May 26, 2022

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

 Delighted to be joining Pinkfresh Studio today for its May release blog hop! 

Read on because there are prizes (and because I want you to see pretty things...). 


My first card uses the beautiful Painted Daisies floral image (it's one big photopolymer image) - stamped, stenciled and die cut, and a sentiment from Modern Script Sentiments. The latter is a large group of sentiments in either a regular stamp or hot foil stamp format, and a coordinating die. I used Pinkfresh Studio inks for both cards - I bought the complete set of ink cubes last year and they are my go to inks most of the time. 

Stamped the Painted Daisies image, and when I was done coloring it with the stencils, and die cutting the image, I trimmed it, thinking that using just part of it on a card would be nice. Honestly, I mistakenly put the image in my paper trimmer upside down so I didn't get the result I had planned, but I still liked it. Adhered both pieces of the image with dimensional foam and added the sentiment and a few Pinkfresh Essentials Jewels

TIP: I am all in on hot foiling. However, it's nice that you can get these products as stamps. If you are hot foiling, try using this Hammermill cardstock. It's a game changer. I was using Gina K cardstock to foil and was pretty happy, but then saw a lot of recommendations for Hammermill.  There is a difference. I get perfect results 99% of the time and it's pretty cheap. 



Had a lot of fun hot foiling the Stained Glass hot foil plate onto bright pink cardstock and then ink blending using the Stained Glass stencils with yellow and orange Pinkfresh Studio inks. Love a geometric design so I was all in on this one. 

Fussy cut the image and then turned it on its side, using only part of it because that much color needed some breathing room. Foiled another sentiment from Modern Script Sentiments and added a few gems. The sentiment is on white cardstock, but the card base is cream - again, looking to soften the brightness. 




Prize Info


Pinkfresh is giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog and YouTube channel.  (I won the full February release by commenting. Honestly, I don't comment to win, but I just liked what I saw!)

Pinkfresh is also giving away a total of 10 $25 gift cards along the blog hop - the winners will be picked from the comments. (I won these twice in the last 6 months! Again, Pinkfresh has some serious design talent!) Pinkfresh will post the names of the winners on June 3, 2022 on its GIVEAWAY PAGE. Please check that page and claim your prize within 2 weeks.



Blog Hop Info

You are going to LOVE hopping along this blog hop! Click on the link below for easy access to every stop on the hop:

BLOG HOP LINK LIST

If you are hopping along, you should have come from Jenn Shurkus' blog (amazing) and the next stop is Papier-Liebelei  (oh so gorgeous). 

All you have to do is hop along to each stop & leave a comment along the way to be entered to win! Winners will be posted on the GIVEAWAY PAGE by business end on June 3rd. You must check this page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

MOOD WHEN DONE: I'm no fancy designer but this was fun. Thanks for visiting and good luck winning a prize.

69 comments:

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Joan -
Your cards are gorgeous - real beauties. I opted for the Stained Glass die and stencil. I just love that design and your card made with it is a geo delight. I have to watch my pennies currently ... maybe I can order more later in the summer. I'd love to win this. So stressed w/ the end of the year and moving classrooms. Anyhoo... I clicked on your Hammermill link and one ream is unavailable at this time. Poo. I can try again later on that too. I can't afford $155 for six or $130 for three reams.

Have a terrific Memorial Day Weekend!
Lori S in PA

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE the warm colors and designs! Great foiling!

Barb Schiedermayer said...

So painterlicious!

L said...

Wonderful job with the foiling!
Thanks for sharing your talent.

Mary Kay Ross said...

Wow! Those colors are amazing. Love the card!

LJMILLER said...

Love the florals on the starkness of the white background,,,gorgeous!

LJMILLER said...

Love the starkness of the white background with the florals…gorgeous!

Jennifer Berwanger said...

Beautiful cards. Love the stained glass set.

nancy y said...

your cards are yummy, the rich colors really pop. I'm finding the foiling to be such a wonderful addition to cards, and am slowly amassing "all the things" LOL

Cathy said...

Absolutely beautiful ❤️

Cindi G said...

Beautiful cards. The color combinations are divine!

Sandy M said...

I love your painted daisy card. The coloring is gorgeous. However I am in love with the stain glass card. Such a brilliant idea. I will probably steal your idea and I hope that is OK. I will have to look at some of my other background dies in a new light.

Barb said...

I love this release--one of the best ever! The new sentiment bundle is sweet as well as the new foil plates. congrats!

Theresa said...

Joan,
You really know how to pick and use colors! Great job!

Luanne said...

Gorgeous color! I love the Painted Daisies! Now even more!!

Pennie said...

I love your designs!

Sandy S. said...

This is such a neat card.

