’s right – today I’m part of a blog hop for the Pinkfresh Studio January 2022 release, and if this is your first time here, welcome!

Pinkfresh Studio January 2022 Release - Sparkling Diamonds Cover Die Happy Birthday Card

I’ve said during several Pinkfresh blog hops before that the release is my favorite, but I really, really mean it this time – this one is an absolute stunner! There’s modern botanicals, geometric background foil plates, the hot foil sentiments that I’ve been dreaming of, and the cover die that I’m head over heels in love with. Let’s take a peek, shall we?!

Pinkfresh Studio January 2022 Release - Sparkling Diamonds Cover Die Happy Birthday Card

First things first: that background plate. You’re looking at the Sparkling Diamonds cover die, and isn’t she fab?! This plate pierces a gorgeous tiled diamond pattern on cardstock and the design could be used in the background of any type of card. I trimmed it to 3.5 x 4.75″, then set it aside while I moved on to the rest of the card’s elements.

Pinkfresh Studio January 2022 Release - Sparkling Diamonds Cover Die Happy Birthday Card

Next up, the flowers. (It wouldn’t be a Pinkfresh card without them, right?) Those that know me know that I’m a total plant lady and absolutely adore succulents (among many other plants, of course!) I think this is why I was particularly drawn to the new Brighter Days set, which includes a hot foil plate, stamp set, stencils and coordinating die. Here, I’ve used the stamp set, stamping my outlines in Pinkfresh inks (Tidal Pond and Regal Kiss), then filling the images in with my blending brushes.

Pinkfresh Studio January 2022 Release - Sparkling Diamonds Cover Die Happy Birthday Card

For the circle that I arranged the sentiments on, I used some plain dies from various Pinkfresh die sets to create a frame, covered it in clear Versamark embossing ink, and coated it with gold embossing powder. I used tweezers to hold the piece while I heat set it, and once fully set, adhered it to my Sparkling Diamonds panel along with the flowers and succulents. (You could absolutely just cut the frame from gold cardstock but I didn’t have any at the time.)

For the sentiment, I used the new Fancy Script Words hot foil plate and dies, and friends…. these sentiments. Get ready to see me using them EVERYWHERE because I’m obsessed! The size is perfect, the foiling is gorgeous, and the words themselves cover all your everyday cardmaking needs. In the past I’ve struggled to find a Happy Birthday die cut that I like, that also doesn’t take up too much space on my cards. Pinkfresh has completely solved that problem for me, and I can’t recommend this set enough!

Pinkfresh Studio January 2022 Release - Sparkling Diamonds Cover Die Happy Birthday Card

I finished the card with a couple of metallic gold pearls, and because I was so excited about the products, made another card with a slightly different design. Stay tuned, because it’s coming up in my Instagram feed tomorrow! In the meantime, it’s time to hop around to see what other designers have created…

Blog Hop and Giveaways

There’s plenty to see (check out the full release here!), so I encourage you to visit all of my fellow Design Team members on the hop. 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 all the other stops. Winners will be chosen on January 25th, 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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97 thoughts on “Pinkfresh Studio January 2022 Release Blog Hop

  1. I agree with your joy over the sentiments! They look so amazing on every card! Love the design and layout of your card!

  2. Hi, Angela –
    Isn’t this release gorgeous? Your card is SO BEAUTIFUL. The Brighter Days set and the Beautiful Blooms set competed for my attention and I went with the Beautiful Blooms. Maybe if I win, I will be able to get the Brighter Days set. I am also in love with that Sparkling Diamonds cover plate. Love your card and this whole set of goodies!
    Lori S in PA

  3. This card was definitely one of my favorites, and the gold circle is what really did it! Drew my attention Into that focal point. So beautiful 😍

  4. What a beautiful card. I too am so excited with this new release and can’t wait to get it. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Lovely card. I know that the first thing I am ordering from this release is that gorgeous background die! Amazing!

  6. What a beautiful CAS card (although nothing about it looks simple!). Very elegant. I love your color choices!

  7. Stunning card! Love the new sparkling diamonds cover plate…it’s on my want list! The color combination is gorgeous!

  8. I agree, every release I say oohh that’s my favorite and then they do it again! I fall in love every time all thanks to you and the other participants, y’all make such beautiful projects! Thank you

  9. I love your card.. So very adorable.. I love the colors you chose and the way you put it together.. Beautiful.

  10. Beautiful card, Angela! The Sparkling Diamonds cover die looks so gorgeous! And of course, loving the colors! 😍

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