Thursday, February 1, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio February stamp and die release blog hop

Hi there!

Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio February Stamp & Die Release blog hop! To celebrate there is a fun blog hop to inspire you and introduce you to some of the latest designs.

To make the hop even more fun Pinkfresh is hosting an amazing giveaway. One lucky winner will receive the entire February stamp & die release. To enter to win, please follow along with our blog hop and leave a comment on EACH post along the way! Comments will close at 11.59pm CST on February 8th, 2018.

The winner will be randomly selected and announced on the Pinkfresh blog on February 10th, 2018.

I have 2 cards to show off today. The first one uses the new Enjoy The Journey stamp set and dies:

Pinkfresh Studio January release blog hop

Isn't it so sweet? I colored and die-cut the main tea-cup image, the balloons, and a trio of clouds (the clouds are my fave!) To make them stand out, I used a circle die to create a cut-out and sponged a cloudy background for the images.

The kite tail provided the perfect place to hang the sentiment banner.

Pinkfresh Studio January release blog hop

Here's a closer look at the sweet girl and bunny!

My next card uses 2 new stamp sets: Word Series: Believe, and the Lined Floral Background.

Pinkfresh Studio January release blog hop

I stamped the background (isn't it a beauty?) and did some loose copic coloring using 5 copic markers: R20, R22, R24 and R29. I used R39 only for the darkest spots.

I didn't got out of my way to blend everything too much, I liked the look of some harder lines and shadows.

Pinkfresh Studio January release blog hop

With it's leafy, swirly accent, the sentiment was a perfect fit. For added drama, I white-heat-embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock, and did the same with the supporting greeting. I then fit them together onto the card-front.

I hope you like my cards!

It's time to hop on over to see what the rest of the design team has crafted for you. Here is a list of blog hop participants:


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72 comments:

  1. Sweet cards, Elena. Love the little bunny, and those smiles on the clouds. Fun ride in a teacup, too! Beautiful background stamp and sentiment. Love the rich, red flowers behind the embossed sentiment. Really lovely! Bev

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  2. An incredible release, filled with wonderfully versatile products to cover ever so many occasions. Your cards: only fabulous showcases! How fun is the teacup hot air balloon; how gorgeous your rich red flowers!
    ~carol

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  3. How fun and whimsical your first card is. But the true stunner is your second card with the bold bold color (I can only dream of being so bold! Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  4. Awesome creations, Elena! I especially adore the first one! Looks like it's from a story book----so whimsical and cheery!!!

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  5. Love the tea cup hot air balloon.

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  6. Omgosh.this is the card that drew my eyes in. I love this card (tea cup). So dang cute! Love this release and i love both ur cards. Beautiful n adorable!

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  7. Lined Floral background really caught my eye and your card is beautiful!

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  8. Your first card is so sweet!! Wow on your second card..those florals are gorgeous!!!!

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  9. Such great ideas and you demonstrate the versatility of these stamps!!!

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  10. Adorable and I love your touches on the balloon card.

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  11. Your red floral card is show stopping!

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  12. Lovely cards Elena. That background stamped card is GORGEOUS :)

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  13. I love that sweet image from 'Enjoy the Journey'. So sweet and your card is, too. And the red card, WOW, it is boldly beautiful!

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  14. wow the red, black and white, so eye catching Elena.

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  15. The floral card is stunning in the bold red, fantastic. Your floating tea cup looks a great idea amongst those happy clouds.

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  16. Fun first card and
    lovely inking on
    the second.
    Carla from Utah

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  17. Well done.. Great presentation of the stamps.

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  18. Cute balloon/tea cup scene and your second card is stunning.

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  19. Cute balloon scene. I really like how you created the flower card. Beautiful.

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  20. Super cute balloon scene with the adorable bunny and little girl, such a fun and happy card. LOVE the background floral with your amazing red copic coloring, just stunning!