June Ramsamy said...

Hi,beautiful cards,love the vibrant colours especially the purple on the leaves very different. Awesome release. So much to choose from!

DivaMom96 said...

Gorgeous inking! I love the new release; you did a beautiful job with them!

sharon g said...

OH MY GOSH, the colors are WOW on the first card. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH

Donna Phelan said...

Bold. Bright. Fabulous.

Rh said...

Your colors are fabulous and the Painted Daisies really stand out - gorgeous! I'm just starting to learn the hot foil system so I appreciated your tips. I'll try the Hammermill cardstock for better results!

Dfrank said...

Gorgeous Painted Daises!

judysusa said...

Great inspiration! Maybe I'm OCD cause I tend to color realistically. Like green leaves....I would have never thought to color leaves blue and purple, but they look great! Also I would have never thought to trim down the Stained Glass...which also looks amazing!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I really love your stained glass panel!

Melissa Leftrick said...

Love these!!! So much fun and love the colors

Vivi Brown said...

Luv your purple leaves and landscape version of the geo release.

Unknown said...

This is so pretty. My name does not come up - Liz Balaam

Jeanne Rice said...

Beautiful cards. I love how you used the stained glass.

Alexandra Y said...

Beautiful cards as always! Love the stunning shine from the hot foiling!

Anonymous said...

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Jen said...

Bold color choices! I love it!

Helen said...

I love the wonderful colours you've used and the clever designs that bring these beautiful new products to life. I adore the stainglass die! :)

Judy Inukai said...

Beautiful. I LOVE what you did with the Stained Glass. That gives a whole new dimension to that set. Thanks for the amazing inspiration.

Linda Jensen said...

Love your cards. They are beautiful 😍

Deb Selby said...

Your card has a wonderful simple elegance. I agree that Hammermill cardstock is the best for flawless foiling results.

bbgeltz said...

What an inspiration putting the stain glass die sideways! This is my favorite set of the new release.

Kathy Salido said...

Beautiful cards, love how you used only part of the stained glass panel!

I Card Everyone said...

Joan, you have done such gorgeous things with these newest gems from Pinkfresh! The sentiments and the geo plate really need to come to mama!!
Congrats on being a guest designer - a very big honor!
=]

Virginia Ellison said...

I love your cards.... I really like the foil plates.... thanks for the tip about the Hammermil cardstock... I will look into getting some for my foiling.

Dee Earnshaw said...

your cards are lovely - love the way the sentiment on the first card looks like it is floating:)

Love2papercraft said...

These cards are so pretty! I really like the color choices in the first card- they are so lively & fun! I love the Stained Glass element in card 2 being turned on its side-hello! Wonderful cards 💗

Cynthia Powell Cobb said...

Love your cards! Love your selection of colors!

Vikki H said...

The inking on your cards is fantastic and thanks for the info source! Your accidental chop made me chuckle and admire your recovery.

Gigi said...

Thank you for showing a card done with the basics and using methods that are available to all! I love the example. thank you so gorgeous!

Gigi said...

Gorgeous cards done with simple techniques. Thank you for that. my first comment didn't show up I don't know why.

mumster said...

Nice cards. Thanks for sharing

Mrs T said...

Love the foiling.

merryf said...

Everything you make is gorgeous, Joan! Those vibrant florals jump off the card! Fabulous!

Carol McCready said...

Great cards! Loving those vibrant colors.

NPurdum56 said...

What great cards! I love how you trimmed the background hot foil down instead of using the entire background. Thanks for sharing!

Dottie J said...

Beautiful cards, Joan. I love that split floral!

Patty said...

Fabulous cards! I love the bold colors you used on your flowers on your first card. Love how you changed up the look of that Stained Glass window!

Yvonne R said...

I'm just getting into hot foiling and your cards are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing them.

Angela Hall said...

Beautiful colors

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the bold, bright colors of the
first card. Haven't done any
hot foiling - need to try that.
Makes a great, simple card.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Roxy T said...

Epic plums and pinks.

Lillian said...

Wow! Love the bold colors! Simply stunning!
Lillian L

Heather Jacobs said...

Amazing cards! Love the unique use of the stained glass!

Karen said...

Your bold colors are fabulous, and I love the way you fussy cut the Stained Glass panel--so creative!

SmilynStef said...

I love your recognition of that much color needing breathing room ... awesome design.

Carol Cel said...

so very pretty. love how all the parts come together!

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colors.
Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors you used on your floral card, and the stained glass design is so pretty!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like your choice of colors.

Laraine R said...

Beautiful cards! Fabulous release!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! Love the pink and purple!

bzyPTmom said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards! Love the foiling and color combos.

Patricia Coleman said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!!