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  21. Beautiful cards Elena - the one with the Lined Floral Background is so striking - great release

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  22. What an incredible post with beautiful art!

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  23. Your first card is just adorable! Love that sweet tea-cup with balloons! Pretty coloring too! And your second card is lovely! Beautiful floral design!

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  24. Gorgeous card... Love the blue card

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  25. the first card is so cute and adorable.fabulous colouring. the second looks very majestic and striking

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  26. Love the floral background card.
    Stunning.
    Cheers
    Lisa

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  27. OMG...the firts card is so cute and the second one so attractive for the eyes...wow!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  28. Oh. How sweet is that teacup balloon! Very adorable and unique!

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  29. Oh. How sweet is that teacup balloon! Very adorable and unique!

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  30. Love your cards! The first one is so cute and the second one is stunning!

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  31. I love how you did the flower background in just one color - I never would have thought of that! Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Wonderful cards.
    Love the red poppies. So pretty.
    The balloon ride is darling.
    Great way to highlight using the
    circle die cut. thanks for sharing
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  33. That floral background card is da bomb! LOVE!!!

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  34. that floral background makes a big impact! love the white sentiment with it! beautiful cards!

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  35. This is truly the cutest!! I need this set!

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  36. Love your fabulous cards. The teacup is one of my favorites.

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  37. Oh my goodness! That teacup! Magical!

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  38. These are are great! I love the diverse cards you can make with this release!

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  39. Fabulous cards!! Loving this release!!

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  40. I like your flying tea cup and the background is so pretty !

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  41. Wow! I love your bright and brilliant color! Those clouds against that blue sky really bring your adorable critters to life! Amazing!

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  42. your cards are just beautiful!!

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  43. These are lovely cards, especially like the red flowers on the second card. tfs

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  44. That floating coffee cup is just darling!

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  45. your second card is stunning and your first card super cute!

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  46. Oh MY! Sweet and gorgeous! Love both of them!

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  47. Great cards! That poppy one is stunning!

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  48. Enjoy the journey stamp set so sweet... I am melting. <3 Love your card!

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  49. Wow!!! Those are some AMAZING cards! Love the sponged background in the first card and how you spotlighted the scene with the circle die.

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  50. I went from "Awwww, so adorable! Look at the little cloud faces!!!!!!!!!!!" to "ooooooooohhhhhhhhhh wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww that's so BOLD and BEAUTIFULLY ELEGANT!!!!" Spectacular work!!!!!

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  51. Two totally different but absolutely stunning cards, especially love the whimsical tea cup

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  52. Cute and gorgeous!!! I love the look of the teacup scene, so fun and freeing!

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  53. Wonderful cards! I really like the teacup card! Totally fun!

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  54. Wow! Fantastic cards! I love both of them! <3

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  55. Beautiful cards...I love the first card..

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  56. Gorgeous! I am in love with the background stamp and now with your card as inspiration, even more so. Both cards are lovely, thank you for sharing.

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  57. I love your sweet scene card as well as the beautiful floral card!

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  58. Gorgeous work! Both of your cards are awesome! I especially love the one done with Enjoy The Journey set. :)

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  59. Hello Elena! I'm new to your blog, and I love your cards! The first one has so much whimsy to it - I love its playful nature. The second card is so dramatic! Thank you for sharing!

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  60. Oh wow, I thought you had watercolored that second card. You really made those copics do something I didn't think they could do! And that first stamp set is pure whimsy. I have cute stamp sets and I have florals, but I don't think I have any whimsy stamp sets. I might need to change that, because I think my nieces need a card with them and a bunny sailing away in a tea cup! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  61. Oh my ! The first card is so adorable !
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  62. Wow these cards are awesome I love the coloring on both!

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  63. Sweet and gorgeous cards, in that order. The teacup image is adorable with the happy little clouds! The background floral is gorgeously colored. Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. The little girl card is super cute but that red floral is my favorite! It’s so striking!

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